Which Company Had A Training Game Built By SimCity Creators?
In what had the potential to be the most boring game this side of Desert Bus, Chevron commissioned Will Wright and the Maxis Corporation to make them a custom version of SimCity.
This one-off custom game, titled SimRefinery, was a management simulation game that simulated the operation of Chevron refinery and distribution. The game was created to help introduce new employees and staff not in direct contact with ground-level refinery operations to how the refineries and their distribution networks operated.
If you’re dying to take a crack at managing an oil refinery, you’ll have to do some serious digging. The game was created in 1993 and never seen outside of the Chevron Corporation–finding a copy on a dust caked floppy disk somewhere is about the only way you can feel the thrill of moving gasoline through highly pixelated pipes.