A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
Hi guys,

We know many of you have been wating to take advantage of a good price drop to grab the most up to date version of A-Train 9

With V4 you get all the features of previous versions and a whole lot more. Full details in the specs below this announcement.

You also get the free DLC pack featuring dozens more trains.

This is a limited time offer. So grab it while you can.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/ATrain_9_V40__Japan_Rail_Simulator/
Jun 22, 2017
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Degica Dev
To celebrate the release of A-Train PC Classic, A-Train 9 V4 is 50% off for the duration of the summer sale.

A-trains rolling on Steam are here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/492090/ATrain_PC_Classic__APC/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/ATrain_9_V40__Japan_Rail_Simulator/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/249930/ATrain_8/
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - bara@degica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSh7GAjEF3Q

Thanks to our fantastic community we had a great response to our recent competition to design a map using the A-Train 9 Japan Rail Simulator map editor or to create some images using the free to download A-Train demo.

It took a while to go through the maps, as you will see when we showcase the winning entries. Some of the effort that went into creating them was extraordinary. (More soon :) ) Full vibrant worlds with intricate and well-designed rail layouts set against stunning backdrops. To say we were impressed would be an understatement.

Not only were the maps wonderful, the layouts imaginative, but the schedules the trains ran at in all these maps was so impressive. Each one could be a tutorial in optimizing a transport network.

The image competition received some great entries using our free A-Train viewer. It was clear that great use of lighting and placement was made. Sunsets and storms featured alongside the mountainous backdrops provided some fantastic "picture postcard" images.

Maps
1st Place: Elia (Download)
2nd Place: Marius Kaufmann (Download)
3rd Place: Matthew Noel (Download)

Images
1st Place: Andreas Naumann


2nd Place: Thompaaaa


Thanks once again to everyone who entered. It has been a pleasure to see these submissions and the enthusiasm the community has for the game.

I can’t wait to see where A-Train takes us next!
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
30% off the most up to date version of A-Train. Includes DLC
But grab it while it's hot. This lasts one week only!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/

WEEK LONG DEAL! Offer ends 13 June
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
Introducing A-Train 9 Trading Cards

Collect A-Train 9 trading cards.

Play A-train 9 Japan rail simulator to unlock Steam trading cards. The cards are based on some of the most iconic trains in Japan from the past and the present as well as some of the most cutting edge trains on the rails today.

http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards/faq#participating_games

We have 12 cards to collect.

Create The A-Train 9 Badge

Display your skills on Steam by creating your own A-train 9 badge. Let other forum users know your skills as an A-train entrepreneur. Level up your badge as you progress.

A Selection of Backgrounds

Common, Uncommon and Rare backgrounds for you to collect as well as a unique set of A-Train emoticons

Level Up On Steam

Increase your Steam level as you progress. Your badges contribute to your Steam level. Leveling up earns you non-tradable items like profile showcases, extra friends list slots, and more.
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
Wow!

We are amazed at the number of downlaods the A-Train viewer has had since release a couple of weeks ago.

With that kind of response it seemes only right to give you guys a little longer to prepare your entries for our competition.

http://blog.railwaysims.com/create-and-win-with-a-train/

We are pushing back the date for last entry to the 30th May to give everyone a chance to present their best possible results.

Stay tuned for some exciting A-Train game news coming very soon.
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
The A-Train Viewer

Artdink and Degica are pleased to announce the release of the A-Train viewer. (Link below)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/

Our technical demonstration of the wonderful world of A-Train 9.
A-Train, a game with roots back to 1984, A-Train 9 the latest version a simulation with more scope and scale than ever.

Grand Simulation

If you are tired of city builder and transport simulators that promise you vast landscapes but deliver small scale scenarios, then A-train 9 is the answer.
Huge 10km by 10km cities can be built. Mountains, seas, lakes, skyscrapers, industries, farms and of course the transport network both rail and road that allow such massive cities to work efficiently.

Creating a world from real life or from your imagination is possible. Detail or trackside and roadside objects, train timetables and scheduling for your transport network that can be as simple or as complex as you like. If you love transport and rail simulators, then A-Train 9 is the game you've been waiting for.

View a Beautiful Japanese City

It's important to us that as many people get to benefit from A-Train 9 as possible. The graphics in the game now allow for such stand-out features as 4K display support, day/night cycles, dynamic weather, shadows and even the option of switching to a comic style similar to cell shading. With all of these features turned on the game looks fantastic. Whole districts of city and countryside brought to life.

