First Class all the Way – Transport Tycoon Arriving on Mobile 3rd October!
Chris Sawyer’s 31X Ltd and Origin8 Technologies Ltd are proud to announce that the revitalised version of the gaming classic Transport Tycoon is hitting the iTunes App Store and Google Play on 3rd October.
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. ”