Let's Play Cities: Skylines

Help me create a thriving city!


Our new city is called Westdale.


Before we begin construction, I have a few questions for you. Please leave your answer in the comments below!


Should our city be built on a grid? Or should it have winding, meandering roads?


Do we use mostly renewable energy? Or do we go with the cheap and easy coal?

Let me know below!

Which game would you like to see as a SSLP?

Which game should I do next as a Screenshot Let's Play? 

I'm considering the following, which would you prefer to see?

1. Autonaughts- A game in pre-pre-pre alpha. You can learn more about it here, but here's a summary for you: 

"In this basic world you will find earth, sand, sea, fresh water, clay, rock, trees and cereal - and the resident folk, who are content to sit around in the buff, doing nothing.

And speaking of nothing, that's exactly what you start with. But from these humble beginnings you can build and automate an entire civilisation. Well, you can when the game's further along; for now you can only start a forestry and cereal farming, and provide shelter and food for the folk.

You can also make and teach robots how to do anything you can do, which is aces."

2. Kynseed- Kynseed is only in its prototype stage and we are unable to save a long term game. This game is very similar to Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon, but it promises more...realism? detail? I'm not sure. Let's find out together.

3. Cities: Skylines- Let's build a city together...we'll keep tabs on our favorite residents, I'll take suggestions on buildings, street names, etc...

4. Stardew Valley- Let's farm together! Help me decide what skills to try for, what to focus on in life, who to get to know better and what crops to grow.

5. Planet Coaster- Let's build an amusement park!

6. Project Highrise- How about a highrise tower instead?!

7. Renowned Explorers: International Society- Follow a team of adventurers as they try to win the top spot in the Explorer's society. Help me choose where they go, what skills they use, and how they handle encounters.

8. Prison Architect- Let's build us a prison!

9. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles- Join me as we run around collecting cats and completing quests.

SSLP: Yonder- The Cloud Catcher Chronicles!

Welcome to my Screenshot Let's Play of the new released game for PC and PS4, Younder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles.

I confess, I did do a bit of playing with out you....I was really excited and needed to get it out of my system!

I tried to as closely match my real self as possible.

I think I am re-reading a letter that must have been left with me as a small child. Oh, my poor parents. I wonder if I will get to see them again?

Ooo.....shiny magical compass. Yes, well, the day has come my darling parents! I will set out now to find my destiny.

This sounds like a very long journey, I must say. I think I will manage.

Home? I'm headed home. Wonder if anyone will know who I am?

*Gasp* I'm already on a boat! Looks like I am well on my way there. Look at those lovely sails. Did I help make this boat? The water is so calm and lovely. How could anything possibly go wrong!

This. is. an. adorable. boat. Look at my lantern! Ah, this is so peaceful.

Ah, Jib. Our delightful cook. I hope you were hired for your position based on your talent and not on your gender. Also, isn't it called a galley? Maybe that's just where we eat?

Yes, good man Luff! Get us ready to land! How exciting! Do you have a man bun? I think you do.

I wonder that as well, Tack. Also, I must say I think we've been on this boat too long as I find you quite striking. Are you a marriage candidate? Oh, wrong game. Well, if that changes, let me know.

What's our status Captain? I hope that's the only thing behind the fog!

This looks ominous!

Oooooooohhhhhh nooooooo.............Jib, Captain, Luff and my handsome Tack, I hope we meet again......

Okay. Clearly I'm dead.

Everyone makes such a big deal out of my magical compass.

Maybe, I'm not dead.....Captain? Tack? Luff? Jib? Anybody? Hello?

Sigh. I guess I will explore this cave. Oh, look a stone. That might be handy. I guess I'll put that in my backpack...which I might add is way larger on the inside than it looks. What's this blue sparkly thing?

AHHHHHHH!!!!!! What the heck are you?!? Awww.....well, I don't want to be alone anymore either. So, sure, come along.

Yes, let us see how heavy we can make my backpack. I think this stone is larger than my backpack. But it fits, with plenty of room to spare. I must have a magical bag to match my magical compass.

There was some mysterious and sinister looking purple shadowiness blocking our passage out. Thankfully, Lumie was able to clear it. Apparently, Sprites are magically talented in this way.  It exhausted poor Lumie. Lumie explained that if we found his lost brother and sister sprites they could clear the patches of "murk" as he called it more easily. Alright then Lumie, priority one: find more sprites.

Wow......this is so pretty.....I'm just going to stand here for a few minutes.....

Lumie is telling me that we need to get some help in Fairmont. Sigh...it's true...my clothes are tattered, I'm thirsty, and I can't remember last time I ate. I could sure use some of Jib's cooking right now.....And night is falling and I need a place to sleep.

By the time I approach the town, it's already well past nightfall.


Still, a very friendly man named Master Low gives me food and shelter for the evening.

He also gives me clothes, and the names of a few people who might be interested in helping me further. I am so grateful.

