Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe, one of the wonders of PC games, is coming to Steam.
Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe is one of the seven wonders of PC gaming. An independent remake and expansion of Chris Sawyer’s management game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, the game is free and open source. After more than 15 years, the game is still being maintained regularly. The game will debut on Steam on April 1, allowing it to reach a new audience.
TrueBrain, one of the developers of OpenTTD, published the news on the game’s official site, explaining that the decision was made in part because “others publish OpenTTD in some stores.” The game is always free, so there is no revenue to lose, but they cannot guarantee that these versions have been updated or changed, and therefore they will bring them to new stores themselves.
It is already available in the Microsoft store and you can select it on the wish list until it is published on Steam. When it comes to Steam, it will come with update 1.11, which is currently in beta and improves macOS support, among other tinkly settings.
Transport Tycoon Deluxe was first released in 1994, and one of the groundbreaking management games has come to a heline. You start in a world where there are a handful of small towns, and you have to build transport links (roads, rails, etc.) between them so that beautiful capitalism can flourish. The size of the towns is growing, the demand for your network is growing, and soon you are building airports, tunneling in the mountains and obsessing over your vast logistics empire.
OpenTTD made it easier and more enjoyable to run the 1994 game on modern computers. He initially used Transport Tycoon Deluxe graphics and therefore required a copy to run. It is now completely new, has a higher resolution tile set and is completely independent. It’s a great game as ever, and modern successors like Transport Fever and Rise Of Industry never re-capture the same calming fun as trains and trucks on OpenTTD.
By the way, the seven wonders of PC games are things that can only exist on PC and have passed the test of time. Dwarf Fortress is one of them. The Bloodlines fan lying is another. Now we’re not going to tell you the rest.