For the next 5 days, you can dive into city-building sim Cities: Skylines on Steam for free. Developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive, the game offers a modern take on the genre, introducing new gameplay elements offering both the thrill and the hardships of building and maintaining a city.
Since its release in 2015, Cities: Skylines has been massively extended by the developers, offering a large swath of new content through free and paid DLCs such as Natural Disasters, Green Cities and more.
If you have wondered about playing Cities: Skylines but couldn’t make up your mind or were unsure if you’d like the game, now is the perfect opportunity to check it out for free and make that decision!
Cities: Skylines Features:
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation
Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system.
- Extensive local traffic simulation
Colossal Order’s extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted local traffic simulation.
- Districts and Policies
Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
- Utilize the Day and Night Cycle
The city changes during the hours of the day and affects citizen schedules. Traffic is visibly slower at night and some zoned areas do not work with full efficiency. Cities: Skylines will put you in control of managing the different aspects of the day and night cycles.
- Extensive modding support
Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import your creations into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.