Chris Sawyer is an independent game developer based in Scotland, specializing in constructional / strategic / simulation style games.

Chris entered the games industry in 1983, writing games in Z80 machine code on the Memotech MTX home computer, and then the Amstrad CPC series home computer.
From 1988 to 1993, Chris worked on PC conversions of Amiga games and was involved in many well-known projects, including Virus (1989), Campaign (1992), Birds of Prey (1992), Dino Dini's Goal (1993), and Frontier Elite 2 (1993).

Since 1993, Chris has been developing original games on the PC, the first of which was Transport Tycoon, released through Microprose in 1994. A 'World Editor' version of Transport Tycoon followed in mid-1995, followed by Transport Tycoon Deluxe at the end of that year.
Chris's second big project was RollerCoaster Tycoon, released through Hasbro Interactive early in 1999, followed by two add-on packs Added Attractions / Corkscrew Follies in late 1999 and Loopy Landscapes in September 2000.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 soon followed and was released through Infogrames Interactive in 2002.
The long-awaited sequel to Transport Tycoon, Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, was finally completed and released through Atari in October 2004.


Games

Transport Tycoon (DOS,Mac,PSX)

Published by Microprose in 1994
It's 1930. You're presented with a vast game world made up of numerous small towns and raw material resources. You've got 100,000 and you've got to prove yourself; to set the wheels in motion to become the Transport Tycoon. You build railway lines and roads, buy trains, trucks, buses, aircraft, and ships, organize them to transport the cargo and passengers, and reap the profits when you deliver the goods.

Transport Tycoon World Editor / Scenario (DOS)

Published by Microprose in 1995
An add-on pack for Transport Tycoon, allowing the creation of new landscapes to use in Transport Tycoon, modem link for the 2-player game, and alternative 'Martian' graphics set.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (DOS,Win95/98)

Published by Microprose in 1995
The ultimate version on Transport Tycoon, including 4 game worlds, scenario editor, new vehicles, and many enhanced features.

RollerCoaster Tycoon (Win95/98/ME/2000/XP,Xbox)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Hasbro Interactive in 1999, Xbox version published by Infogrames Interactive in 2003
Take a trip to fame and fortune by building the biggest, best, scariest, and most thrilling rides ever seen in any theme park. Can you make money in this volatile business? Can you become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon?

Added Attractions / Corkscrew Follies (Win95/98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Hasbro Interactive in 1999
An add-on pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon, adding new scenarios, new types of roller coaster, new rides, new scenery, new music, and many other enhancements.

Loopy Landscapes Pack (Win95/98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Hasbro Interactive in September 2000
A second add-on pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon, adding a variety of new scenery, themes, roller coasters, rides, and 30 more scenarios. Also includes parks based on two of the UK's largest theme/amusement parks, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II (Win98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Infogrames Interactive in October 2002
A sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon, adding a scenario editor, more rides, larger worlds, more detail, more building options, and Six Flags parks.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II: Wacky Worlds Expansion Pack (Win98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Infogrames in spring 2003
An expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon II, adding new scenery and themed rides from different areas around the world.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II: Time Twisters Expansion Pack (Win98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Atari in autumn 2003
A 2nd expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon II, adding new scenery and themed rides from different time periods.

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (Win98/ME/2000/XP)

(US box shown, box style may vary in other territories)
Published by Atari in October 2004
Build and manage networks of trains, buses, trams, trucks, aircraft and ships to make a profit transporting passengers and cargo while competing against ruthless opposition.

 


Purchasing

Chris Sawyer's games can be purchased from many software and game stores around the world.
Here is a summary of availability (as of April 2006):

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (Win95/98/ME)
Still available as a budget title in the UK and US (Try Amazon's UK mail order web site - See link below)

RollerCoaster Tycoon (Win95/98/ME/XP/2000)
Limited availability.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese.

Added Attractions / Corkscrew Follies add-on pack (Win95/98/ME/XP/2000)
Limited availability, sometimes bundled with RollerCoaster Tycoon as a twin pack.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean.

Loopy Landscapes add-on pack (Win95/98/ME/XP/2000)
Limited availability.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Korean.

RollerCoaster Tycoon (Xbox)
(Includes Corkscrew Follies and Loopy Landscapes add-on packs)
Widely available.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II (Win98/ME/XP/2000)
Widely available.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Mandarin, Traditional Mandarin, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II: Wacky Worlds Expansion Pack (Win98/ME/XP/2000)
Widely available.

RollerCoaster Tycoon II: Time Twisters Expansion Pack (Win98/ME/XP/2000)
Widely available.

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (Win98/ME/XP/2000)
Widely available.
Languages: UK English, US English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Traditional Mandarin, Korean.

Note:
If a product is unavailable in your country, you can often purchase it by mail order from another country. Many on-line mail order web sites in the US and Europe offer delivery to any part of the world for a very reasonable cost. Here are a few software mail order companies who might be able to help you:
Special Reserve (UK)
Barkman Computers (UK)
Chips & Bits (US)
Amazon (UK)

If all else fails, contact the game's publisher for help (Go to contacts...)


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