City building games are now being used in real world urban planning

“Since the release of Cities: Skylineslast year, we’ve seen our creative players use it to design thousands of different things, from clever road layouts and traffic simulations to recreations of entire real-world cities.” —Susana Meza Graham, COO of Paradox Interactive

My Urban Playground is documentary about video games and urban planning that centers on the topic of “How games can change the world and the way we build our future cities“.  It debuted at “The Swedish Affair” program track at South by Southwest Interactive, with a screening on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas; an event where politicians, architects, civil engineers, game developers and Cities: Skyline players came together and discussed urban planning topics. These included minimizing traffic problems, improving energy systems and designing public spaces.

And the rest are in GameSkinny ;P

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