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Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle Features Over $100 of Content

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Humble is offering a fantastic deal for city managing fans with the Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle, available until July 8.

Cities: Skylines is everything a SimCity fan would want, and it’s available in the bundle for as little as $1. Like other Humble Bundles, you can choose to pay more to unlock more games (via Steam codes). In this case, the additional content adds a large amount of previously released DLC.

Pay at least $1:

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Deep Focus Radio DLC

Pay more than the average donation (currently $7.32) to also unlock:

  • Concerts DLC
  • High-Tech Buildings Creator Pack
  • Snowfall DLC
  • Natural Disasters DLC

Pay more than $10 to also unlock:

  • Mass Transit DLC
  • Green Cities DLC
  • Industries DLC
  • Campus DLC
  • Art Deco Content Creator Pack
  • European Suburbia Content Creator Pack

The newest DLC that released earlier this year, Sunset Harbor, is not included in the bundle.

The Content Creator Packs are smaller DLC that add new models and buildings, typically priced around $5. The others are larger additions that add new features and mechanics, such as Mass Transit’s new service hubs and scenarios and Campus’ school zones and educational policies. Each of the bigger DLCs are priced between $13 and $15.

As with all Humble Bundles, you can choose how much of your donation goes to the developers, how much to the chosen charity (Child’s Play, though you can choose your own from their database), and how much to Humble.

Cities: Skylines originally released in 2015 by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It expertly filled the single player city building void left by the disappointing SimCity (2013), and has released numerous paid DLC and content updates in the years since.

Cities: Skylines is rate E for Everyone.

Planet Zoo Arctic Pack DLC Adds Four New Furry Animals

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Planet Zoo welcomes its first paid DLC pack next week on December 17, for $9.99. The Arctic Pack adds four new winter-themed animals and two new scenarios.

The four new animals are the Arctic Wolf, Dall Sheep, Polar Bear, and Reindeer. Each animal has specific needs and preferences for terrain, temperature, social groups, and habitat size.

The two new scenarios utilize the winter theme in two new biomes – snowy tundra and arid desert. In Norway, zoo managers will build a remote animal sanctuary for arctic animals. In Mexico players will be challenged keeping native arctic animals comfortable and happy in a warmer climate.

The Arctic Pack also adds over 200 new foliage, building, and other scenery items.

The DLC will launch alongside a free update to Planet Zoo. The update adds a number of new features and tools, such as an aging slider, heat maps for crime, and new nature assets and enrichment items.

If you like numbers, Frontier Developments released some fun stats based on the first month of play time:

  • 62 million animals born
  • 23 million staff hired
  • 5 million enrichment items placed
  • 7 million animals released into the wild

Planet Zoo is available on PC (Steam). It’s rated E10+ with Crude Humor, Mild Blood, and Mild Violence.