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.