Train Station Simulator is a station builder and manager game. Create and maintain your dream station! Ride the rails and operate your ultimate grand central empire!
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Mixed (140) - 68% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 14, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“A train station's life is full of problems, mysteries and complexity. During the design of Train Station Simulator, our main goal was to let our growing community bring their newly created station to live on a realistic level.

The main goal is not only to play a game but by their user feedback and ideas, they actively participate in the creative process of creating new features and fulfill a dream to have a realistic train station simulation game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The final 1.0 release of Train Station Simulator is planned for 2018 Q4/2019 Q1. We believe that alongside with the community, we can deliver lots of new contents, features and challenges.”

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

Train Station Simulator has been designed to be a realistic station simulation. The basic simulation functions of the game already work with some great fun additions to make it more relaxing and easy to use. We would like to add lots of new features, scenarios, weather-related events, disasters, new graphical content packs, engines, passenger related new functions, new staff types, objects and facilities. The community page will have an active part of the future development of the coming new functions.

We plan to add the following features:

  • Weather-related events: rain, snow, windy weather
  • Disaster modes: train accidents, trees on rails,
  • Thieves, robberies and bomb threat related events
  • Advanced terminal evacuation
  • New staff types: swat team, engineers, train cleaner units, track maintenance service
  • Advanced passenger AI
  • More transportation connections: underground station, trolleybus terminal, parking lot
  • New objects: overpass, underpass, moving walkways, advanced vending machines, recreation area, park, playground
  • New facilities: advanced restaurants, bars and buffets, pet relief area, lost and found, meditation room, nursery
  • More colorful passenger types: children, elderly, disabled, beggers, hooligans, pickpocket, train graffiti artists, distraught passengers, smoking violators
  • Cargo operations
  • In-game tutorial
  • Continental train graphics packages
  • Mod support for all train graphics

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version of Train Station Simulator is completely playable and all major station simulation functions are in place.

Expanding content with constant updates (version - 0.8.3.0 Updated*: 20/October/2018)

  • 56+ different objects to place
  • 25+ types of trains, locomotives, engines and carriages
  • 25+ different staff members in 5 settable categories and an extra 2 categories of shoe-shiners and shop assistants (assistants are part of each cafes and restaurants by default)
  • 24+ types of passengers including vandal persons and homeless persons and disabled persons
  • 22 different cars from the 70s and 90s and bicycles
  • 16+ types of shops/restaurants and other facilities to place
  • 9 public transportation vehicles
  • 6 doors
  • 5 types of rails: standard, advanced, electric, magnetic, light hiber
  • 5 flooring
  • 4 platform types
  • 3 walls
*Not all content available in all game modes at once.

Main building functions:

All building, placing and zoning features, employee setup and list view, public transportation schedule, train schedule and five day statistics menu work properly. Standard passenger AI has been enabled already: after arrival passengers need to buy their tickets and each individuals have their own indicator for food, drink, bladder, rest and mood that results in different behaviors.

Standard goal:

The main task in Train Station Simulator is to build, operate and expand your station. The more happy passengers you can travel to their destination, the more money player can earn to enlarge the terminal building and create new routes and more advanced facilities.

Developing a station simulation is not an easy task and we are not there yet completely. However, we need to balance new features and create advanced functions and file some bugs or misleading features.”

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

“The Early Access version starts with an introductory lower price. We plan to raise the price of the game as new and more advanced features will be available.”

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

“Community is a key part of the future development of Train Station Simulator. Our plan is to launch regular updates - once or twice a month - and we invite the community to offer feedback, suggestions and request modifications to help creating a better station simulation.”
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January 24

January Update

Hey Guys,

Thank you guys for all your support in the past year and I really appreciate all the active users being with the community and every new players of Train Station Simulator.

Train Station Simulator has been in Early Access for a little more than 1 year now and I have enabled lots of new features during this time.



1. "Where the hell is the latest update? I have waited so long!"

