CityCopter Mod Aims To Be SimCopter For Cities: Skylines

Every day I look at the Steam Workshop and subreddit for Cities Skylines [official site] and every day there is something I want to show to people. Look at this pretty braided highway! Look at this fancy circular city! And the mods. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a mod community explode like this for a game that didn’t already have an existing community.

Today’s thing I need to share: a video of CityCopter, a helicopter mod in the vein of Maxis’ old SimCopter.

Creator and Reddit user InconsolableCellist has already set up a subreddit for the mod where you can see other videos, GIFs and one clear implication that the obvious Oculus Rift support you just thought of is already in the works.

The mod isn’t finished or playable yet, but you can imagine what it might be like if you ever played SimCopter. The Maxis game was a poulist aviation sim, more interested in objectives about catching criminals than accurate wind physics, but the coolest part was that you could import your city from SimCity 2000 and fly around your own creations in 3D. That’s obviously an easier step in Cities Skylines, but still the appeal for me.

I will let you know when CityCopter is released because I can’t help myself and because it gives me an excuse to continue playing Cities Skylines during work hours.

Skylines is our Game of the Month for April, and you can find out why by reading our group verdict. Or if you already know why, find out more about the future of the game by reading Adam’s interview with Colossal Order CEO/Chirpy creator Mariina Hallikainen.


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    Qazinsky says:

    That circular city looks fantastic, I’d just love to explore it from street level!

    • Smashbox says:

      I can’t wait for the mod that allows you to drive around your city with a real driving model!

      • sergih123 says:

        I’ve been wondering why isn’t it already made, it won’te be that hard…i guess xD

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    Qazinsky says:

    Also, I am pretty sure that sim copter video is a realistic recreation of me actually trying to fly a helicopter.

  3. Windows98 says:

    “poulist aviation sim” – does that mean it’s a chicken simulator?

  4. RanDomino says:

    Streets of Cities:Skylines

  5. Beanbee says:

    Way to miss a trick mod. Why on earth is Ride of the Valkyries not playing with random emergency scanner background laced in?

  6. James says:

    Cities Skylines amazes me every day with the community it has. It’s brilliant.

  7. SuicideKing says:

    There’s also Flight Cimulator: link to

  8. TWChristine says:

    My wishes have come true! I still play SimCopter to this day (although you can’t get more than 10 or so minutes in before it crashes), and even with awful blocky graphics it’s still a load of fun. If they can capture the goofy feel of that game, even if it’s just a mod, I’d gladly donate full game price to them. Obviously they have a long ways to go,..different types of helicopters (not such a big deal to me), but water cannon/bucket, loud speaker getting rid of traffic jams, etc..

  9. April March says:

    But can you report heavy traffic?