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
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!