All Cities In Motion (1&2) Catch-all

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I just learned about Cities In Motion through a hands on look from Rock Paper Shotgun.

Transportation has always been one of the most interesting parts about SimCity for me and I've enjoyed other transportation games out there so this grabbed me.

Paradox Site wrote:

Cities in Motion (CIM) is a city-based mass transportation simulator for the PC. Players operate their own transportation company, building a public network with a variety of vehicle types, including buses, trams, and subway trains.By meeting the needs of city residents, the player tries to make as much profit as possible. Observing the changing and growing city, as well as the different types of people in it, is key to building a successful and efficient network.

Features

Explore four different cities: Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam
Engage in a campaign with 12 scenarios, as well as a sandbox mode where all campaign cities are playable
Experience realistic 3D graphics with more than 100 unique, highly detailed buildings
Use the advanced map editor to create your own cities
Immerse yourself in an advanced economic simulator as you struggle with banks and shifting economic trends
Play through 100 years of transportation history throughout four eras, spanning from 1920 to 2020
Choose between more than 30 different vehicles based on real-life models of buses, trams, water buses, helicopters, and subways, complete with an underground view
Meet residents’ travel needs as 7 different social groups exhibit different passenger behaviors
Experience a real-time city and traffic simulator as each location's bustling population commutes between their homes, jobs, and leisure sites

Specs
RELEASE DATE
02/25/2011
PUBLISHER
Paradox Interactive
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard drive space: 2 GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD 3850 or
higher, 512 MB RAM, OpenGL 3.0

More info:
PC Gamer
Elder Geek Video Preview
Gamedot Preview [size=8]thx garion333[/size]
Cities in Motion Facebook Page

edit: added more preview links

No trains? What kind of rotten transport simulator doesn't have trains? Argh.

I think that's because it's intra-city, not inter-city. Anyone know? Within a city, trams and subways are the train-based transport.

Well, many cities use light rail to move people between the suburbs and downtown. Maybe they're lumping that in with "subways"?

Malor wrote:

No trains? What kind of rotten transport simulator doesn't have trains? Argh.

I was more surprised by the lack of a screenshot filled entirely with numbers. Are we sure this is a Paradox game? :p

Robear wrote:

I think that's because it's intra-city, not inter-city. Anyone know? Within a city, trams and subways are the train-based transport.

MONORAAAAAIL!

Color me interested. The transportation aspect is always fun to me for some reason in SimCity and Tycoon games.

Tagged.. I often end up spending more time than I'd expect in games like this.

Subway rollercoasters... Mwhahahaha!

I'm intrigued enough to grab it on sale, at least.

plavonica wrote:

Subway rollercoasters... Mwhahahaha!

Put it in the game and I am in.

I'm guessing the lack of trains is because it's not a freight transport simulator and that the light rail aspect is covered by "trams".

The RPS impressions perhaps showed me that the game would end up being a bit too hard core for my tastes, even though I do love city building games.

Tagging nonetheless.

garion333 wrote:

Tagging nonetheless.

ROLLERCOASTERS!!! Please?

Hey, look, triple post.

Open Beta download ... or as [i]I'd like to think of it, a demo.

I'll be checking this out when I get home today.

I had some crash problems. I had crashing after the paradox logo but was able to get to the main menu by running in win xp mode sp3. After loading the tutorial the game would crash. I went into settings and reduced the resolution and changed back to win7 mode. I was able to load the game up but kept crashing. Finally disabled shadows and things finally worked enough to get into the game.

I don't have any game thoughts yet, I haven't put much time in, but I wanted to share the crash info. I was trying to post the crash dumps to the paradox site but now the paradox site won't load... ugh.

Druidpeak wrote:

I'll be checking this out when I get home today.

Me too - I'm still playing Transport Tycoon via the wonders of OpenTT.

So.. I am playing the tutorial.. created a bus line. Now they want me to build a tram line. But all I want to do is make the bus crash. What is wrong with me!?

LobsterMobster wrote:
Robear wrote:

I think that's because it's intra-city, not inter-city. Anyone know? Within a city, trams and subways are the train-based transport.

MONORAAAAAIL!

Called Charlie!

Blaine is a pain.

Okay, interview with the CEO and producer of the game. Here's the thing. The CEO/Producer and the lead designer are ... both women. Don't see that often.

The more I see of this game, the more I really want to play it. I really like how they're taking the city building genre and focusing on one aspect of it in crazy detail. Really looking forward to trying this.

garion333 wrote:

Welp, that does it. Preordering tonight. $19.99 is hard to turn down for what looks like a really well polished game.

It's $20?! SO done!

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

It's $20?!

That was my reaction. My interest just shot up.

Enabled.

Dammit.

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