These days Scottish video game programmer and designer Chris Sawyer flies under the radar. The inventor of RollerCoaster Tycoon seems happy to let Atari build new games in the much-loved strategy series while he gets on with other, pressing matters, such as riding real-life roller coasters and helping out at his local school. And yet, despite this radio silence, Sawyer's games are as fondly remembered now, over 20 years later, than they ever were.
The new touchscreen version of Transport Tycoon is out now, developer 31X has announced. The game updates the 1994 management simulation classic for smartphones and other mobile devices.
UPDATE #2: More good news about Transport Tycoon - creator Chris Sawyer has confirmed that the game will not be turned into a free-to-play experience.