ERIC Number: ED048776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
CITY III Director's Guide.
Envirometrics, Inc., Washington, DC.
CITY III is a computer-assisted simulation game which allows the participants to make decisions affecting various aspects of the economic, governmental, and social sectors of a simulated urban area. The game director selects one of five possible starting city configurations, may set a number of conditions in the city before the start of play, and may have a continual effect on the play through the use of the many director options. This manual details the responsibilities of the director before the start of play. It describes what the director needs to know in order to operate the model, influence play, and answer participants' questions that are not fully covered in the Players' Manual. The input-output procedures are outlined for operating a round of play on the Univac 1108 system. Some of the major computer options, including employment and commercial processes, migration, and outside systems, are explained in some detail. Such complementary exercises as elections, town meetings, mass media, and legal systems are suggested. Supplementary material includes a scenario for each of the five starting city configurations and an annotated bibliography on gaming and simulation. (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 008 849, EM 008 851, EM 008 852