For the first time in railroad simulation, play as both the driver and company director! Take the controls of your locomotives and grow your railway empire by negotiating deals and developing your network.
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Very Positive (246) - 82% of the 246 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 31, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We wanted to develop the game while giving gamers the chance to provide feedback, which will ensure the final game meets their expectations as much as possible. We will consider all feedback on all aspects of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning Early Access to last several months to ensure we receive as much feedback as possible and to implement all the features required for a train driving simulator. We expect to keep the game in Early Access for 6 to 10 months.”

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

“For the final version of Train Life: A Railway Simulator, we plan to offer a map with thousands of kilometres of tracks across Europe, which will gradually be revealed during the Early Access period.
Throughout the Early Access period, we will improve the gameplay in terms of the driving aspect and the business management aspect.
We will also add multiple trains as part of the various updates planned during the Early Access period.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We understand how important it is to have a realistic world and gameplay in a railway simulator. We have already started to work hard on this, and we are happy with the current version, even if there is a lot more to improve and add.
The Early Access version of Train Life: A Railway Simulator lets you drive four different locomotives across Germany and create your own company.
You will already have lots of freedom when driving your train through the in-cab gameplay, so you can familiarize yourself with the game basics.”

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

“The price of Train Life: A Railway Simulator will gradually increase during Early Access as we add new content, new features and improvements based on your feedback.”

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

“We will collect all player feedback here on our Steam forum and on our social media channels (Discord, Twitter and Facebook). The ideas and requests will then be sent to our team so they can change and add whatever they can.”
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About This Game

For the first time in railroad simulation, play as both the driver and company director!

Take the controls of your train…
…and travel across Europe with passengers and merchandise. In the Early Access version, drive through Germany, riding in the cab of several different locomotives. Each of these locomotives has its unique characteristics (power, braking, etc.) that you need to fully master to be as effective as possible. Take your passengers through astonishingly beautiful lands, including both town and country, forest and mountains.

Show your entrepreneurial spirit
You not only have to drive the trains, but you also have to grow your company by optimizing your Passenger and Freight activities. Choose a name, a logo, purchase locomotives, and hire drivers, giving them new contracts and exploring new tracks. You must also maintain your locomotives to prevent breakdowns and handle emergency repairs. You are free to accept or refuse contracts: make the right choices, earn money and develop your company!

A realistic and authentic simulation
Train Life involves demanding gameplay based on real-world behavior. You have to respect the rail signals and driving instructions, adapt for rail switches, and manage speed. Make sure you keep an eye on braking distance when you pull into the station and open and close the doors for your passengers. There are also unforeseen situations to manage, such as fallen trees, stalled cars, and trains rolling on your track.
The dynamic weather and day/night cycle mean you have to adapt the way you drive to avoid accidents and damage to the tracks.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @ 3.7 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Additional Notes: Please note that these informations aren't final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Additional Notes: Please note that these informations aren't final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game.

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