Mobility (video game)

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MOBILITY
Developer(s) GLAMUS GmbH
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Linux
Release date(s) 2001
Genre(s) City-building game
Distribution CD-ROM, download

Mobility is a computer game developed by Glamus as an initiative of DaimlerChrysler, with scientific data done by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. It is similar to SimCity, in that the game involves successfully developing a town into a larger metropolis; however, the focus is more on the ability of the citizens to use transportation to get around the area (hence the name).

Very fine control of traffic flow is given to the player — details all the way down to speed limits and right-of-way at intersections are options that can be selected in-game. Due to Mobility's focus on getting around, most of the structures that can be built are dedicated to transportation, such as bus stops, parking decks, and train stations, although there are other basic gameplay items such as zones.

The current version is 3.0, released 16 April 2010. It runs on both Microsoft Windows and Linux, which is still limited to version 2.0. It is released as shareware, available on the Mobility Web site. Registration is $14.95.

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