Microprose Archive

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Transport Tycoon remake coming to iOS/Android later this year


Transport Tycoon, one of the all-time classic management sims for the PC, will be headed to iOS and Android devices soon, according to a teaser trailer released today.

The PC version of Chris Sawyer’s legendary game has you building up your own transport company from something as small as a modest local bus route to a massive shipping concern. Whether the new version of the game will be cast in this mould or be updated into today’s preferred management simulation formula of microtransactions and social media hassling remains to be seen.

Expect to hear more soon.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Sid Meier’s Civilization II

Civilization II
Civilization II is well known for its potential to eat up your free time. I particularly liked this recent story from a reddit user who’d been playing the game on and off for ten years, with his civilization stuck in a deadlock with two other powers.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: F-117A Stealth Fighter


F117A Stealth Fighter is one of those early simulations that put you in the cockpit of the famous American stealth fighter. The stealth fighters were infamous for being able to avoid radar detection – except from Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: X-Com: UFO Defense


X-Com: UFO Defense or UFO: Enemy Unknown is arguably one of the greatest strategy games ever made. You are the head of a new multinational organisation created to investigate and fight against an extra-terrestrial threat. This mostly involves leading your men to their death in some of the scariest turn based missions you’ll ever play.