TRALT is a innovative, delightful, touch enabled, Airways and Shipping management game based on realistic world data.
We have a dream to create 'more realistic' games, so players handle challenges from real world scenarios, and make decisions with their true self. We strongly believe this makes gaming more meaningful, interested and bring delightful experience to players. TRALT is step one in that path from octosen team and with your help we believe, we will make this first step a success.
TRALT is a transport management game. As the decision maker of a company, you have one and only one task - Running the company successfully. You have to successfully run an airlines company or shiplines company or both. And how you do it, makes this your game.
The opponents are the real players(Multiplayer mode) trying to get their share of the market. To succeed you have to make people like your company, fly on your airline and transport goods on your ships.
For this, you may have to
- Read geography,
- Analyze world economy and
- Understand people psychology
Whats the easy part?
The game is very easy. You have start your own company. Then you buy the routes and start flying your planes and/or sail your ships on the route.
So whats the difficult part?
The first thing to understand is, how to run the routes on profit. There may be opponents on the same route offering the best service to the customers. You have to be one of the best on the route to make a profit.
Simple conditions: When you charge the cheapest cost, you may hit a loss. When you charge more than your competitor, you may lose your business. When you reduce cost on maintenance, your flight may loss its value soon. When you reduce the quality of the service, people may not like you. When you cancel flights, reliability is lost.
There are a number of other factors too, that influence the market base. Airport ratings, City population, city ratings, Harbor rating, Country GDP, per capita income, Hub management, number of competitors on route etc...
Player will have access to multiple charts and projections and also his rank with the competitors.
What are my game options?
Game is released in 2 options
- Single player
- Multi-player (Will have single player option too)
Multiplayer game will have many worlds and each world will be categorized by difficulty level based on number of players on the world. The worlds are added to the game as and when needed. There will be a limit on the max number of players and it will be 'house full' when it reaches the limit. The world will be in easy level at the initial stage of creation and changes it difficulty level accordingly.
All the worlds will have multiple levels and awards for best performance and achievements.
Single player mode will have one world with automated opponents.
Tralt will be developed for PC, Android and i-Devices initially.
octosen is a new talented team of friends trying to prove and set footprint on this world of game development. The team is based in Atlanta, USA, and part of the development is from Chennai,India.
We need your support as we don't want to kill our idea, just because we lack fund. With great people like you on our side, we are hoping to develop and release this new trend game.
We will fund an experienced team of Developers, Designers and Document writers along with Bing map license, to make TRALT. We are also checking open source maps, but none of them provide us the attractive satellite view as Bing.
We need $10000 to do this. Games typically cost more than that to develop, but we are sticking to a highly efficient small team and we will manage the team efficiently to get the most out of this funding.
We also have plan to provide Linux and Mac as part of the stretch goal, if the funding for the same is met.
Thank you so much for helping make TRALT. We hope you like this project. We believe you might have already considered backing it. Also please consider sharing this page with your friends and family. We really appreciate your help.
With your help, we will make tralt a success story.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The challenge is the new technology we are working on - Heavy dependency on bing maps. But we are committed to releasing the best quality product and like any other software development, the challenge would be slipping the delivery date of May 2013.
we put all our experience in planing and execution and we believe, if we notice the delay in internal mod release schedules, we can immediately address it by slightly stretching our development time.
Most of the design is already complete and part of the finalized mods are being developed, and we are on track.
Yes. User Interface based on Interactive map background is a great Idea and for achieving this, we have to connect to Microsoft bing map server. So online connectivity is a must to play the game
No, The license is for the user account and not for the type of device. So you can continue the game in different devices. Your progress will be stored on TRALT server
Yes. Thats our future plan. If the stretch goals are met, we will be releasing Mac and Linux versions on the same release schedule as Windows
We are trying to make sure app looks and behaves same on all platforms - With minor changes on UI layouts because of the screen size. You mostly will see those minor difference on Smart phones
Both options features are almost same - Levels, Flight and Ship database and Awards. The main difference is that in single player, you play against the automated computer opponents, but in multiplayer mode, the opponents are the real players. In Single player , Only one world is available in Single player mode. The multiplayer option supports multiple worlds categories under difficulty. Check above. Also Multi player option includes single player mode too.
Till now the answer is 'No'. But as many of you have already asked about it, we are considering that option to be added. Even if we add that option, it will not be available as part of May 2013 release, but will be available as an free upgrade on July.
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Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 12.
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