EA UK recently approached me and asked me to write some Hints & Tips articles. I’ve wrote my first article and it’s about creating the foundations for your first city! This is designed to help anyone who is new to SimCity.

New to SimCity and not quite sure where to begin? SimCity fan Dan Willis shares some of his all important tips on building your very first city.

There is a reason why SimCity is one of my favourite video game franchises of all time, and the latest incarnation of the game is no exception. Maxis have once again given us all new ways to tinker with our cities. In this article we’re going to look at how you can build the foundation of your first city without going bankrupt!

Just a small disclaimer before we begin – I am obsessed with grids in SimCity, and you will see this in my writing! Feel free to get creative with the new road tools and make as many circle cities as you want, but you’ll find me sticking to the grid for efficiency!

The first thing you will have to do with any city is connect a road to the highway so that Sims can enter and leave to city. Roads come in different sizes and densities so it’s important to select the correct ones so that you have enough simoleons to spend elsewhere. I recommend dirt roads when starting any new city as these are cheap and allow you to begin building up your city. Bear in mind you’ll be able to upgrade these later.

Check it out on EA.com by clicking here!


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