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Mini Motorways was announced back in 2019, but the road vehicle successor to the puzzling trains of Mini Metro has been in Apple Arcade jail ever since. It now has a release date for its launch on Steam: July 20th. There’s a new trailer below, too.
Where Mini Metro had you drawing subway lines to keep trains and passengers moving between stops, Mini Motorways is about drawing roads to connect a city together. It’s still topdown and abstract, with a simple, almost zero-interface design, but it’s traded in the inspiration from London’s Underground map for more vibrant colour schemes inspired by cities from around the world.
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Those ciites include Munic, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, and the PC release will coincide with an update to add Dubai and Mexico City. It also adds roundabouts, presumably as a precursor to adding a Milton Keynes colour scheme.
There are daily and weekly challenges, too, but I loved Mini Metro as just a very chill sensory experience. I played it as an actual puzzle game for hours and hours, but I also once used the “can’t fail” mode and left it running on a computer hooked up to my TV for days, like an extremely pleasant screensaver. I don’t know if Mini Motorways has the same elegance – roads seem a less perfect fit for the format – but I’m keen to find out.
Mini Motorways will cost £7/$10/€8.19, with the typical 10% discount when it launch on Steam. There will be a Switch version along next year, too, which isn’t relevant to us as a PC site, but let’s face it I’m going to end up buying it on there too.
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