One of the wonders of PC games, Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe is coming to Steam.Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe is one of the seven wonders of PC gaming.
The game is a free and open source standalone remake and expansion of Chris Sawyer’s management game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. After more than 15 years, the game is still regularly maintained. Since the game will arrive on Steam for the first time on April 1, it will have a chance to reach a new audience.
TrueBrain, one of the developers of OpenTTD, posted the news on the game’s official site, explaining that the decision was partially taken because “others are releasing 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 will therefore bring them to new stores themselves.
It is currently available in the Microsoft store, and you can sift through the wish list until it is released on Steam. When it comes to Steam, it will come with the 1.11 update, which is currently in beta and improves macOS support, among other tweaks.
Transport Tycoon Deluxe was first released in 1994 and has become one of the groundbreaking management games. You start out in a world with a handful of small towns and you have to build transport links (roads, rails, etc.) between them so that good capitalism can flourish. The towns are growing in size, the demands on your network are growing, and you soon build airports, tunneling in the mountains and obsess over your vast logistics empire.
OpenTTD made running the 1994 game on modern computers easier and more enjoyable. It originally used Transport Tycoon Deluxe graphics and therefore required a copy to run. It now has a completely new, 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 recapture the same calming fun as trains and trucks in OpenTTD.
Meanwhile, the seven wonders of PC gaming are things that can only exist on PC and have passed the test of time. Dwarf Fortress is one of them. The Bloodlines fan patch is another. We’re not going to tell you the rest now.