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New free-to-play iOS game Pocket Planes was almost Pocket Trains

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Product: Pocket Planes | Developer: NimbleBit | Genre: Casual, Simulation
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As you'll probably already know, developer NimbleBit has just released Pocket Planes. What you may not know, though, is that Pocket Planes was almost Pocket Trains.

"[T]he reason we switched to planes was because having to travel along the rail routes felt really limiting, kind of went against the feeling of open exploration and travel we were going for," David Marsh, one of the game's designers, said.

If the three screenshots below this article are to be believed, NimbleBit was pretty far ahead in the development process when it decided to switch transport.

Pocket Planes flew its way to a Pocket Gamer Gold Award at review, though, so it was probably a good move on the developer's part.





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Hugo Bartels | 04:50 - 5 August 2012
Pocket Trains looks good
if or when pocket train comes out I'll be first to get it
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Ale99090 | 18:31 - 22 June 2012
Awesome
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taeles | 07:51 - 17 June 2012
Given how far along pocket trains looked I wouldn't mind seeing it show up at some point as a sequel or something :)
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PG BBilson | 00:50 - 16 June 2012
The Europe board is in TTR (on both versions, I believe) as an IAP - certainly on the iPad version
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curtisrshideler | 22:21 - 15 June 2012
Man, I probably would've picked it up if it had been trains. I'm constantly wishing I was back in England taking a train out to Oxford for lunch again. Sure wish they would've made it and based it in Europe.

Shoot. I wish Ticket to Ride would release their European board too.
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