You might have realized that the last update of the game (especially on PC and Linux) was in Autumn and I have promised a huge update that should have arrived during 2018. Unfortunately I could not finish up all features and find all the solutions for problems in time that is why this
update is being delayed.

The game is actively developed every day but the main reason this new update takes so much time to be completed is more technical related. Train Station Simulator is being developed using a third party game developer engine. This engine got a very large new update during the time of the development of TSS. Right now the old version is still works but I decided to migrate the game to the new version of this engine and I bumped into a few serious issues during this work. The game works more or less but the code needed enormously big re-designing even to be able to work the same way as it did before this update.

Right now the main sections of the re-code is finished but still I find some nasty bugs every other day with testing.

I cannot tell an exact date when the migration will be finished and all the new features will also be ready but I am on it and doing as much as I can to release the new update.



2. Leaving Early Access:

I plan to finalize Train Station Simulator in 2019 so a first 1.0 version might come to Steam during 2019 with some more features added during this year.

I plan to continue support for the game and adding regular bug fixes, optimizations and new features upon your requests and ideas. I really need community feedback to decide which features would be the mostly wanted for the game in the future.

Thank you for your continued support and sorry for the recent delays. All these delays are for the benefits of the game so no time wasted during this time. Hopefully the 0.9 update is arriving soon and we can together with the community continue planning new features for your favorite Builder Simulator game in Train Station Simulator!

Thank you guys!
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December 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Train Station Simulator!

Hey Guys,

One year ago, TODAY Train Station Simulator was born. This first year of development was a fun and exciting time with hundreds of new features added to the game by day upon your feedback and requests.



The game is still in Early Access and active development however patches are coming not every other months or weeks I try to create larger updates on special occasions.

Latest update:
The largest update yet is 0.9 t450 I have been working on for 3 months now. This update is not yet fully functional but I will continue development during the Christmas holidays to be able to bring it to all of you soon.

You can read all the details about the upcoming 0.9 t450 update here.



A year with Train Station Simulator
We cannot pass on this HAPPY BIRTHDAY without mentioning all the great work I put in Train Station Simulator in the past year.

The work goes on developing and making Train Station Simulator a much better place for all players.



Thank you once more for your continues support for the existence of Train Station Simulator!

Let me show you all the major functions that I have added to the game in this wonderful year.

January 2018
  • Steam Trading Cards - added ✓
  • Text Localization: German - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Russian - added ✓
  • Text Localization: French - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Spanish - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Dutch - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Italian - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Norwegian - added ✓
  • Text Localization: Hungarian - added ✓
  • Audio Localization: German - added ✓
  • Audio Localization: Russian - added ✓
  • Advanced psgs' AI: find ticket/vending machines easier - added ✓
  • General Bug Fixing - added ✓
  • Linux Branch First Tests - added ✓
  • Public and Beta Branch - added ✓
  • Pause Button - added ✓
  • Pause Mode with Statistics on most objects - added ✓
  • Out Of Memory issue solution - resolved ✓
  • Cargo Manager Employee - added ✓
  • Ticket Gates first tests - testing ✓
  • More Cargo features coming - lifters and trucks - added ✓
  • Station Evacuations first tests - testing ✓
  • Emergency Doors first tests - added ✓
  • New Objects and Facilities: train restaurant, new objects - added ✓

February 2018
  • Station WiFi Internet Zones - added ✓
  • Station Security Camera Zones - added ✓
  • Advertising posters - added ✓
  • Underpasses between platforms - added ✓
  • Bookshelves for passengers to read and relax (in the indoor park area)
  • Linux version Stable - added ✓
  • Continued bug fixes and improvements - added ✓
  • Audio Localization: French - added ✓
  • Mac Branch First Tests - not working right now. :(
  • Lighting on lamps and some objects in dark - added ✓
  • Setable Doors - added ✓
  • Graffiti Artists - added ✓
  • Beggers and homeless passengers - added ✓
  • Thieves, robberies and bomb threats - testing ✓
  • Station Evacuations Stable - added ✓
  • Emergency Doors Stable - added ✓
  • Weather system first tests - added ✓
  • Weather related disasters first tests - testing ✓
  • New Objects and Facilities: new objects, more objects - added ✓
  • In-game tutorial - added ✓

