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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Jan 26, 2018

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February 15

The Railway Empire Hype Train Keeps On Rolling



Roadmap of free updates released based on player
feedback from beta and launch


All great tycoons stay ahead of the game by re-evaluating their strategies and preparing for the future! Following on from the second most successful Steam launch in the company’s history (after Tropico 5), Kalypso Media is excited to reveal a roadmap of free updates planned for Railway Empire. The first of these updates arrives today for the Steam version (full changelog), and will arrive on consoles in the near future. While the new hit tycoon sim has received very positive reviews from the media and gamers alike so far, Kalypso Media and developers Gaming Minds have been collecting feedback from the community and are already hard at work on a series of free updates to further improve on this foundation.



In the next couple of months, players will be able to look forward to the following additions:

  • The introduction of one huge North American map for the game’s ‘Free Mode’, covering West to East coast and also including a complete tech-tree spanning almost all of the tech innovations available in the full 100 years of the steam revolution.
  • A selection of further free updates, which will include new content, enhanced AI, bug fixes and other general improvements inspired directly by player feedback.

Players will see these new updates begin to roll out over the next couple of months, first for the PC version and then for consoles shortly after. In the meantime, Kalypso will continue to collect player feedback and reports, working to implement them wherever possible. More details will be available soon through Kalypso’s social media channels, online forum and the Steam forums.
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February 15

New Update brings new and free Scenario, new features and more.



Tycoons,
With the newly released patch 1.1.2 for Railway Empire, we are bringing several community requested features, improvements and bug fixes to the game.
Thanks to your continuous support, we are able to keep Railway Empire on the right track!

The patch contains the following content:

Added / New features
  • A new scenario! (Region: South, 1850) has been added!
    Love is in the air with the new free scenario for Railway Empire! But are those truly hearts in his eyes, or are they dollar signs...?

  • We have added a new info mode for the usage and utilization of trains.
    Select the i-Option on the upper left screen (Controller: action menu)
  • Hotkeys added to PC version. See the updated in-game manual for details.
  • Supply towers can now be placed upon signals (these signals will be deleted)
  • Express trains are now characterized by an icon in the menus (lightning bolt)
  • Sound effects have been added for the unlocking animation of new chapters in the campaign screen
  • We have added better feedback after winning the campaign related to the ending dialog
  • New audio/volume slider for AI opponents has been added
  • The game now memorizes the last used science diagram and science field
    Now the game remembers your last scroll-position in the tech-tree to make the player not scroll constantly starting from the first locomotive on.
  • A new button tip has been added and will be shown close to the task list symbol, if a task has to be fulfilled in the next 3 months
  • Values transferred from DataMgr to ScenarioData (more settings for modding available)

Fixes
  • Many small UI fixes
  • Chinese small fonts are larger now
  • We have fixed a bug in the effects of the employees which resulted in extremely fast trains
  • We also have fixed a bug in the campaign “Great Plains” which blocked the task list during the tutorial
  • With an open train list, the camera would sometimes repeatedly center on a chosen train. This has also been fixed with this version.
  • Copy/pasting empty train routes is no longer possible
  • Clicking the mouse wheel button outside the game window in windowed mode could cause the camera to rotate, which has been fixed now.
  • Some interface issues concerning the express status of a train have been reworked
  • We have fixed a bug, when clicking/double-clicking was not registered when the mouse is over the date or station icons in load/save dialog
  • A bug related to scenario “Gold Rush” which caused a task to be fulfilled although a wrong town was connected with an express train has been fixed.
  • Additionally, we have fixed a bug related to waypoints and removed stations from the station list of a train route
  • Another bug that could result in damaged track joints causing trains to teleport has been fixed.
  • Some functions of the bulldozer tool have been improved
  • Players couldn’t build station at “Promontory Point” station will now be able to do so, as this has been fixed, too.
  • We also have fixed a bug with two tasks of chapter two being fulfilled at once, although only one goal was achieved
  • Two bugs related to the creation of user scenarios and their custom description have been fixed.
  • Replaced the trash icon with the “new savegame” icon as the first element
  • A bug related to cloning a train has been fixed.
  • Waypoints are now updated accordingly when tracks are joined or split
  • We have fixed a bug related to counting the transported passengers on routes using waypoints
  • A bug related to pressing the Ctrl-key has been fixed.
  • If a train drives through a loop, it would sometimes visually jump to a position behind the loop, which has been fixed now.

Balanced
  • The AI will not merge with the player’s company in campaign mode anymore.
  • The effects and power of some research perks were adjusted
  • Some locomotive / engine data were changed to make the locomotive more different / unique
  • More tolerance when placing signals in the tutorial
  • User can now achieve the highest rank in the campaign mode (chapter 3, 4, 5)
  • It’s now easier to open the town menu from a higher distance (town buildings are ignored from a certain distance).
    (Please check the updated in-game manual for more details.)
  • Picking the radius of objects increased from higher distant view/zoom

Linux
  • Vsync option for Linux has been added.
  • Dump call stack on crash has been added.
  • Pad navigation in the graphic options
  • Some languages could not be selected in the options

Controller
  • Two controller bugs related to building signals mode (rotation of signals and placing multiple signals) have been fixed
  • The camera can now be tilted in the “center train” mode
  • We have fixed a bug related to the camera tilt when switching between the building modes
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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

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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