So I’ll be undertaking a big effort in recreating the capital cities of the Automation world in Cities: Skylines. With that, I’m looking for inspiration (both photos and C:S workshop content) to work for every one of those cities so that I can develop the right ‘look’ for each of them.
I figure this will be useful for people to develop a better feel for these cities and their corresponding nations
Gasmean capital described with “On top of the Great Lakes with the last shippable port, sits the proud capital of the nation, at the northern tip of the most prolific industrialized region of the world.”
Gasmea an urbanized and overall wealthy nation with a varying climate, large well-maintained roads, and a preference for big and powerful cars.
Archanan capital, vaguely described as the “imperial capital” and is in a rather dry region.
Archana is a mostly rural and rather poor nation with a cooler climate, badly maintained roads, and a market of mostly cheaper and rugged cars.
Russian/Soviet/Northeastern European influences
Fruinian capital, described with “The buzzing and beautiful capital of Fruinia hosts one of the most sought after and prestigious universities in the world. If it is for its advances in the sciences, or for its very pleasant climate and infamous student life is debatable.”
Fruinia is an urbanized nation of average wealth with a warm climate, decently maintained roads that are mostly tight and winding, and the market favours mostly smaller and efficient cars with a penchant for sportier vehicles.
Hetvesian capital, described with “Sheltered by the surrounding mountains and with access to the sea via its shippable river, Berlau has grown from an ancient hamlet to the proud city and cultural hub it is today. The picturesque and fertile lands help its industrious and steadfast people to thrive. They may not seem to move fast or act quickly, but get things done right the first time.”
Hetvesia is wealthy and somewhat rural nation with a colder climate, well maintained mountainous roads, and prefer large and comfortable cars.
Swiss/German/Alps region influences
Dalluhan capital, described with “The glorious capital Basara dominates this small eastern kingdom, situated at the foot of the rocky ridgeline that is separating it from Archana. Beyond the capital there are just small coastal towns that offer stunning beaches, luxury hotels, and year-round tourist activities. The massive salt flats to the west host the largest speed and drag racing event in the world, which tends to attract tourists who prefer speed over beaches.”
Dalluha is a highly urbanised nation of overall very high wealth with a big wealth disparity that has wide open very well maintained roads and a diverse market that prefers luxurious and high performance cars at one end and cheap cars at the other end.
UAE/Saudi Arabia/Persian Gulf influences
To keep this nicely organised, make it clear what city any inspiration is for and I’ll keep track of them to get this project started. I’ll also make sure to share the maps and content collections when I have those available.
Inspiration images don’t only need to be of regular building, but also utilities, roads, parks, potential “districts” and even vehicle.
I’ll also try to sneak in some additional elements into some of these markets, with maybe a few Australian elements into Gasmea, some Scandinavian elements into Hetvesia, varying developing/communist market elements into Archana, some Japanese elements into Fruinia, and some Eastern Mediterranean elements into Dalluha.