SimCity Societies Goes Gold, Shipping November 21

Tilted Mill Entertainment's SimCity Societies has gone gold and will retail for the PC November 21, publisher EA announced today. The game is the first major PC installment in the SimCity series that series creator Maxis hasn't developed.

The game strips away some of the more technical aspects of the SimCity series like zoning and setting up public works in favor of socially oriented constructs. And new kinds of resources called "social energies" gauge a city's industry, wealth, obedience, knowledge, devotion, and creativity, allowing gamers to use these resources to enhance their society's features.

For more information, check out longtime SimCity fan and Shacknews editor Nick Breckon's surprisingly optimistic preview of the title. nope