The day Mariina Hallikainen received a communique detailing first day sales stats for Cities: Skylines, she was very happy.
The numbers were wildly ahead of all projections. She decided to splurge on a decadent and indulgent treat.
It’s amazing that a small team from Finland managed to build the SimCity EA could not. Cities: Skylines is completely and utterly worth it, and the best city builder currently available, by a huge margin.
On a related note, an artist who used to work on SimCity for Maxis/EA is currently earning a decent buck through donations because he’s designing a lot of additional buildings for Cities: Skyines and releasing them to the community for free. Amazing.
Cities: Skylines is still a bit of a work in progress but what is there and working is great. There could be a very bright future for this game. I certainly felt I’ve got my money’s worth.
Uh…how is it amazing? It’s more like what is just to be expected, especially considering the kind of games EA are interested in making (that is, more of the same).
It’s rather typical for the IT industry that only smaller companies make interesting things (and then they are bought out by a big company and stop making interesting things).
The game in general looks good, but one aspect I do not appreciate about it is the lack of good support for intel graphics on the mac side. On Windows I could understand, but if you are releasing a version for the mac – most of the macs sold have only intel graphics in them.