Thanks for reading Day 1! If you enjoyed this and want to see Day 2 be sure to comment and let me know!

Opi in Stardew Valley: Day 4

If you haven't read Day 1 yet, I suggest starting here: Day 1

My plants are doing well, though I still haven't been able to harvest anything. 

I visited more folks today. I found Penny daydreaming under a tree. She sounded wistful, and like she had had a hard life. I wonder what her story is.

I also met Elliott who was very interesting...his appearance and personality seem contradictory. His demeanor, physical appearance and way of speaking are a bit pretentious. But he seems kind, creative and humble. 

I accomplished my goal of meeting 28 of the townsfolk! I think that is almost everyone. I'm not friendly with anyone, though. So, now I'm going to try to put in a bit more effort and give someone a gift!

I purchased some different kinds of seeds and seedlings, such as beans. My farm is constantly growing!

After doing some more planting, I decided to build a wooden path by the beans, and a small torch to light my way home.

Score:  1.2% (2 crafting items[path and torch], 1 quest, and 1 more shipped item)

Opi in Stardew Valley: Day 2

If you haven't read Day 1 yet, I suggest starting here: Day 1

Good morning! Day 2 has begun. And I have some mail. How exciting!

It was a letter from the fisherman in town inviting to me to come down to the beach sometime today. I was a little hesitant as it seemed a bit fishy (ba-dum-tsh). I added it to my journal anyway.

I built a chest out of wood I harvested on the property. It took a surprisingly less effort and time than I had anticipated. I now have a place to store things I gather.

Willy was very kind. He gave me a fishing pole in hopes that I will convert some of my productive energy into fishing, not just farming. I actually like the sound of this and plan on giving it a go. There are a lot of fishing spots in the area, so it'd be a good hobby to have.

I saw some worms acting mysterious on the beach, so I dug up whatever they were fussing over. I expected to find the rotting carcass of an animal, but instead I found a book. Weird. Apparently it belongs to the library.

I stopped by the general store (where I met a few new people) and purchased some more parsnips seeds. Might as well continue growing what seems to be working so far.

I met someone else on my way back to the farm. Her name was Haley. I wasn't a fan, to be polite. She seemed to look down on my new chosen profession. 

Here's a look at the contents of my chest, and my inventory, near the end of Day 2. Some of the items I have foraged, I saved. Others have been sold. 


Here's the current state of my plot after planting the second crop.

I really need to get some lamps for this place. In the evenings, it is pretty dark. Thankfully, I have a fire. The night have been cool since we are in the beginning of spring.

Day 2 Score: I added a new category (lost books), but I completed a quest (Getting the fishing pole from Willy), crafted a new item (the chest), caught a fish, and shipped some more items. I'm now at 0.92%....almost to 1 whole percent!

Opi in Stardew Valley: Day 1

My top three favorite games are the Civilization series, the Sim series, and Stardew Valley! It's relaxing, adorable, and like Harvest Moon, but for the PC! Actually, I find it way more fun than Harvest Moon. I simply adore this game. I've played it several times, but I've never managed to complete everything. It has quite a bit of replay-ability.

I've made  a spreadsheet (of course!) to help me check off all the things I could possibly do in the game, and I've been keeping a daily score. This blog series will be a walk through of that game save. The game is played in "days" that last about 15 to 30 minutes of real time, depending on how often you pause to view your inventory. Each of these blog posts will be a day, since it is a convenient chunk of time to play for. Some days may have a lot of screenshots, but others will have very few. Comments, questions, requests, etc...are all highly encouraged in the comments section!

I didn't go through the introduction on this save, because I've seen it quite a few times. However, here is a YouTube video of the introduction posted by someone else. I highly recommend watching it for background. The only different would be the little guy the Lewis and Robyn chat with at the end, would have been replaced with my character, Opi.

Day 1: Opi Moves In

It's my first day on the farm. In my journal, I've set a goal to meet 28 new people around town. It's an ambitious goal that I think will take me several days, but well worth it as a new resident of a small town. It may take a long time to become considered a true member of this community. I suspect I may encounter a few unfriendly face for awhile. 

If I want to be a farm, I need to start farming! My new home came with a house warming welcome gift of parsnips seeds. So, it's time to start planting and figuring out this farming business.

My new home is quite lovely, if small and a bit old. The decor brings the outside into my home.

Before I can plant anything, I need to clear some space. My first day of work was mainly clearing land and planting a small plot to start with.

I ended the day with a visit to the local tavern to meet some new people. Some people such as Gus, the bartender, were very friendly. It was clear, however, that a few of the patrons did not want to be disturbed.

Score: The score is out of 100% which is composed of a list of everything I could find to do in the game. Of course, if I find new things or the game is updated, my goal posts may move back further. In the mean time, I started the game with a 0.59% (based on the 21 Steam achievements I had already acquired before this save). By the end of Day 1, my score was 0.73% accumulated from items I foraged and sold.