In case there was any doubt in your mind that EA’s SimCity Social has it out for Zynga’s pretender to the city building social game throne, CityVille, this rousing rendition of “More City, Less ‘Ville” should put it to rest.
While hardcore gamers are busy looking at trailers for this fall’s mildly exciting game lineup there’s a war brewing on Facebook. A war of epic proportions. A war in which entire virtual cities will be burnt to the ground, replaced with slightly different virtual cities. Which side will your friends be on? They might straddle the line between EA and Zynga for a while, but sooner or later one of their tiny cities will be reduced to ashes. Perhaps a Modest Mouse song would have been a better choice here.
This is an outright attack, a shot fired into the heart of Zynga’s metropolitan empire. It’s a rather catchy one as well. Hopefully the CityVille people will respond in kind. I can think of more terrible things that folk song warfare.