We Built This City

I’m always on the lookout for perspectives on games from different people. While I’m always a fan of literary approaches, they are far from the only ones out there. For today’s feature I want to show off an architectural perspective on a game.

And talking about perspective is very appropriate here, because that’s the central point of the piece. Nick Irving compared his experiences with playing Cities: Skylines from two different cities. Having never played a city planning game in my life, I was taken aback at how big a difference the environment in which they’re played has on how you play them. It’s a powerful reminder of what we take for granted when playing and designing games.

Read: How Cities: Skylines helped me deal with leaving my hometown of 34 years

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