Cities: Skylines for schools
Paradox Interactive and TeacherGaming are joining forces to create Cities: Skylines – Education Edition.
This version will allow children to choose from eight custom made lessons revolving around topics such as sustainable cities and the human development index. According to the official website for TeacherGaming, the game comes under the subject of history and government and covers engineering, government and budgeting in a virtual environment. Shams Jorjani, VP of Business Development at Paradox Interactive issued a statement regarding the partnership:
“Transitioning our games into teaching tools that make learning fun and interactive is something near and dear to our hearts at Paradox Interactive. We chose TeacherGaming to help structure our games for the classroom, because this is a new field for us and they have the right experience and knowledge to do it right.”
Cities: Skylines – Education is part of the TeacherGaming subscription which includes a host of games adapted to fit the education spectrum including the likes of Universe Sandbox 2 and Democracy 3. Pricing begins at $150 a year for 30 students all the way up to $1,150 for 500.The package is not available to the general public although the website offers teachers to purchase individual licenses which could also be bought by people outside education.
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