Rail Route is a tycoon & management game inspired by railroad dispatching. Construct your own sprawling rail network, control the traffic, and expand to your heart’s content! Unlock new technology, upgrade your infrastructure, and automate. You can even design your own maps with our in-game editor!
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Very Positive (719) - 94% of the 719 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 23, 2021
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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?

“Bitrich.info started as two friends working on a passion project. Now, just a few years later, it 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?

“We want to create the best game possible. That means releasing regular updates and bug fixes, whilst gathering community feedback each time to make sure that we’re heading in a direction that you’d love to see. Our focus on community also means that we don’t have a stable roadmap – we introduce our updates and features based on the needs of our community, creating a dynamic development experience that benefits everyone.”

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?

“Honestly, we're not sure yet. We'll have a better picture when we're closer to the full release.”

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

Enter the world of rail networks and become the dispatcher of your dreams! Rail Route is a management and tycoon game based on railroad dispatching, offering relaxed, easy to understand (but hard to master) gameplay. Create the route of your dreams in a world where you set the pace, and embark on an ever-expanding railway extravaganza.

That’s not all, though - Rail Route offers three, unique game modes: so no matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got it!

Rush Hour


Looking for something a bit more intense? Rush Hour is our ultra-streamlined wave-based game mode, designed for exactly that.

  • Dispatch your way through wave-after-wave of trains, each one increasing in difficulty.
  • Utilise a limited number of items as best you can - and make sure you don’t take too long!

Timetable Mode


Looking for a challenge, or something a bit more linear? Scored maps are puzzle levels with a pre-set train schedule and track layout. You have one goal, and one goal only: get your trains to their destinations on time!

  • Dynamic scoring system
  • Hand-made timetables – including both famous, and innovatively imagined, junctions and layouts
  • Ensure that your trains arrive, and are dispatched, on time

Go ahead and compete for the high score!

Endless Maps


Endless Mode is Rail Route’s primary game mode. Expand your rail technology, unlock new trains (and types!), discover new stations (and lucrative contracts), and see how big your network can grow!

  • Accept multitudes of commercial contracts, and choose the type of traffic you want to see on your routes
  • Schedule your trains and make sure that they stick to their timetables

  • Expand your rail network and build new, innovative components and buildings

  • Earn rewards – money & experience points
  • Unlock upgrades – improve your technology and dispatch interface

  • Automate – build sensors, automatic routers and mechanize your network

More than a thousand maps on the Workshop


Have your own grand plans for a scored map? Looking to subject the community to your own wild machinations? You can! Rail Route comes with a built-in level editor - you’ve got access to the same tools we do! Recreate your favorite junction, build your hometown from scratch or design a rail network of your own. It's up to you!



Also, don't forget to share your creation through the Steam Workshop! We hold frequent competitions!

More to come

Is that all? Of course not! There are a ton of other ideas we've been throwing around for updates later in Rail Route’s life. Most of our ideas come from the community, so feel free to pop into our Discord server if you've got any suggestions! (We’re friendly, we promise!)

As always, happy dispatching!

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS 10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Linux 64bit
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Linux 64bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-tier GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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