It’s the year 1850, and there are great times ahead! Establish a transport company and be its manager. Build infrastructure such as railways and stations, purchase transportation vehicles and manage lines. Fulfill the people’s needs and watch cities evolve dynamically. Train Fever runs on an engine specifically developed for this game.
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Release Date: Sep 4, 2014

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April 11

Transport Fever officially announced!

We are incredibly happy to finally announce our newest development: Transport Fever is a next generation transport simulation game coming to PC this fall.

Transport Fever is a successor to Train Fever and brings many new features, including aircrafts, ships, two historical campaigns, heavily improved construction tools and much more.



Please find the complete announcement and the official trailer at the new website:

http://www.transportfever.com

We hope that you like our newest development and look forward to your feedback.

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March 30

Next transport simulation game announcement date set

Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment are ready for takeoff and extremely happy to officially announce a next generation transport simulation game on Monday, April 11, 2016.



Details about the new game will be uncovered on April 11 accompanied with a trailer and a new website. While the game will be packed with new features, trains again play the central role.

Once announced, the community is invited to give feedback and discuss the development on the website, forums and social media channels. Release is scheduled for later this year.

A lot of work has been put into the development of the new title and both the Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment teams can’t wait to finally show their latest project to the public.

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About This Game

Train Fever is a railroad-focused business simulation game. In other words, it's a modern-day Transport Tycoon with procedural content and a sophisticated city simulation.

"It’s the year 1850, and there are great times ahead! Establish a transport company and be its manager. Build infrastructure such as railways and stations, purchase transportation vehicles and manage lines. Fulfill the people’s needs and watch cities evolve dynamically.

Train Fever runs on an engine specifically developed for this game. The engine has a great innovative scope and is specialized in procedural content and urban simulation. A key point is the fact that there is no grid that game objects have to be aligned to, allowing for a great degree of freedom.

Features

  • Randomly generated, modifiable terrain with realistic dimensions
  • Advanced passenger simulation
  • Dynamically simulated urban development
  • Procedurally generated buildings
  • No grid - that is, the game world is not limited to 90 (or 45) degree angles
  • Vehicles from more than 150 years of transportation history
  • Passenger and freight transport
  • Achievements and experience points
  • Detailed 3D graphics
  • Freely adjustable zoom factor

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with wheel
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher (NVIDIA), OS X 10.8.5 or higher (ATI/AMD)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB, ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB
    • Additional Notes: Proprietary graphics driver needed
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Senatorium
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Awkward controls. Terrible performance, even on Skylake and a R9 GPU. Poor balance, with trains being super-expensive. Fiddly track laying controls and primitive terrain handling. No Steamworks support for mods. You're better off with Railroad Tycoon.
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Ramiro2Zhdanov
( 38.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I studied mechanical engineering and I also lernt programming pc. Terrain alignment collision when I wanted build a road tunnel or a road bridge across railway happened very often. How many times must I try build simple bridge? I did play Transport tycoon deluxe very often in past and even Train Fever is graphically better game 3D made it much more unplayable and this game is devolution if we are talking about quality of gameplay and how computer can help me to design game objects.
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Anthony
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is frustrating as hell and punishes you for not knowing how to play but but it doesn't tell you how to play?
I tried playing several times but found myself wanting to play anything else. it looks nice i gess. trains are cool.
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A beautiful man.
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Very little to do, the AI (particularily the pathfinding) is essentially broken, no ability to control vehicles or lines in any way beyond stopping or starting specific vehicles, your control over track/item placement is sketchy at best.


A nice illustration of the AI issues is how trains treat unavailable sections of rail. If you segment your rail into sections like normal, only the section with the other train on it is seen as unavailable. This is fine. You build a parallel rail with a crossing immediately before or after the signal for the blocked section, your trains wont divert onto the parallel line, because they are programmed to drive straight up to the edge of the blocked section of rail and simply wait for it to become available again.

Its made even wierder by the fact road vehicles and road lines automatically adjust themselves to available roads, so the engine would be capable of making the trains divert, they just decided not to.

But yeah, at that point there is literally nothing you can do other than building an entirely seperate other line for each train, which isnt that big of a deal in game since you have more money than you can use, but it is just obnoxious.
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Regent Yeung
( 111.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
It's a easy-to-play, while challanging, and interesting game.
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Master Baiter
( 49.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Great simulation game with great community and great mods (not in the workshop though)

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matheus10911
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
After more than 146 hours of play, I'm still enjoying this game. And what's more: this game is still being updated and improved by the developers on an almost weekly basis. I'm not just talking about numerous performance updates, but also improvements on the game itself, many of which came from the Train Fever community.

I think that you'll find the game much more playable and responsive than in September. By far most performance issues have been fixed and many smaller and larger additions to the game have made it so it's still fun to play even after 140 hours.

