Mini Metro launched on PC last year, and offered an intriguing minimalistic puzzle game. You’re given a subway layout, and your job is to draw routes between stations to connect your subway. The game begins with three stations, but the city is constantly growing to give you a whole lot more to manage. One of the most intriguing aspects is that everything runs automatically, so the trains travel as quickly as they can, and commuters decide on their own what trains to board, and which stations to make transfers.
There’s a full simulation at work with the game levels loosely based on real world cities. All you need to do is continue to manage the bustling, and ever growing city. You’ll need to keep things growing as the number of passengers and potential destinations continue to grow. The game was originally designed to be controlled by a mouse, but at GDC, it was clear to see that touch is even more natural. As previously stated, everything is presented with a minimalistic style that practically depicts a subway transit map just with a living nature.
Mini Metro is one to keep an eye out for later this year as it’s definitely coming to the iPad, though the developers are unsure about porting to the iPhone. There’s also a web version you can currently play.