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iPhone: [Transport tycoon game] ZodTTD's Simutrans - Need Beta Testers for feedback!

03-04-2009, 01:29 AM
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[Transport tycoon game] ZodTTD's Simutrans - Need Beta Testers for feedback!

Hello from ZodTTD of zodttd.com,

I have been hard at work adapting a game titled Simutrans to the iPhone as a free release for AppStore. With permission and help from the original authors of this great game, I'm very excited to see how it does on AppStore.

Simutrans is similar in design to Transport Tycoon Deluxe by Chris Sawyer (of Rollercoaster Tycoon fame), so if you've played OpenTTD this game is right up your alley.

The objective is to gain money by transporting goods and in effect shape the city around you.

Here's a screenshot of Simutrans for the iPhone in action:
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I'm looking for a few beta testers to help improve the usability of this title. Basically play-test it and give me feedback on ways to improve it. For instance if you found the multitouch scrolling to be too fast, let me know, etc... The music is currently missing and some text overlaps, but other than that it's fully featured. Just keep in mind it's still beta.

I ask that if you would like to beta test Simutrans for the iPhone, you have previous experience with Simutrans and/or OpenTTD. Please let me know here and I will then message you if you can be made a beta tester.

Hopefully this will go smoothly and according to TA rules.

Thanks everyone!

ZodTTD - Software developer and owner of ZodTTD.com
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03-04-2009, 01:31 AM
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wish I knew how to do the beta testing deal! This looks sweet

03-04-2009, 01:33 AM
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i would like to beta test
but i might need help installing; the last dev who didnt explain the steps at all
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03-04-2009, 01:34 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turakm View Post
wish I knew how to do the beta testing deal! This looks sweet
Hi, and thanks! It's getting there!
To beta test I'm basically just looking for some people with experience this this type of gaming (transport tycoon games). If someone does and lets me know they want to beta test...just let me know here and I'll PM more details.

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03-04-2009, 01:36 AM
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PM sent. No offense, but why even make a game like this when we already have the one and only Urban Tycoon.

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03-04-2009, 01:36 AM
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Edit: Nvm, never played transport games before. Tycoons, yes by not this kind. Best of luck regardless!

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03-04-2009, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by coconutbowling View Post
PM sent. No offense, but why even make a game like this when we already have the one and only Urban Tycoon.
Two reasons:
1. I wasn't aware Urban Tycoon was like this.
2. This will be free.

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03-04-2009, 01:38 AM
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Awesome. I hope I will be able to beta test this for you.
03-04-2009, 01:39 AM
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Would love too, haven't tried simutrans but like this type of game. Thanks

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03-04-2009, 01:40 AM
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I am quite interested in beta testing for this application. I do not have much previous experience with Simutrans or OpenTTD however If deemed necessary I am quite willing to further examine/explore both of these games to better contribute to the beta test.

Tycoon games are honestly a lot of fun =) Would like to see this one through to the app store.

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