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Last Updated: July 16th, 2013

While an open source remake is already available on Google Play, an official version of Transport Tycoon is coming to Android before the end of 2013. The game's original creator, Chris Sawyer, is designing and directing what is being billed as the definitive version of the simulation classic. Developers at Origin8 Technologies, who are also working on the game, have recreated and restored Sawyer's original code and are revising it for touchscreen devices.

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Transport Tycoon met with both critical and commercial success when it debuted in 1994, and Sawyer's follow-up, Transport Tycoon Deluxe, repeated this achievement a year later. The addictive gameplay and degree of depth have attracted both casual and dedicated gamers alike to the series. For decades now, aspiring business tycoons everywhere have competed to run virtual challengers out of the industry in their quest to hoard as much money as they can. It's a learning experience, really, and now a new generation of gamers conditioned on hyper casual imitations will get in on the action when Transport Tycoon hits the Play Store later this year.

Source: Press Release

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  • Joseph Pojunis

    How long until Roller Coaster tycoon?

    • jordanjay29

      Two more Tegra versions.

      • Joseph Pojunis

        RCT 1 and 2 don't take that much processing power, to my knowledge.

        • Sean White

          Yeah but they were written in Asembly so porting them is a bitch. RT was supposed to be releasing this summer though the company has had a few problems so the current date is TBA 2013

  • Gabriel Hellsing

    So much nostalgia... [Insert Fry meme regarding money here]

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Please dont suck! IE. no IAP crap.

  • Danny Holyoake

    I can't help but be pessimistic :(

    • Risal

      So many broken promises :(

      This heart can only take so much.

  • Matthew

    I just want to buy a copy of Dino Park Tycoon for Android.

    Take my money!

  • RĂ©gis Knechtel

    PLEEEEEEEEEEASE don't screw it up with "free-to-play" shit things

  • Ror

    Well if it ends up sucking there's always Open TTD. http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/12/07/openttd-transport-tycoon-deluxe-ported-to-android-available-in-market/
    It'd be nice to see one with a modern touch interface, though.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Mmm. Should I put a link to that game inside OpenTTD description on Google Play? Would be fair thing to do, however Google prohibits linking to other apps, to prevent hijacking search results.

  • Daniel McDermott

    I nearly had a heart attack... Chirs SAWYER?!?!?! Where the hell you been, man? Happy to see his name attached to a game after all these years. Everyone please buy Transport in support so maybe he'll make a new RCT!

  • spunker88

    Didn't know this guy was still around. Can he do a port of Roller Coaster Tycoon as well since Atari never did as they promised, or did he sell the rights to that game.

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