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If you missed out on the Epic Games Store’s giveaway for Cities: Skylines in December 2020, don’t fret, as that exact same deal is now available again as part of Tim Sweeney’s grand attempt in baiting more Steam users to his platform with regular, weekly freebies. Fans of city simulations and/or aspiring architects have until next Thursday (3/17) at 11:00 a.m. EST to grab Colossal Order’s acclaimed game, one that challenges players to not only build the cities of their dreams but manage some of their day-to-day, including water, electricity, and law enforcement. Cities: Skylines normally costs $29.99.

Cities: Skylines (Epic Games Store)

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. It introduces new gameplay elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

  • A Modern Take on the Classic City Simulation
    • Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counterbalance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
  • Multi-tiered and challenging simulation
    • Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water, electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios.
  • Extensive local traffic simulation
    • Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
  • Districts and Policies
    • Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.

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