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Happy First Birthday to Cities: Skylines

With over two million players, Indie city builder Cities: Skylines has seen a phenomenal amount of success since its launch last year. Paradox Interactive are celebrating their unprecedented success by way of both the celbratory video above, and a free content update, coming later this month. The update will allow terraforming, and introduce canals and quays to the mix of options already open to players.

“Our team is floored by the response players have had to Cities: Skylines and by the level of success the game has achieved in such a short time,” said Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of Colossal Order. “We knew that trying to create a city-building game with such a small team was an ambitious project, but we’d been working towards that goal ever since the first Cities in Motion title, and we knew, if given the chance, that we could make it happen. A year ago, we achieved that goal, and the results have been nothing short of incredible. We’ve got so much more in store for all two million of our players, and I want to thank each and every one of them.”

In addition, Colossal Order will celebrate the game’s anniversary with a party in their own scenic city of Tampere, Finland, the proud home of Chirpy, the game’s equivalent of the old Microsoft Office paperclip character. One lucky player will be invited to join the festivities, winning a trip to Finland, a tour of the Colossal Order office, attendance to the anniversary party, and more. Fans can enter by submitting their best Chirper-related art, poetry, song, game mod, or anything else they are inspired to create. Full details and rules of the contest are available by clicking here.


Gary "Dombalurina" Sheppard

Staff Writer

Gary maintains his belief that the Amstrad CPC is the greatest system ever and patiently awaits the sequel to "Rockstar ate my Hamster"

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