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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By Hooked Gamers January 26

“Railway Empire is a fast-paced train tycoon game, closer to Sid Meier's Railroads! than Train Fever. The game is cleverly designed, very polished and great fun.”

 

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December 14

Great Britain & Ireland DLC Out Now for Railway Empire



Hit rail simulation’s Euro tour begins with huge map expansion plus new trains, goods and scenario

After laying down thousands of miles of tracks in North and South America, Kalypso Media is letting tycoons loose across Europe, starting today with the launch of the Great Britain & Ireland DLC for Railway Empire.

In Great Britain & Ireland, players will travel to the home of the first steam engines in an age of unprecedented progress and technological innovation. Industrial city centres are booming and the streets and waters are no longer enough to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of commerce. Locomotives are the future but not everyone sees it that way, and you’ll have build respect and social standing as you battle rival companies to the top.

The new DLC includes the ‘Great Britain & Ireland’ map expansion for Free Game and Sandbox modes, and tasks players with a new scenario. New music tracks and reworked city buildings are accompanied by 10 new historical engines (including the Rocket 0-2-2 and Firefly 0-2-0, 13 new tradeable goods like cider and whisky, and 45 new cities to explore.

Check out the launch trailer for Great Britain & Ireland below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbIz7X-bonQ

The release of Great Britain & Ireland also coincides with the release of the 1.7 ‘Stock Market’ update for Railway Empire on all formats.
Full changelog can be found here:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/503940/announcements/detail/3222787006935439653

The update introduces new platform customizations, with stations and warehouses receiving upgradeable signal stations that give trains the option of which platform to stop at. Trains will automatically choose the platform that is least busy, reducing idle time while other trains are being serviced. The ‘Analyst’ has also been added to the staff, who will cause mayhem on the stock market by placing false reports to manipulate the value of companies! Acquiring a company has also been smoothed over, with players now able to own 100% of a company without having to follow through with a full merger.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/884141/Railway_Empire__Great_Britain__Ireland/
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December 14

Free Stock Market Update (version 1.7) has been released!



Tycoons,
we have released the latest free update 1.7.

New
  • Dynamic platform choice
    • Large train stations and warehouses can now be upgraded with a signaling control. All trains passing or stopping at such a station will make their own choice of platform.
      Trains will then always choose the platform which is the least busy at that time, which will then reduce idle time at highly frequented stations.
      During the creation of train lines, routing to a specific platform is not available at train stations with a signaling control.
    • Another use of train stations with a signaling control is the ability to reduce idle times caused by maintenance of engines. While a locomotive engine is serviced at a station with signaling control, other trains entering the station will choose a different platform automatically.
      For highly frequented lines, an additional warehouse with signaling control and maintenance shed can be constructed.
      Trains that need to be serviced will stop at the warehouse, while other trains will pass the warehouse on a free track.

  • New Staff member has been added
    • The Analyst will cause hysteria on the stock market by planting false reports to increase ordecrease the share price of a company.

  • Banks / Finance update
    • It is now possible to acquire 100% of a company’s shares without merging with it. In such an event, the player will automatically receive all surplus of the company. It will no longer be able to expand, but will continue to do business as usual. This state can only be change by a merger with that company.

Bugfixes
  • Some seed values of random scenarios have not been processed correctly during input.
    Awards, which have already been paid out for connecting a city or a business, will not be offered again.
  • Added a video tooltip and manual entry for the dynamic platform choice station.
  • Rearranged building menu, such that the supply tower is on the first page.

Improvements
  • [Great Britain & Ireland DLC] Based on community feedback, we have replaced the flat roofs of some buildings with gable roofs.
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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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