March 2018
  • Build menu option lagging solution - added ✓
  • Build menu demolish option lagging solution - added ✓
  • +50% more objects in certain game eras - added ✓
  • CCTV camera system - added ✓
  • Advert Billboards - added ✓
  • WIFI Zones - added ✓
  • Homeless persons - added ✓

April 2018
  • New language: Spanish - added ✓
  • New language:Dutch - added ✓
  • New language:Italian - added ✓
  • New language:Norwegian - added ✓
  • New language:Hungarian - added ✓
  • Updated removal tool - added ✓

May-September 2018
  • New localization: French Audio - added ✓
  • More transportation: parking lots - added ✓
  • More transportation: tram lines, disabled person parking - added ✓
  • Graffiti artists - added ✓
  • Basic in-game tutorial - added ✓
  • Train Station Evacuation Button - added ✓
  • Force FULLHD Windowed mode - added ✓
  • More types of passengers: disabled passengers - added ✓
  • Underpasses between platforms - added ✓
  • Mobile phone Charging kiosk - added ✓

October 2018
  • First Stable Mac build added ✓

November 2018
  • Mojave OSx update added ✓

December 2018
  • Complete Re-coding of the game
  • Custom Timetable
  • Custom Train layout
  • Train/Passenger disasters
  • New type of passengers
  • Five new train designs
  • Train interiors
  • New staff members: Train cleaner units, track maintenance service members
  • Two new facilities: playgrounds and parks
  • New localization: Brazilian (Portuguese) translation
  • Moving smaller objects without demolishing and rebuilding

Planned upcoming future features
  • Continental graphical train packages
  • Live Events: VIP persons visiting stations worldwide REAL TIME LIVE, football matches and other similar LIVE events happening world wide at the same time for amazing Achievements and ingame income
  • Ticket Gates Stable later version
  • More types of passengers: elderly, children - coming soon
  • Mac version Stable - added ✓
  • Train accidents, passengers on the rails, trees on the rails - coming soon
  • Train cleaner units, track maintenance service members - coming soon
  • Lighting on trains in dark
  • New Objects and Facilities: new objects, moving walkways, recreation area
  • New Objects and Facilities: new objects, playground, park, animal relief area, er room. - coming soon
  • More types of passengers: smoking violators, distraught passengers
  • Text Localization: Turkish
  • Text Localization: Chinese (simplified and traditional)
  • Text Localization: Japanese
  • Text Localization: Brasilian - Portuguese - coming soon
  • Text Localization: Polish - coming soon
  • Redesigned Train Timetable - set arrival and departure times - coming soon
  • Redesigned Train Timetable - set engine type - coming soon
  • Redesigned Train Timetable - set carriage type - coming soon
  • Redesigned Train Timetable - set carriage numbers - coming soon
  • Different location styles: dessert, high mountain peaks, lake pond
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About This Game

Train Station Simulator is a station builder and manager game. Be a creative engineer by planning flooring tiles, building walls and creating emergency routes.

Caring station design

  • Lay flooring tiles, build walls, create corridors, place exit doors and emergency routes.
  • Expand your building to create more room for constructing advanced appliances, facilities, services and a more reliable train system.
  • Creative station design creates a better place for your passengers.
  • Replace old tracks as new and more advanced technologies are invented – all the way to magnetic trains.
  • Form mood-enhancing designs: plants, flowers, open spaces and benches.

