OpenTTD is still alive and coming to Steam

Rekindle your old flame Transport Tycoon Deluxe

Don't worry if you see a Steam notification that a friend of yours - you know who - is checking in for a late night with OpenTTD. The transportation management sim is coming to Steam on April 1.

“These days we mostly distribute our game through our website,” the developers wrote this week in a blog post. “But times change, and so does our hair. Over the past few months, we [Patric “TrueBrain” Stout and Owen “Orudge” Rudge] have been quietly working to become a little more visible in the world. Don't worry, not for any reason you might think: OpenTTD has as many active users as it had in 2022. But more because we no longer believe it's the right approach to distribute only via our own site website. " 

Besides the exposure a Steam release could bring to the long-running open-source PC game, the developers also took into account that "other people" listed OpenTTD on "certain stores".

“They are not always updated with new versions, sometimes even a few years behind. And perhaps more important to us: we cannot guarantee that the downloaded version is unmodified and is the version we wanted. So instead of fighting her, why not turn around and join them! Why not post our own verified builds on these stores! (They've already released the game on the Microsoft Store.)

A lot can happen between now and April, so don't hesitate and wishlist OpenTTD on Steam if you have big logistical plans in mind for your anime business. I could never quite click with the original Transport Tycoon in the same way as say, SimCity or RollerCoaster Tycoon, but I'm older and wiser and hopefully a bit more patient than a gamer now . I should give another serious attempt in 2022.

In the meantime, I'm going to watch old videos of big-brained antics and billion-dollar empires.

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