In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition.
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Release Date:
Jan 26, 2018

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January 7

Community Update #1 (version 1.8) has been released on public beta branch!



Tycoons!
The free Community Update #1 (version 1.8) will add many community-requested features, including new buildings and functionalities to the game.
More details as follows:

New Railway Buildings:
  • Terminal station (4 tracks)
  • Terminal station (4 tracks) with signaling control
  • Train station (2 tracks) with signaling control
  • Warehouse (2 tracks)
  • Warehouse (2 tracks) with signaling control
  • Maintenance station (4 tracks) with signaling control.

New Hotkeys:
  • Confirm with “Enter”- Button, while in track construction or accepting a dialogue.
  • “Delete”- Button can be used for deleting the selected train (confirmation required), or planning (no confirmation required).
  • “Backspace” - Button will cancel different actions.

Advanced settings for ‘Free Mode’ have been added:
Those include:
  • Difficulty for Tasks. Three difficulty settings
    • Regular
    • Professional
    • Trainiac
  • Increasing option for costs for tracks / bridges / tunnels. Three different settings
    • 100%
    • 150%
    • 200%
  • Increasing construction costs. Three different settings
    • Off
    • 100% … 200%
    • 100% … 300%
  • Income from transports. Three different settings
    • Regular
    • 200%
    • 300%
  • Innovation points. Three different settings
    • Regular
    • 75%
    • 50%
  • Service costs. Three different settings
    • Regular
    • 200%
    • 300%
  • Enabling/Disabling of stealing staff.
  • Enabling/Disabling of Mergers

Other Features:
  • Task list now shows, if tasks have been completed in half of the time.
  • The minimap now shows, if a new building can be constructed in a city and if more than one Tycoon has a train station in a city.
  • Tracks may be deleted, even if a train is currently using it. Affected trains are set back to their origin city.
  • Maximum allowed number of warehouses and parallel tracks have been raised.
  • Setting the amount of wagons to max or min can now be done with one click.

Note for DLC - Owners:
  • Combined European tech tree:
    All engines from “Mexico”, “Crossing the Andes”, “Great Britain & Ireland”, “Germany” and “France” are playable on the European maps, if the appropriate DLCs are selected.


Feel free to share feedback in the exclusive public beta community hub on Steam:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/503940/discussions/7/
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December 20, 2018

Railway Empire 1.7 Hotfix has been released!


Tycoons,
We have released a new hotfix for Railway Empire version 1.7 and the Great Britain & Ireland DLC.

All maps
  • Fixed a bug that deleted supply towers when tracks were being deleted.
  • The mini map now shows both owners of stations in a town.

Great Britain & Ireland DLC
  • Fixed Union Jack in the main menu artwork.
  • Added ‘Big Ben‘ (today’s Elizabeth Tower) in London.
    • A new game needs to be started in order to see this change/addition.
  • Now the golden eagle has replaced the white-tailed eagle.
  • Pound currency will now be shown instead of dollars.
    • However, the dollar-sign ($) is still used as symbol for the universal “buy” action.
  • Only steel and stone bridges will now be used, instead of wooden bridges.
  • Increased the probability of bad weather.
    • Sometimes it is supposed to rain in the British Isles, right?
  • Removed American wooden huts in cities and have replaced them with more British-looking residences.

We are planning further improvements based on community feedback for the Great Britain & Ireland DLC as well as the main game for next year.

In addition, we are sticking to the development roadmap we have recently released.
Console players will receive the changes of this hotfix at a later date, most likely with the next major update.
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Reviews

“There’s so much to love about Railway Empire”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“Railway Empire is an excellent surprise. I was hooked immediately”
8/10 – Actugaming

“This was already fascinating with Sid Meier's legendary Railroad Tycoon and the spark ignites with Railway empire as well”
83/100 – GameStar

Feature List

  • Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.
  • Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods.
  • Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure.
  • Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network.
  • Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies.
  • ‘Ride Along’ feature allows you to explore your rail network and beautiful scenery from the driver’s cab in a first person perspective.

Update Notes

About This Game

United States, 1830: ‘The New World’ is in its ascendancy. Industry is booming, and the race is on to establish the most dominant and powerful rail empire in all of North America. It’s time to outthink and outmaneuver your competitors as you lead your company into the 20th century!



In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.



However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 or better (2048MB VRAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS + SteamOS (latest)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS + SteamOS (latest)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 or better (2048MB VRAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

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