Retrograde #5: Transport Tycoon

Published Wednesday, 18th of July, 2012.

This is episode five of Retrograde! This week’s game is the classic Transport Tycoon!

Join us as, this week, we pile aboard the 1994 game Transport Tycoon (well; the 2010 open sourced Transport Tycoon version OpenTTD, to be precise).

We’ll be discussing the addictive nature of the game, the definition of entertainment, and a discussion into why people play games based around mundane real-world jobs. We also look at the game mechanics where we talk in depth about the mathematics of the game, the advanced signalling available in the game, and we even talk about NeoGaf and their current week of playing Transport Tycoon. Lastly; if you want to play the game don’t forget to try the online javascript version of the game.

This week’s episode is sponsored by Tofu-Testing.com. Tofu-Testing are a freelance QA service for indie teams and bedroom coders set up to embrace the growth in the indie gaming scene. If you have an indie game in the works and would like professional level free QA; head over to Tofu-Testing and get in touch!

So; buy a first class ticket, hop aboard, and take a one-way train journey with Retrograde!

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