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As you combine buildings, you produce or consume a resource called "social energies." Experiment with these energies - including industry, wealth, obedience or creativity - and you can guide or coerce the path of your city's society.
Your choices will be visually obvious as you progress - slap down ferris wheels, gingerbread houses, or chocolate factories to create fun-filled worlds. Build your own haunted village, complete with spooky houses, or pursue future technologies and forge huge metropolises.
The behavior of your citizens can be influenced, too - for instance, play around with the consequences of rebellion, or investigate what you can achieve with a compliant, unquestioning workforce. SimCity Societies is ambitious, but the results will be limited only by your imagination.
June 13, 2007