Meanwhile, there is an active mod community that has made it possible to add many dozens of cool new trains and train cars to the game for free and edit it in just about any other way you might want, such as a winter mode, new industries, an updated UI, cool new train stations, and much more. (Click here for a guide on installing mods in TF.)

And finally: this month, a new USA-themed DLC will be released for Train Fever by the developers FOR FREE, which will include 50+ new trains and new American landscapes. I'm going to echo my comment from September here: Seriously, if you like transport sims, GET THIS GAME. You will not regret it.

Original review below

(I'm a beta tester. A few screenshots of the game are at the end of my review.) (Click here for a Beginner's Guide to Train Fever)

If you even remotely like sim games like Cities in Motion, Railroad Tycoon, Transport Tycoon, or even Sim City, you will absolutely love Train Fever. (And if you loved those games, Train Fever will probably ruin your social life... but that's a good thing, in this case.)

In this game, you get to build a transport empire with buses, trucks, and trains. The maps are huge (even the smallest map size will give you 20+ hours of gameplay) and the graphics are beautiful.

You can build rail lines, bus lines, and cargo lines at will and connect the many towns and industries to each other. If you do it right, the towns will grow into cities and the industries will up their production - which of course leads to more passengers and goods to transport.

There is always something going on; new vehicles are introduced regularly and the needs of towns, cities, and industries change and evolve as time progresses. You start your game in 1850, when only a few steam trains are available, but by 1950 you will have seen a huge selection of trains (including electric and diesel trains), as well as many different cargo trucks, cars, and buses. None of them will last forever, so make sure to replace them with a newer model when they get old!

You can also follow all trains, buses, trucks, and even individual passengers up close if you want, so if you feel like enjoying the scenery (and it is absolutely beautiful to watch), just ride along with your trains. Every person in the game has a set house, a set job, a place they like to shop and a place they work, and you can follow them around if you like. Whether they take your transportation or (from about 1900 on) their own car, depends completely on you.
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/me
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Promising game.... though its incomplete and it looks like the developers address new DLC in favour of fixing the game itself. This game is in a state of "Early Access", i wouldn't even call it beta maybe a pre-beta.
Nice graphics and music. But that's not enough for a good game.
TF lacks an intuitive interface and track building is a real pain in the a**. I could live with that, but the annoyance just starts there. You may start with 1 track and one train between 2 stations. Now look into the future, you may want to extend your station - bad idea, you'll have to burn the old one down to the ground and replace it with a complete new one and even that one is limited to 5 tracks.... sorry guys that's an insult for every transport tycoon!
Then there is that .... AI ... no, its more a very simple script that tells the train where to go. If you have more than one track at a station, the trains of a line (the list of stations to approach) will ALWAYS use the same track.... even when the others are unoccupied and more trains of the same line form a queue behind the first waiting train.... and other trains of other lines aswell.
In other words: Its too difficult for casual players (interface/track building) and lacks very basic features for the expert players coming from OpenTTD or Railroad Tycoon.
But hey, it's in real 3D and it looks good.....
I am very disappointed and do not recommend this game.
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Hypophoracus
( 87.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
It's a great game, but a bit difficult to upgrade a station... An easier way should be added. For example a simple upgrade button. And a way to build a diamond switch. Pls. :)
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whymzksonice
( 290.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
One of the BEST games i have played
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Train Fever - Can Recommend

I would recemend this if you have the patince to play this as it roughly takes about 30hrs to get to the final year of the game (2020) after that nothing else is unlocked and your stuck with the same new-Gens trains forever (Unless you have keep all unlocks on but then you dont get achivements if thats what your into).

Pro's

  • For its age its a nice looking game
  • Has allot of diffrent locos and carrages that are avalable
  • Easy to place and use signal systems
  • Easy to mod more locos, carrages or industrys into game
  • Large moding community
  • Fairly simple route planner
  • Good Passenger AI, They can switch trains to get to where they want Most games only allow passengers to get on one
  • Free DLC

    Con's

  • Buggy in areas of the game
  • Automatic saving isn't very hidden (When saving game lags out for a second)
  • Small amounts of industrys (Coal, Iron, Wood, Oil)
  • Rail building can be a pain inthe ♥♥♥♥ on accasions.

    New game - Transport fever
    I Would like to add that lately a new sequal has been anounced for this game called "Transport fever" . So far it looks like all the issues have been dealt with in this new game. I will link its steam page and websight so you can have a look. So if you dont want to buy this because of the bugs and want a newer version of the game then you might aswell wait for the new one to come out.

