This past July, 31X Ltd. and Origin8 Technologies released a teaser trailer announcing the revitalization of the classic 1994 simulation Transport Tycoon for mobile devices. This week, we've learned that Transport Tycoon is finished and set for release on October 3rd, and to celebrate a new gameplay trailer has been released.

This new version of Transport Tycoon is being headed up by Chris Sawyer, creator of the original as well as games in the Rollercoaster Tycoon series and dozens of other classics. The remake uses the original Transport Tycoon code, and looks very similar in terms of visuals and mechanics, just rejiggered for touchscreen controls. That means this sim-management title will be incredibly deep, so mark your calendars for October 3rd as Transport Tycoon gets set to roll into the App Store.

  • wojovox

    This is going to be a perfect game for long commutes. I ride the bus, the train, and fly regularly so being able to build my own transportation empire while in transit will put a smirk on my face.

  • 33pwnz

    Brilliant! Had this on my wish list for a long time

  • Peter

    Sweet, I remember this game. Are we getting the good ol' classic Rollercoaster Tycoon too?

    • Witch3lade

      I got it on steam last week with all the expansions for like 4 euros.

  • hourglass

    Looks boring.

    Hasn't Kairosoft released something similar already?

    • http://redbarrels.net/ Graeme

      You're trolling, right? ;)

    • vatche

      No. No they haven't.

  • http://redbarrels.net/ Graeme

    While I wa hoping for a mild graphical refresh, I can not explain how stoked I am to see that it's an otherwise faithful port and not a free-to-play cash-in! Consider me sold :)

    • RellekWVU

      I do believe they added upgrades to the graphics... I could be wrong and maybe me memory is just failing me though lol anyone care to confirm?

  • pdSlooper

    Those screenshots look...pretty good.

  • Jake7905

    Great news, this game could have easily been hijacked and turned into a freemium trainwreck. Instead we get the original premium game, only updated for our modern touchscreen devices.

    • lepke

      Premium? Ok I'm buying it now for sure :)

      If they release the other tycoon games and be premium I will buy those as well.

  • SlowPC

    Not sure of it in motion , but does look close to the orginal release back in the day at a low res and good enough for my finger.

    I'm ready...

  • sriramvs

    Give me Roller Coaster Tycoon now.

  • Papa Deuce

    I would rather have roller coaster tycoon, or better yet, that and TT. I grew up playing all of the sim type games except The Sims, LOL! Maybe, finally a good game with some meat to it that is rather turn basedf.

  • RickyBrooke

    Please let this be a preface to the release of Rollercoaster Tycoon! I have been waiting for RCT on iOS for years now...

  • lordyokomoto

    Well at least it don't look like its got timers ;)))) so not freemium :)))))

  • Derprozess

    How about the depth of the old game, but graphics for 2013? This game is 20 years old, still...
    However, i cant wait to remember those 90' days of my teenage years by playing this :)

  • Cheuk Seto

    Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon are the only simulation/strategy series that I had truly dedicated my time on. I am so glad that it's returning. Will there be any new vehicle types as well? It will be cool to see feature additions as future updates though (mag-lev trains! virgin galactic-type space travel! hyperloop!)

  • Buklamang

    That's much look like Chris Sawyer Locomotion, not Transport Tycoon. And that's not bad, Locomotion was a really good game.

  • jabbasoft

    So can I still build crazily complex ro-ro stations but on my iPad? :) this was almost impossible on a laptop (openttd) plus touchpad, hope the interface has been enhanced as I love this game.

  • Maniacfive

    Yes! Take my money. No word of a lie, I'm almost more excited by this than I am GTA V.

  • Maniacfive

    Finally got enough signal for the video to play. Stoked to hear that music. Brings back such happy memories! And at one point in the video there was snowy terrain.... I wonder if elements from the deluxe edition are included.

  • Stobe

    I can't wait!

    Now I just need Colonization, Capitalism, and Autoduel on iOS to complete my bucket list.

  • mark222

    Whoohoo!! I have played this game over and over. I already put the date in my kalender.

  • darkcheetah

    Awesome! I've been playing this on a PSX emulator for the last couple weeks. I had it on DOS when I was younger. An excellent sim game for iOS, and it's not freemium.

  • ThisIsAUsername

    Is this iPad only?

    • Papa Deuce

      I imagine it would be really hard to play on an iPhone screen, but I won't say iPad only....

    • RellekWVU

      Nope, it's iPhone and iPad.

  • RLangley91

    I wonder if the AI is going to be as stupid as it was in the original version (which could see it sending a train line around a small town rather than a simple turn).

  • Guru Cube

    It's a real shame they are using the graphics from Locomotion (I find them harsh and rather ugly). I wish they'd just reused the original 8bit ones. It's a shame Chris Sawyer doesn't seem to outwardly support the hard work of the OTTD community. The version they now run is such a superb transport game. It's a shame they didn't get a chance to just port OTTD to iOS.

    Still, if this is the best we get, then I shouldn't complain!

  • lordyokomoto

    Just found something called transport general in App Store looks like exact copy of TT it's free at mo for iPhone in UK store and a HD ver for iPad at £2.99 if ya interested