Paradox “goofed” and because of that the special Zen Garden is coming to all players.
Prior to the release of Cities: Skylines Paradox ran a newsletter promotion and anyone who signed-up would be awarded a special Japanese Zen garden for their cities. The plan was to send out Steam codes a couple of days ago to all subscribers but as it transpired most of the mails never reached their destination.
With the mails going AWOL, newsletter subscribers raised the issue and Paradox realised there had been a cock-up. Today they issues a statement regarding the Zen Garden which is good news for all players of the game.
“In short; we goofed, majorly, on the sendout of keys to the promo item “Zen Garden” that was rewarded to people that signed up to our pre-launch newsletter. A whole lot of people ended up not getting their item which is obviously a bad thing.
“It was intended to be a one-time exclusive just like pre-order items or stuff we’d give away at conventions. Alas, with the extra struggle that appeared with the missing keys, we decided this shouldn’t be the case.
“So we’re giving it to everyone.
“We’ll update both the standard and deluxe versions to include this item by default. As we’re working with the Steam backend it might take a little while for it to update, but expect it to pop up in-game (under parks) some time today.
“Please note that we’re not planning to make a habit out of giving away promo items to everyone. This is a one time thing.“
Assuming all goes to plan, the Zen Garden should appear in the parks menu.