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Game Dev Tycoon is out on Android, and it is just as great as ever

Well, well, well. Look at what we have here. Greenheart Games has just released its video game business simulation title Game Dev Tycoon on the Play Store. You can pick it up right now for the low price of $4.99, which is a whole $5 cheaper than the PC version. And better yet, this mobile port is still a premium release, so there is no need to worry about any intrusive advertisements or in-app purchases.

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Transport Tycoon Review: An Easy Ride For Those Who Know Where They're Going, But Newcomers Might Not Enjoy The Trip

Transport Tycoon needs no introduction, but I'm going to introduce it anyway. You see, as popular as this title was, many of us managed to miss it. Actually, that probably doesn't come as much of a surprise. A game about transporting people and products around isn't exactly the easiest sell. Yet if you take the time to dig in, there is a wealth of content here that's sure to hook you for a very long time. But while the the interface is now completely touch friendly, it doesn't make diving into this game any easier.

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Getting Started

Transport Tycoon first launched in 1994 to both critical and commercial acclaim.

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Touch-Friendly Official Transport Tycoon Port For Android On Track To Launch October 3rd

An official port of the wildly popular Transport Tycoon PC title is blazing towards Android full steam ahead. The game, which is being designed and directed by original creator Chris Sawyer, is set to launch in just two weeks. Sawyer's company and development partner Origin8 have announced that the title will launch on mobile devices on October 3rd.

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If the graphics in the screenshots above don't exactly get you excited, that's because this is a port of a game that first launched nearly two decades ago, and the developers haven't done much to pretty things up. They focused their efforts on creating a new touch-friendly user interface that makes the game playable on mobile devices.

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Official Transport Tycoon Port Coming To Android, Directed By Creator Chris Sawyer Himself

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.

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