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  Transport Tycoon Delivers All New Content
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04/03/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

[London, UK – April 3, 2014] – Transport Tycoon, Chris Sawyer’s legendary simulation management game now available for iOS Universal and Android, has been updated with all new content. Releasing worldwide today in the Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon, the mobile app will now include a fully reworked and remixed version of the game’s original soundtrack, among other exciting new features that fans have been asking for. Developed by Origin8 Technologies under Sawyer’s direction, the game is available for £4.99/$6.99. Fans that have already purchased the game will receive the new content for free.

New features incorporated in the update include:

The Original Soundtrack

A fully reworked and remixed soundtrack by John Broomhall, the creator of the PC game’s original music. Players will now be able to toggle between the classic soundtrack and The 2014 Sessions easily via the Options menu.

Ten New Solo Scenarios

Without AI competitor companies or time-sensitive goals, the new solo maps added to the game are designed to allow players to plan and grow their transportation network over decades or even centuries, without pressure from competing businesses.

Real World Scenarios (5)

o    Five classic real-world maps including Great Britain and Ireland, North America (East, West and Midwest) and the Swiss Alps are now featured in the game as solo scenarios. Each map has a starting date in the early 20 th century.

Expanded Environments (5)

o    Adding a whole new dimension of gameplay, five brand new maps covering a variety of terrain and climate types have been built into the game. Arid Adventures, Beach Meets West, Climate Clash, Greener Pastures and Swiss Lowlands all have an open landscape allowing for maximum freedom and creativity when designing a transportation network and have a starting date of 1900.

New Achievements

Three all-new achievements are integrated in the game adding a layer of surprise and delight for players to discover.

Tutorial

The loading screen now displays tips for players, giving gameplay advice and pointing out helpful shortcuts and lesser-known features of the game.

In Transport Tycoon, players become entrepreneurs in control of a transport company, competing against rivals to make as much profit as possible by transporting passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea and air. To build an empire, players construct transportation routes consisting of stations near industries or towns, each often utilizing different methods of transportation such as trains, ships, airplanes, trucks and more.  A number of factors determine a player’s success including efficiency at moving goods from one station to another and therefore earning higher ratings, picking up resources or passengers and delivering them to where there is demand, and time, distance and quantity of goods delivered.

Heralded as the new standard in management simulation games upon its original release on PC, Transport Tycoon continues to be the standard in the genre almost two decades later and remains one of the best-selling PC games of all time. The new mobile game has been designed and directed by legendary game designer Chris Sawyer, the original creator of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, and the Rollercoaster Tycoon series of games. Working closely with Sawyer, Origin8 Technologies have recreated and restored the original simulation code to produce a rich mobile game.

Visit TransportTycoon.com for additional information about the game or follow Transport Tycoon on Twitter ( @TransportTycoon) or Facebook/tycoonsim.

About 31X

31X Ltd was formed by Chris Sawyer in 2010 to develop TRANSPORT TYCOON for the new generation of social and mobile platforms. 

Chris Sawyer is 31X’s CEO, Creator and Executive Producer.  He is joined by Jacqui Lyons, Executive Producer, John Hurlbut, also Executive Producer as well as Hetal Bhuva, Producer and Guy Herbert, Legal Consultant.

Chris Sawyer entered the games industry in 1983, writing games in Z80 machine code on the Memotech MTX home computer, and then the Amstrad CPC series home computer. From 1988 to 1993, Chris worked on PC conversions of Amiga games and was involved in many well-known projects, including Virus (1989), Campaign (1992), Birds of Prey (1992), Dino Dini's Goal (1993), and Frontier Elite 2 (1993).

About Origin8 Technologies

Origin8 is an innovative independent developer based in London, UK. Founded by two industry veterans and with a team whose credits cover a vast number of platforms from the ZX Spectrum onwards, they specialise in games and entertainment for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. Origin8’s products include the award-winning Sentinel tower defence series, one of Apple’s App Store Anniversary top 30 picks.

http://www.origin8.com

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