SCORING UP TO 90 POINTS
DURATION APPROXIMATELY 18-20 HOURS
DEADLINE DECEMBER 6, 2013
Students use SimCity software to design a virtual city that has progressed 150 years into the future and has a population of at least 50,000 residents. In this Future City Competition component students learn how cities operate and what it takes to maintain them and for them to thrive.
The video below is available on the national website and hosted on YouTube. It introduces the SimCity4 Deluxe software used to design your virtual city, and the basic requirements and tips for a successful VIRTUAL CITY.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CITY
When developing your VIRTUAL CITY remember these important things so you don't have problems and don't lose points.
For the 2014 Future City Competition Schools will be given the option of using either:
SimCity4 Deluxe software, which works on a PC or PC based network (note SimCity4 is not available for MAC). There are limited MAC version CD's on the market. If you school uses a MAC based platform and you already have SimCity uploaded on your server please do not delete it.
The new SimCity 5 cloud based software. This software is available for both PC and MAC.
Always remember to consult your IT specialist before notifying us of your selection.
All SimCity software is provided free of charge and is distributed through regional coordinators. You must be a registered educator to receive the free software.
All registered schools and organizations will be given a SimCity download 'KEY' so they can download the software onto their servers. We will no longer be distributing CD's with the software. Download 'KEYS' will activate on August 1 and will cease to be valid December 30 of the same year.
For downloads and resources for SimCity4 Deluxe click on the link below:
SIMCITY RESOURCE PAGE
The VIRTUAL CITY RUBRIC explains the scoring of this important Component of the competition. You should review it prior to getting started and cross check with it when your virtual FUTURE CITY is fleshed out.
BE A PART OF THE FUTURE! BUILD YOUR FUTURE CITY TODAY!