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Video Games

May 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
A middle schooler reviews the top three city building games on the market in 2019.
Grant Reviews Blog
March 15, 2019, 5am PDT
It's a video game, or a master course in eschatology.
WTOP
March 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The video game has inspired many people to pursue careers in planning. But, the newest version is also trying to better align the simulations with what planners face in the real world.
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2018, 7am PST
We're not sure if planners will find this game, since it's so close to real life, but maybe it will make a good recommendation for friends and family members?
Greater Greater Washington
August 9, 2018, 8am PDT
The popular game Minecraft offers deep lessons what building in the virtual world means in the real world.
Places Journal
August 7, 2018, 6am PDT
A gaming video on the popular City Beautiful YouTube channel shows of the Sim City skills of a professional city planner.
City Beautiful
June 29, 2018, 5am PDT
A new video game puts you behind the wheel of a busy city bus with places to go, people to serve, and headways to keep.
CityLab
June 3, 2018, 5am PDT
Spend your free time dealing with the frustrations of your commute, but in video game form.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 6, 2018, 2pm PST
Around the world cities struggle to build a safe, fun, kid-friendly environments.
The Guardian
March 2, 2018, 5am PST
It's a free online video game, in retro 8-bit style. What could go wrong?
Bloomberg
September 15, 2016, 11am PDT
A game design competition based on the most famous biography of Robert Moses's life attracted more than 100 submissions from around the world.
DNAInfo
August 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
Not long ago, Deanna Van Buren was offered the position of lead architect on an unusual project—a video game called "The Witness."
Archinect
Blog post
August 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
Computer simulations show signs of a coming revolution with wide ranging impacts on many human endeavors, particularly cities and city planning.
Casey Brazeal
July 30, 2016, 5am PDT
CityLab reviews the "Skyscraper" mobile app game, from Tinybop, Inc.
CityLab
Blog post
July 13, 2016, 8am PDT
Planners across the globe have been exploring opportunities to use augmented reality to enhance the way the public engages with the city. Over the last few days Pokémon Go took off, and now people are wandering across cities to catch Pokémon.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
April 25, 2016, 8am PDT
The so-called Robert Moses Cup invites the gaming- and planning-inclined to design a game capturing the essence of Robert Moses.
Grist
March 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The new game Block’Hood seeks to illustrate and educate about the connection between sustainability and social and economic needs in city and neighborhood building.
Dezeen
February 12, 2016, 2pm PST
An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 3, 2016, 10am PST
The video game INFRA trades your typical Russian ultra-nationalists and Nazi zombies for a city on the verge of ruin. The protagonist, an engineer, is tasked with the seemingly mundane tasks that will bring the place back to life.
CityLab
December 25, 2015, 7am PST
Couldn't find what the perfect gift for the plannerd in your life? There's always next year.
CityLab