SimCity Color Filters And Tilt-Shift Camera Controls Revealed

SimCity lead designer Ocean Quigley has announced a new feature via his personal development blog that the upcoming game will contain a feature that allows players to essentially pull an Instagram on their game by applying one of its many color filters.

The color filter system serves as a purely cosmetic option for the game, including options to make the game look like Sin City with the Black & Red filter, a Sepia Toned filter for an old-timey look, a Vintage filter that resembles countless Instagram photographs, a Faded filter which washes out greens and blues, and Teal & Orange, for that Hollywood movie look. Desaturated makes the game look like Gears of War, and Vivid turns up the color saturation.

Screenshots of the filters in action can be seen below.

Default Filter

Red & Black Filter

Vintage Filter

Desaturated Filter

Vivid Filter

Orange & Teal Filter

Faded Filter

Sepia Filter

In addition to the color filters, Quigley has announced on the official SimCity blog you’ll be able to mess around with the tilt-shift camera controls that give the game its shallow depth-of-field and miniature look, as exhibited in the video below.

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3 Comments on SimCity Color Filters And Tilt-Shift Camera Controls Revealed


On January 20, 2013 at 5:55 am

To bad it’s online only. Looks great but they overlooked its History. It was a great game and it never had multiplayer. Now it’s only multiplayer. I was going to get it, but always on is not my cup of tea


On January 21, 2013 at 3:20 am

Shame it looks good but i’m in hurry to buy this mp only -explietive deleted- mutilation of a game.


On January 21, 2013 at 3:21 am

*no hurry to buy this.