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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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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May 21

New Track Piece, Workers and a Merry Go Round!



Hello everybody!

Today's Tracks update includes a lot of bug fixes and the addition of a couple of new objects and new passenger types. Over the coming months we are working on several new additions and features for Tracks: The Train Set Game. Once we have more details, we'll make sure to share them with you in a future announcement. But for now, let's go through today's additions.

The Turntable Track Piece

Stop on the turntable and turn left or right to spin the train in place. It can also act as a normal cross junction which automatically switches when the train approaches. This has been added as an experimental object meaning that it may need more testing - if you notice this track piece behaving oddly, do let us know!

Merry Go Round!

The Merry go round will rotate, play music and also light up when placed in a night time environment.

New Passenger Types
A few new passenger types have made their way into the game. Right now they behave just like the standard passengers without their own special station but we hope to continue adding more types throughout development. Let us know what kind of passengers you'd like to see in the future.





The full change log for today's update is below:




New Objects:
:romopolis_house: Construction passengers
:romopolis_house: Rail Worker passengers
:romopolis_house: Farmer passengers
:romopolis_house: Skier passengers
:HealUp: Passengers are now saved to your save-games if they haven't walked to a Platform
:HealUp: Passenger placing can now be undone

:romopolis_house: Turntable
Easily one of the most requested features finally comes! Turn left or right while sitting on the turntable to spin in place. It'll automatically turn to catch you if it isn't aligned with where you're coming from and it is big enough to turn with one carriage attached.

:romopolis_house: Merry-Go-Round
A spinning, bouncing, music playing, lit up carousel.


:HealUp: Objects with track (Tunnel, Turntable) now have sockets to easily build from
:HealUp: For the first time ever every object has a thumbnail :steamhappy:
:HealUp: Added Snow as an option for Floor texture and added labels for each
:HealUp: OpenGL 4 mode

:fix: Passengers no longer clip into the floor in Clear
:fix: Improved ramp building to make going back to a flat piece easier
:fix: Text boxes (e.g. Signs) no longer need to be clicked before typing
:fix: Improved Buffer Stop so it won't block track building as often
:fix: Fixed restrictions on allowed characters in a save-game name being ignored when renaming
:fix: Improved passenger layout in the Spawn menu
:fix: Swapped around some categories in the Spawn menu
:fix: Fixed carriages not spawning at the correct initial rotation/location
:fix: Fixed the build socket ball being blurry when first appearing
:fix: Swapped the Clear and Bedroom music for some variety
:fix: Fixed an issue with Undo when removing track placed after a building
:fix: Adjusted the positioning of Passengers in a Carriage so they have more space
:fix: Replaced the tooltips for Cargo related objects
:fix: Improved how Passengers pick their spot in a Carriage to reduce clipping
:fix: Decreased the default snapping size for Signs
:fix: Adjusted the text in the Sign pop up message
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March 29

Easter Update - 29th March 2018



Hello everyone,

Today's update contains a few new objects, introduces animals, new building objects and the introduction of cabin toys for you to use while driving the train.

Easter Eggs
To celebrate Easter, we've introduced a 10% discount and have added a few more bits of content into the game! One of these is an Easter egg which can be placed into your environments. It's a rather bright and quite large egg - multicoloured and comes in various sizes in-fact.

For those of you who enjoy Easter egg hunts, we've hidden ten Easter eggs in the image below. See if you can find them all! A link to the full size image can be found just below too!


https://www.dropbox.com/s/l04qopjyarh36jk/Screenshot%202018-03-29%2010.41.11.png?dl=0

Cabin toys
This update includes the first of many different interactive trinkets for your train cabin. Eventually they'll be optional and customisable, and perhaps impact gameplay. The first is the steam whistle, which you can look at, and click & hold left click to activate.



Take a look at this short Youtube video to hear the whistle in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_KvsRW9TYc

New objects:
A selection of new objects included in this update are below:

:romopolis_house: Stables
:romopolis_house: Cow
:romopolis_house: Chicken
:romopolis_house: Pig
:romopolis_house: Horse
:romopolis_house: Hedge
:romopolis_house: Flower Pot
:romopolis_house: Tractor
:romopolis_house: Radio Tower
:romopolis_house: Painted Egg





And below are the other changes and fixes included in this update:
:HealUp: Added an option to mute all gameplay sounds

:fix: Made passengers a little bigger
:fix: Removed the snapping restrictions from:
  • Stations
  • Platform
  • Corkscrew
  • Collect/Deposit towers
  • Tunnel

Fatal Error - D3D device being lost. (Error: 0x887A0006- 'HUNG')
For anyone who has been experiencing this error message, please check the forum thread for an update and new instructions for a potential fix.

More to come
We still have more planned for Tracks - we are working on a few ideas to increase the scope of the game. Once we cement these ideas down we'll begin communicating them publicly, but rest assured that we really want to see Tracks grow!

As always thank you for being a part of the development and we hope you continue to enjoy the game and the new additions.
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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.”

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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