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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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?

“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 18

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January 11

Early Access Trailer

Hi everyone,

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

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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January 4

Help us add more content!

Happy New Year everyone!

As hinted earlier, we’re introducing a new community project aimed to increase visibility of Derail Valley:

The idea is simple. The more people we introduce Derail Valley to, the more time we'll have to add extra content to the game for everyone. The key word here is everyone - every small contribution of every person reading this will add up to the benefit of the entire community! Rewards currently include:

  • Hazardous Materials Jobs
  • Early Access to Railbus
  • Caboose
  • Diesel Locomotive

The way it works is that every new subscription to our community platforms counts as points, which add up toward reward goals. Share Derail Valley with people who may like it - your friends, VR and train communities, press or influencers, and watch the points go up. You may as well subscribe yourself. For every reached goal, our way of saying thank you is to add extra content to the game. More info on the link above.

We chose rewards based on some of the most frequent fan requests that were not already in our plans. Rewards and the points system will of course evolve as needed, in coordination with the community.

Updated press kit:

On that note, we’ve also updated our press kit. If you are a press member, need some details about Derail Valley, or just want to see some new high-res screenshots, we urge you to have a look (warning: 170+ MB):

To let us or other community members know of your contribution or plans regarding visibility, feel free to post to our Steam forum, Discord or Reddit. We'd love to hear about it!

Thank you! See you soon with more news as we get ready for launch!
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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

    • 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)
    • 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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