Sharoma SimCity 3000

SimCity 3000

I was a great fan of SimCity 2000 and played it a lot in the late '90s. Its sequel, the oddly named 3000, was released in 1999 and I purchased a brand new copy on CD-ROM in early 2000. It cost £30 from the Oldham branch of Electronics Boutique. Anyway, I played it on and off for a few years and then shelved it. In January 2014, I decided to revisit it and began building Sharoma City. This city had filled the map by March. I then saved it, and stopped playing for another year. In February 2015, I decided to start filming an 'urban renewal' with the following objectives: reduce air pollution; reduce traffic and instigate a mass transit system; increase the population to one million; investigate more efficient police station placement.

Sharoma City

  1. February 10th, 2014
  2. February 11th, 2014
  3. February 16th, 2014
  4. February 21st, 2014
  5. March 5th, 2014
  6. February 6th, 2015
  7. February 12th, 2015 [goals achieved; see below]
  8. February 17th, 2015

Sharoma City reaches one million

On February 12th, 2015 [game date: December 1st, 2146] the city achieved the initial residential goal. The military base was removed recently to reduce crime and pollution in the downtown area. A new one may be sited on an island built for the purpose. New goals: become the largest local city and continue to enhance the mass transit system.