Maybe you can’t afford real estate in the real San Francisco. Well, why don’t you just make your own digital City by the Bay instead?
A gamer is using the urban-management game Cities: Skylines to re-create San Francisco to a 1-to-1.5 scale. This means that everything in the game is exactly half the size it is in real life, and this individual, who goes by the name Norrus on Imgur, has already mapped out Union Square, the Financial District, and a ton more. They are still working on the southern portion of the city, which includes the Bayview, Bernal Heights, and Visitacion neighborhoods. But it already looks very familiar, and you can already see things like the Moscone Center and Golden Gate Park. This is just the latest fan-made creation for this young game, and it joins a list of incredible works like Los Santos from Grand Theft Auto V as well as starter maps for Portland, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.
But this S.F. map is perhaps the most impressive Cities: Skyline virtual municipality yet. Check it out with commentary from the creator:
This is an example of what players can do with Cities: Skylines, and they’ll only have the capability to do more as the game grows. The Steam Workshop, where the community can upload mods and extra items, already has 6,000 entries in the map-section alone.
One of those is probably the greatest mod anyone has ever created. Behold, Macho-Land Randy Savage: