[London, UK – October 3, 2013] – All aboard! Transport Tycoon, Chris Sawyer’s legendary simulation management game, has arrived on mobile platforms! Launching worldwide today in the App Store and Google Play, the game that propelled a generation of tycoon games nearly twenty years ago has been recreated, resulting in one of the deepest, richest simulation games to ever be released on mobile devices. The game, developed by Origin8 Technologies under Sawyer’s direction, is available on iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Android phones and tablets for £4.99 GBP / $6.99 USD / €5.99 Euro beginning today. Transport Tycoon will also soon be available on Amazon.
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 uniquely rich mobile game.
Early praise for the new Transport Tycoon game includes:
“Transport Tycoon is that rare nostalgic lust object that is actually as good as you remember it.” - PocketTactics
“Transport Tycoon is in many ways the precursor of world-building games like Minecraft that have conquered the gaming world in recent years.”- Wired
“...incredibly deep” - Touch Arcade
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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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
Amazon Kindle: Coming Soon