Jump aboard the nostalgia-train! Tracks is the ultimate wooden train game. Construct train sets without rules and transport commuting passengers. Build an elaborate railway system and then ride it in first person, from the train cab.
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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?

“There’s a lot of players out there who loved to build these type of train sets when they were younger and it would be great to hear about what restricted them from building the very best train set they could. Having the community suggest objects will ultimately produce a much more interesting game. The game is very much a sandbox at the moment, but some would prefer a more structured experience and we'd like to hear from them what objectives or challenges they'd like to face in this environment.””

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We cannot say with certainty as we anticipate the suggestions and feedback from the community to see where they want us to take the game.”

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

“Many more objects to place in the environment, new environments to explore, objectives to complete and we are also looking towards more customization options for trains, buildings etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The games track building systems are nearly complete, Players can operate and drive the train, there are a few objectives and a number of items to place which are both cosmetic and interactive.”

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

“The price may increase with substantial content updates. We will do our best to let the community know in advance so that they are aware of any changes to the games price.”

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

“The game in its current state is designed to be quite modular. This means that the community can suggest object ideas in such a large number, we can then whittle them down into some great ideas that we would not have come up with ourselves. We will also be looking to support Steam Workshop which will allow us to play tracks created by other players and see what kind of exciting sets the community build.”
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August 2

NEW UPDATE NOW LIVE | Controller Support, Skydivers and Scuba Divers - New Items

Hello everyone,

We're delighted to announce that a brand new update is now live for Tracks! Tons of new objects have been added, including charming helicopters, planes and bikes - plus controller support is finally here!

Check out the brand new trailer we've made to mark the occasion:

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



:HealUp: Full Controller Support

Tracks can now be played with a controller!

This is our first pass at controller support, and we are looking to refine the controls over time. If you have any feedback please post in the controller feedback thread.

We've gone with Xbox controllers as the default, meaning that only the Xbox user interface is currently visible. But you can still play the game with alternate controllers such as the PS4 controller and the Steam controller.



A printable version of this layout can be found here.

:HealUp: New Items

:romopolis_house: Bicycle
:romopolis_house: Car
:romopolis_house: Van
:romopolis_house: Post Van
:romopolis_house: Helicopter
:romopolis_house: Plane

:stone: Rock
:stone: A differently shaped rock
:stone: A bigger rock
:stone: There are quite a few rocks
:stone: I figured 5 was a good amount



:romopolis_house: Climber
:romopolis_house: Skydiver
:romopolis_house: Scuba Diver

:romopolis_house: Fire Station

:HealUp: Track Improvements
Every track piece has been replaced to improve alignment and we've also overhauled textures for many of them. Not only does this improve visuals, but it should also fix some derailment bugs.



Below is the change log for this build. We'll have more content and features to show off within the coming weeks and we thank everyone who has joined us on this journey throughout development so far!

Improvements and Bug Fixes
:fix: The train can now be reset during build mode
:fix: Alternate mode (alt key) is now a toggle rather than needing to be held down
:fix: Alternate mode (alt key) now has a pop-up indicator/description
:fix: Fixed the train slowly shifting and rotating when it should be stationary
:fix: Fixed the train shuddering when switching to reverse
:fix: Fixed the train sometimes wobbling along a straight track
:fix: Fixed the Save Discovery load animation getting stuck
:fix: Fixed issues with tunnels when they aren't on solid ground
:fix: Linking tunnels will now be deselected when opening the toy box
:fix: Improved lighting in the Modern Apartments environment
:fix: Improved Modern Apartments layout
:fix: Fixed a crash caused by closing the save menu quickly after creating a save
:fix: Fixed toy box exit issue after using the size slider
:fix: Passenger moustache colour is now randomised
:fix: Fixed placement grid not loading correctly
:fix: Adjusted the Police Station so the roof/helipad can have objects placed on it
:fix: Reorganised the toy box with new categories
:fix: Walking passengers should now be deleted when clearing track
:fix: Build sockets no longer appear when you're placing objects
:fix: Menu refinements
:fix: You can now spawn a max of 20 passengers at a time rather than 19
:fix: Fixed cancel button on the music note selection screen
:fix: Fixed issue with environment change sound effect

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July 26

Final Week at $9.99 + Incoming Controller Support

Hello Everyone,

Tracks - The Train Set Game is continuing to evolve and improve. On 2nd August we will be implementing controller support and adding a few more objects which can be added to your wonderful towns and other creations. Over the coming months there are more items and more features planned.

Take a peak below at the new screenshot and you may even be able to spot a few of the new items:



We will also be transitioning to full release within the next few months. This means that we will also be increasing the price of Tracks, alongside this new update on 2nd August, to $19.99. We will not be increasing the price again after this.

This price increase reflects how far the game has evolved and how much more content it has, opposed to when it launched in Early Access. We wanted to give you all a week's notice so that you do have a chance to purchase the game now before the price increases on 2nd August.

We have an internal schedule of content over the next few months and you will soon see much more regular updates.

Thank you for all of the support so far and I hope that you enjoy the content we have planned over the weeks ahead!

Thanks,
The Tracks Team
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About This Game

'A wonderfully relaxing way to spend a bit of downtime' – Eurogamer

'One to watch for train enthusiasts' - PC Gamer

‘Tracks - The Train Set Game looks utterly delightful’ - Kotaku UK

Track Building


Build the train sets of your childhood dreams with an easy-to-use editor. Just indicate where you want to build and Tracks does all the hard work for you, effortlessly mapping out turns, junctions and crossings under your command.

  • Add houses and trees to create your own little villages
  • Place unique track shapes and configurations beyond what you would normally find in a physical train sets
  • Physics objects to play with
  • Play in free-mode to build at your leisure without any set objectives

Ride the rails


Once you’ve created your rail network, you can ride along from inside your train, in first person. You’ll have full control of your vehicle in this view and will be able to adjust the train’s speed and direction. Your train’s weight and momentum are simulated, challenging you to maintain a steady but efficient speed while transporting passengers.

Objectives


Build your own train sets at will, or enjoy the set game modes with objectives for you to complete. For instance, Tracks challenges you to design a rail system that accommodates passengers’ commuting needs. Build the most efficient rail network to complete objectives in the fastest time possible.

Environments


Varied environments await, acting as playgrounds in Tracks: The Train Set Game. Go off the rails, ride along the furniture. Each environment contains unique features for you to experiment with and incorporate into your track designs.

Share


We are currently researching Steam Workshop support so players can share their tracks with other players online. We will update this section once we have a good idea of the functionality available after a few tests!



Tracks: The Train Set Game is everything the child in you has ever wanted. There are plenty of train games out there, but this is the only nostalgia-filled train simulator you’ll find on Steam.

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Track the Train Set Game uses the Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere.” and “Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 – 2017, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.”

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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