Transport Simulation

Best Free Android Apps: OpenTTD – transport tycoon business simulation game

OpenTTD is a reimplementation of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe” with lots of new features and enhancements. The first Transport Tycoon (TT) game was released in 1994, with the release of Transport Tycoon Deluxe (TTD) following the next year.

You play the role of president of a start-up transport company in 1950, building railway, road, air and maritime transportation systems for commodities and people. The goal of the game is to outsmart your competition and become the game’s highest-ranking transport company by the year 2050.

There are many tools available to build transport routes, including ability to fully modify the landscape. Each town has a Local Authority which tries to prevent the player from excessive terraforming.

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FavouriteOpenTTD has lots going for it. Become your own tycoon without any of the associated risks with this realistic and compelling game. We’ve clocked up so many hours immersing ourselves in this game. And the online play adds a real dimension.

There is support for single player games against your Android device, as well as online multiplayer games.

It’s definitely worth reading the project’s tutorial before you start playing.

There’s a real dearth of high quality open source software available for Android. That’s a real shame! Fortunately OpenTTD is open source goodness.

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  1. Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Please consider the following Android apps for your possible future reviews.

    Moon+ Reader an excellent txt and epub reader. It is highly customizable and tells you all sorts of things about the system even as you are reading without such information being intrusive or you can even do without.

    Also there is Total Commander to help you keep track of your files and lets you do all the necessary things to those files.

    Then there is Battery Doctor, a battery minder app which quietly monitors your battery in the background and lets you know when to recharge and when the battery is fully charged. It also keeps track, month by month, of the status of those recharges and how they went. It also monitors the charging of the battery. Unfortunately, it does not stop the charging of the battery when charging is done. I guess no manufacturer has thought of putting a hook into the firmware for such apps to take charge when necessary.

    Of course, one cannot forget Firefox. I’m sure you know enough about that one without me adding anything to what has already been said about this one.

    For those who have at least 2 GB of memory, there is always Maze! (do not forget the exclamation mark in the name.) It is a maze generator which uses the tablet’s or phone’s tilt sensor to help you roll a marble from the starting point to the exit. When you finish a maze, the next one is generated, a little bigger and eventually more complex, which is why you need to have at least 2 GB if you hope to get a big enough maze to challenge your deductive reasoning.

    I have been using all the above apps for several years, but only came across your site today, hence my proposal of these apps for your consideration. Whether you eventually include them in your recommendations or not is your business. You are the ones who decide if an app meets your criteria or not. You’re probably busy with all the apps proposed for your consideration.

    Have fun!

    1. I am the author for the Android series.

      Total Commander will be covered in due course.

      Battery Doctor definitely won’t be included as it doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria. Moon+ Reader used to have very intrusive ads and so didn’t meet the criteria, I’ll recheck.

      From a brief search, I didn’t locate Maze! Contact us with the website and I’ll take a look.

      Firefox is obviously well known but I’m not sure we need to recommend another web browser even though it matches the eligibility criteria.

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