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Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines. Check out the trailer and be amazed.

I loved the massive bridges over the water with lots of loops. It looks like you can be pretty creative.

Official About
Inhabit a world where you define the rules. Cities: Skylines invites you to create the city of your dreams in a sprawling landscape dominated by cloud hugging structures and jaw dropping architectural marvels.

Developed by Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines offers sprawling landscapes and maps with endless sandbox gameplay and new ways to expand your city. Key to progression is the ability to influence your city’s policy by incorporating taxation into districts. All this including the ability to mod the game to suit your play style makes this the definitive city building simulation.

Features
- City policies: Set policies to guide how the city and districts develop over the course of your playthrough.
- City districts: Personalize city districts with names of your choice for variety and personality.
- Road building and zoning
- Unlock buildings and services
- Taxation: Fine-tuning the city budget and services and setting tax rates to different residential, commercial and industrial levels and controlling what kind of areas are more likely to spawn in the zoned areas
- Public transportation: Build transport networks throughout the city with buses and metros
- Outside connections: Make industry and commercial districts flourish with new customers in the neighboring cities
- Wonders: the ultimate end-game content that the players strive towards
- Huge maps: Unlock new map tiles with unique possibilities to expand the city
- Water flow simulation: Add new challenges to water services.
- Polished visual style and core gameplay

I can't wait to start planning my dream city. Looks like it will have none of that always on DRM crap that plagued the newer Sim City too, so that's good.

Gotta love Paradox. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Maquis196 15 Aug, 2014
<3 Paradox.

Oh and new Eu4 and CK2 expansions, free time, shes a harsh mistress
amonobeax 15 Aug, 2014
Hell yeah!

I'll buy this one for sure!
GoCorinthians 15 Aug, 2014
Paradox? Steam dayone MaxSettings FTW!
Segata Sanshiro 15 Aug, 2014
Having a decent city builder on Linux is essential. The only other decent city builder out there (SimCity is no longer considered by anyone with a brain or dignity) is CitiesXL, but with the demise of the developers, the game never got updated and will never get ported. This looks pretty good from the trailer, hopefully it will be far better than the mess that was Cities in Motion 2.

Paradox is really a great developer. It was the first major developer to commit to releasing all games on Linux (even at the same time as the windows release) and makes the best strategy games out there, that make Civ 5 and others look like a children's game in comparison. They have been intent on taking away all my free time since I bought the first Victoria game in 2004, have probably spent thousands of hours on their games, now they're going to take away even more precious time with a x0city sim.
vulture 15 Aug, 2014
i know it is OT, but it really wonders me how http://www.weareminority.com/papo-yo/ could go unnoticed by game sites. wouldn't even notice this one if i didn't check humble store and saw it on sale (not available on steam, just standalone linux version).

still, beautiful game as this and you can't find single news of release on Linux? steam really spoiled us

practically only announcement one can find googling is official one and this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwsWkMIPatU
flesk 15 Aug, 2014
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It's actually a bit odd that the Linux version of Papo & Yo isn't on Steam. Steam achievements work if you have the Steam client running while playing the Humble Bundle version, so I don't know what's keeping them from putting it up on Steam.
HadBabits 15 Aug, 2014
"Play offline" That gave me a chuckle; assuming that's a cheeky shot at EA :P
Donkey 16 Aug, 2014
Quoting: HadBabits"Play offline" That gave me a chuckle; assuming that's a cheeky shot at EA :P
Don't forget "Huge maps"! :D
MayeulC 16 Aug, 2014
Quoting: fleskIt's actually a bit odd that the Linux version of Papo & Yo isn't on Steam. Steam achievements work if you have the Steam client running while playing the Humble Bundle version, so I don't know what's keeping them from putting it up on Steam.

It was the same with Antichamber for a while... Just be patient :)
vulture 16 Aug, 2014
Quoting: MayeulC
Quoting: fleskIt's actually a bit odd that the Linux version of Papo & Yo isn't on Steam. Steam achievements work if you have the Steam client running while playing the Humble Bundle version, so I don't know what's keeping them from putting it up on Steam.
It was the same with Antichamber for a while... Just be patient :)

Antichamber? what is that?

still, perfectly working port, beautiful game (probably one of most beautiful and original currently on linux), achievements work for me too... it really makes me wonder how it slipped by all linux gaming sites, especially when you consider they report on every even so crappy game there is
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