What makes this game genre so popular?
August 16, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
What makes you
gravitate toward time management and city simulation games? Looking for anecdata and citable studies.
posted by These Birds of a Feather to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I adore strategy/time management and city/town sim games and have been playing both since I was a little kid. I've been wondering lately about what it is exactly that makes these particular video game genres so popular and long-lasting.
Are there are any reliable scientific studies on the psychology of gaming and whether or not there are particular personalities that might gravitate towards one game genre over another?
Do you, as a personal fan of these games, have an idea as to what makes you gravitate towards the time management/simulation genre and why? I have ideas of my own, of course, but I'm curious as to what others might say on the topic.
Examples of this genre include: Civilization, Age of Empires, Zeus, Farmville, Diner Dash, Happy Street, the Sims, SimCity, etc.