Jump aboard the nostalgia-train! Tracks is the ultimate wooden train game. Construct train sets without rules and transport commuting passengers. Build an elaborate railway system and then ride it in first person, from the train cab.
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Very Positive (36) - 86% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (91) - 93% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 28, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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November 17

Patch - 17th November 2017

  • Changes:

    • 64bit version and the 'Fatal Error' on launch
      This update adds 32bit and 64bit versions of Tracks.
      For anyone who has been experiencing Fatal Error when trying to launch even after updating graphics card drivers, using the 64bit version (which should be automatically downloaded if you have a 64bit operating system) fixes this error for many, so please do update and post on the forums if it either does or does not work.

      Factory
      Silo
      Metal fence
      Wooden wall
      Traffic cone

      Undo now works with adding and removing objects
      Added a slider to the spawn menu for adjusting icon size
      Added a 'New' indicator to show which objects you haven't used
      Reorganised some spawn options into a new 'Nature' category
      Added messages when you try to remove objects which cannot be removed

      Fixed certain objects sometimes spawning with very low quality textures
      Fixed movement continuing if you were moving before placing a Music Note
      The note indicator is no longer visible on notes when loading them
      Moved Music Note from the Experimental category
      Improved spawn icons being too particular about where you click on them
      Removed the Unlock & Preview buttons
      Several improvements to spawn menu screen real estate
      Removed a mysterious piece of track floating high up in Clear
      Increased the time limit on the second set of Business passengers
      Adjusted the scale of numerous objects for consistency
      Fixed Fountains not having add/remove animations
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November 3

Patch - 3rd November 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAX_YSZ8-aI
  • Patch notes:

    Picnic table
    Park bench
    Post box

    Added a search function to the spawn menu
    Pressing escape now closes the spawn menu if it is open
    Reworked the 'Alt' building mode to behave better, especially when very high up
    Added several item descriptions

    Triggered fireworks will now only be saved if they haven't been activated
    Tracks now automatically load after closing the 'different environment' warning
    Fixed rotation not adding a new object when multi-spawning
    Fixed tutorial text being cut off at some resolutions
    Fixed the Lighthouse having a lower-case L for some reason
    Removed some debug bindings which would do things if accidentally pressed
    Fixed going back on the last part of the tutorial causing it to close

    Making Of: The fireworks video
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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
  • 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 passengers.

Objectives


Build your own train sets at will, or enjoy the set game modes with objectives for you to complete. For instance, Tracks challenges you to design a rail system that accommodates passengers’ commuting needs. 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. 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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Track the Train Set Game uses the Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere.” and “Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 – 2017, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.”

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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