Where is Tube Tycoon update?

As you may know, there’s been quite a while since last Tube Tycoon update. Before we begin, I need to answer one question: Yes, there WILL BE an update and the Tube Tycoon game development hasn’t stopped.

A bit of history

I’d like to start from the beginning: My game, originally named YouTube Tycoon was not intended to be published and shared online. It all started from small project for „educational” purposes – I just wanted to learn coding games and to put my ideas in writing.

I remember one day friend suggested me to publish it online – so I did. Firstly there was only Polish language, only basic options were available and game looked completely different in general. In fact there are some old videos and screenshots showing that obsolete version

0.1 InDev version - only Polish language then ;)
0.1 InDev version – only Polish language then 😉

After some time, game passed 100k downloads – that was (and still is!) amazing experience! I tried to develop new, better features so that players can enjoy even better gameplay. After a few busy months game jumped into *Beta* stage. That was huge! At that time, the first let’s plays on YouTube appeared from more popular channels. And then… huh, I think you know the rest: English language has been introduced, lots of new exciting features added… and the game download counter hit 3 Million downloads. Thank you all for that amazing number, for your support and kind words!

And what is next?

Last game update is more than 10 months old – that’s definitely too long, isn’t it? Meanwhile I had some pretty important exams, I went to college and millions of things changed in my life since then.

Current version of the game runs on SFML game engine – it’s great for beginners and simple games, but overtime it began to limit me and my ideas. Remember when I told at the beginning that this game is all about acquisition of knowledge ? That’s still true! It helped me to learn new programming language, great game engine, how to stay in touch with community and many many more.

And now is the next step: I started learning new game engine and my goal is to rewrite Tube Tycoon game into it. That will be hard – i know. That will take long – of that I’m also aware, but we need to move forward to make game even better!

I hope that is all. Thank you for all your help, your faith in me and in my game. I’ll do my best to inform you about any updates on game progress! Please share this blog post so that more people will be aware what’s going on.

See you, Tube Tycooners!




22 Comments


  1. will the people who donated get put into the game like you promised?

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    1. Of course! I’m thankful for your support! For sure that will happen in the finished game, but there is a possibility that I’ll release small update to current version with new nicks 😉

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      1. well,when some people try to donate,they cant, why is this. I dont want to be put in the game or anything,but it would make me feel better if i could donate.

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  2. Oh wow, that’s really amazing that the game started off as just something to test out how to make a game, and it’s really great that your game has hit 3 million downloads! It’s a big step to rewrite the game on a different engine, but we’ll all wish you luck on it, and we’ll support you until this game finally releases! I’m so excited for it now!

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      1. Hey Bionicl, I’m very glad to see that you have given the community an update on the future of the game. I have been waiting about 6 months every day for a new post on twitter. I really look forward to what this game will become for the future and until it is, good luck.

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  3. What is the new game engine ? 🙂

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  4. Will tube tycoon release on steam?

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    1. Yup, game has been greenlight with your help and when final version will be finished it will land on Steam Market 🙂

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      1. Bionicl but in te moment the game go to steam is gonna be a free game or a paid game ( and sorry for my bad language of english i noy very good speak english )

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  5. I can’t wait to see what the finished game is like. Are you working by yourself or do you have a team to help you build the game?

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    1. All game is made only by me 🙂

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      1. wow

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  6. I hope i will get my money for Tube Tycoon on Steam. I appreciate your game by the way 😉

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    1. Everyone who donated will get steam key 😉 Thanks!

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  7. Will it be free or will we have to pay?

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    1. Game will be free for everyone who already bought it on itch.io website 🙂

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  8. Will the final product cost money?

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  9. Will you have to pay for the game when it is finished or will people who already have the game get it for free

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