Jump aboard the nostalgia-train! Tracks is the ultimate wooden train game. Construct train sets without rules, deliver cargo, and transport commuting passengers. Build an elaborate railway system and then ride it in first person, from the train cab.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“There’s a lot of players out there who loved to build these type of train sets when they were younger and it would be great to hear about what restricted them from building the very best train set they could. Having the community suggest objects will ultimately produce a much more interesting game. The game is very much a sandbox at the moment, but some would prefer a more structured experience and we'd like to hear from them what objectives or challenges they'd like to face in this environment.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We can not say with certainty as we anticipate the suggestions and feedback from the community to see where they want us to take the game.”

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

“Many more objects to place in the environment, new environments to explore, objectives to complete and we are also looking towards more customization options for trains, buildings etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The games track building systems are nearly complete, Players can operate and drive the train, there are a few objectives and a number of items to place which are both cosmetic and interactive.”

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

“The price may increase with substantial content updates. We will do our best to let the community know in advance so that they are aware of any changes to the games price.”

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

“The game in its current state is designed to be quite modular. This means that the community can suggest object ideas in such a large number, we can then whittle them down into some great ideas that we would not have come up with ourselves. We will also be looking to support Steam Workshop which will allow us to play tracks created by other players and see what kind of exciting sets the community build.”
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Available: September 28

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September 19

Patch Summary: 10th - 19th September



List of changes:

Patch - 19th September 2017
  • Adding some basic highlighting to the object you're looking at
  • Some object spawn animation polish
  • Fixed Lamp posts being very bright in the Modern Apartment

Patch - 18th September 2017
  • Fixed the dodgy lighting in the Clear environment so it should now be consistent further out from the start
  • Train should now reset on Loading a track
  • Block Towers now have some basic sounds
  • Added some fancy reflections to the TV in Modern Apartment
  • Fixed Wall pieces sometimes refusing to be placed in valid spots

Patch - 16th September 2017
  • Fixed Passenger spawners not working on the Terrain Block
  • Fixed Passenger spawners keeping the placement box visible if they failed to spawn passengers
  • Fixed Fountains being slightly clipped from the bottom when on a Terrain Block
  • Moved House colliders up a bit to make placing multiple of them more consistent

Patch - 15th September 2017
  • New objects: Wall and Wall Ending
  • Fixed an issue with loading save games which started with a letter towards the end of the alphabet (really)
  • Save games now show which environment they were created in

Patch - 13th September 2017
  • New object: Starting Point. Dictates the reset location for the train (still early in terms of functionality and art)
  • Tracks which are being placed as objects now have a direction arrow
  • Fixed fog disappearing on the lowest graphics option
  • Fixed some problems with leaning out from the train cabin (left and right mouse when looking backwards)
  • Added some missing controls to the controls menu
  • Unlocking an object automatically spawns it now, so I’ve also added an ‘unlock all’ button in case you need that
  • Made ‘preview’ objects more obvious with an always red grid and automatically reopening the spawn menu if attempted to place
  • Adjustments to travelling on steep slopes which should fix various corkscrew problems
  • QA fixes

Patch - 10th September 2017
  • New item: Terrain Block. Bit of a new idea, letting the player put down huge objects on which to build.
  • New cursor system (available in the Options menu) in which build height is based on player height rather than cursor height. So you still look for the position, but you can freely move up and down even if there is no ‘anchor’ surface to build from. It still needs work but I figure it’d be a personal preference or maybe based on what sort of thing people are making
  • Pieces placed from the spawn menu are now selected afterwards
  • Cursor is now ghosted/highlighted when it is obscured by objects
  • Banned passenger spawners in Passenger mode
  • Reworded the passenger tutorial
  • 'Time since last save’ pop up
  • Spawn menu re-ordered into somewhat logical groupings and named categories
  • Fixed a bug that meant whenever you started the game there was 1 frame of a left turn which has annoyed me for a while
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September 8

New Objects, Passenger Mode GamePlay And Playable At EGX 2017



Hello Everyone!

We are a little under three weeks away from the release of Tracks: The Train Set Game in Early Access. Today we have a new video to share with you featuring game play of a new work in progress game mode, the passenger game mode. Check it out below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy40IRqNbnY

We hope you enjoy the video, but remember to add Tracks to your wishlist to stay up to date with all news on the game. We aren't very far now and can't wait for you to play it very soon.





Though if you happen to be in the UK and attending EGX 2017, Tracks will be playable at the Excalibur Games stand. Do pop over and play the game! More info on EGX 2017 below:

EGX 2017
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About This Game

Track Building


Build the train sets of your childhood dreams with an easy-to-use editor. Just indicate where you want to build and Tracks does all the hard work for you, effortlessly mapping out turns, junctions and crossings under your command.

  • Add houses and trees to create your own little villages
  • Place unique track shapes and configurations beyond what you would normally find in a physical train sets
  • Physics objects to play with
  • Interactive mechanisms like bridges and lifts give you more freedom in moving around the environment
  • Play in free-mode to build at your leisure without any set objectives

Ride the rails


Once you’ve created your rail network, you can ride along from inside your train, in first person. You’ll have full control of your vehicle in this view and will be able to adjust the train’s speed and direction. Your train’s weight and momentum are simulated, challenging you to maintain a steady but efficient speed while transporting heavy cargo.

Objectives


Build your own train sets at will, or enjoy the set game modes which boast a variety of objectives for you to complete. For instance, Tracks challenges you to design a rail system that accommodates passengers’ commuting needs. Or transport cargo and build the most efficient rail network to complete objectives in the fastest time possible.

Environments


Varied environments await, acting as playgrounds in Tracks: The Train Set Game. Go off the rails, ride along the furniture, and bump into objects to activate them. Each environment contains unique features for you to experiment with and incorporate into your track designs.

Share


We are currently researching Steam Workshop support so players can share their tracks with other players online. We will update this section once we have a good idea of the functionality available after a few tests!



Tracks: The Train Set Game is everything the child in you has ever wanted. There are plenty of train games out there, but this is the only nostalgia-filled train simulator you’ll find on Steam.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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