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Developer diaries are articles, usually accompanied by screenshots and videos, showing the momentary state of development, describing features and explaining game design choices.

They are published more or less regularly by the developers Colossal Order in the game´s main forum on Paradox Plaza.


Contents

Campus[edit]

All developer diaries about the Campus expansion and patches 1.12.

No. Title and Link Description Date
0 Campus Dev Diary Introduction The Campus expansion has three types of schools for higher learning, the Trade School, Liberal Arts College and University. It also includes varsity sports and museums. 2019-05-09
1 Campus Dev Diary #1: Campus Areas Creating a Campus Area. Campus Types. Campus Area Info View. Campus Budget. Campus Areas and Your City. 2019-05-10
2 Campus Dev Diary #2: Campus Reputation Increasing reputation. Bonuses from increasing campus reputation. Academic Works. Museums. Exchange Students. 2019-05-13
3 Campus Dev Diary #3: Academic Year, Events, and Faculties Academic Year. Academic Year Report. School events. Unique Faculties. 2019-05-14
4 Campus Dev Diary #4: Varsity Sports Varsity sports arenas. Varsity team customization. Varsity sports matches. Trophies. Varsity sports policies. Coaching staff and cheerleaders. 2019-05-15

Industries[edit]

All developer diaries about the Industries expansion and patches 1.11 and 1.11.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Industries Dev Diary #1 Introduction to the Industries DLC. 2018-10-11
2 Industries Dev Diary #2: Industry Areas Creating your Industry Area, Types of Industry Areas, Industry Area Info view and Industry Areas Overview, Benefit of having Industry Areas in your city. 2018-10-12
3 Industries Dev Diary #3: Supply chain part 1 Extractor Buildings, Raw Material Storage Buildings, Processing Buildings, Unique Factories, Auxiliary Buildings. 2018-10-15
4 Industries Dev Diary #4: Supply chain part 2 Industry Area Info Panel, Resource types, Unique Factories. 2018-10-16
5 Industries Dev Diary #5: Industry Area levelling Main Buildings, Industry Area levelling, Leveling Requirements, Leveling with benefits. 2018-10-17
6 Industries Dev Diary #6: Maps and policies Five new maps, 3 new City-wide Policies and 3 new Industry Policies, New models and props. 2018-10-18
7 Industries Dev Diary #7: Cargo Cargo Services, Warehouses, Cargo Airport, Cargo Airport Hub, Post Office City Service, Post Office, Post Sorting Facility. 2018-10-19
8 Industries Dev Diary #8: Free Update Toll Booths, Make Building Historical, Modding: Custom random names, Asset Editor. 2018-10-22
9 CO word of the week #4 - 48/2018: After Industries release! Reddit AMA, release party, bug reports and fixing, feedback, Christmas songs, Chirper hat. 2018-11-26
10 Holiday Dev Diary Part 1 - Surprise Patch Included! Patch 1.11.1-f2, new Christmas songs, Chirper hat, winter maps, "Winter Market" Unique Building. 2018-12-13
11 Holiday Dev Diary Part 2 - Show Me the Music! Making three new Christmas songs to add to 2017's "Carols, Candles and Candy" free DLC. 2018-12-14

Parklife[edit]

All developer diaries about the Parklife expansion and patches 1.10 and 1.10.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Parklife Dev Diary #1: Park Areas Park Areas, types, leveling, gates, attractiveness, infoview and new panels. 2018-04-26
2 Parklife Dev Diary #2: Tours Walking Tours, Bus Tours, Hot Air Balloon Tours, infoview and new panels. 2018-05-02
2A Parklife Dev Diary #2: Tours Parklife winter map pictures from CO_EMMI. 2018-05-04
3 Parklife Dev Diary #3: New policies and buildings Policies, Park Maintenance City Service, Unique Buildings, Monument and props. 2018-05-09
4 Parklife Dev Diary #4: Maps and tree noise reduction New maps, terrain props, trees reduce noise pollution, and new animal models. 2018-05-15
5 Parklife Dev Diary #5: Modding and menu filtering Sub-meshes, Scripting API, Asset Data API, Cinematic Camera API, Menu Filtering. 2018-05-17
6 Parklife Dev Diary #6: Introduction to Tourism New Tourism Info View, New tourist and vehicle models, Mascots 2018-05-22
7 Word of the week 3 Word of the week 3 - 27/2018 - Parklife patch, Summer Holiday 2018-07-05

