Cities: Skylines, the popular city-building game inspired by SimCity, has sold 2 million worldwide copies, as announced by the publisher Paradox Interactive. The game was first released a year ago this week, and has sold across PC, MAC, and Linux.

Paradox has announced that in celebration of this feat, it will be releasing some free downloadable content for it’s loyal fans. This update will feature landscaping themed content and also include canals and quays. A sweepstakes was also announced where one lucky gamer will be invited to visit their studio in Tampere, finland and get a tour of the studio, before finally gaining access to the game’s anniversary party. You can check out the details of the contest here.

“Our team is floored by the response players have had to Cities: Skylines and by the level of success the game has achieved in such a short time,” Developer Colossal Order CEO Mariina Hallikainen stated.

“We knew that trying to create a city-building game with such a small team was an ambitious project, but we’d been working towards that goal ever since the first Cities in Motion title, and we knew, if given the chance, that we could make it happen. A year ago, we achieved that goal, and the results have been nothing short of incredible. We’ve got so much more in store for all two million of our players, and I want to thank each and every one of them.”

The free updates for the game will be available March 22.


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