Underground, Overground: Cities In Motion

By Jim Rossignol on October 15th, 2010 at 8:32 am.


It’s been a while since people who like transportation systems have been well catered for by PC gaming. Paradox have seen that gap and now they’re sliding into it like a gelatinous cube of game development in a slick tube of publishing. This trailer for Cities In Motion shows off their metro system, which looks rather pretty, and also has a lovely underground mode which allow you to build train tracks in the depths of the earth. Hell, I haven’t seen that since I was playing Minecraft, yesterday. Sorry, sorry.

Additionally: I think this looks really fun. I know, but I am Truck Simulator guy. We all have our issues.

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  1. Matthew Berry says:

    Signed up for the beta, and I hope to get in. Maybe, just maybe, this could be the 3D upgrade of transport tycoon that I’ve been waiting for.

  2. Dekoy says:

    Transport Tycoon really needs a major graphical overhaul.

    • bonjovi says:

      And Android version, so i can build my Tube network while I’m on the Tube!

  3. James says:

    That video sounds like motion!

  4. Brumisator says:

    *fondly remembers the horrible underground metro and waterpipe system in Sim City 2000*
    Hair-pull-o-tastic it was!

  5. megaman says:

    Looks pretty. OpenTTD so far filled all my Transport Tycoon needs during the last couple of years, but it indeed looks pretty and an additional perspective on the “Transportation of the Masses” theme can’t hurt. :)

  6. KMD says:

    News about games by Paradox always make me glad.

  7. MrEvilGuy says:

    this reminds me to play with trains again.

  8. HexagonalBolts says:

    oooooooooohhh i’m tingling with anticipation!

  9. Rinox says:

    What, this game has no actual webpage, just a freaking Facebook page? :-/ I’m sorry mr Zuckerberg, but I will not bend over for your scummy, data-stealing narcissist engine.

    Closest I managed to find to a ‘real’ webpage:

    http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/cities-in-motion

    /facebook rant over

    • Ragnar says:

      There is some effort to collect information over in the paradox community forums.

  10. Urael says:

    “they’re sliding into it like a gelatinous cube of game development in a slick tube of publishing”

    Egads, Jim! Thanks – the first thing my brain did was try to picture that…and it succeeded! There was green gunk flowing EVERYWHERE. My poor brain…

  11. Louis Vuitton BULLES MM says:

    Egads, Jim! Thanks – the first thing my brain did was try to picture that…and it succeeded! There was green gunk flowing EVERYWHERE. My poor brain…

  12. vanarbulax says:

    I’m walking in line, I’m visiting cities in motion.
    I’m walking in line, just barely enough to be living.
    Gett outta the way (no time to being)
    This isn’t the time (so nothing was done)
    Not talking about (not many at all)
    I’m turning around (no trouble at all)
    Two different cities surround you, ’round you

    • Matt says:

      (insert some sort of reference to Siouxsie and the Banshees here)

  13. RogB says:

    love’s got the world in motion and I… oh wait.

  14. Casimir's Blake says:

    Honestly Jim, no-one should have to apologise for playing Minecraft!

  15. TheAl says:

    That title reminds me of one thing…

    “Underground, overground, wombling free, the wombles of wimbledon common are we…”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJFx7n9V3Xc

    :D

  16. Skurmedel says:

    I got in to the beta. It seems like a really nice game. Will have more time to play with it tonight.

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    harvb says:

    Well it mentions underground, so I can see *some* connection to Minecraft.

    • Temple to Tei says:

      All things are connected to minecraft
      All things will be in minecraft
      All things are minecraft

    • Jimmy says:

      Everything for Minecraft;
      nothing outside Minecraft;
      nothing against Minecraft.

  18. user@example.com says:

    His cities are in motion,
    Fred turned his tender eyes to me.
    As deep as any metro,
    As sweet as any harmony.
    But he blinded me with planning–
    “She blinded me with planning!”
    And PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS

  19. Navagon says:

    This is shaping up to be a must have. One thing I loved about Transport Tycoon which this might not have is the level editor. Watching those small, crappy little towns you placed around the map flourish as your transport network expands really helped make that game something amazing.

  20. wiper says:

    I’m genuinely excited about this.

    The shame, oh the shame :(

  21. xxx says:

    looks like poor mans traffic giant, nothing even comparable to transport tycoon

    • Malawi Frontier Guard says:

      Wasn’t Traffic Giant poor man’s something already?

  22. pupsikaso says:

    Doesn’t look like this will be like TTD at all. This is all about transportation in and between cities, whereas in TTD cities were the weakest point.

  23. Birdy says:

    I’m just waiting for the day a Transport tycoon comes out for the Sim city 4 engine.

    ah, I dream though.