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Installing the Game

The first step towards playing Auto Traffic Control is installing the game itself. There are three different ways to do this, but we strongly recommend the first:

  1. Download and run the game through the app
  2. Download a pre-compiled executable from
  3. Compile the game yourself

The tutorial will use the first method to get the game. The second is easy to do by accident when browsing in the browser. And the third method is only useful if you want to play the very latest development version of the game.

Getting the itch app

There are many benefits to using the itch app to play Auto Traffic Control. To quote itch's website:

The app, itch, lets you effortlessly download and run games and software from All of your downloads are kept in a single place and are automatically updated.

Most importantly for the purpose of Auto Traffic Control, you don't need to worry about manually installing the game and keeping it up-to-date. That's all done through the itch app.

Go to the following website, download the installer for the itch app, and then follow the instructions to install it on your machine:

Installing the game

After you've installed the itch app, go ahead and open it. You should see a screen similar to the one below:

screenshot of the itch app

Click the navigation bar at the top of the screen, which in the screenshot above is showing, and copy & paste the following URL into it:

Hit Enter, and you'll see the page for Auto Traffic Control. It'll look something like this:

screenshot of the itch page for Auto Traffic Control

Click the Install button in the lower right corner of the screen, and confirm the default settings for the installation by clicking Install in the pop-up that has opened. itch will now download the game.

Launching the game

Once the game is ready, the Install button will be replaced by a Launch button. When you click that button, the game will be started and you'll see its starting screen.

main menu of Auto Traffic Control

You can close the game for now by closing its window. cmd + q on macOS or alt + f4 on Windows will close the game as well.

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