Minimalistic subway layout game allows you to be a virtual transit tycoon

Mini Metro game
Screen capture Mini Metro

You can play the pre-release version for free

Are you frustrated by your train commute? Think you could do better than the people who planned the subway lines? Mini Metro is a new minimalistic game that that allows you to show your talent (or lack thereof) for exactly that.

The concept is simple: "Your small city starts with only three unconnected stations. Your task is to draw routes between the stations to connect them with subway lines. Everything but the line layout is handled automatically; trains run along the lines as quickly as they can, and the commuters decide which trains to board and where to make transfers. However the city is constantly growing, along with the transport needs of its population. How long can you keep the subway system running before it grinds to a halt?"

As you can see in the screenshot above, I suck (so far), but I'm sure you can do better!

Mini Metro is multi-platform and can be played in your browser with a plug-in, or on Mac, Windows, or Linux, and it'll be available on iPad and Android tablets in "early 2014". The pre-release versions are free to play and download.

Via Mini Metro, Grist

See also: Beautiful Time-Scale Transit Maps by Peter Dunn

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