This is a FYI only. This is not an ad or anything.
A game called Banished is coming out. Just that I have been following this one man band develop a Sims like game all on his own. Pretty amazing actually. It goes thru the whole history of him developing this game. If are you a history puff or a programmer, you might be interested in following this. It really in-depth and personal. We need more developers like this.
Anyway, it will be selling on steam soon. You can check it out here http://www.shiningrocksoftware.com/