Transport Tycoon Deluxe (or TTD) is an improved version of Transport Tycoon, a business simulation game developed by Chris Sawyer and published by MicroProse in 1995 for MS-DOS. A Windows version was released in 1996.
Following the success of Sid Meier's Civilization, the company decided to create a new series in the realm of the economic simulation. TTD was the second in the series and became more popular than the original Transport Tycoon. Chris Sawyer, that will become famous also for the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, designed and programmed the game.
In this managerial simulation players start out with a loan to launch a railroad company in 1950 and they will have to run their business all the way up to the year 2050. They will have to build their tracks and make money from the deliveries. Some routes can be lucrative at the beginning, but they must be expanded to keep the profit going. Learning new technology is also necessary for the player to continue making money and advance with the game.
Compared to Transport Tycoon, the Deluxe version has a bigger scale and contains new features such as futuristic vehicles, uni-directional signals, new varieties of landscape and weather and a better scenario editor.
In 2013, almost 20 years after the initial release, an official remake of Transport Tycoon was released for iOS and Android.