In TransOcean 2: Rivals you face a new challenge as the boss of your own shipping line in both single-player and - for the first time - multiplayer mode: The international competition has gotten a lot tougher and the battle for the most lucrative contracts has only just begun.
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Release Date: May 10, 2016

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December 8, 2016

Update 1.2: Customize your Endless Game!



Dear community,

we have just released the latest update for "TransOcean 2: Rivals". After updating the game to version 1.2 you will be able to configure many values in the endless game mode. For this we offer you two templates to use: one template using the values of the competition mode and one template with the values that we are recommending for the endless game mode. The templates themselves cannot be altered.

Additionally to that, there will be three user-defined configuration sets which you will be able to modify and use as many times as you would like to.

You will be able to change the following values on several different levels:

1.) Contract bonuses

  • Separately for bulk, container and tank ships
  • The strategic orientation for ship types will be retained: With bulk ships you will still earn less money, but the most region points. Tank ships will earn you the most money, but less region points.
2.) Ship pricing
  • Separately for bulk, container and tank ships
  • The strategic orientation for ship types will be retained: Bulk ships are the cheapest, tank ships the most expensive ship types.
3.) Running ship costs
  • Separately for bulk, container and tank ships
4.) Tugboat fees
  • Tugboat fees are different from port to port and depend on the type of ship which needs to be tugged into or out of the port.
5.) Subsidiaries concerning money

6.) Subsidiaries concerning region points
  • How many region points a subsidiary costs cannot be said in general. There are cheap and expensive regions (Example: Europe is quite expensive, Australia quite cheap). The region point costs also depend on the number of AI opponents: The more of them taking part in a game, the more expensive the regions become. Average region point costs are between 90 and 120 region points, if you are playing alone. With eight players they are between 180 and 210 region points. If you adjust the lever to “few” or “very few”, the region point costs will be lowered by 25 or 50 region points respectively.
7.) Subsidiary revenues and expenditures per week
  • With this you will be able to turn subsidiaries into sources of revenue just like in the competition mode. Or you can change them into matters of expense, which will cost you money each week.
8.) Wear and tear

9.) The condition value which determines when a ship will have the chance of sinking on the high seas
  • If you lower this value to 0%, the ship will only sink when its condition reaches 0. If you adjust the setting to 50%, there will be a chance of your ship sinking as soon as its condition reaches 50%. The chance of sinking starts out very low and increases depending on how bad the ship’s condition becomes.
10.) Deadline of contracts

11.) Contract penalties
  • Here you will be able to adjust the penalty payments for delayed deliveries.
12.) Frequency of economic crises
  • You will be able to adjust how often an economic crisis will occur during the game year. Exactly one region will be chosen where premiums and region points of contracts will be very low for the duration of the crisis.
13.) Length of day in real-time seconds per game day

14.) Reflection period of AI opponents
  • Here you will be able to adjust how long an AI opponent will be allowed to reflect on its strategy when one of its ships enters a port.

You will be able to find your user-defined configurations in the save game folders of TransOcean 2 (Documents\TransOcean 2\Savegames) as:
  • GlobalDataCustomUserValue1.gsd
  • GlobalDataCustomUserValue2.gsd
  • GlobalDataCustomUserValue3.gsd

You can send this file to your friends and so exchange your favorite configurations.

We hope you will enjoy the update!

Your TransOcean team

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Reviews

“We already saw a couple economic simulations coming out this year. For me, TransOcean 2: Rivals is clearly leading the pack.”
4,5/5 – http://www.nextgengamersnet.com/Games/TransOcean-2-Rivals/

“There's a giant coming.”
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“A thoroughly enjoyable business / economic simulation.”
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Bundle Offer



Get two hit management simulations from the quills of Deck13 Hamburg with the TransOcean 1 + 2. Start at the beginning of the series with TransOcean: The Shipping Company and its exciting adventure set among the floating giants of cargo shipping. In TransOcean2: Rivals experience the next exciting installment in the tale of loyalty, betrayal, and world dominating empires. Plus, pit yourself against friends in the competitive multiplayer mode.

About This Game

In TransOcean 2: Rivals you face a new challenge as the boss of your own shipping line: The international competition has gotten a lot tougher and the battle for the most lucrative contracts has only just begun. Will you succeed in sweeping your rivals from the seven seas and leading your shipping line to global success and renown?

