OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, a business simulation games, in which the player is in control of a transport company, and can compete against rival companies to make as much profit as possible by transporting passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea or by air.
The first release of OpenTTD was OpenTTD 0.1, released in March 2004. After 6 years, OpenTTD 1.0.0 was Released.
OpenTTD is available in many languages. Currently there are 53 languages available. The base language is English UK, 34 languages are fully (100%) translated for OpenTTD 1.0.0, while other 11 languages are released on average with 97% completed.
Compared to the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe, OpenTTD has improved terraforming, more airports, bigger maps, improved artificial intelligence, improvements to the building of infrastructure and better control over vehicles via more types of orders.
To play the default 100 years of the game from 1950 to 2050 takes about a day of real time. The player can optionally start earlier or continue playing indefinitely into the future although no new technology arises.
OpenTTD is officially supported on the following operating systems.
- *BSD, especially FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
- Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7
OpenTTD is free and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0.
Edited (03 April 2010 UTC): Thanks Rubidium from OpenTTD emailed us regarding the state of language translation of OpenTTD 1.0.0. Amendment has been made to our post.