For those who have had fantasies of building a business empire, a new yet old game is coming to Android soon that might help you satisfy those urges, at least virtually. Developers 31X and Origin8 Technologies are bringing the classic Transport Tycoon simulation game to mobile platforms and will be ready to build the roads to your kingdom on your Android devices next month.
Transport Tycoon, like other games of its ilk, puts you in the shoes of an unseen yet enterprising businessman whose goal is to expand his or her coffers and leave his mark on the world, almost literally, by building a transportation empire. Players start with simple roads and get to trace the evolution of the world’s transportation system through trains, planes, and ships. This new version will be bringing all that good fun and serious business to Android and iOS devices.
The original game was released in 1994 so there is necessarily some need to get the user interface and interaction up to today’s standards. But in order to keep the spirit of the game intact, the developers brought in help in the person of Chris Sawyer, the very same developer responsible for the game as well as the more popular and successful simulation series, RollerCoaster Tycoon. Here’s a brief trailer of the game.
If you’re the kind of player who likes directing where invisible digital people can or cannot travel, then Transport Tycoon might just be your thing. And you wouldn’t have to wait long, as the game is set to hit Google Play Store on October 3.