Since going vegan I have been trying to make the videogame characters under my control follow suit. If I am playing a game in which killing or farming animals for food is not a necessity to survive, then I will avoid it. In The Sims, for example, I will give my virtual people a vegetarian trait and make sure they do not eat foods with egg or dairy in. Even in Planet Coaster I only reluctantly put down Chief Beef food shops or Cosmic Cow Milkshake stands because I know that, if I didn’t, my guests would probably die… or just not come to my park. A fate worse than death?
Think Green Cities is political? Wait until you find out that Cities: Skylines was almost a political sim.
You can imagine, then, my inner torment as I polluted the Earth with massive industrial areas, gas-guzzling cars, and waste services that created a gross greeny-brown smog in Cities: Skylines. I would try to make my Cities as green as I possibly could - establishing water and energy caps, low vehicle areas, and encouraging recycling - but it was never enough.