SimEarth is a planet simulator - a model of a planet. It is a game, an
educational toy, and an enjoyable tool. With SimEarth you can take over
many included planets, or design and create your own.
SimEarth treats the planet as a whole: life climate the atmosphere, and the
planet itself - from dirt and rock to the molton core - all affect on each
You will see your planet as a whole - from a satellite's point of view, at two
levels of magnification.
SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you
will try to develop, manage, and preserve your planet within allotted energy
In experimental mode, you are given enlimited energy to mold your planet. This
allows you to set up any stage of development, and then introduce any new
factors you want and see what happens. In this mode SimEarth is a "planetary
Your SimEarth planets will be poulates by electronic life-forms called
SimEarthlings. Sim Earthlings range from single-celled plants
and animals to intellegent species.
Intellegent Simearthlings are not limited to Humans - or even Mammals. There
can be intellegent Dinosaur SimEarthlings, intellegent Mollusk SimEarthlings,
even intellegent Insects SimEarthlings - but only one intellegent life-form at
a time. A single planet can be populated by billions of SimEarthling. Their
welfare is in your hands.
Maxis Software Inc.
Maxis Software Inc. is another company eventually acquired by Electronics Arts. It was originally established in 1987 and produced all the Sim- games. Like SimCity, SimFarm or SimIsle. The Sims series was already produced under the Electronic Arts.