Green Cities[edit]

All developer diaries about Green Cities expansion and patches 1.9 and 1.9.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Word of the week 7 Word of the week 7 - 26/2017 2017-06-27
2 Word of the week 8 Word of the week 8 - 27/2017 2017-07-07
3 Word of the week 9 Word of the week 9 - 33/2017 2017-08-14
4 Word of the week 10 Word of the week 10 - 35/2017 2017-08-28
5 Green Cities - Dev Diary #1 Green Cities diary 1 - Gamescom and the Key Features 2017-08-31
6 Green Cities - Dev Diary #2 Green Cities diary 2 - The art of Green Cities 2017-09-07
7 Green Cities - Dev Diary #3 Green Cities diary 3 - Gameplay and Policies 2017-09-15
8 Green Cities - Dev Diary #4 Green Cities diary 4 - New City Services 2017-09-21
9 Green Cities - Dev Diary #5 Green Cities diary 5 - Specializations 2017-09-28
10 Green Cities - Dev Diary #6 Green Cities diary 6 - Free Update 2017-10-05
11 Concerts Update - Dev Diary #1 Concerts Update diary 1 - Update to the Concerts miniexpansion (Patch 1.9) 2017-10-11
12 Green Cities - Dev Diary #7 Green Cities diary 7 - New Maps and Scenarios 2017-10-12
13 Green Cities - Dev Diary #8 Green Cities diary 8 - Road Modding 2017-10-18
14 Word of the week 11 Word of the week 11 - 44/2017 - Budget Panel 2017-11-02
15 Word of the week 12 Word of the week 12 - 46/2017 - Colossal Order: Relocated 2017-11-15
16 Word of the week 13 Word of the week 13 - 48/2017 - Colossal Order: Office Sports 2017-11-30
17 Word of the week 14 Word of the week 14 - 50/2017 - Christmas (Patch 1.9.1) 2017-12-14
18 Word of the week 1 Word of the week 1 - 5/2018 - First mention of something new in the works 2018-01-29
19 Word of the week 2 Word of the week 2 - 9/2018 - Game designer Karoliina Korppoo departs CO 2018-03-02
20 Dev Diary: ChirpX Dev Diary: ChirpX 2018-03-09

Mass Transit[edit]

All developer diaries about Mass Transit expansion and patches 1.7, 1.7.X and 1.8.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Word of the week #4 - 6/2017 Working on some super cool stuff I’m not allowed to tell you guys just yet. Kyykkä. 2017-02-10
2 Word of the week 5 CO word of the week #5 - 8/2017 (Teaser about "Mass Transit" news coming.) 2017-02-24
3 Word of the week 6 CO word of the week #6 - 10/2017 ("Mass Transit" has been announced.) 2017-03-09
4 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 1 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 1 - More Than Just New Public Transport Types 2017-03-15
5 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 2 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 2 - Ferries 2017-03-29
6 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 3 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 3 - Blimps & Cable Cars 2017-04-12
7 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 4 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 4 - Monorails 2017-04-26
8 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 5 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 5 - Hub Buildings and intersection settings 2017-05-10
9 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 6 Mass Transit - Dev Diary 6 - Mass Transit in Action 2017-05-17

Natural Disasters[edit]

