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Cities: Skylines announced by Cities In Motion developer

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It's janitorial time at PCG Towers, as we mop up the last few stories of Gamescom. Here's one: the announcement of Cities: Skylines, the new game from the people behind Cities In Motion. This time, rather than create and manage the transport system of pre-built city, you'll create and manage every aspect of a non-pre-built city.

Cities in Motion 2 launch trailer definitely knows who to blame for traffic problems

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The streets and rails of a city are its gravelly lifeblood. Its effects are a yin-yang of fates: an orderly transit network bolsters a city's legacy as a bastion of efficiency while a tangled mess of concrete and girders plunges a populace into chaos. Choose wisely, because you're given overlord powers of transportation authority in Cities in Motion 2, and as publisher Paradox's launch trailer warns, screw-ups sit squarely on your head.

Cities in Motion 2 trailer keeps the traffic flowing

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Managing an entire city sounds stressful. Everybody shouting at you to clean up the streets, increase property values, not build nuclear power stations next to a school. Maybe instead of the mayoral responsibilities of SimCity, you'd prefer to kick back in the department of transport. At least in Cities of Motion 2, all you'll do is ruin a person's morning commute.

Cities in Motion is a modern day Transport Tycoon

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In Cities in Motion, your task is to craft the perfect public transport system. It's not a city builder per se, although it does come with a level editor. Instead, your job is to connect up the various parts of the city in the most efficient way possible - avoiding cancellations, delays, and making sure your customers are happy.