    Transport fever Websight

    Transport fever Steam Page

    My Rating 7/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Promising game.... though its incomplete and it looks like the developers address new DLC in favour of fixing the game itself. This game is in a state of "Early Access", i wouldn't even call it beta maybe a pre-beta.
Nice graphics and music. But that's not enough for a good game.
TF lacks an intuitive interface and track building is a real pain in the a**. I could live with that, but the annoyance just starts there. You may start with 1 track and one train between 2 stations. Now look into the future, you may want to extend your station - bad idea, you'll have to burn the old one down to the ground and replace it with a complete new one and even that one is limited to 5 tracks.... sorry guys that's an insult for every transport tycoon!
Then there is that .... AI ... no, its more a very simple script that tells the train where to go. If you have more than one track at a station, the trains of a line (the list of stations to approach) will ALWAYS use the same track.... even when the others are unoccupied and more trains of the same line form a queue behind the first waiting train.... and other trains of other lines aswell.
In other words: Its too difficult for casual players (interface/track building) and lacks very basic features for the expert players coming from OpenTTD or Railroad Tycoon.
But hey, it's in real 3D and it looks good.....
I am very disappointed and do not recommend this game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
So much potential fell so short, I used to love railroad tycoon and although this is similar in concept its a really terrible game. The graphic assets look promising, but the game play has disappointed me in several respects. The Ai is awful and things eventually get clogged. Once you get to any level of complexity with sets of intersections and switches, the trains just do the stupidest things and even though your tracks make sense the trains get backed up behind each other instead of taking reasonable routes. The interface is awkward to use. You can't modify gameplay while in game. The rotations of the terrain via the mouse are counter-intuitive. The game constantly lurches every minute or so while it seems to do a mass calculation which constantly gives you a feeling of discontinuity. I'd love to take the assets from the game and build something that's actually fun to play. Train Fever just annoys me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
DISCLAIMER: This is a first impressions review, and NOT a full review, if you want a full review, then please read better reviews then mine

PLEASE NOTE: I recommended this game with some exceptions, overall if the game did not live up to just a tiny expectation, I would not have recommended it at all, so please read the review carefully if you are thinking of buying/playing this game

A new fever is in the works, it's called Train Fever!

Not really...

Train Fever is a game developed by Urban Games and published by Gambitious Digital Entertainment and it's mostly like the classic Transport Tycoon Deluxe and OpenTTD, only... it's not as good

Train Fever is a fun game to play, although I don't know why they just called it Train Fever as you can also add buses and trams but anyway, however, the game is very clunky and sometimes annoying. The train tracks to place them onto the landscape can be the most annoying bit of the game, this also includes bus stops and tram lines

Also, the game can be very annoying with the transport AI. I built a massive train system and thankfully it worked very well and made a lot of income, however, when I requested a train to go into a depot, it completely went onto a different line and completely ruined the train service (just like the Tube) and everything stopped making the game compeltely unplayable...

Another thing which bugged me was the level of difficulty. The game is not easy and you would end up bankrupt immediately if not selective. Of course I understand that the game has to have some challenge but you can fail instantly if you muck up something

Train Fever also gives you absolutely no tutorial, it just throws you into the game and makes you read a long boring tutorial... no. Also, when placing the train tracks especially, the game's framerate chugs like hell, so much so, I have to stop and wait for the game to regain the framerates to make it even playable. Also, the game freezed for a couple of seconds to autosave which can be annoying

However, the game does have a fantastic level amount of detail. From the trains, to the house, people and cars and landscape, this also includes the sound effects, especially the train sound effects. The music on the other hand, isn't that great

I knew that the developers wanted to make a very good Transport Tycoon game but did not manage completely but tried. Thankfully they gave away free DLC which takes place in USA and they are developing a sequel to Train Fever called Transport Fever which I have high hopes for

Train Fever is a mixed bag when it comes to purchasing, I am in the middle when it comes to recommending it or not. I highly suggest that for this game you check out some reviews and gameplay videos before considering purchasing, but overall, Train Fever isn't that bad!

RECOMMENDED :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Not perfect and rather simple, but awesome soundtrack, calming and still challenging gameplay.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Good game, takes time to learn but i love it please add more stuff though
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
This game is frustrating as hell and punishes you for not knowing how to play but but it doesn't tell you how to play?
I tried playing several times but found myself wanting to play anything else. it looks nice i gess. trains are cool.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Great game if you liked Railroad Tycoon!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
i like it

this game has no kind tutorials but once you get used to it, it starts time warp.

buy it when it's on sale
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
good time playing , needs patience to understand the UI, choppy after 1H, need a save and restart. mechanics of the game are a bit different than others gamres of this kind, here you must build the demand, before you ramp up production. Typically you must take care of the cities, grow them before you cam really develop and expand.
I recommend to buy with special discount, I had the game for 7.99. good deal for 50+ hours of playtime.
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