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Transport Tycoon Celebrates 20th Anniversar​y With a New Competition.

Posted by on November 6th, 2014
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Transport Tycoon, by 31x Limited, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! In honor of the event, they have released a limited time level which gives players five new scenarios to compete through. The top performing players will get the grand prizes and 30 randomly selected players, who completed the level, will get the runners-up prize.

The new scenarios in the competition include three designed for expert players. You will be in charge of a filing company and must raise it up like a phoenix from the ashes. The other two solo player scenarios asks players to meet performance goals in the “No Trains, No Planes” scenario and tame the strange terrain of ‘Hungry Blockworld’ to feed its inhabitants in the other.

The 20th Anniversary scenario runs through November 30th so hurry up and prove your Transport Entrepreneurial skills.

You can pick up Transport Tycoon for $6.99 on the App Store.

via: Our Review

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Image via Pocket Tactics

Transport Tycoon, the mobile version of Chris Sawyer’s classic simulation game where players help manage an empire of planes, trains, and automobiles, recently received a big update with new levels, scenarios, music, and general improvements. With that in mind, Chris Sawyer took some time out to answer some questions about the game, and give his thoughts on gaming now.

148Apps: What was the impetus behind bringing the Transport Tycoon back now in 2014?
Chris Sawyer (CS): The latest mobile and tablet platforms were perfect for the game with their power, high resolution screens, and touch screen interface. It just made sense to bring the game to these platforms.

transporttycoon04148Apps: Did mobile change the way that you approached the gameplay of Transport Tycoon?
CS: We set out to keep the complex and detailed gameplay as unchanged as possible because that’s what’s at the core of Transport Tycoon, and the technology in modern mobiles and tablets allowed us to do that. We improved the user experience with the touch screen interface and enhanced display of the game world as well as other in-game information.

148Apps: What is the one aspect of the 1994 game market that you think 2014 needs?
CS: A reliable way for players to find the good games amongst the not-so-good. In 1994, the information about new games was quite limited, but also very thorough. By reading magazines, you could find out which games might appeal and which were worth spending money on. Nowadays, there are so many games being sold (or given away) and marketed in so many ways, it’s very difficult for the good games to shine based on merit rather than clever advertising or social media manipulation.

transporttycoon11148Apps: Conversely, what would the 1994 market be improved by something in 2014?
CS: Back in 1994, there was only one way to publish games, which was selling boxed products through a publisher and distributor. Now there are dozens of ways of publishing games and most of them mean a more streamlined and cheaper distribution channel.

148Apps: Free-to-play is obviously a huge deal now, but Transport Tycoon has launched at a premium price. Why was this chosen?
CS:Transport Tycoon always was and still is a premium game. It is a game with considerable detail and depth of gameplay, and making it free-to-play with in-app purchases would have ruined the depth of the game. We wanted players to be able to become immersed in the gameplay and not be faced by frustrating restrictions or demands for payment while playing.

148Apps: Has the premium price worked out for the game?
CS: It is working out for the game, but it’s proving a challenge as we’re perhaps the first to try publishing such a detailed strategy game as a fully-paid app. We have also published a free Lite version with limited gameplay, which helps a lot too. The Lite version allows players to get a feel for the game before moving towards purchasing the full version. We’ve also found that keeping the game well-supported is important. The development team is continuing to fine tune and enhance the game with regular updates and support for players.

148Apps: iOS versus Android, what do you see as the biggest difference between the overall worlds of games on each platform?
CS: The main difference is the distribution model on each. iOS is considerably more controlled and streamlined and Android is less controlled, but each has their own benefits.

Thanks to Chris Sawyer for his time.

$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-10-03 :: Category: Games

Transport Tycoon Receives Easter Update: Tweaks Soundtrack and Adds More Features

Posted by on April 4th, 2014
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31x Limited’s management simulation game Transport Tycoon has just received an Easter update.

First up, the soundtrack has been remastered by the game’s original composer, John Broomhall; the new music can be selected in the game options. Also, there are new levels with five new scenarios, revamped tutorials, new achievements (some of which are hidden), and bug fixes.

We had an opportunity to look at the game in the fall of last year, and liked it. Transport Tycoon is available on the App Store for $6.99.

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via: Our Review

Transport Tycoon Receives a Transport Full of New Features and Fixes in the Latest Update

Posted by on October 31st, 2013
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Transport Tycoon got some enhancements in its latest update where players can now customize names for each station and vehicle in their game. Also, as a freebie for the fans, users have access to the original and remixed versions of the classic Transport Tycoon theme for use as their phone’s ringtone. The update also lets users change the autosave feature in the settings so that it can work as a timer instead.

Make sure to check it out! Oh, and check out the new Halloween-themed loading screen!

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via: Our Review
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Transport Tycoon Review

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The classic PC sim makes its way to iOS, complete with rewarding gameplay and a convoluted interface.

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Transport Tycoon Has Players Managing Their Own Transport Company

Posted by on October 3rd, 2013
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Transport Tycoon gives players involved in their very own simulation management game on iOS. The game offers plenty of depth with over 49 scenarios for players to experience as they take control of a transport company. They must compete against rival companies to earn as much profit as possible by transporting passengers and other items by road, sea, air, and rail.

Now go start making some money by transporting those goods and getting those people to where they belong!

Transport Tycoon Coming to iOS on October 3

Posted by on September 20th, 2013

Origin8 and 31X Ltd are bringing the classic PC empire builder, Transport Tycoon, to iOS in just a couple of weeks on October 3. This mobile port has been designed and directed by the game’s original creator, Chris Sawyer.

The original was quite a big deal when it first came out in 1994, and fans will no doubt want to get their hands on this once it comes out so they can manage their transportation empire whenever they’d like. No word has been given on a price point yet, but we’ll know first thing next month!

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