Drocketville has now reached a population of 5000. Its now growing pretty fast again, after a period of rather slow growth. If anyone is interested, I’ve started using a new link exchange program, one that focuses specifically on MyMiniCity – the MyMiniCity click exchange network. Its a lot easier to use than Yarod’s. All I need to do is click a single link, and it then automatically opens and closes browser windows to visit other cities. I’ve only been using it a few days now, and already I’ve gained 1000 population (plus who knows how many industrial, parks, etc.)
Drocketville today hit a population of 3000. Its now the 226th largest city in the USA, in MyMiniCity universe at least. I suppose that would make more sense if each person is supposed to represent 1000 actual people or something, making that a population of 3 million. I dunno. Either way, I’m moving up the ranks and have some rather decent looking larger buildings.
Drocketville continues to grow. It’s now up to a population 1500. Commercial buildings are now starting to spring up. I’m fairly certain that one of those buildings houses a data server center, mostly likely with 100% guaranteed uptime. I can’t help but to wonder what sort of servers are being used in those server centers. Blade servers running on Quad-Core Intel Xeon CPUs, I would guess.
Drocketville is starting to look more interesting. If you look closely, you’ll see that there are a few industry-type buildings (though not really very many compared to the number of houses.) There’s also a police station. What would be really cool would be if there would be a supermarket and a couple of gas stations… Ah well.
And 200 too, actually, as I forgot to post a picture of that milestone. Here it is at population 200:
Drocketville has now hit a population of 100. Actually, its up to a population of 186, but this is the 100 person update/screenshot, since I’m keeping a record of its growth. The reason it’s growing so fast all of a sudden is because I signed up for a link exchange program (This one here). The way it works is that, once you sign up, you click other people’s links (many of them for other MyMiniCitys, some for other similar pyramid-scheme websites.) Each click gives you credits, which you then spend by having your link displayed for others to click.
Drocketville hit a population of 50 today. Its rather interesting comparing the changes in the city between a population of 25 and 50, seeing small houses become larger and dirt roads get paved. I plan to continue taking screenshots of the city at probably population 75 and 100, and probably every 50 past then.
I’ve been thinking about writing a series of reviews of casual games lately, and I thought I’d start with a game so casual, I’m not really sure if it qualifies as a game. Possibly more of a viral marketing campaign. I’m speaking of MyMiniCity.com, a site where you can ‘build’ a Simcity-like city via nothing more than spamming forums with links.