Cities: Skylines helps teachers build new roads in the classroom
Paradox Interactive announced earlier today a partnership with TeacherGaming as they launch an educational version of their city-building best-seller, Cities: Skylines. This new tool is available to schools through the TeacherGaming.com and will be part of the company’s game-based learning service offered for K-12 lesson plans and analytics, this will be on a subscription service.
This version of the game will include eight custom-made lesson scenarios and will expand on Human Development Index topics up to sustainable city planning and active citizenship. Cities: Skylines will also have student tracking and in-game tutorials that have been set up for the classroom environment.
“Transitioning our games into teaching tools that make learning fun and interactive is something near and dear to our hearts at Paradox,” said Shams Jorjani, VP of Business Development at Paradox Interactive. “We chose TeacherGaming to help structure our games for the classroom because this is a new field for us and they have the right experience and knowledge to do it right.”
“Paradox Interactive titles turn niche topics like civics and serious history into unexpectedly entertaining experiences that educators will fall head over heels for,” said Santeri Koivisto, TeacherGaming CEO. “Committing to such an unconventional portfolio means Paradox is combating prejudices about the very nature of video games, and that’s also what we have been out to do for the past six years. In that sense, and many others, this partnership is a perfect fit.”
For more information on the educational version of Cities: Skylines, visit https://store.teachergaming.com/games/cities-skylines.
About Cities: Skylines:
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new gameplay elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. The game closely simulates the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real metropolis. From construction to balancing budgets and passing policies, your students get to wield the tools that can make or break their vision for a 21st-century utopia.