I feel that Brisbane, QLD, The World, The Universe, The … would be a great fit as a map featuring buses (see this post: Take the Bus, Silly!) It has an exciting network, a river system, a CBD (Central Business District) and has an overall very exciting feel.
The Metra system of Chicago would be perfect for this game. Also a recognizable image that’s been redesigned and used for tshirts, visual art, and the like. Please please!
I wouldn’t mind this, it has a nice city centre and aesthetic appeal
BRUSSELS! Belgium (i posted another post about brussels btw)My other post
I was thinking about Hiroshima, Japan. It has several big rivers going through the middle. So, it will be challenging getting the railway to go across to the other side of the city. For Hiroshima use street cars or trams because (I think) they have the largest street car system in Japan.
Here is the map of Hiroshima for reference.
I also think Yokohama(and Kawasaki), Japan will be a good map too. It doesn’t have a big river but there is a river between Yokohama city and Kawasaki City. Also it has lots of peninsulas and islands around so it will be difficult to get across. I will suggest 6-7 lines because Yokohama station has 6 train companies stoping at the station.
Here is the image of Yokohama for reference.
I don’t know if you guys are still taking suggestions for future updates, but… MANILA, PH!
Here’s a map of the planned lines in the Greater Metro Manila area
Note: the teal line is actually a rarely-used ferry-line the mapmaker integrated into the map.
And here’s a map of the current rail transit lines and the rivers in the area (more geographically accurate)
+1 to Amsterdam, Sydney, and Chicago.
Each city presents a unique set of challenges.
- Harbor (north, south side setup)
- Suburbia sprawl with a loop style city center lakeside
Even as for me being a Malaysian, seeing Singapore added as a map made me envious; why doesn’t Malaysia has their own map?
First, Kuala Lumpur. It is a city of 1 million people but when accounting for the nearby suburbs and townships, it goes up to 8 million people.
Transit map (current and future):
A redesign by Inat (and I highly recommend this consultancy; they’re the closest real life map thing I’ve seen to resemble Mini Metro):
There are lots of current (and future) transit lines which are more than of the max 8 lines, but the ones I wish to see are:
- Kelana Jaya Line (pink)
- Ampang Line (Golden-Orange)
- Sri Petaling Line (Brown)
- MRT1 (dark green)
- MRT2 (yellow)
- MRT3 (grey) [cancelled line, but that doesn’t stop the dream of having a loop line!]
- KTM Seremban (dark blue)
- KTM Klang (red)
These lines has a significant ridership and are among the (and some soon to be) important ones carrying people within Kuala Lumpur.
(See post below on geography, cause new users can only create 2 images per post)
Now, geography. The Klang river (the main river) converge in the centre of the city before heading to the Malacca strait (the sea). The Klang river branches a lot into the northern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur.
Rivers go to a branch in the city centre, as seen here:
The map may be preferable to be centered at Kuala Lumpur as thats where all the rivers are at.
Really hope KL gets a shot at this.
Official map (looks like shit) for reference:
The second city I’d like to recommend is:
Although any transit lines do not exist yet, the city government is very eager to start building.
This map can be presented as a geographical challenge due to the fact that (the richer) Georgetown is located on an island and main transport links come from the (poorer) mainland. Many stay at the mainland and commute to Georgetown by driving via the 2 bridges linking it.
Old map of Penang (including water bodies, and the lack of the second bridge):
Now, there are plans to be trams, metro trains, and monorails under the Penang Master Transport Plan which can be used as a reference for the game:
Current rail infrastructure only includes a regional commuter rail operated by the state railway company, KTM, and a funicular railway operated by the state for Penang Hill. A ferry service is operated from the newly opened Penang Central terminal which is also utilised for taxis and regional buses. This also connects to the main station serving Penang.
A square station on the island (and other special stations ie for the airport) would be interesting to see how players can get commuters and tourists from the mainland while balancing tunnel usage and capacity.
I’d also love to see Boston!
We complain about public transit here endlessly, and I’d like to see if I can do any better.
Helsinki. its the only metro system in finland but you could add Helsinki, Vantaa & Espoo cities together on a map bc we have an route to espoo & vantaa
The Beijing-Hangzhou Great Canal flows across the city,Lake Tai lies in the south,and there are also many other rivers that need a tunnel.
The city already has two metro line running for five years,and two other lines will come in the next three years.As the government planned,Wuxi will build a network consisted of at least 8 urban lines and 4 rural lines,and some papers say that Wuxi metro network will have a connection line for Suzhou.
Hamburg. I mean, just look at this map! I’m actually quite surprised that it has not been added yet.