TransOcean – The Shipping Company is your ticket to the world of gigantic ships and transnational transport empires. Build a mighty fleet of modern merchant ships and conquer the seven seas. Track your routes and real time, take the controls as ships enter and leave the harbor, and see to it that freight gets loaded efficiently. Keep in mind that time is money! Excessive lay days are taboo.
55 of the largest and best known, as well as the most exotic harbors in the world await your visit; one of these is your home harbor, which you will choose yourself. Every harbor has its advantages and disadvantages, so you should carefully consider which one you choose. A highly polished bonus system will lend an element of suspense to every decision. And with 20 classes of ship available, you will have to bear a lot of factors in mind: is your new ship designed for the Panama Canal, or will you have to take a longer route? Would you rather take the shortest route through the Suez Canal, or head for the ports of Africa to land other lucrative assignments? Are you likely to encounter a storm on your chosen route, or is there currently a threat of piracy somewhere along the way? Is there even adequate space at your destination port for your newest freighter?
Painstakingly crafted harbors based on real-world models as well as realistic ships and routes make TransOcean – The Shipping Company a unique gaming experience. An elaborate trade system with dynamic prices allows you to constantly keep an eye on the most lucrative routes, as this is the only way you can secure the best jobs. Try to keep a balance between expenses and profit, and keep your nerve when you have to choose between different possibilities: would it pay to smuggle goods, or would you risk your good reputation? Then consider that the more successful you are and the better your reputation is, the better the offers you will receive. In online mode, you can compete with other players for the more lucrative routes and the best prices; the law of supply and demand applies in this case. Numerous paths can lead you to your goal – find the right strategy to continually expand your empire and become the most successful transport company of all time!
Complex assignment management that always poses new challenges
55 detailed harbors, 20 of which have iconic landmarks
20 realistic ship classes with ships that have to be maintained
22 trade goods
Exciting chance occurrences and global events influence what happens
Self-guided or automated mooring and casting off
Online mode: other players influence routes and commodity prices
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Fantastic, it reminds me of Ports of Call on Amiga. And yes, it dates a little. So what do you think of this game management? Well, for my part, the nostalgic side helping, I find it rather not bad, although for the moment I only play a few hours. At the beginning of the game, we have access only to Europe and North Africa. Let's hope the map grows bigger afterwards. The management aspect is quite simple and affordable, but not unpleasant. For now apart from the action to get in or out of the port, no other interaction. I remember at Ports of Call, having to avoid the icebergs, the reefs. But being limited to Europe, no iceberg on the horizon. On storms, bypass and return in, but no possible action while being in control of the boat. Now I have access to the world and these cursed pirates ;-( After about twenty hours spent on the game, I start to be a bit hooked.If someone can tell me how to put cannons at Water on the boats to repel the pirates, I am taker! Unless it is on the biggest boats, for now I stop at the Panamax, that of medium of capacity. One of my boys saw me play and he hung. At 10 years, the game is very affordable, to see if he will continue to play. In any case, it really makes me very happy. Hoping that I'm not the only one to appreciate it for a chance to see evolutions. I hope this little review will help you. PS: The graphics, we do not care about a game of this type, they are ample enough.
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