In Rail Route, you will design, construct, upgrade, and automate your railway network in one of the many maps based on real-life cities worldwide. Dispatch the trains to make the traffic flow and the network grow!
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Very Positive (1,291) - 91% of the 1,291 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 23, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since a few years, the team behind Rail Route has expanded into a vibrant team of developers, designers, and musicians – all working to create the greatest dispatching game out there. Whilst our game is stable and has a plethora of maps (and game modes), this means that we’re still adding regular updates – and we’ve got a number of milestones we’d like to hit before the end of our Early Access period.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Rail Route will leave Early Access, and release its 1.0 version on February 22nd!”

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

“There's a whole (enormous) list of ideas that we’d love to implement, and we’re currently adding regular, major content updates to the game on regular basis.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Rail Route is currently stable, with a whole load of maps (both official and community-made) to choose from. We’ve got a vibrant community and Discord server, and we’re releasing regular, major content updates – one recent example being the Rush Hour game mode.”

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

“The price will remain at the current level.”

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

“Planning? We're far past that! Our community is already deeply ingrained in our development process. As mentioned before, our community has helped us to weed out bugs and provided us with feedback and feature suggestions for the game. They've been invaluable in this process, and will likely continue to be far into our full release.

Feel free to join us in Discord and see for yourself!”
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About This Game

Ever dreamed of designing your own railway network? Building it from scratch, adding more stations, taking on more contracts, watching your small network grow into a complex, thriving rail system? Rail Route makes this dream a reality!

Master the art of automation

Start with a few stations, design your first railway lines, and experience the joy of your first train completing its route. Take on contracts to earn money and upgrade points, unlocking new technologies that introduce more trains and automation tools into your network. With each added station and contract, the complexity grows, but so does your mastery. Experience the thrill of watching your railway network evolve from a few simple lines to a bustling, automated operation. Automation in Rail Route isn't just a feature - it's a complex, rewarding challenge. As your strategy unfurls, every signal placement and contract planning decision adds another gear in the intricate machine of your network. And when the trains glide smoothly through the tracks, operating flawlessly on their own, you'll feel that unparalleled satisfaction - not just of a job well done, but of mastering a world of your own creation.


Unleash complexity in simplicity

Navigate the charming minimalism of the design, reflecting the familiar screen of a train dispatcher yet imbued with a unique twist. It presents an intuitive interface at a glance - a system that can be understood in minutes. However, beneath this simple surface, a world of intricate mechanics awaits, revealing itself as more stations are added and more contracts are undertaken. Each new layer of complexity maintains the design's authenticity, capturing the essence of real-world rail management.


Your network, your rules

The freedom is yours: build from scratch, gradually unlocking technologies and resources to create your ultimate rail network across real-world city maps. Experience the satisfaction of perfect scheduling, ensuring a smooth and efficient flow of trains that reflects your strategic acumen. Or maybe the thrill of high-pressure, time-sensitive scenarios calls to you, where quick decision-making is key and wave after wave of challenges keep you on your toes.


Join a world of creators and enthusiasts

Join a vibrant community that contributes to an ever-expanding universe of maps. A community of creators and railway enthusiasts, coming together to design, share, and explore maps that span the globe. Each addition is a new adventure, a new challenge to conquer.




So, what are you waiting for? Embrace your inner train enthusiast and plunge into the world of Rail Route – make the traffic flow and the network grow!

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 64bit
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 64bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux 64bit
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux 64bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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