visual journal — 2024 May 11 - May 19

SimPocalypse

Our older kiddo has been playing SimCity — the first version. I’ve always preferred the simplicity of its symbolic graphics. I remember when SimCity 2000 came out and, despite all its upgrades, I still played the old version. Same thing for Civilization, and its series of updates.

I always thought that maybe it was because my mind couldn’t keep up with the increases in complexity — that I wasn’t smart enough to play these newer games. But I’m coming around to a different view in my middle age: what I once thought was a matter of intelligence was just a matter of preference.

It’s astounding to me how well this almost 40-year old game has aged.

We all come to an end.

S L O W D O W N T I M E



Written by Christopher Butler on May 19, 2024,   In Visual Journal


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