Cities Skylines: After Dark will be available starting on the 24th September for Windows, Mac and Linux for $14.99.
Day and night cycles, taxis, prisons, bike lanes, beachfront properties are just a part of the Cities Skylines: After Dark DLC, all of it adds up to having a true city that never sleeps.
Lead designer, Karoliina Korppoo took to the games forums to describe some of the changes including the subtle changes in layers for buildings so the windows light up accordingly through the night.
The city simulation changes during the night to make sure the night time feels like a night should. Citizens go out less and prefer to stay indoors. Only a few go to work, to simulate a night shift. The people who do go out, choose destinations that have to do with having fun and spending time with friends. When there are not as many private vehicles on the roads as during the day, service vehicles can move more freely. The separate night time budget allows you to adjust how active services are during the night and day. To get the most out of the quiet night time, you can set garbage trucks to operate mostly during the night, or have hearses pick up bodies at an increased rate.
One big change during night is that crime increases. With the cover of the night criminals are more active and more police are needed to keep the city safe. This can easily be done with the night time budget: raising the budget allows police stations to have more vehicles in use and thus they can work more efficiently.
Cities Skylines is available now for PC, Mac and Linux.