iPad [Transport tycoon game] ZodTTD's Simutrans - Need Beta Testers for feedback!

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  1. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    Hello from ZodTTD of zodttd.com,

    I have been hard at work adapting a game titled Simutrans to the iPhone as a free release for AppStore. With permission and help from the original authors of this great game, I'm very excited to see how it does on AppStore.

    Simutrans is similar in design to Transport Tycoon Deluxe by Chris Sawyer (of Rollercoaster Tycoon fame), so if you've played OpenTTD this game is right up your alley.

    The objective is to gain money by transporting goods and in effect shape the city around you.

    Here's a screenshot of Simutrans for the iPhone in action:
    Screenshot-2009.03.04-01.15.05.jpg

    I'm looking for a few beta testers to help improve the usability of this title. Basically play-test it and give me feedback on ways to improve it. For instance if you found the multitouch scrolling to be too fast, let me know, etc... The music is currently missing and some text overlaps, but other than that it's fully featured. Just keep in mind it's still beta.

    I ask that if you would like to beta test Simutrans for the iPhone, you have previous experience with Simutrans and/or OpenTTD. Please let me know here and I will then message you if you can be made a beta tester.

    Hopefully this will go smoothly and according to TA rules. :)

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. turakm

    turakm Well-Known Member

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    wish I knew how to do the beta testing deal! This looks sweet
     
  3. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    #3 Hello, Mar 4, 2009
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    i would like to beta test
    but i might need help installing; the last dev who didnt explain the steps at all
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  4. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    Hi, and thanks! It's getting there! ;)
    To beta test I'm basically just looking for some people with experience this this type of gaming (transport tycoon games). If someone does and lets me know they want to beta test...just let me know here and I'll PM more details. :)
     
  5. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    PM sent. No offense, but why even make a game like this when we already have the one and only Urban Tycoon.:D
     
  6. Spartan12103

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    #6 Spartan12103, Mar 4, 2009
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    Edit: Nvm, never played transport games before. Tycoons, yes by not this kind. Best of luck regardless!
     
  7. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    Two reasons:
    1. I wasn't aware Urban Tycoon was like this. :)
    2. This will be free. :)
     
  8. TheSinMuffin

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    Awesome. I hope I will be able to beta test this for you.
     
  9. Petrus

    Petrus Well-Known Member

    Would love too, haven't tried simutrans but like this type of game. Thanks

    From iDevice
     
  10. Kuratsu

    Kuratsu Well-Known Member

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    I am quite interested in beta testing for this application. I do not have much previous experience with Simutrans or OpenTTD however If deemed necessary I am quite willing to further examine/explore both of these games to better contribute to the beta test.

    Tycoon games are honestly a lot of fun =) Would like to see this one through to the app store.
     
  11. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    Spartan12103: Just to note, this game is much more like Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Rollercoaster Tycoon was the popular game the Transport Tycoon Deluxe developer made. Sorry for the confusion there. :p

    For those posting here, let me know if you have previous experience with transport tycoon type games such as Simutrans itself, OpenTTD, etc...

    Thanks!
     
  12. Justom

    Justom Well-Known Member

    All right! I've been looking for another tycoon game to try out and analyze. PM Sent :)
     
  13. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Wow, free? That's pretty cool.
     
  14. THEDeliriumTrigger

    THEDeliriumTrigger Well-Known Member

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    Pm sent, id love to help
     
  15. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    Yeah. Upon the authors request, I will be publishing it to AppStore for free. :)

    This thread is moving fast with potential beta testers. I'm keeping track and seeing if some people with more experience with the genre of the game also want to join in. So if you don't get a PM from me right away, it's ok, it could come in a bit. :)
     
  16. jawslover

    jawslover Well-Known Member

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    I have had experience with many tycoon games since 2001, would love to beta test!
     
  17. THEDeliriumTrigger

    THEDeliriumTrigger Well-Known Member

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    I have also spent time with that genre of games, if that helps :)
     
  18. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    It definitely helps. :)
     
  19. PointOfLight

    PointOfLight Well-Known Member

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    I've actually not really played too many tycoon type games, but I think you know about my beta testing experience :) Let me know if you want my help!
     
  20. MrBlue

    MrBlue Well-Known Member

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    I loved transport tycoon especially when my buses would stall at railroad crossing causing massive deaths as the train collided with it. Or the planes breaking down half way to the airport and smoking the rest of the way through often unable to land for ages b/c I packed too many routes to 1 airport. This game is a classic.

    Looking forward to seeing the game in the App Store.
     

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