Derail Valley is a highly immersive train driving simulator, letting you drive trains with your own hands! Deliver a variety of cargo between industries in a vast open world. Earn money, buy new locomotives and try to stay on the tracks!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“VR train simulation of this kind has never been done before, and as a small team we think early community feedback will help greatly to keep the game on the right track. It will also make development a whole lot more fun and engaging. With that said, we've spent two years making Derail Valley as feature complete as possible before launch to ensure it is a fun game worth purchasing. Already in its first version it will offer countless hours of gameplay.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The longer we can keep going, we will do so. Our goal remains to make Derail Valley the best train simulator in the world.”

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

“See our roadmap, detailing all the features and content we want to add during Early Access, which includes new trains, and other significant features. Derail Valley can be expanded in countless ways, and we will prioritize our updates based on available resources and community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Derail Valley is in a fully playable beta state, offering hundreds of hours of play time. Some optimizations, polish and features remain to be done. For a full feature list, see our roadmap.”

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

“The price may increase when we leave Early Access. We have not determined this yet, and will announce it in more detail when more information is available.”

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

“We love community feedback and suggestions! There are many additions and improvements that we've planned for Derail Valley, and being a small team, each comment, forum discussion, gameplay video or stream will be very helpful for us in deciding what to do next.”
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

Available: January 25

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January 18

Release postponed for next week (January 25, 2019)

We know this is the last thing you want to hear, but we are postponing the release for a week, until 25th January 2019.

Despite working day and night for months on getting this right, we had to do last minute changes that made it impossible to test essential features (savegame, non-VR controls, railways, tutorial, license unlocking). Some critical problems became apparent literally 30 minutes ago, hence the late news of the postponement.

We know this news is very bad. The game would have been received even worse if those things didn’t work out properly at launch. The decision was difficult to make, but given the circumstances, also the best.

Before getting upset too much, please consider that an open world train simulator of this kind has never been done before, as well as a VR game of this scale. As a 5-member team that’s been working endlessly and in a lot of stress to pull this off, all I can say is that we made a mistake and we’re sorry.

The game is 99.9% complete for release, and as soon as it is tested over the weekend it will be sent to media and influencers for a review (another thing we were unable to do due to being too much focused to meeting the deadline).

The definitive release will be next Friday.

-Slobodan
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January 11

Early Access Trailer

Hi everyone,

We have a new Early Access trailer. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQUoYLlONQ

In the following days we will publish a VR gameplay video, as well as one played using non-VR controls. Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel to not miss those, and further contribute to the community unlocks! Since we started the visibility program, amount of subscribers has more than doubled!

Thanks everyone!
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About This Game

Derail Valley is a highly immersive train driving simulator, letting you truly be in a train cab and operate controls with your own hands! Choose jobs and deliver a variety of cargo between industries in a vast open world, using a diesel-electric shunter or a heavy steam locomotive. Explore the beautiful landscape of 256 km² filled with railways, industries and maybe even some secrets!

Freely choose step-by-step jobs found in offices of every industry. They include (un)loading, shunting and hauling, involving dozens of cargo types modeled after a realistic industry chain. Use the hard-earned money to refuel and service locomotives, or even buy new ones! Finally, try to stay on the tracks!

Derail Valley Early Access is a major upgrade to the award-winning demo from 2016, being developed by a small team. Features:

  • Built for VR from the ground up
  • Emergent simulation of a shunter & steam locomotive
  • 256 km² open world
  • Procedural jobs driven by industry chain
  • Derailment physics
  • Locomotive maintenance & basic damage

    Non-VR support:


    For players who are not in position to use VR, we include rudimentary controls for playing on a regular flat-screen PC, using keyboard and mouse. For the best experience however, we highly recommend using a supported VR headset.

    Free Demo:


    Free demo is available, however note that it dates from mid-2017 and is no longer representative of the full game. Derail Valley has been almost entirely remade since, for it to support large worlds, walking outside, item handling, etc.

    If you have any questions, comments and feedback please let us know!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-7500 or equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best experienced in VR (Vive, Rift, WMR)
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best experienced in VR (Vive, Rift, WMR)

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