We are Colossal Order & Paradox Interactive, the developers and publishers of the upcoming hardcore city builder game Cities: Skylines -- AMA
We are the developers and publishers of an upcoming city builder game called Cities: Skylines, which was recently announced at Gamescom 2014. You can see our reveal trailer here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxfeBpagvQw) for a quick look at what we're talking about today. Our aim was to make a hardcore, no-nonsense city builder - big cities, modding, offline play (we still can't believe that's a feature that needs to be stated) and much more. We're huge management nerds and have been talking about making a proper city builder for years. We're really happy we finally got to do it.
To give you the best possible chance to get a proper answer to your questions, we've gathered several team members from different areas and responsibilities. With no further ado, here's who's up for interrogation:
Mariina Hallikainen - Colossal Order - co_martsu Colossal CEO, in charge of everything and constantly suggesting pink stuff to be added to the games
Karoliina Korppoo - Colossal Order - KaroliinaK Lead designer working on Cities: Skylines. Constantly saying NO to pink things.
Shams - Paradox Interactive - pdx_shams - @shamsjorjani
Head of the Unicorn division - in charge of the game portfolio at Paradox - finds, signs and designs new games.
Jacob Munthe - Paradox Interactive - JMunthe Brand Manager, in charge of the Cities games Paradox Interactive Cities and general strategy game nerdlord.
Feel free to direct your question to a specific person, otherwise you'll get a reply from whomever feels most relevant.
So ask away about the game, us, Colossal Order, Paradox Interactive, PC gaming, regular gaming, non-regular gaming, the industry as a whole or whatever!
Want to hear more about Cities: Skylines? Check out our webpage and sign up for the newsletter (https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines) and, for further discussion, join us on the forums! (http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?859-Cities-Skylines)
Edit: 23:55 CET - sleepy time now. But we'll be back first thing tomorrow to continue with the questions - so keep them coming. Thanks for all the stuff so far!
Edit #2: 09:14 CET - we're back in the office. We'll keep answering questions throughout the day.