Explore the dangerous life, the accurate historic events and contemporary inventions of the North American/US 19th century. Acquire one of the most legendary steam machines and transform it into a fortress on rails.
User reviews:
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Mixed (11 reviews) - 63% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (241 reviews) - 78% of the 241 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 25, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Bounty Train is a complex game. Your character will be an engine driver, a train engineer, a fighter, a trader, and an investigator, probably all at once. This complexity requires a wide variety of game mechanics from different game genres, such as train simulators, real-time strategy games, business simulations and RPGs. It is difficult to create such a complex game from scratch, so we decided to do it step by step. In cooperation with our passionate players we hope to make Bounty Train an enjoyable experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As a guesstimate: until the middle of 2016. There's no exact date yet, so we will keep the community updated and we'll try to make it happen as soon as possible.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“First of all, the final version will have much more content:
  • More locomotives
  • More carriages and special carriages
  • More weapons
  • More unique characters
  • More unique cities and buildings
  • More quests and puzzles
  • More historical events
  • More diverse combat
  • More game asset variety
  • More landscapes
  • Improved game balance
  • Additional sounds and music

More features that will be implemented step by step in Early Access updates:
  • Carriage and locomotive upgrades
  • Characters will be able to equip different weapons
  • More diverse combat
  • Improved combat system and AI
  • A more dynamic and randomized world (cities, quests and storyline )
  • Improved economic system
  • More possibilities to affect the game world and US history
  • More game endings
  • Improved graphics and effects
  • And, of course, bug-fixes and performance tweaks

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Bounty Train is in an early beta state. The current version features only 15 cities out of 24 we have planned for the final version. Additionally, the storyline is not finished yet, but there are 20+ quests along the main storyline and many side quest. We will update and increase the content with almost every Bounty Train update.

Right now you can:
  • Customize your own train from seven different locomotives and ten different carriages
  • Deliver cargo and passengers from city to city with dynamic passenger and delivery quests
  • Fight with bandits, native tribes, Union and Confederate soldiers
  • Complete the main storyline and various side quests
  • Hire characters for your crew
  • Increase your characters' skills
  • Trade goods
  • Be part of the US history
  • Meet Abraham Lincoln :-)

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our players’ feedback is very important to us. As we are in relatively early stage of development, we still have the capacity to implement features suggested by the community. We'll gladly take their feedback in terms of bug-hunting and detecting any other issues that may arise while playing Bounty Train. We want to be as close as possible to our players and chat with the community in forums and mailing lists or via polls.”
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Recent updates View all (10)

August 23

Bounty Train at PAX West

Bounty Train will appear at the PAX West in Seattle, Washington. The date is September 2nd to 5th, so if you're going there, come around!

PAX West

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August 16

Update 07 now available!

Hey folks, below you will find the biggest changes that come into the game with update 07.
Our goals for this update was to fix some big issues and give you a better time finding all needed information to play the game. Also we installed some systems for the next update already. We would love to know what you think about the changes, so please let us know in the comments or hop over to facebook and drop us a line or two.

1. Monthly financial reports.
You will receive the report at the end of each month. It will show you if it was a profirable month and what contracts gave you the highest profit.

2. Newspaper subscriptions in the Post Office.
The up-to-date market information in all the cities you visited is disabled now. Starting from this update you will have to subscribe for the newspaper to have the updated market information in this or that city.

3. Player can now check weapon stats of the character before hiring him/her.
Sometimes it was hard to make a decision wether this or that mercenary worth the money he or she wants. Now it will be possible to check the weapon stats of the person you are thinking to hire. This should make your decision making process easier.

4. Repair and Heal points are limited.
Healers and mechanics now won't be able to heal or repair forever during the battle. These guys will have the certain limit of fix- and heal-points which will be increased when their skills grow. Also these points will be refilled when any city is visted.

5. Upgrade visualization.
We have added some visual modifications to the locomotive when it gets last levels of the upgrades. E.g. if you have 5-level power upgrade the view of the locomotive will be changed accordingly.


And here some fixes and improvements in this update:
- Battle loot balance given to player is changed.
- Turret ammo reload fixed. The turrets will reload automatically each time you visit a city.
- Wrong dialog type appear in different places.
- Save/Load menu improvements.
- Removed pause button in the city and replaced with skip time settings.

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Reviews

“It made me realise that I like trains more than I like spaceships.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Bounty train takes elements of various genres and merges them into something new and unique...”
Playmoments

“FTH: FASTER THAN HORSES”
Hooked Gamers

About This Game


Be prepared to conquer the Wild West on rails! Mount and design your very own train with plenty of detailed equipment, hire a loyal, bold and selfless crew and travel through the dangerous Wild West. Find your way by cleverly using your resources and by shipping goods and passengers. Solve problems your own way, either through diplomacy, violence or bribery.

Explore the dangerous life, the accurate historic events and contemporary inventions of the North American/US 19th century. Acquire one of the most legendary steam machines and transform it into a fortress on rails. Fulfill surprising quests and face notorious bandits, vengeful Natives and even more enemies. You can only achieve this journey of your life, if you pay attention to all these thrilling factors.


  • Control true to original locomotives, expand and design them in various ways
  • Assort an efficient crew and overcome the challenges of North America together
  • Prove yourself by handling chase-fights and ambushes, but be careful and inventive: resources are scarce and technology isn't always reliable
  • Explore the America of the 19th century, visit real-life cities, trade and provide goods
  • Experience an exciting, non-linear story – reunite with your family and prevent the forced removal of the Natives
  • Influence real historical events and inventions, and change the course of history
  • Choose one of four huge factions – or switch sides in the game process

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6570, GeForce 9600 GT or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bit versions)
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Multi Core CPU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6570, GeForce 9600 GT or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD, 2 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6570, GeForce 9600 GT or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Multi Core CPU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6570, GeForce 9600 GT or higher
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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