Anyone who grew up in the 90's may remember Transport Tycoon - a game similar to Sim City 2000 and Roller Coaster Tycoon (Chris Sawyer, who created TTC, also created RCT). The objective of the game is fairly simple by today's standards: control a transport company to make more profit than your rivals. Fans of the original should be happy to hear that the OpenTTD project has been ported to Android, and this time around, there's even multiplayer support.

The bad news is that it's still an early release, so it's not without kinks. A fair number of users can't get the app to run at all, and some users have also had trouble getting sound to work. For those who can run the app without issue, the UI seems to be the weak point in the app.

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XDA member SHADOW-XIII (the OP in the app's thread) makes a few noteworthy points:

Please mind that it is first release, therefore:
- it might be full of bugs or possible incompatibilities. Don't expect all working perfect. It is more like 'test' version to see if it can be done and how playable (or not) it will be
- it is not well designed for small screens with high resolutions (Strongly encourage to install this addon)
- it is not official openttd.org release therefore it is not supported, any issues send to the market release author
- the game will download 20MB of additional files to the card/internal memory, you can download it manually from here (the latest data archive, possibly lang if you want, lowmem file for less memory usage but no in-game sounds/music) and this file, install/extract all files to /sdcard/app-data/org.openttd.sdl

Think it's worth a shot? Download the APK, head on over to AppBrain, or scan the QR code below.

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openttd.sdl

[Source: XDA-Developers]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • http://www.idesirehd.wordpress.com link777

    Nice... I'm waiting for there update, but think the game is android worthy.

  • Shaggy Bawls

    Just got the game on my galaxy s2 and it works like a charm, sound is ok, graphics look neat, works at normal speed and doesn't hog memory, only drawback is playing this on a phone is a pain in the ass, especially when you have to click the tiny x's on the top left corner to close the windows, I'm not sure if I'll ever get used to playing ttd on my phone, which sucks because I love this game.

  • KiwiT

    probably not worth playing on a phone but a tablet or Im thinking an Asus Transformer with a mouse. Means I dont have to buy a windows laptop next time and I can keep a laptop formfactor

  • terry

    Love it but i can`t buy any vehicle