Cities: Skylines is out very soon, but there’s just enough time for one more dev diary.
This last dev diary talks about some of the specific new features Cities: Skylines offers. There’s some talk about the dynamic water flow, for instance, which means pollution flows downstream and you need to take care when placing your water services (something you might remember Paul mentioning in his IncGamers Plays videos). This also means that dams can have some interesting effects, and poor placement of those might cause you to flood your city – which is definitely something I’ll try, if Paul reckons the game is worth picking up.
There’s also talk about setting up individual districts in your city, zoning, and economic simulations.
You can see the video below. Paul’s currently trying his hand at building a a city in the game, and we’ll hopefully have a review for you sometime around launch; if you want to see how he’s getting on, you can check out the IncGamers Plays Cities Skylines videos for a narrated look at the game in action.
Cities: Skylines is due out on 10 March.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.