In 1993, Axis Games released a title entitled CitySim. CitySim went on to become the wildly successful franchise that you've all heard of today. Why, next year, they are going to be releasing yet another sequel, which will not be called CitySim 5 as logic would dictate, but instead just CitySim. In honor of both my first real adventure, started two years ago today, don't try to read it all the images are broken, and in honor of Axis' rebooting of the franchise, I've decided to revisit the first time they revisited the first game. Wait...
God damn it. Well, it IS a leap year.
CitySim: Deluxe is a one-year anniversary edition of the game that comes with updated graphics, a larger map, and more buildings. Let's take a look at our new old mayor! He finally got his face certificate!
Oh, oh Jesus. That's horrendous. That won't work. I have just the thing though...
When we last left off, Carle Sole had just taken back his rightful throne as mayor of Warmsburg and its neighbor Buttsville in the year 1901. But it was not to last. He put on a charade war between his two puppet states to drive the economy and somehow got caught up into his own fake war. By December 1901, each side was threatening the other with nuclear weapons after we discovered that what we thought was oil when we started mining was actually uranium. The complex diplomatic relations between Warmsburg (Carle Sole) and Buttsville (Carle Sole) were seemingly impossible to resolve.
By January 1902, Alaska was uninhabitable. This font makes delivering bad news so much easier!
Disgraced from office, Carle Sole retreated through the time warp back home to the year 2010 and gave up mayoring and, indeed, being at all useful to society. In less words, Carle Sole became a bum, which can actually be considered a step up from just being the bumhole, like he was previously. (His initial plan was to be a Welfare Queen, until he learned that that didn't actually exist.) He looked like this:
But Carle learned nothing from his harrowing tale of negative class mobility. He began to feel the irresistable burning itch that could only be scratched by raising a city from cradle to grave. So he called his former advisors (minus Lem Masterson, who quit in disgust and was replaced by a fish) to a completely deserted and unclaimed location that he would mold into a city. Transportation was not provided. In which climate was this location?
- Tundra 100-Year-Old Nuclear Wasteland That's Also Really Really Cold