Ship ahoy! That’s the motto of German publisher astragon Software and developer Deck 13 Hamburg when it comes to their new logistics and economy simulation TransOcean: The Shipping Company for PC. The challenging game about gigantic ships and transnational transport empires is available now on Steam and retail.
TransOcean: The Shipping Company is your ticket to the world of international container shipping. Build a mighty fleet of modern merchant ships and conquer the seven seas. Track your routes in real time, take the controls as ships enter and leave the harbor, and see to it that freight gets loaded efficiently. Keep in mind that time is money! Excessive lay days are taboo!
55 of the largest and best known, as well as the most exotic harbors of the world await your visit; one of these will be your home harbor, which you will choose yourself. Every harbor has its advantages and disadvantages, so you should carefully consider your options. A highly polished bonus system will lend an element of suspense to every decision you make in the game.
And with 20 classes of ship available, you will have to bear a lot of factors in mind: is your new ship designed for the Panama Canal, or will you have to take a longer route? Would you rather take the shortest route through the Suez Canal, or head for the ports of Africa to land other lucrative assignments? Are you likely to encounter a storm on your chosen route, or is there currently a threat of piracy somewhere along the way? Is there even adequate space at your destination port for your newest freighter?
Painstakingly crafted harbors based on real-world models as well as realistic ships and routes make TransOcean: The Shipping Company a unique gaming experience. An elaborate trade system with dynamic prices allows the player to constantly keep an eye on the most lucrative routes, as this is the only way he can secure the best jobs for his fleet.
Players need to keep a balance between expenses and profit as well as their nerve when they have to choose between different possibilities: would it pay to smuggle goods, or would that risk the good reputation of the company? The more successful the shipping company is and the better its reputation, the better the offers it will receive.
In the game’s online mode, the player can compete with other shipping tycoons for the more lucrative routes and the best prices; the law of supply and demand applies in this case.
Numerous paths can lead you to your goal – find the right strategy to continually expand your empire and become the most successful transport company of all times!
TransOcean: The Shipping Company for PC is available now for 24.99 Euro/USD 29.99 via Steam and retail