Since it seems that nearly every movie released during the summer months gets made into a game, it's only a matter of time before events in this week's comic
Those of you who think that a game based on SiCKO might be a good idea, you're not alone. The folks at Maxis made a game called Sim Hospital
back in the mid 90's. Not to be confused with Theme Hospital that was made by Bullfrog Games (and distributed by Electronic Arts, the folks that control Maxis and the Sims franchises) Sim Hospital was a simulation that was meant to demonstrate to city and government leaders the challenges of balancing the costs of providing quality medical care with the needs of the community. While I've played Sim Hospital, I don't recall if it was ever sold in stores. It's certainly a much more cerebral exercise than Theme Hospital, which populates its wards with cartoon figures with imaginary maladies.
Well, that's my piece for today. Come back soon!
Labels: Maxis, SiCKO, Sim Hospital, Sims