Last weekend the SimCity team started teasing a disaster video. If players were able to get the progress bar to 100% by liking, sharing and commenting on various Facebook posts of SimCity, the team would release the video.
Fans shared their little hearts out and the video was “unlocked.” No one doubted that was going to happen, right? The video is cute but wasn’t what I was expecting. Pretty sure I thought it was going to be more of a “watch us blow shit up” video and it was to some extent but I wanted MORE booms.
Over the past week, we’ve shared screenshots of a few of the disasters that will be featured in SimCity. Today, we are debuting the disasters trailer that gives you the first look at what happens to your city when they are hit by a disaster and a peek into how you can begin rebuild it after one strikes.
Fresh off the reel, SimCity Public Service Pictures presents to you, How to Deal with Disasters. When taking over the mayorship of a city, one must be prepared to resolve a variety of situations like loiters outside of city hall, two donut shops opening next door to each other and how to explain why citizens keep disappearing when those U.F.O.s appear. Disasters are back and with helpful tips from people like Howard of New Haven, Connecticut, you can learn if bigger is indeed better. Did Howard allocate space for police, fire and health in his megatropolis?
Disaster prevention begins with safety. We offer several tips to ensure the least amount of damage to your city. First, fire stations are your friend. Make sure you have enough fire trucks to protect your city in case of earthquakes, meteor strikes or something more ominous. Second, be sure to tip your hat to your police chief. When disaster strikes, make sure your citizens are adequately protected from the dangerous things that go bump in the night. Lastly, a healthy Sim is a happy Sim even if their home has been swept away by a tornado. Don’t forget to fund your hospitals and be sure you have enough waiting rooms to handle the injured Sims who will come rushing through the door. These basic city service facilities will also help you rebuild after an earthquake, meteor strike, tornado, UFO invasion or another one of the yet-to-be announced disasters touch your city.
You never know when disasters will strike, but you can begin protecting your cities from the start. Heed our advice. Disaster protection begins with safety. Best of luck to our future mayors.