LinCity-NG puts you in charge of building and managing the economy of an up-and-coming city - build it right and everyone prospers.
The management of a city's socio-economy is painstaking work. You'll need to procure the proper infrastructure, buildings as well as providing appropriate services to keep the metropolis running in tip-top shape - ensure that your residents are taken care of and stay away from older types of services that may not suit the populous as a whole. Make critical decisions for the entire city regarding water management, importation of goods, raw materials, energy, build up of finances, as well as stimulating population growth. All these are essential for the survival of the city - what and how many you choose will impact the entire community's prosperity.
LinCity-NG is won either by building up a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.
This simulation is along the lines of the popular game SimCity and if you have played that then you know it is addicting - you may as well take a week off work, tell the boss MajorGeeks says it's OK.