With a new SimCity game just around the corner, Maxis will be getting 12 gamers from around Australia to compete to build the perfect city.
It's been 24 years since the first SimCity title came out, and the franchise is about to get made anew when the latest game in the series arrives in early March.
To celebrate, the Maxis team got 12 gamers from around Australia to compete in six teams of two for the ultimate Sydney experience, including a jet boat ride, Harbour Bridge walk and more. All they had to do was use the new SimCity to build a thriving metropolis with the biggest population.
The hard part? They only had six hours, and it all took place in a glass box (referencing the new Glass Box engine that the game uses) in the blazing sun, placed in the forecourt of Customs House in Sydney.
CNET Australia was there to video the final hour of the competition and talk with some of the digital architects.