Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
You start with just a single colour-coded workplace and a few houses. Join them up and the traffic starts flowing. As things progress more houses and offices are added in different colours. Your simple road system now needs to cope with increased journeys that can criss-cross inefficiently if you aren't careful. If things get too clogged up, the workers can't get through and it's game over.
There are three different ways to play: laid-back Endless Mode, Normal or the high-stakes Expert Mode. Endless offers a leisurely look at how to build a city transport system even after things have gone wrong. Normal sets you a challenge with periodic additions of roads, roundabouts, motorways and so on. Expert mode is like that but limits your ability to edit roads after you've set them in place.
The result is a game that looks beautiful and zen-like but soon brings you face to face with painful decisions and collapsing infrastructure.
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PEGI and ESRB rating pending.
11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to play the routes efficiently. But you also need to be able to cope with being forced to compromise your perfect system when a factory opens in the wrong place.
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