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Cities in Motion franchise coming to Linux

By Andrew Powell, published 05/01/2014 in News

Swedish video game publisher, Paradox Interactive, are continuing the Linux love, announcing that the entire Cities in Motion franchise will be brought to the Linux platform!

Paradox Interactive, who have already brought such games as Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis IV to Linux, recently announced in a press release the incoming Linux support as well as the Marvellous Monorails expansion for Cities in Motion 2.

The Cities in Motion games are known as "transit planning strategy" games, where you design and build a transit network of various types (eg. trains, buses and ferries etc) for a city and then watch that city grow around the system (and of course, provide for the ever more demanding situations that arise from an ever growing city with more and more citizens etc).

Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, said in the press release that Linux is a "platform for the future of gaming" and that Linux gamers are "are a smart and demanding bunch".

Mr. Wester also goes onto say that the nature of Linux users suit Paradox Interactive's games, which is another reason why they are bringing the Cities in Motion franchise to the platform as they believe "it’s just the type of game that Linux users will enjoy".

A release date for the Linux-ported games has not been yet provided, however it is mentioned that the Linux support will be added the same day that the new Marvellous Monorails expansion is released, of which the release date is also yet to be set.

For more information, see the full press release.

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