I never had a train set. Never cared for model train scale sets. And only last year rode in an Amtrack train. But more than any of that, I've never played a game specifically about trains. Kalyspo Media has just released a beta to do just that.
Railway Empire transports players to 1830’s America where they will enter the golden age of steam and must expand their business from coast to coast across 100 years of booming industry. With over 40 highly detailed and historically accurate trains, the biggest train buff will get carried away with Railway Empire. Features include:
Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.
Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods.
Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure.
Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses.
Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network.
Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies.
Co-operative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players
Railway Empire is scheduled to launch for PC and Linux on January 26, 2018world wide. Digital versions can be pre-purchased from Steam now.