It cost me many sleepless nights and gave me many early mornings when I was still playing when the sun rose. But now it is more than 10 years old and it is not a real game – it is just a simulator. You do not get any reward for playing (score or at least some delay statistics), if you want some "evolution" / "campaign", you just start at Sunday night (light traffic) and try to manage Monday morning (heavy trafic); and it tends to be quite repetitive – you just route the trains. And it is in Czech only, including manual counting 55 pages of essential instructions how to use the simulator - without them, you are screwed. (This also tells you why my English is not so good - I am native Slovak.)
So I persuaded one of my friends to create a real game – Rail Route – a rail network management and operations simulator. In our game (once finished), you negotiate contracts, build railroads, set up routes for trains and control the traffic. You unlock features to your dispatcher interface, upgrade railway network elements and research new technologies that allow you to automate the operations.
- rail network building
- dynamic traffic contracts
- research system
- improve your dispatcher interface
- research new rail network elements
- upgrade existing elements
- unlock automation of the tasks
- multiple game modes
- career mode
- challenge mode
- puzzle mode
- in-game editor to create community based levels and scenarios, so that you can model your local / favourite railway.
Follow us (Twitter): @RailRouteGame
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Last update: First demo is out! Download it, play in browser or watch the game (youtube) where top score was played.