If you adore deep, complex, and rich simulation games, you already know who you are. OpenTTD is for you. It's based on but unaffiliated with Transport Tycoon Deluxe, and is totally open source.
Like so many simulation games (à la Sim City), you're presented with an enormous open-ended world plus limited resources and seemingly unlimited menus. What kind of empire you build and/or destroy is totally up to you. It's admittedly rather overwhelming to trawl through the zillions of options in the endless menus in the beginning, but once you get the hang of what you can do, the possibilities are nearly endless. Create complex interlocking economies, trade with nearby towns, plunder the earth for her natural resources, and become filthy, filthy rich.
A tutorial can be found online at http://wiki.openttd.org/ - highly recommended if you'd like to get into this world. You can play alone, against scenarios, or even against other simulation fanatics.
Playing on a tablet is highly recommended - the buttons are too small for chubby fingers otherwise.
Tags: ottd , openttd , open ttd
by Janel , Appszoom
Jul 10, 2014