The Game



TransOcean 2: Rivals, the second chapter of the successful business simulation TransOcean, offers days of entertaining play either alone in its three single-player modes – Campaign, Endless Game and Competition - or with friends in a thrilling, competitive multiplayer mode.

Get started with your newly founded shipping line in one of 60 ports and begin your career with a small fleet of worn-out old Feeders, the smallest type of ship in TransOcean 2: Rivals. Choose your port wisely and complete your first contracts to nearby ports in order to generate your first funds. Conduct your business with brains, plan your voyages with foresight and don’t underestimate external factors like the price of oil or your rival companies. This is how you will slowly expand your fleet and establish subsidiaries across the whole world. Are you up to mastering all the challenges?

A livelier economic system influencing all kinds of goods ensures that in TransOcean 2: Rivals you are also faced with macroeconomic challenges. With the three types of ships - Tankers, Container Ships and Bulk Carriers - you have even more options to specialize and take your company to the top. Challenge your rivals and develop your own global business enterprise.

In the single-player mode, you can also give yourself a very unique challenge: Steer your ships directly in a variety of 3D environments when the tugboats go on strike and the going gets tough. Can you maneuver both small and large vessels undamaged through the harbor basin?

The Campaign



You already made it years ago. You paid off that hard-nosed investor and were the most successful shipping magnate on all the seven seas. But then something went wrong! Your shipping empire collapsed and what’s more - your old consultant and friend, Hiram T. Witherspoon, ended up behind bars. Now you’re living the life of a recluse as a dog sled pilot in Alaska. But your desire to help Hiram and put a stop to your adversary, Lydia Blythe-Smith’s, plans, drives you back to the world’s ports.

Have you got what it takes to face down old and new competitors and become the successful shipping magnate you once were? Because only then can you put a halt to Lydia Blythe-Smith’s attacks once and for all.

Campaign Features:

  • 6 exciting chapters that gradually make the player familiar with all the game mechanics
  • Three different medals per chapter increase replayability enormously
  • Catch up with old acquaintances and meet some new ones, while pitting yourself against unscrupulous rivals
  • Also in all single-player modes: Steer your ships yourself in an immersive 3D mini game

Multiplayer Mode



In multiplayer mode you play against up to 7 real opponents. And you’re going to need real strategic skill to stay ahead of the competition. With increasing pressure from your competitors, you will also see your opportunities increase: Battle for economic domination in the different regions or engage in sabotage activities to damage your competitors. But think carefully: Your rivals won’t just take that lying down.

A single game is divided into several rounds in which you have to complete defined tasks in order to achieve Victory Points. The player who acquires the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins. Victory Point criteria are always randomly defined at the beginning of a game. You can manually set a game’s duration. This means there’s never an overriding optimum strategy and each game brings new challenges. While in one game you might receive Victory Points for making the most money, in another the reward will perhaps come from having the most modern ship. Will you rise up to all challenges and defeat your competitors?

Multiplayer Mode Features:

  • Play with up to 7 players in real time
  • Differing Victory Point criteria randomly set at the beginning of every game make every experience unique
  • Plenty of possible game strategies make for varied sessions
  • Sabotage your rivals to get ahead at the decisive moment
  • The length of every game can be defined and last up to 2 hours


TransOcean 2: Rivals, developed by Deck 13 Hamburg, is the sequel to the successful game, TransOcean: The Shipping Company, enormously popular with business strategy players, simulation fans and anyone who loves big cargo ships.

Features:

  • Three varied game modes: The challenging Campaign, the calm Endless Game and the Competition mode against AI opponents
  • The popular 3D mini game in single-player mode: Man the wheel of your own ship and navigate it through some pretty tricky situations
  • Step up against other players in Multiplayer mode and use the best strategy to win Victory Points
  • Sabotage your rival players
  • Developed by Deck 13 Hamburg, the creative brains behind TransOcean: The Shipping Company
  • New types of ships and cargo: Container ships, Tankers and Bulk ships, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve your ships with a wide range of upgrades
  • Over 60 ports across all continents
  • Awesome orchestral soundtrack
  • Expand your fleet and buy the biggest ships
  • Set yourself new, dynamic challenges and become the best shipping magnate

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2120, 3,3 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 260, Radeon HD 4850 (1 GB VRAM) or comparable
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K, 3.4 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 760 or comparable
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher (64-Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.7 GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200 or comparable
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (64-Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 3.4 GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M or comparable
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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