Mobile game developer Game Insight has released its free to play Transport Empire for Android devices. The game was previously made available for iOS devices.
Despite being a mobile game, Transport Empire boasts an uncommon degree of complexity, a trait that can be attributed to Game Insight’s experience with other city building games such as My Country and Airport City.
The game is set in the Steampunk city of Storwell, which is facing the all-too-familiar experience of economic malaise. The player must use his or her mental prowess to improve the city’s infrastructure and lead it towards prosperity.
As you might expect from its title, Transport Empire revolves heavily around transportation as the primary cornerstone of a flourishing society. As such, players will be able to construct a variety of transport vehicles, such as locomotives, steamboats and airships. Of course, fancy moving vehicles that carry people are worthless if there isn’t much of a city for them to move about in, so Transport Empire also requires players to construct and maintain factories, warehouses, farms, quarries, railroads and so on in order to ensure a steady, uninterrupted flow of resources.
Building a city isn’t the only thing that Transport Empire offers, however. Gameplay is strung together with a storyline that will see the player having to deal with competitors, conspiracies, treasure hunts, expeditions, and, uh, ghosts.
The game was built with the very popular Unity engine, which explains its colorful, detailed graphics. President of Production Alexander Vashchenko said:
One of the important tasks while developing the game was to make Transport Empire graphically beautiful so that it would stand out among other mobile games. Choosing the Unity engine helped us achieve this goal perfectly.
Game Insight was founded in 2010 with a focus on free to play mobile games. Now comprising over 900 employees, the company has 14 studios worldwide.