Upon its original release in 1994, Transport Tycoon was heralded as the new standard in management simulation games, remaining a high watermark in the genre almost two decades later. Transport Tycoon for mobile platforms has been designed and directed by legendary game designer Chris Sawyer, the original creator of Transport Tycoon, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, and Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 & 2. Veteran developers Origin8 have recreated and restored Sawyer’s original simulation code, resulting in the deepest, richest simulation game yet seen on mobile.
“I'm delighted that we are able to bring Transport Tycoon to mobile devices and tablets and I hope that players of the original PC games – as well as people who have never played the original - will thoroughly enjoy the rejuvenated game on a platform it suits so well,” said Chris Sawyer. “It's been quite a challenge for the Origin8 development team to re-write the game from scratch and adapt it to the smaller touch-screen interface but the result is probably one of the most extensive and intricate games currently available for mobile platforms, a testament to Origin8's skills and to the processing power now available on these devices. I hope the game's size and depth of gameplay will keep players entertained and engrossed for months, if not years.”
PocketTactics expressed initial praise for the new Transport Tycoon game saying “ Transport Tycoon is that rare nostalgic lust object that is actually as good as you remember it. ”
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.
AppyNation is a developer-led collaborative consortium of independent studios from around the UK who have come together with the backing of NESTA to offer an alternative to the traditional publisher model. We operate across all digital platforms.
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Transport Tycoon © 1994, 2013 31X Ltd. Created by Chris Sawyer. Transport Tycoon ® Chris Sawyer. All rights reserved.
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Digital press kit (new screenshots & artwork): http://www.appynation.com/media/TransportTycoon_Preview_DigitalPressKit.zip
Title: Transport Tycoon
Publisher: 31X Ltd .
Developer: Origin8 Technologies Ltd .
Format: iOS (universal), Android
Available: October 3, 2013