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EA Donates Original City-Building Game, SimCity, to "One Laptop per Child" Initiative

Nov 09, 2007, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Today Electronic Arts Inc. announced the company will donate the original SimCity--the blockbuster 1989 game credited with giving rise to the city-building game genre--to each computer in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative. OLPC is a not-for-profit humanitarian effort to design, manufacture and distribute inexpensive laptops with the goal of giving every child in the world access to modern education. By gifting SimCity onto each OLPC laptop, EA is providing users with an entertaining way to engage with computers as well as help develop decision-making skills while honing creativity. This is the first time a major video game publisher has gifted a game to the world.

"In SimCity, the player takes on the role of mayor of a new municipality--responsible for building and maintaining a place where citizens can work and live happily..."

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