In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.
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Very Positive (233) - 84% of the 233 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,461) - 81% of the 1,461 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 26, 2018

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March 26

Conquer all of North America with the massive Transcontinental Content Update [Version 1.2]



Thanks to your ongoing support, we're proud to present the Transcontinental Content Update [Version 1.2] for Railway Empire! After you've downloaded the new update from Steam, you'll be able to enjoy the following features:

New Transcontinental North America Map
  • Playable in Free & Sandbox Mode
  • Build your railway empire from coast to coast



New Centennial Era
  • Expand your empire over 100 years from 1830 to 1930
  • Research and develop all available locomotives in a single game
  • New and specifically balanced tech tree spanning 100 years of scientific progress
  • Dynamically growing markets introducing new goods and commodities over time

Improvements and Tweaks
  • Added: Demolishing tracks and stations now gives a refund
  • Added: Hotkey "C" to center camera on selected train
  • Added: Game speed can be modified at any time in options menu
  • Added: Town list overview
  • Added: New wheel menu layout for gamepad mode
  • Added: New GUI elements and icons for construction mode and train status window
  • Added: New option to list all trains for a selected station
  • Added: Rotation speed modifier in building construction mode (CTRL)
  • Fixed: Locomotive speed error in Sandbox Mode
  • Fixed: Renaming trains in gamepad mode

What comes next?
In the next couple of months, you will be able to look forward to a selection of further free updates, which will include the random map generator, enhanced AI, X-crossings and other general improvements and free content inspired directly by player feedback.

The train has left the station! Follow it's destination with our Roadmap:




We hope you will enjoy the new features! Thank you all for playing!
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March 5

New Public Beta-Test Branch rolling in with (North-)America-Map


Enginemen and -women!

We received a huge wagonload of awesome feedback since the Beta and the official release.
As you might have noticed, we are constantly working on improving Railway Empire even further, which would not be possible without your ongoing support.

As we have released our development-roadmap recently and therefore more complex features coming to Railway Empire in the near future, we would love to share what we have so far.

Because of this, we created a public beta-branch, where you will find our latest builds.
Please be aware that these builds released on the public beta-branch are still in development!

Here are the new features, you can expect and playtest already:
New Features
  • New Map "America"
    - In "Free mode" and "Sandbox mode"
    - Build your empire from coast to coast

  • New 100-years-era "1830-1930"
    - Grow your empire from 1830 to 1930
    - All locomotives in one play
    - Re-balanced science tree in this 100-years-era
    - Overall time re-balancing to fit new timescale

We would be very grateful, if you gave it a spin and share your thoughts and feedback in the beta section of this forum. Here you can find the latest news about released builds, as well as how to get access to the public beta-branch in the first place, which is only for owners of Railway Empire for sure.
More details you can find here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/503940/discussions/7/
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Reviews

“There’s so much to love about Railway Empire”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“Railway Empire is an excellent surprise. I was hooked immediately”
8/10 – Actugaming

“This was already fascinating with Sid Meier's legendary Railroad Tycoon and the spark ignites with Railway empire as well”
83/100 – GameStar

LOYALTY DISCOUNT



Owners of Gaming Minds Studios games Patrician IV, Port Royale 3, Rise of Venice or Grand Ages: Medieval are eligible for a 10% discount towards Railway Empire.

This offer expires on 26th, April 2018.

Feature List

  • Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.
  • Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods.
  • Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure.
  • Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network.
  • Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies.
  • ‘Ride Along’ feature allows you to explore your rail network and beautiful scenery from the driver’s cab in a first person perspective.

Update Notes

About This Game

United States, 1830: ‘The New World’ is in its ascendancy. Industry is booming, and the race is on to establish the most dominant and powerful rail empire in all of North America. It’s time to outthink and outmaneuver your competitors as you lead your company into the 20th century!



In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.



However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (2048MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 or better (2048MB VRAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS + SteamOS (latest)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (2048MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS + SteamOS (latest)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 or better (2048MB VRAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

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