Looking for a SimCity Alternative? Cities: Skylines Launching Next Month

Paradox Interactive confirms its city-building game will be released in March for PC, Mac, and Linux.

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Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that its SimCity-style game, called Cities: Skylines, will be released on March 10 across PC, Mac, and Linux. The game was developed by Finnish outfit Colossal Order (Cities in Motion) and will sell for $30 at release.

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Paradox has also announced that players can now pre-purchase the game's $30 standard version and its $40 Deluxe Edition, which comes with bonus in-game items and a soundtrack. Head to Paradox's website here for more information.

To mark the announcement of Skylines' release date, Paradox has published a new gameplay trailer, which you can watch above.

“It is no exaggeration to say everyone internally at Paradox has been playing this game for months through every stage of development--it is quite addictive," Paradox chief executive Fredrik Wester said. "And we are genuinely thrilled that Cities: Skylines will soon be in the hands of players everywhere.”

Skylines is described as a "modern take" on the classic city-simulation genre, featuring sandbox gameplay elements and extensive modding support.

The game's minimum and recommended PC system requirements are below.


  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+, 3.2GHz,
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics Card: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 5670, 512 MB


  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Graphics Card: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB

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