We get some surprising news today! Paradox Interactive has just announced their first “content creator pack” for Cities: Skylines, officially called “Content Creator Pack: Art Deco”. What’s special about these content packs that the content is created by modders or “content creators” and not by the game developer, Colossal Order. The creator of this pack is Matt Crux, or Shroomblaze like we know him on the workshop. This seems like a really interesting move by Paradox.
The price of the Art Deco -pack is $4.99 and it will become available next week. The content of the pack is presumably going to be buildings. This post will be updated once more info is available.
The content creator will get a share of the profit.
Official Paradox Interactive press release:
STOCKHOLM – August 24, 2016 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher that knows how to commune with its community, today announced the first downloadable content (DLC) for Cities: Skylines to feature creations from one of the game’s talented modders. The best-selling city-building game Cities: Skylines has been modified and built upon by aspiring architects, artists, and designers worldwide since its launch in 2015, with over 90,000 pieces of community-created content now available on Steam Workshop. Paradox will soon publish its first official DLC featuring exclusively assets created by a community contributor, and share the benefits from the pack’s sales with the content creator.
The first pack, titled “Content Creator Pack: Art Deco,” will include a selection of Deco-inspired buildings from community creator Matt “Shroomblaze” Crux. These buildings are new and original creations created by Crux, exclusive to the Art Deco pack, and Crux will receive a share of revenue from their sale in addition to an initial payment from Paradox to cover the cost of production. Other community creators will be highlighted in upcoming packs planned for the near future.
“After over 3,400 hours in Cities: Skylines, it’s wonderful to have my own buildings become part of the game’s landscape,” said Matt Crux, the modder behind the Art Deco pack. “Because the Art Deco era is so highly regarded as one of the best building styles of history, I think it needs to be represented as such. I made the suggestion to Paradox Interactive and they allowed me to come up with the buildings of my choice. I’m eager to see what the rest of the community thinks of them.”
Content Creator Pack: Art Deco will be available for Cities: Skylines players next week for $4.99 . For more information on Cities: Skylines, please visit www.citiesskylines.com/.