10 Year Miniversary Surprises and Reveal of the Map Winner from Dinosaur Polo Club

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - May 8, 2023 -
 Dinosaur Polo Club, the award-winning team behind Mini Motorways and Mini Metro, the best-selling minimalist strategy traffic management sims with nearly 12 million combined players, commemorates the 10-year “Miniversary” today with the reveal of six crossover maps and new features releasing Monday, July 24, 2023.

Last month, the community cast their nominations from 30 iconic Mini Metro maps they’d most love to see cross over into Mini Motorways. Ultimately, the vote was knocked down to four powerhouse cities: London, New York City, Paris, and Hong Kong. After a heated vote among the community, New York City was crowned to join the roster of crossover maps coming to Mini Motorways

The only thing mini about the 10-year Miniversary is the name, as additional surprises await. The cities of London and Mumbai will also line up for a fresh coat of roundabouts and highways in Mini Motorways. Dedicated Mini Metro fans can rejoice as well, with Tokyo, Warsaw, and Lisbon maps on the way, awaiting adaptable railway systems and offering fresh challenges. 

In addition to these new urban playgrounds, Mini Motorways will also embrace a highly-requested feature in its three new maps: trains. Plan the perfect routes for a happy, bustling city, now factoring in a rail system. Everything in this jam-packed update will be coming to players in July, as Dinosaur Polo Club has a long road trip ahead. 

Dinosaur Polo Club celebrates its 10-year anniversary since first diving into the wondrous world of Mini during a Ludum Dare Game Jam, where Mini Metro was created in its first iteration back in 2013. The recent community vote offered an opportunity to reflect on the last decade of work alongside such passionate players. Based in gorgeous Wellington, New Zealand, Dinosaur Polo Club was founded by brothers Peter and Robert Curry with a mission: create games giving simple everyday concepts, designed for everyone. 

Mini Metro spiraled upwards into a BAFTA-nominated project and generated enough momentum for a sequel, Mini Motorways, that garnered similar critical acclaim and accolades, including the IndieCade Choice Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award in 2022. 

“It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Mini Metro first came into the world! To see how this Mini-vision has expanded into something truly massive has been indescribable, and we owe a massive thanks to our incredible community of players,” said Ben Emerson, Marketing Coordinator, Dinosaur Polo Club. “Our players have shared so many special moments with us, from connecting families during hard times to easing anxiety after a long day and even a marriage proposal. It’s a special milestone to celebrate with our players and bring so many exciting crossover maps and features into both games for everyone to enjoy. I think players will really like the addition of trains into Mini Motorways too, it’s been a long time coming, and this has felt like the perfect time to introduce such a highly requested new feature to this game. Here’s to another 10 years of Mini!” 

The Miniversary Update will be available on Monday, July 24, 2023 as a free content update on the following platforms:

Mini Motorways for Apple ArcadeNintendo Switch, as well as Windows PC and macOS via Steam, supporting Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish languages.

Mini Metro for Apple ArcadeApp StoreGoogle Play Store, Windows PC and macOS via SteamNintendo Switch, and more, supporting English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Hungarian, Bulgarian, Danish, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, Thai, and Ukrainian languages.

For more information, please visit the Dinosaur Polo Club website, follow @MiniMetroGame on Twitter as well as the studio on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, or search for #MiniMotorways and #MiniMetro on social media.

About Dinosaur Polo Club

Dinosaur Polo Club is an independent game development studio based in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand. Founded in 2013 by brothers Peter and Robert Curry, the studio first made waves with their award-winning and BAFTA-nominated debut Mini Metro. Created in collaboration with Disasterpeace and Jamie Churchman, Mini Metro explores relaxed and minimalist subway design. The second game developed by Dinosaur Polo Club introduces a brand new type of city management with colorful road-building and resource management found in Mini Motorways. Combined, Mini Metro and Mini Motorways make up two parts of an expanding Mini-series with more to come. 

With an inclusive and supportive culture that believes in giving back to its creative community, the studio has grown and is now home to nearly 30 dinos as it works on new titles with relatable simplicity.

Article by: Susan N.


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