One of the dorkiest genres in all of PC gaming has got to be transport infrastructure management. Transport Tycoon and Sid Meier's Railroads are the giants of the genre, and they're soon to be joined by Cities In Motion.
Developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox, masters of the hardcore strategy field, Cities In Motion is a public transport management simulator. How much you'll get out of the game, then, depends on how interesting you find that particular subject.
Cities in Motion is set in Western Europe, and spans the years 1920-2020, meaning you'll start with steam trains and wind-up automobiles and finish up with buses, electric rail and...water buses.
It sounds boring as hell, but public transport is a tricky - and important - business, so a game dedicated to getting it right could be fun. Especially when it looks as charming as this does. It'll be out on PC in early 2011.