Build and ride the model train layout of your dreams without the cost and excessive model foam dust getting in your nose!
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2017

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July 16

The Big Boy Update

I just pushed an update that adds three new steam engines and a coal tender.


They include a Big Boy (4-8-8-4), Challenger (4-6-6-4), and a Little Guy (4-6-4).

A known issue is that painting is partially broken on the Little Guy.

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June 22

The Workshop Update



This isn't a very large update for the game, but I think it's a pretty big deal for the community.

Before I get in the details, I want to mention that this update adds another half hour of music with a country-western vibe by Nathan Boler. It's awesome.

Up to this point it's been possible to share your layouts, but it required passing the save files around manually and making sure that wherever you stored them didn't re-compress them.

This update adds support for the Steam Workshop allowing you to share your layouts and custom models easily with the community.

To upload a layout, open the toolbox and press the "Show Workbench" button:


Open the scanner lid:


Grab a layout photo and drop it in the scanner:


Press the "Upload" button:


And wait for the upload to complete:


When it does, the workshop page for your layout will be opened in the overlay:


From here you can edit the title and description. You can also access this page outside of VR if you find typing with controllers annoying (I do). Once you're satisfied, share it with the community by changing its visibility to public.

If you've never uploaded an item to the workshop, you'll need to accept Steam's workshop agreement before you can make your items public.

If you're more interested in downloading new layouts, head over the workshop and start subscribing. I've uploaded four new layouts and hopefully the community will start adding to this collection.

You can also upload and subscribe to custom models in much the same way.

As for why I took so long to get this update out. I recently got a full time job and moved cities. This combination has left me kind of burnt out on development, but I knew that I needed to get this update out as it's an important one and the final feature that was in the game, but not fully functional.

This is not to that say that I'm done working on Locomancer, there's still lots of stuff that I want to add, but it does mean that development is going to be (even) slower than it has in the past. Once things settle down I'll have a better idea of what that means.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this update, I'm really looking forward to seeing your layouts!

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About This Game

Are you a kid that wants to play with model trains?

Are you an adult that misses playing with your model trains as a kid?

Are you an adult that missed out on playing with model trains as a kid?

Are you an adult with a kid that wants to play with model trains?

Are you just an adult that wants to play with model trains?

Are you a person of any age/race/gender that wants to play with model trains?

If you answered yes to any of the above, do I have news for you because Locomancer lets you PLAY WITH AND RIDE MODEL TRAINS!
(Also if you answered no to all of the above, come on, we all know you're lying to yourself and everyone you love. Take a break from the wave shooters and play with some trains.)

Locomancer is a toy box style model train simulator for touch enabled SteamVR headsets. It allows you to build layouts of varying complexity and even defy what is physically possible in fake virtual reality (reality).

Featuring:

  • Multiple locomotives including steam and diesel engines
  • A variety of rail cars including a fully functional cannon car
  • Straight track, curved track, inclined track, loop de loops, and more!
  • Various pieces of scenery to add detail your layouts

Plus, with support for custom scenery, you can bring models created by yourself or the community into the game for even further customization (Steam Workshop support coming soon). The possibilities are nearly endless*!

Fully embracing the physicality of touch enabled virtual reality you are legally required to build layouts piece by piece, tree by tree. Then, once complete you must remotely operate your trains with a replica DC control panel or hop in the cab of any of the available locomotives and drive them with physical levers, knobs, and dials! They even burst in to flames when they crash, you can't say that about your real model trains can you?

Oh...you can? I'd get that checked out if I were you.

So what are you waiting for? Become The Locomancer!

Yes, you are the Locomancer. Was that not clear? It's like a train wizard. You're like the babe with the power, but instead of voodoo it's train magic. Also, there's no magic dance, but you can still dance to twenty-six minutes of sweet big band jazz by Nathan Boler if you want to.

*The possibilities are totally endful, but there's still a lot you can do.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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