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    Train Fever (an up to date Transport Tycoon)


    monkeywithagun

    This has cropped up on the forums one or twice recently, but anyone interested in transport type games should definitely take a look at the features list:

    • Randomly generated, modifiable terrain with realistic dimensions

    • Advanced passenger simulation

    • Dynamically simulated urban development

    • Procedurally generated buildings

    • No grid – that is, the game world is not limited to 90 (or 45) degree angles

    • Vehicles from more than 150 years of transportation history

    • Four distinct characters

    • Comprehensive skill system

    • Detailed 3D graphics

    • Freely adjustable zoom factor

    Currently it is still looking for crowdfunding though the devs seem to think it will meet its target. I for one hope so, looks like it has great potential and greater depth than Cities in Motion.

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    Bipin

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    The graphics in this game are stunning! If it would be possible to build roads, maybe as some sort of plugin or game modification, and maybe modernize them, this game could go far.

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    monkeywithagun

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    I don't know about roads but I recall reading that the speed of trains is limited more by the condition of the track than the engine itself, so you will presumably need to maintain the tracks well and modernise them. As for roads, who knows? Suggest it to them though, the developers seem to respond to people frequently

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    MandelSoft

    Posted

    Looks promising. Definitely shows some similarities in style with Transport Tycoon, but the graphics already look nice. I'll keep an eye on this...

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    FlyHigh

    Posted

    Looks promising ;)

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    Buggi

    Posted

    its a shame they can't let people in US invest

    One thing I'd like to know is if they plan on including the transport of things other than passengers.

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    Mr_Maison

    Posted

    Based on what is shown in this video, I would buy it today if it were released. Looks very good.

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    monkeywithagun

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    Buggi, someone asked about that and apparently:

     

    "We have to block US citizens from investing in our projects. The SEC

    will not let any (crowdfunding)platforms enable US citizens to make an

    investment in companies that are not sec-registered. Only accredited

    investors who are assumed to have enough knowledge on investing into

    high risk opportunities like game projects or start-ups, have the

    ability to invest in equity.

    This is expected to change before this summer with the

    implementation of the JOBS Act under Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities

    Act. But this won’t be available until the SEC issues its regulations.

     

    Regarding transporting things other than passengers, they said this in response to somebody's question:

     

    Regarding the transport of goods, the decision has not been made yet.

    We've had requests from various people, and there exist plans to include

    mail and food (i.e. the ones "next to passengers"). In any case, every

    type of cargo will only travel on the right type of wagon.

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    Linoa06

    Posted

    It's not got greater depth than CiM, but greater scale. CiM is city scale, this seems to go on a regional, maybe even national scale.

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    mad_genius

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    Looks cool. It appears to be following the footsteps of Simutrans in terms on gameplay and adding modern 3D graphics to it. But Simutrans has a lot more depth currently.

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    brynhyfryd

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    Hope this game gets released. This is yet another example of what a let down Simcity 2013 is.

     

    Been following this one for a while now and its shaping up to be a great game looking at the gameplay videos.

     

    I am buying Cities in Motion 2 and would love to get this game too. If you like also like space games then check out Star Drive.

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    jason leo

    Posted

    Seems like a new promising game, I'm looking forward for more info about this one.

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    Buggi

    Posted

    If I had the money I'd invest enough to ensure a moddable goods system that let people add in all sorts of things like iron, coal, and other goods as well as the trucks and train cars to move them.

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    Jamonbread

    Posted

    Looks great... I will definately buy it if it is released!

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    SirChick

    Posted

    Why didn't they use kickstarter =/

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    Earwhyckque

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    I'm quite surprised this project did not earlier get my attention! Playing OpenTTD now and then, I notice the basic functionality has already been implemented in the convincing 3D design of the game. Also the simulation engine caught my eye:

     

    Each person is individually simulated. Given a home adress and a working place, people decide whether to travel by foot, by car or by using public transport.

     

    It seems Glassbox is not the only engine capable of this type of simulation! This looks promising for the genre. Hopefully they will facilitate any efforts to get as much out of it as possible, similar to what is going on in the OpenTTD project.

    The first signs are already there; they used exactly what is the best part of Transport Tycoon, in my opinion:

     

    Randomly generated, modifiable terrain with realistic dimensions

     

    (Which is exactly what some kind of 'Region Play' should be, instead of pre-made empty grass land...)

     

    If they just add some functional farms and factories to accommodate building a freight network as well, I may get the fever game. (my apologies for the cheesiness ;))

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    jdenm8

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    Why didn't they use kickstarter =/

     

    Because Kickstarter won't let them. Literally, you can only use Kickstarter if your company is registered in either the UK or US.

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    McMurray02

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    I always enjoyed the original Transport Tycoon games. I would be great to see this one take off the ground, especially with all of the good work that's already been put into it.

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    SirChick

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    Why didn't they use kickstarter =/

     

    Because Kickstarter won't let them. Literally, you can only use Kickstarter if your company is registered in either the UK or US.

     

    Interesting, wonder why that is.

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