As a game reviewer, some of my least favorite games to cover are the many and varied Tycoon titles. Trust me, I’ve covered quite a few in my day. I approach every one with an open mind, but every time find myself playing some awfully boring game that tasks me with raking in tons of cash performing some menial tasks that attempt to represent what should be an at least mildly interesting job. So, it’s with some trepidation that I bring the announcement of a new one: Grand Prix Tycoon.
As you would expect, this one covers the world of grand prix racing. Not Formula One racing, mind you, because a certain major corporation has the rights all locked up. No, this is a much more inclusive and less official grand prix racing tycoon game, where you’ll be tasked with operating one or more teams in the ultimate goal of making some bucks. It’s a multiplayer game, so you’ll be competing against other gamers through what can only be called a rather stale looking online interface, pictured here. Granted, management games are rarely anything to get excited about when it comes to graphics, but to be blunt I’ve used tax filing software with visuals that looked more racy than these.
As of now there’s no release date for the game, so no word on when this one will be coming. But, you can follow along with the game’s development at its official developer blog, and eagerly await the next batch of screens at the official site.