Cities in Motion

A friend at work was reminiscing with me about old games like SimCity and Roller Coaster Tycoon. Both of those games could put me in “the zone” for hours on end and give me a surprise when I noticed that the sun was rising. He then recommended Cities in Motion as a newer game in that genre that does that same thing to him.

I finally gave in and bought it when Steam was having their big sale a few weeks back, and wow, what a game! Here’s the blurb from the website:

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.

It was a bit overwhelming at first. There are so many knobs and dials to tweak and gauges and charts to examine. But once you get the hang of it, it is addicting. If you like city simulator games, check this one out. You can get the full collection of the game and all the add-ons for $50 from Steam but it’s on sale fairly often. As I write this that whole package is only $12.50!