ERIC Number: ED048775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
CITY III Player's Manual.
Envirometrics, Inc., Washington, DC.
CITY III is a computer-assisted simulation game in which participants make decisions affecting the economic, governmental, and social conditions of a simulated urban area. In CITY III, the computer stores all the relevant statistics for the area, updates data when changes are made, and prints out yearly reports. The computer also simulates decision-makers, influences, and markets outside the local metropolitan area; performs certain routine procedures which would be time consuming for players; and acts as a bookkeeper, recording all the transactions of the players and balancing their financial accounts. At the beginning of the CITY III game, participants are divided into social and economic decision-makers. These decision-makers then elect the players who will perform the roles of the governmental sector. After the players receive a report which explains the status of their various functions, they may begin to analyze their problems and formulate solutions. The player's manual presents the basic information for each decision-making sector. This information includes the numerical parameters for each sector as well as a description of the types of decisions that may be made. The manual describes the methods for inputing data to the computer and interpreting the computer output. A set of "Master Sheets" summarizes all the numerical parameters for four versions of CITY III. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Envirometrics, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: See also EM 008 848, EM 008 850, EM 008 851, EM 008 852