Gaming to solve real-world transport challenges
Buses, trains and metros can be superheroes, too! Among the dozens of transport management games on the market, you won’t find any superheroes, swords or high-speed chases. What they offer instead are simulations of the real world with all its complexities – and the considerable challenge of managing them as effectively as possible. This “strategy game” sub-category is virtually unknown to the general public but has hundreds of online fan communities and YouTubers pushing its content, as well as annual refresher updates for the most popular titles. We look at some of the classics of the genre, covering everything from urban planning to transport network management and even driving simulators.