DARK TRAIN is a 2D atmospheric adventure with mechanical squid ANN 2.35f 💙 tied to a railroad "tamagotchi". The road is non-textual and made of paper.
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Positive (26 reviews) - 96% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2016

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February 17

Czech Game Of The Year 2016 Award - Sale!

Dear passengers,
we have a pleasant announcement to make. Dark Train have won Czech Game Of The Year 2016 Award in category Best visuals. You can watch the award show here (in Czech language).

https://youtu.be/6BfQI80ITjI?t=9m44s



... a glassy translucent sculpture with pacman.

We decided to throw in a celebratory 50% price cut on Steam. If you have waited for a bargain, this is the biggest Dark Train discount up to this day.

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Our mechanical heroine Ann 2.35f also recorded her first live musical performance. Please spare a little of your time to listen to her harp skills. She has already released a single - could you belive it - called Harp for Seventeen Minutes.

https://paperashstudio.bandcamp.com/track/harp-for-seventeen-minutes

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January 31

DARK TRAIN has 6 nominations out of 9 for the Czech Game Of The Year Awards!



Dear passengers,

Dark Train has 6 nominations out of 9 for the Czech Game of The Year Awards! 💙
Together with Samorost 3 our railroad express has the most nominations for the awards! Announcement of the winners will take a place in Prague, 10th February.


NOMINATIONS OF DARK TRAIN

Czech Game of The Year

  • American Truck Simulator
  • Chameleon Run
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3


PC & Console Game of The Year

  • American Truck Simulator
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3
  • Void Raiders

The Best Game Design of The Year

  • Chameleon Run
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3
  • Trupki

The Best Visual Art of The Year

  • Chameleon Run
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3
  • Solus Project

The Best Story of The Year

  • 7 Mages
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3
  • Solus Project

The Best Audio of The Year

  • American Truck Simulator
  • Dark Train
  • Samorost 3
  • Solus Project

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Reviews

“Dark Train is a mystery made of paper worth unfolding.”
Killscreen, Christ Priestman

“If you're a gamer who loves to explore for the sake of the journey with little concern for the destination, then you should be delighted by Dark Train.”
90% – Just Adventure, Cindy Kyser

“Na pohled neproniknutelná, ale uvnitř naprosto soudržná a pohlcující logická hra.”
9/10 – Games.cz, Lukáš Grygar

About This Game


Are you curious about what it's like to be a disobedient squid ANN 2.35f with four tentacles controlling a whole train? Ridiculous? No! DARK TRAIN is a 2D atmospheric hardcore adventure (no hints, no text, no help!) in an oppressive setting full of handmade papercut visuals, logical puzzles and mysteries about famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung. As a player your task is simple. Leave the gates of Border City.


Dark Train in its game mechanics core is an adventure without point-n-click mechanics. You take control of a mechanical squid Ann 2.35f 💙 via a controller or a mouse. By exploring the train structure, environments within wagons, train control panels and its surroundings, you are progressing further in the game and story.


* atmosphere - dark oppressive setting
* audiovisuals - unique paper-art style and coherency
* no hints, no help - there is always a way to solve it
* exploration - non-casual exploratory game feel
* story - strong narrative with direct action gameplay
* narration - non-textual, situational

As a player you take the role of mechanical squid ANN 2.35f 💙 that controls the most important invention of the famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung – DARK TRAIN. However, this is no ordinary train at all. Thanks to the mysterious order from unknown client, Tagrezbung had to put into his invention a detailed and heterogeneous model of the human world. Your task is to solve secrets of the Tagrezbung's invention and deliver DARK TRAIN successfully into the unimaginable finish. Beware of fact that journey is the destination. At first stage - leave the Border City and pass the baton!


Our story follows the journey of the inventor D. W. Tagrezbung and the mysterious contract from unknown client which he received years ago. Even as a child, he created a functional model of the universe and throughout his life drew attention to himself thanks to a number of significant inventions. At an advanced age of his peaceful life he received the last big contract with a very strange assignment. The client requested the creation of a model of the human world that embraces changeable weather and civilization. What he did not want to be part of the model was the human face or even people themselves. The actual challenge was presented by creation of transportation that would be capable of delivering the order. Inhospitable territory stretching between the client and the inventor is for centuries connected only by rail. Therefore D. W. decided to create a self-sufficient train with four wagons where each wagon will contain one familiar environment from his world. Eventually D. W. Tagrezbung devoted the rest of his life to the client's order. The day the train was finally ready to go, the famous inventor died.


In every steam card you can uncover how we made particular parts of the game out of paper.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Warrning: May not work on laptops with integrated graphic card. Please try fiddle with quality settings.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X El Capitan
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 6100
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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