Importantly we are keen that the game is scalable. There are myriad options that allow users to lower the graphical complexity within the game that will allow it to work on a very wide range of existing hardware.
With that in mind we have also created the A-Train 9 viewer. Free to download here.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/

This allows potential buyers to test the full graphical capabilities of the game on their own system free-of-charge. To get an idea of the scale and scope of the game while exploring the beautiful Japanese city included. To watch the trains and trucks programmed into the viewer busy themselves as they go about their daily business.

The viewer also allows entry to our great new competition! Check out the forum here on Steam for more information.

http://blog.railwaysims.com/create-and-win-with-a-train/
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - RM Dev
A-Train Competition

Starting on the 5th April 2016 we have 2 great A-train competitions. One specifically for those who do not own A-Train that involves the new “A-Train Viewer”

The other for existing owners of the game.

http://blog.railwaysims.com/create-and-win-with-a-train/

What Are The Rules?

New to A-Train
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Download the A-Train viewer from here

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278550/

The “Download Demo” button is on the right hand side of the page
Note: Only Steam users who do not already own A-Train can download the viewer.

Those with A-Train can also participate in the screenshot competition using an image taken from their copy of the full game if they wish
It’s a great technical demo for A-Train, it has many of the system settings changeable and has two cities built in. We are looking for users to take a great screenshot on the theme of a “Beautiful Japanese City”

Existing A-Train Owner
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Create a city either from your imagination or real life using the A-Train editor. Imagination is what we are looking for here. The best use of the game assets and the most realistic or imaginative city scape. It isn’t required that you build the largest or most elaborate – just the most imaginative

Want to know more? Click to the main competition page on our blog
http://blog.railwaysims.com/create-and-win-with-a-train/

Prizes!!

City builder prizes

1st Prize: $100 Steam Wallet Voucher
2nd Prize: $50 Steam Wallet Voucher
3rd Prize: $20 Steam Wallet Voucher

Screenshot prizes

1st Prize: $50 Steam Wallet & Steam key for A-Train 9 V4
2nd Prize $20 Steam Wallet & Steam key for A-train 9 V4
3rd Prize Steam key for A-train 9 V4

Terms and conditions.

No employees or associates of Degica or Artdink are eligible to enter this competition

Please label your photographs and game files with your FULL name as entered in the competition form. We will match up the image or game file to your name so this is important.

You can name your city after yourself or put it in the game description. With images add your name to the title of the image.

Each entry must be unique and 100% the work of the entrant. Please do not copy wither the existing game maps or the work of others when entering the competition. We will check :)

Please only one entry per person. You can enter both competitions but only one entry per competition per person please

File sizes must remain under 10Mb. A typical medium sized city in A-Train is around 6-8Mb Remember we are not looking for the largest city, we are looking for the most imaginative.

The judges decision is final. It is also (obviously) subjective, but we will do our best to choose the most imaginative pictures and cities

The game files for upload for the city builder competition can be found by following the instructions on this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2o30-0PZy4
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Doc Clarke
A-Train 9 Japan Rail Simulator Is Packed With New Trains.

http://blog.railwaysims.com/take-a-look-at-the-new-trains-in-a-train-9-japan-rail-simulator/

- 103 Series (Sky Blue)
- 103 Series (Vermilion Orange)
- 125 Series
- 205 Series (Sky Blue)
- 207-1000 Series
- 221 Series
- 223-2000 Series
- 419 Series
- KiHa 40 Series (Scarlet)
- KiHa 58 Series
- KiHa 58 Series (Hiroshima)
- KiHa 58 Series (Tsuyama)
- KiHa Class 120 (Kansai)
- KiHa Class 120 (Kisuki)
- KiHa Class 120 (Kisuki)
- KiHa Class 52-100 (JNR)
- KiHa Class 52-100 (Old JNR)
- KiHa Class 52-100 (Scarlet)
- 117 Series
- 281 Series "Haruka"
- 283 Series
- 285-0 Series
- 287 Series
- 381 Series (Kuroshio)
- 381 Series (Super Yakumo)
- 381 Series (Yuttari Yakumo)
- 583 Series
- 681 Series
- Class EF81 + 24 Series
- KiHa 181 Series
- KiHa 187-500 Series
- 0 Series
- 500 Series
- 700 Series
- Class C57 + 12 Series
- Class D51 + 12 Series

In addition to these new vehicles we are comitted to adding a substantial number of extra vehicles in forthcoming updates!
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator - Valve
A-Train 9 V4.0 : Japan Rail Simulator is Now Available on Steam!

A-Train is back, and better than ever. The biggest and best city builder, transport simulation game returns with a host of new features.
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