Beta test update

We would like to express our gratitude for the great interest in the beta test. An overwhelming amount of over 6,000 people applied. This exceeded our expectations by far!

It is our endeavor to integrate all beta testers into the development process as close as possible. Accordingly we decided that the quality of the beta test will benefit by limiting the available spots.

We are sorry that due to this decision a big portion of the applications will have to be rejected. Though the chance is very slim, we will draw the spots among all applicants to guarantee everybody has a shot to get in.

We would also like to point out that a part of the applications are not complete and thus will not be considered. However, it is possible to complete and rectify data until Friday, July 22.

It is planned that everybody who applied will get notified by email on Tuesday, July 26, about the outcome. Everybody who was picked will receive additional information about the further procedure.

Thank you again for the lively participation. We are convinced that with the help of the beta testers we can significantly improve the quality of Transport Fever.

Developer blog #5: Cargo system

While development is running at full speed to prepare everything for the upcoming >beta test<, we are very happy to today release another developer video blog.

Based on the criticism we received for the cargo system in Train Fever, we tried to eliminate the weaknesses and fulfil the major wishes. We are convinced that our new approach significantly improves game-play, and that it brings the cargo system to a new level.

Here is a short summary of the cargo system:

  • About 20 cargo types (six end products are required by towns)
  • About 15 animated and growing industries
  • A wide range of complex cargo chains
  • Stock and cargo type conversion simulation
  • Realistic cargo flow (cargo items never get lost)

As always, we look forward to receive feedback, questions and suggestions!

Vehicle page update #4

Today’s update of the >vehicle page< adds some famous and popular vehicles to the existing list.

Among them there are two new airplanes: The Dornier Do-B Merkur, which set seven world records within a few days in the year 1926 thanks to the pilots Walter Mittelholzer and Georg Zinsmaier.

The Douglas DC-4 is a robust prop plane. Quite a few of them were converted for civil use after they served in the 2nd world war. Some are still in operation today.

In addition, the list newly contains high-speed trains from Europe and America. A highlight is definitely the Pioneer Zephyr, also known as Silver Streak. Made mostly out of stainless steel, the Zephyr is one of the first streamliner for passenger service and had a very futuristic look for that time.

Please visit the >vehicle page< to find out more about the new additions.

There are still a lot of vehicles we would like to present. Therefore please expect more vehicle page updates to come.

Finally, let us mention that we are blessed by the huge number of beta test applications we received so far! Registration is still possible until July 17 >here<.

Also, please note that we will release more developer blog videos in the near future.