Cities: Skylines Player Makes Seattle, Pip Gets Distracted By Clown Fever

Okay, so in a situation which rapidly escalated I started off admiring someone’s recreation of Seattle in Cities: Skylines, ended up browsing some of the Steam Workshop mods and assets and am now trying to build a clown retirement community complete with clown cemetery.

Here is the awesome Seattle thing:

And there’s a whole set of images here.

It’s by Redditor inthoughtwelive and apparently is the result of a combination of online resources and some old-fashioned eyeballing:

“It was actually done with a Seattle map I downloaded, but I redid all the highways, and then eyeballed the rest using google earth as a reference.”

It’s not quite finished but that’s because of the building limit imposed by the game. I’ve only ever paid flying visits to Seattle but what is there (and there’s a whole lot) looks pretty accurate to an eye trained by glaring at AirBnB maps and trying to sort out where to stay during The International.

I did go to the Steam workshop to see whether it had been uploaded and if I could take a little in-game trip but a) it hasn’t been and b) I got distracted by a list of clown-themed assets including a clown shrine, clown cemetery and clown garden.

Now I’m building a clown community for retired clowns in the game and the afternoon is mostly just me getting angry about the clown town not growing fast enough.

This can only end well.


  1. TehK says:

    That last picture is pretty scary!

  2. seroto9 says:

    I’m sure you’ll get traffic congestion with all those clown cars.

    • Capt. Bumchum McMerryweather says:

      If anything, the clown cars should improve traffic, since their capacity is unfeasibly high.

      • DelrueOfDetroit says:

        It’s a lot harder to balance the budget when you need to hire all those extra civic workers to clean up the cream pies and never-ending handkerchiefs.

        • zbeeblebrox says:

          The real danger comes when there’s a fire and the clowns show up to help, but end up doing a bunch of ladder gags instead.

  3. freedomispopular says:

    So basically you’re building a city for politicians?

  4. Neurotic says:

    What’s “The International” that happens in Seattle? I keep thinking of the Internationale song.

  5. caff says:

    More games need clowns.

  6. caff says:

    Clown of Duty.