All developer diaries about Natural Disasters expansion and patches 1.6 and 1.6.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Dev Diary 1: Meteors and Helicopters The first disaster, meteors, and helicopters services. 2016-09-15
2 Word of the week #20 - 38/2016 Mariina visited Barcelona and Responsive City Symposium organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. 2016-09-23
3 Dev Diary 2: Scenario editor Description of the new scenario editor to be included in the next expansion. 2016-09-28
4 Word of the week #21 - 40/2016 A list of the included disasters. Meteor, thunderstorm, sinkhole, tornado, earthquake, tsunami, forest fire / fire spreading. 2016-10-07
5 Dev Diary 3: Thunder and Lightning and Fire Thunderstorms, lightning, fire spreading, forest fires, fire watch towers, helicopters. 2016-10-12
6 Word of the week #22 - 42/2016 Press conference in London and licensed content with Stadiums: European Club Pack 2016-10-20
7 Dev Diary 4: Tornadoes and Shelters Evacuation shelters to protect your citizens and some more flying cows. In-game trailer video. 2016-10-26
8 Dev Diary 5: Earthquakes, Sinkholes and Early Warning Systems Space Radar, Weather Radar, Earthquake Sensors and Tsunami Buoys. Earthquakes and sinkholes deform terrain. 2016-11-09
9 Dev Diary 6: Tsunamis and Waiting for the Release Tsunamis. Tank Reservoirs, Fresh Water Outlets, and the Pumping Service. 2016-11-23
10 Word of the week #23 - 48/2016 Patch notes 1.6.0 2016-11-29
11 Word of the week #24 - 51/2016 "Colossal Disasters" video. CO going on holiday. 2016-12-22
12 Word of the week #1 - 2/2017 CO back from the Christmas Holiday. 2017-01-12
13 Word of the week #2 - 4/2017 Not overhauling traffic AI. Patch notes 1.6.3-f1. 2017-01-26
14 Word of the week #3 - 5/2017 Quality Assurance. Plan for Colossal to expand starts with finding a new bigger office space. 2017-02-03

Patch 1.5[edit]

All developer diaries about patch 1.5.

No. Title and Link Description Date
5 Word of the week 5 Spring came to Finland. Reception for Landscaping update. Winners of the "Praise the Chirper Contest". 2016-04-06
6 Word of the week 6 Water Normal issue. Patching frequency/mods/QA. 2016-04-12
7 Word of the week 7 Patch notes 1.4.1 2016-04-19
8 Word of the week 8 Word of the week 8 2016-04-26
9 Word of the week 9 Word of the week 9 2016-05-03
10 Word of the week 10 Word of the week 10 2016-05-24
11 Word of the week 11 Word of the week 11 2016-06-02
12 Word of the week 12 Patch notes 1.5.0-f4. "Match Day" free DLC announced. 2016-06-08
13 Word of the week 13 Word of the week 13 2016-06-16
14 Word of the week 14 Word of the week 14 2016-06-23
15 Word of the week 15 Word of the week 15 2016-06-30
16 Word of the week 16 Word of the week 16 2016-07-08
17 Word of the week 17 Word of the week 17 2016-08-11
18 Word of the week 18 Word of the week 18 2016-08-25
19 Word of the week 19 Word of the week 19 2016-09-08

Patch 1.4[edit]

All developer diaries about patches 1.4 and 1.4.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Word of the week 1 Word of the week 1 2016-03-01
2 Word of the week 2 Word of the week 2 2016-03-08
3 Word of the week 3 Word of the week 3 2016-03-15
4 Word of the week 4 Patch notes 1.4 2016-03-22

Snowfall[edit]

All developer diaries about Snowfall expansion and patches 1.3 and 1.3.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Prepare for Snowfall Announcement 2016-01-20
2 New Things on the Roads Snow ploughs and Trams 2016-01-27
3 Snow and Heating New Policies and dynamic electricity use 2016-02-03
4 New and Free Free content, new public transport UI and weather effects 2016-02-11
5 Theme Editor A new tool for modders and content creators 2016-02-16

After Dark[edit]

All developer diaries about After Dark expansion and patches 1.2 and 1.2.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Night Time, what is it? Day and night cycle 2015-08-20
2 What's new with Modding? Changes related to Modding 2015-08-27
3 Expanded city services Police and transport 2015-09-03
4 Commercial specializations Commercial specializations 2015-09-10

Base game[edit]

All developer diaries about Cities: Skylines (base game) patches 1.0, 1.1 and 1.1.X.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Roads How roads function 2014-09-24
2 Zoning Basics of zoning and zoning tools 2014-10-07
3 Natural Resources Types of resources and how to access them 2014-10-21
4 Public Transport Modes of public transport and how they work 2014-11-04
5 Outside Connections Tourism and Import/Export 2014-11-18
6 Map Editor Tools and functions of the Map Editor 2014-12-09
7 Simulation Simulation of individual Citizens and Vehicles in the game 2015-01-07
8 Districts and policies Districts and policies 2015-01-20
9 Info Views Info views 2015-02-03
10 Themes Themes 2015-02-17