Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Simutrans - free game - goal is to establish a successful transport company

Simutrans, a freeware transportation simulation game

Simutrans is a free simulation game with the goal to establish a successful transportation company.

Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship and air. Interconnect cities, districts, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of.

Control and watch your finances and the traffic of your vehicles and goods. Start in 1880 and finish in 2050. There will be new vehicles and buildings throughout this time.

So, how does this have anything to do with education? Lots. Students will be developing teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, finances, and other skills while playing this game. It's a great resource for any class, especially a business class, to use as a learning tool.

Simutrans runs on Windows, Linux, BeOS/Haiku, MAC OS X.

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