Build your own tracks and scenery or explore a huge pre-made model railway set in New Zealand in virtual reality and on PC! Build, organize and drive trains in human scale, or explore the world on foot in miniature!
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Very Positive (267) - 93% of the 267 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 27, 2018

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March 21

Biome brush! v1.168

Today's update adds a new tool that completely changes how you build scenery. Placing props over large areas with a good mix of randomness and variation has now become incredibly easy!

The new "Biome brush" tool allows you to choose a bunch of different props and place them in a random mix on the ground, like a brush.
You can change the color, scale and height offset of the props used in the brush, and brushes are also saved in your save file.

Just point and click to effortlessly paint scenery, both on PC and in in VR!
on PC you can also hold shift to paint much faster.

You can also switch to an "erase mode" by pressing F (or d-pad up in VR) to delete props instead of place them (this will only delete props placed by the brush you are using)

There is also a new setting for "snap to surface angle" which makes props automatically align to the surface they are placed on.
This makes building cliffs with rocks easy, as well as aligning windows with buildings.

You can find this setting under "custom track -> snapping"

As well as the biome brush, there are a few other props added in this update.
There are a bunch of buffer props (which are only for show, they don't actually stop trains) as well as some smoother embankment pieces.

There are also a few bug fixes in this update:
  • Dropped props (like painters) now stay dropped when loading a save
  • Props should no longer fall though terrain when the player moves to far away (or goes to the menu)
  • Added collision to places and more accurate collision on the ferry prop
  • Added collision to the station platform prop
  • Improved collision on shelves
  • Moved magazine rack out of the way of the time menu in the default new game save file

I hope everyone makes the most of these new features, map making has just become so much more enjoyable!

The next update is going to be all about Australia, including new trains, props and a new official map (much like the Santa Fe)


On a side note, it's my 22nd birthday this weekend, and this update took a ton of energy, so im going to finally get some proper rest :steamhappy:
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March 6

New steam effects! - v1.165

Today's update adds a bunch of improvements to Rolling Lines steam engines, including better in-cab details and new particle effects!

All steam trains now have new 3D steam particles and various new effects (like steam being released from the cylinders when starting and stopping the engine). There are also now a few un-marked valves you can twist in each steam engines cab, these valves can be used to manually enable/disable each particle effect, which is excellent for screenshots!

This update also includes a few fixes & features:
  • You can now place controllers/edit tools back into their holders on the wall on PC, simply hold the trigger and point at the wall-mount to place it back
  • Added more detail to the cab interiors of all steam engines
  • Fixed mesh normals on one of the Santa Fe bridges
  • Fixed collision on bridge track pieces

I've finally got a considerable amount of time to focus on work, without any traveling or interruptions, so there should be some pretty great updates coming in the near future!


Also, here are a few more pictures of the new steam effects in action:

And the new cab interior details:

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“This game has blown me away with it's scope and scale. Everything feels so well designed and laid out.”
Paradise Decay

“Imagine having all the resources you need to build the model railway of your dreams with just a few clicks of a controller.”
8/10 – Upload VR

“Included in the list: The best VR games of 2018”
PC Gamer

About This Game

Build freight trains and follow passengers on scenic journeys, all through a range of real-world inspired locations from the south island of New Zealand.

Choose between driving trains through the world of this pre-built table top model railway or combine your own pieces of track and scenery to build your own railway!

The entire railway fits within one large workroom, with tons of surrounding free bench space for you to experiment with your own custom creations.


  • Play on both PC (without VR) and in VR (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality)
  • Build and share your custom layouts on the Steam workshop
  • Share and download custom train paint-schemes on the Steam workshop
  • Operate model railways in human-scale
  • Explore anywhere on foot in miniature scale
  • Drive trains in large scale with hand-held controllers
  • Drive trains in miniature from within the cab
  • Drive multiple trains at once by using multiple controllers
  • Push wagons along the tracks with your hands in VR
  • Pickup and throw wagons as physics objects
  • Place your own custom track and build your own layouts
  • Freely place scenery and buildings for your custom layouts
  • Backup or share your custom track saves in plain text
  • Sandbox style world, where custom tracks and scenery can be built anywhere
  • Use model railway style switch-boards to direct your trains
  • Dynamic day/night cycle
  • Dynamic weather

Play in VR or on PC

Rolling Line has been built from the beginning to be both a PC game (first person style) and a VR game.
You can play with a keyboard a mouse just like any PC game or train sim, but if you have a VR headset (Oculus, Vive and WMR) connected then it will automatically launch in VR.

Just like a model railway

This railway is designed to look, feel and operate like a real hobbyists model railroad, with stylized switch boards to control the tracks, portable hand-held controllers to drive trains, and complete control over the rooms lighting.

Freely push wagons around on the rails with your hands to build up trains as long as you could possibly want, and take control of any number of different locomotives (using multiple controllers).

Build your own tracks and scenery

Place pieces of track and scenery to build your own huge (or tiny) railways!
Almost every tree and building from the pre-made layout can also be used in your own creations.

Paint different colors and styles onto terrain, trees and tracks and place chunks of terrain to build hills and path ways.

You can build your custom layouts entirely by hand in VR, or play on PC to make use of PC-only map making shortcuts.

You can share your layouts on the Steam workshop and easily download other peoples layouts.
All layouts you make can be easily backed up and shared in plain text, which means you can copy-paste an entire save game between friends!

Explore in human scale or miniature

Switch between human-sized room scale and railway-sized miniature scale at any time, any where. You are not limited to only driving trains in miniature, but can fully explore the entire railway at the scale of a person.

Drive trains from right inside the cab in miniature, and view the world from the driver's perspective!

While in miniature scale you will experience dynamic time, weather and unique terrain and skyboxes that extend beyond the shape of the railway,

Choices of locomotion

Choose between a range of locomotion options, including standard teleporting, grabbing the world around you to move yourself around, free directional movement with the trackpad and any other locomotion options suggested by the community that can be added!

Other options like manual rotation (if you cannot use room scale) and setting your player height help support a range of VR setups.

Rolling line offers an immersive experience of both controlling a model railroad and driving trains from within the world itself. Whether you enjoy the diverse scenery of New Zealand, the joy of controlling model trains, the experience of a scenic railway journey or the freedom of building your own tracks and creations, then Rolling Line can deliver.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i5 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 or similar (VR) Any low-end graphics card (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC (without VR) is possible on very low end systems.
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i7 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 or similar (VR) GTX 660 or similar (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC is significantly less demanding than running in VR!

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