Last week Focus disclosed the winner of the first CitiesXL 2011 screenshot contest. The task was to take a beautifull screenshot of a City, build in CitiesXL, around the theme “Paradise City”. I submited this screen here below as competition entry to the german bord and won the second price. Thanks to Focus for voting for my screenshot and congratulation to all other winner:




This was my entry:

This screenshot was taken in New Coast City Bay, a new district connecting the circle structures with the shore line. As promised in my last journal here some more details about that area.

The street layout of the Bay area follows the shape of the expressway that surrounding the circles of New Coast City and slowly stepping down to the beach. This area is the place for the rich and famous of the city, they reside in there mansions along the road network. The spaces between the residential areas are rich of parks and some offices. This Part of New Coast City is also the best area for vacation, so there are many hotels, especially along the beach.

A leisure park with a large Ferris wheel is located in the centre of New Coast City Bay. Also some public buildings for eduction, health as well as a fire and police department can be found there.

so long…



Now some weeks are past since New Coast City emerged from the darkness and it makes a huge step forward so fare but there is still much to do.

After installing CitiesXL 2011, importing New Coast City and loading it ingame things started to get worst at the beginning. One big problem was the lower range of all public services, so people getting very unsatisfied, very fast. I sold every token my city produced to omni and after that, with a good cash flow, I started to advance my public service network in New Coast City.

All public buildings were located in the center of each circle and needed some addition. So I added some schools, Hospitals, fire- and police departments to the center of the Central- and Prime Circle. Especial the End Of The World Plaza needed some changes to provide more space for this kind of buildings but my intentions were also to keep the character of this area. I also added some landmarks and now this central plaza is truly the cultural hart of New Coast City.

By placing public service buildings in the center of each circular shape, directly on a optimal road and freeway connection, they are getting very efficient. They are able to reaching many inhabitants, just the range of some smaller buildings like the elementary school and leisure stuff have is to small to reach every residential area in the Prime Circle. So i have build some of these things at the outer residential rings.

The worst situation was the crime rate in New Cost City. Police was practically not existing, so most of my investments in public services went into fight against crime and advancing the New Coast City Police Department… the NCCPD. As one of the biggest advancement a special unit were founded for all the real hard cases. I´m very proud to introduce to you all the CSI team New Cost City 🙂

After all these changes people now got very satisfied and happy again.

If you asking yourselves: “ why he didn’t use multipurpose buildings?” I simply don´t like them, they are not logical to me and absolutely not common in a real life city

Btw. one positive side-effect of satisfied inhabitants is they are willing to pay massive taxis, indeed life is expensive in New Coast City…. 😉

Now New Coast City was CitiesXL 2011 ready, and I started to build new residential areas, agricultural and high-tech industry. Most parts of the roadlayout were already finished, so I almost just needed to fill them with buildings. Because of that the population was rising very fast (at least for a city from me) from 400.000 to 650.000 inhabitants.

Just the area between the Central- and Prime Circle and the New Coast City Bay district needed some more work.

I guess especially the tricky work on the Bay district was worth of it. I took this beautiful screen shot and submitted it to the German version of the official Paradise City contest. But I will give you all some more info’s about New Coast City Bay in my next journal entry.

So long…