SimCity BuildIt

SimCity BuildIt is a city-building simulation and strategy game. This mobile game is the latest version of the SimCity franchise. The game challeges users to build their own city that gets more and more complicated. For one, playes need keep their citizens happy, and thus need to reduce pullution and build green parcs for example.

Academic literature discusses the (changing) usage of the ever more growing game industry. For instance, games can be used for educational purposes; serious games. SimCity is a persuasive game, using storytelling, subtext and framing to convey an implied playstyle on the implied player. Using this implied playstyle, players are subtly steered in the direction of managing a sustainable city.