If you’re anything like me, sometimes you just crave a particular kind of game. Maybe it’s an FPS, maybe a puzzle game, maybe a new Real Time Strategy. Lately for me, it’s been games of economy. SimCity and Tycoon type games – where you build up your business/city to greatness through clever monetary strategy. As a Linux user that naturally left the question “Are there any good economic games for Linux?” The following should be a helpful (though certainly not exhaustive) guide to a few of the best economic games for Linux.
OpenTTD is a clone of the commercial game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It’s extremely detailed, and has remained one of the highest rated Linux games of this type for years. You’re given a world that’s populated by several small towns, mines, factories, etc. Each of them is a source of supply or demand, and your job is to build an efficient and profitable transportation system to keep everyone happy.
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