Cities: Skylines mod lets you fly planes over your cities

The community around Cities: Skylines is developing some impressive additions to the city-building game from Colossal Order, with the latest mod, “Flight Cimulator,” bringing pilotable planes into the world.

Created by a Netherlands-based player who goes by the moniker Ulysius, Flight Cimulator is billed as a “flight simulator inside a city builder.” Players can press Ctrl + A to start flying, which spawns a jet airliner high above their city. The aircraft is controlled with the WASD keys and mouse. But as you can see in the video above from Bill Warlow on YouTube, there’s a reason that Ulysius calls the mod a “cimulator” rather than a “simulator” — the planes don’t exactly fly like real ones.

Ulysius says that planned future updates to Flight Cimulator include “better simulation” and engine sounds. Planes clip through buildings right now, but Ulysius also wants to implement proper collisions, which might not be the best idea — even with the clipping in the current version of the mod, Warlow notes in his video that he feels like he’s “recreating atrocities.”

Cities: Skylines is now available for $29.99 on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. For more, check out our Overview video below.