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Mini Motorways

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Dinosaur Polo Club
Release Date: July 20, 2021

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'Mini Motorways' Reveals Community Voted Map, 10th Anniversary Update In July - Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2023 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT

Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands.

From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. Mini Motorways’ relaxing experience gradually ramps up in difficulty as planners remove roadblocks to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.

Explore stunning maps based on iconic cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Munich, and Tokyo. Draw the roads that drive the city, building a traffic network that adapts to ever-changing procedurally generated maps to create bustling metropolises. Choose from upgrades like motorways, traffic lights, roundabouts, and tunnels to meet the demands of your expanding road network and connect homes to destinations so everyone can get where they need to go.

Compete in daily and weekly challenges with special conditions such as Mini Notorways, where no motorway upgrades are granted, High Density, in which buildings can pop up in already crowded neighborhoods for extra traffic complications, and others adding a fresh change of tires to the dynamically growing cities of the world.

How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?

Developer Dinosaur Polo Club commemorates the 10-year “Miniversary” today with the reveal of six crossover maps and new features releasing Monday, July 24, 2023.

Last month, the community cast their nominations from 30 iconic Mini Metro maps they’d most love to see cross over into Mini Motorways. Ultimately, the vote was knocked down to four powerhouse cities: London, New York City, Paris, and Hong Kong. After a heated vote among the community, New York City was crowned to join the roster of crossover maps coming to Mini Motorways

The only thing mini about the 10-year Miniversary is the name, as additional surprises await. The cities of London and Mumbai will also line up for a fresh coat of roundabouts and highways in Mini Motorways. Dedicated Mini Metro fans can rejoice as well, with Tokyo, Warsaw, and Lisbon maps on the way, awaiting adaptable railway systems and offering fresh challenges. 

In addition to these new urban playgrounds, Mini Motorways will also embrace a highly-requested feature in its three new maps: trains. Plan the perfect routes for a happy, bustling city, now factoring in a rail system. Everything in this jam-packed update will be coming to players in July, as Dinosaur Polo Club has a long road trip ahead. 

Dinosaur Polo Club celebrates its 10-year anniversary since first diving into the wondrous world of Mini during a Ludum Dare Game Jam, where Mini Metro was created in its first iteration back in 2013. The recent community vote offered an opportunity to reflect on the last decade of work alongside such passionate players. Based in gorgeous Wellington, New Zealand, Dinosaur Polo Club was founded by brothers Peter and Robert Curry with a mission: create games giving simple everyday concepts, designed for everyone. 

Mini Metro spiraled upwards into a BAFTA-nominated project and generated enough momentum for a sequel, Mini Motorways, that garnered similar critical acclaim and accolades, including the IndieCade Choice Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award in 2022. 

“It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Mini Metro first came into the world! To see how this Mini-vision has expanded into something truly massive has been indescribable, and we owe a massive thanks to our incredible community of players,” said Ben Emerson, Marketing Coordinator, Dinosaur Polo Club. “Our players have shared so many special moments with us, from connecting families during hard times to easing anxiety after a long day and even a marriage proposal. It’s a special milestone to celebrate with our players and bring so many exciting crossover maps and features into both games for everyone to enjoy. I think players will really like the addition of trains into Mini Motorways too, it’s been a long time coming, and this has felt like the perfect time to introduce such a highly requested new feature to this game. Here’s to another 10 years of Mini!” 

The Miniversary Update will be available on Monday, July 24, 2023 as a free content update on the following platforms:

  • Mini Motorways for Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, as well as Windows PC and macOS via Steam, supporting Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish languages.
  • Mini Metro for Apple Arcade, App Store, Google Play Store, Windows PC and macOS via Steam, Nintendo Switch, and more, supporting English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Hungarian, Bulgarian, Danish, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, Thai, and Ukrainian languages.

Key Features:

  • Dynamically growing cities that make every game unique!
  • Stunning maps visually inspired by cities all around the world for you to explore.
  • A variety of upgrades help you meet the demands of your ever-expanding road network.
  • Different colour modes to choose from, including colourblind and night modes.
  • Responsive, relaxing soundtrack that grows with your city, created by the wonderful Disasterpeace.

Mini Motorways is available on Nintendo Switch, Apple Arcade and PC (Steam).

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