So back in January, Sim City took over my life. While I'm not on it minute by minute anymore, I'm still really into it. Read more to see my progress!

My population in January was hovering around the 60,000 mark, but today I'm nearing 600,000. The game has gone through a few updates over the past seven months, and I've slowed down my interaction with it.

Now, I glance at least once a day. I spend more time with it in the evenings before bed, and sometimes check my ship cargo and airport items when I wake up in the morning before work.

I have chosen not to purchase anything within the game. That is an option - you can purchase sim cash and sim coins with the American dollar, but I have been playing it all for free, and still really enjoying it.

Check out the gallery below to see my progress over the past seven months.