Expanding content with constant updates (version - 0.8.3.0 Updated*: 20/October/2018)

  • 56+ different objects to place
  • 25+ types of trains, locomotives, engines and carriages
  • 25+ different staff members in 5 settable categories and an extra 2 categories of shoe-shiners and shop assistants (assistants are part of each cafes and restaurants by default)
  • 24+ types of passengers including vandal persons and homeless persons and disabled persons
  • 22 different cars from the 70s and 90s and bicycles
  • 16+ types of shops/restaurants and other facilities to place
  • 9 public transportation vehicles
  • 6 doors
  • 5 types of rails: standard, advanced, electric, magnetic, light hiber
  • 5 flooring
  • 4 platform types
  • 3 walls
*Not all content available in all game modes at once.

Ride the rails

  • Set up bars and cafés and allow them to grow and bloom into successful businesses.
  • Deploy bus, taxi and tram networks to grow your local station to a crowded hub central.
  • The demand for traveling by train is undeniable: open new train routes by selecting combined schedules.
  • Bring your station to life: place local bus stops near tracks scheduled with local trains.
  • Keep your station clean of debris, secure all areas by police officers and never ran a train off the track by employing system engineers.

Creative game play with enhanced features

  • Solve real-life station modeling challenges with enhanced passenger ai movements.
  • Play through 25 different scenarios with different skill levels and timeframe.
  • Track station progress with a comprehensive statistics menu.
  • Follow each of your staff members and analyze all passengers’ behavior.
  • Exciting game achievements, various leaderboards
  • Steam Trading Card

We plan to add the following features

  • Weather-related events: rain, snow, windy weather
  • Disaster modes: train accidents, trees on rails
  • Thieves, robberies and bomb threat related events
  • Advanced terminal evacuation
  • New staff types: swat team, engineers, train cleaner units, track maintenance service
  • Advanced passenger AI
  • More transportation connections: underground station, trolleybus terminal, parking lot
  • New objects: overpass, underpass, moving walkways, advanced vending machines, recreation area, park, playground
  • New facilities: advanced restaurants, bars and buffets, pet relief area, lost and found, meditation room, nursery
  • More colorful passenger types: children, elderly, disabled, beggers, hooligans, pickpocket, train graffiti artists, distraught passengers, smoking violators
  • Cargo operations
  • In-game tutorial
  • Continental train graphics packages
  • Mod support for all train graphics

Hire your staff and manage salaries and working shifts:
Keep your station clean of debris, secure all areas by police officers and never ran a train off the track by employing system engineers. Hire your staff for a more reliable operation. A cleaner station makes passengers happy that increases income.

Deliver more tracks and manage all schedules:
As time flies by your terminal hub starts to expand. Set up restaurants, bars and cafés and allow them to grow and bloom into successful businesses. Open up new building wings and connect all areas with corridors so passengers can easily access all spaces.

Select from campaign modes to endless game play
Train Station Simulator will be shipping with over 25 uniquely designed game modes ready to be played not only for days but weeks and months. The game includes "Campaign", "Ready", "Mission", "Survival" and "Endless" play modes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz | AMD: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 might not fully supported. 16:9, 16:10, 21:9, 16:3 supported (Tested: 1600x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 1920x1440, 2048x1536, 2560x1080, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, 3440x1440, 5760x1080)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (or higher) (64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz | AMD: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 1.5 GB RAM (or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 might not fully supported. 16:9, 16:10, 21:9, 16:3 supported (Tested: 1600x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 1920x1440, 2048x1536, 2560x1080, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, 3440x1440, 5760x1080)
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.12.x or newer
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650, AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card or better (min. 1 GB VRAM)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Mac version is in beta and may not fully supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.12.x or newer
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650, AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card or better (min. 2 GB VRAM)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Mac version is in beta and may not fully supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 14.4
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz | AMD: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 1 GB RAM (In Linux version most AMD graphical cards are not officially supported)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Currently Ubuntu is the only supported distribution. While the community has been successfully running Train Station Simulator on other distros these are not officially supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 14.4
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz | AMD: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 1.5 GB RAM (or higher) (In Linux version most AMD graphical cards are not officially supported)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Currently Ubuntu is the only supported distribution. While the community has been successfully running Train Station Simulator on other distros these are not officially supported

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