SimEarth: The Living Planet

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SimEarth: The Living Planet
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Maxis Software
Electronic Arts
Sim
Simulation
3.5" Floppy DiskGame Pak
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and SNES
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated KA by the ESRB
Main Credits
Will Wright
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990
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SimEarth at Wikipedia

SimEarth: The Living Planet was a simulation game released in 1990 by Maxis. The game, designed by legend Will Wright and based roughly on James Lovelock's Gaia theory of planet evolution, models the planet Earth and allows the player to adjust various properties of the world and see how the simulation progresses.

Players can tinker with such settings as atmosphere, landmasses, temperature, and various forms of life. The game is incredibly complex and deep, containing some very legitimate theories about evolution. The game's user interface is very simplistic, but the level of detail and nuances within the gameplay itself more than make up for it.

In 2009 SimEarth was ported over to the Nintendo Wii console by Hudson Entertainment, Inc.

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