Paradox Interactive has announced news of a partnership with TeacherGaming to launch Cities: Skylines Education Edition, an educational version of Colossal Order’s city building simulator Cities: Skylines.
Cities: Skylines Education Edition has eight custom-made lesson scenarios related to sustainable city planning, active citizenship, the Human Development Index, and more. Lesson plans, in-game tutorials, and student progress are other features that are included with the educational edition of Cities: Skylines.
TeacherGaming were responsible for MinecraftEdu, which laid the foundations for Minecraft: Education Edition when Microsoft bought Minecraft. In 2015 they started up 5 More Minutes Ltd, which the brand, TeacherGaming now operates under.
The CEO of TeacherGaming, Santeri Koivisto had this to say about the new partnership with the publisher, Paradox Interactive,
“Paradox Interactive titles turn niche topics like civics and serious history into unexpectedly entertaining experiences that educators will fall head over heels for.”
“Committing to such an unconventional portfolio means Paradox is combating prejudices about the very nature of video games, and that’s also what we have been out to do for the past six years. In that sense, and many others, this partnership is a perfect fit.”
Cities: Skylines has done well, with March 2018 seeing it turn three years old, and also celebrating the announcement that it had sold over five millions copies on PC, Mac, and Linux alone.
Cities: Skylines Education Edition will be priced at $150.00 per school on a subscription basis and is available on PC, Mac, and Linux through the TeacherGaming store. Meanwhile, all of us non-teacher people can grab the game on PC via Humble Bundle (while also getting some karma for helping out charities).