Originally released in 1994, Transport Tycoon is still considered one of the best tycoon-style games out there. We just got word that this original classic is being "painstakingly revised" for the touchscreen and apparently "retaining every element" that made the original so great... Which, should be music to everyone's proverbial ears.

This remake is even being both designed and directed by Chris Sawyer, the original creator of this game and both Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2. He's teamed up with Origin8, who are responsible for the Sentinel series of tower defense games along with several other fantastic iOS titles.

Overall, this seems like a dream come true for tycoon fans, and I can't wait to give Transport Tycoon a spin when it launches later this year.

  • RickyBrooke

    They announced Rollercoaster Tycoon a few months ago and then quietly ditched the iOS port, I was so disappointed, so I'm not going to get excited for this until I see a definite release date and trailer ...

    • wojovox

      Roller coaster tycoon would have hit the #1 spot day one. It's a shame it was canceled.

      • Jason Rice

        Since when was it completely cancelled? Last I heard it was up for auction later this month as part of the Atari bankruptcy.

      • TeddyNYC

        I hope EA doesn't buy it.

    • TeddyNYC

      Is the port based on RCT 2 or 3? I'm torn between the two. While I enjoyed the isometric look of RCT 2, I loved building elaborate pools in RCT 3. I really went nuts with one park I created with indoor and outdoor pools on three different levels and a slide which my peeps could use to get down fast to the ground level.

      I hope someone releases it for iOS. Day 1 purchase for me, just like TT.

  • RinoaHeartily

    Transport tycoon is definitely better.. I am eagerly waiting for this

  • mutts

    Would be great if it came out.
    Since the open TTD and other TT clones do not work fine on Ios and Andriod

  • http://tarasis.net/ Robert McGovern

    Well that answers my question if what Chris Sawyer is doing now. Wonder what Geoff Crammond is doing.

    • Baracus

      Oooohh yeah!! Any of his Grand Prix would run just fine!
      Man, I can't even count the hours I've spent driving those! I literally jumped on as soon as I came through the door from school :) Good times!

  • Zeldaniac

    :O Chris Sawyer!! If this goes well, maybe he'll rethink bringing RC to iOS. Of course, assuming this will ever come to fruition.

  • DranDran

    Man, TT! Countless hours were spent on this game back in the day. Needless to,say this will be a day one purchase.

  • Th3R3n3gad3

    Yes!!! Finally!

  • the fish

    I'm still playing it on pc. When this comes out I don't need any other games! Great news!

  • http://www.appfreakblog.com appfreak

    One of my favourite PC games ever and a great mobile studio from London behind it. Too good to be true!!

    Having played both the original and the open source OpenTTD all I say is that the game has aged badly, requiring a lot of micromanagement on tiny windows, which makes it specially tricky to control with massive companies.

    I'm a little scared of how they'll approach this release for a more casual audience and what is going to be sacrificed.

    • megaraygun

      You bring a really good point. To do this right, it's not going to be a simple 1:1 port. We're probably going the ability to keep those windows on the side. :(

  • Maniacfive

    HOLY FRAKKING AMAZEBALLS!

    I just did a little yelp I was so excited. To this day I still play TTDX. Really excited for this.

    Can't believe Chris Sawyer is involved as well, that's amazing.

  • cyrus

    Top of my list. One of the best games of all time! Let's hope it's a good port or reboot or whatever.

  • futuresgreen

    This is a real coup ! So looking forward to this

  • http://rayuen.com Ray

    Anyone remember playing Evil Transport Tycoon? You see what your competitor is building and you build your roads and stuff all over his land so he has to build around you?

    Or better yet, you build roads and when his trucks go on it, you destroy the roads to trap them. Or you build railroad track with the signal constantly going....

    ahhh...good times.

    • http://www.appfreakblog.com appfreak

      Of course, I remember my neighbour telling me about placing a train depot and the cheapest machine to go in the middle of the competitor's truck route.

      OpenTTD brought some tweaks and cheats (like bribe local authorities so you can delete) that enhanced the game.

      • Greyskull

        Is openTTD still on the appstore? I remember ridiculous times spent trying to navigate a mouse based, scaled down PC interface on my original iPad Touch.

  • RellekWVU

    This is the best news for iOS I've seen in ages.

  • Papa Deuce

    $5 or less, and I am all over this! Yeah, I don't break my wallet open very far for iOS games, lol!

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  • Tweedledum

    I love TTD, still got my original copy, although I play openTTD now! Its cool its being ported to iOS but its not that incredible given that its been available on Android for 2+ years!

  • lordyokomoto

    Anymore news on this