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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: The Irregular Corporation
Developer: Minakata Dynamics
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2022

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'Railgrade' Comes To Steam And GOG Later This Year, Development Roadmap Revealed

by Rainier on May 8, 2023 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

In Railgrade you construct railways, connect industries, and help restore a future off-world colony.

Featuring more than 50 distinctive campaign missions, Railgrade is a unique new twist on the genre where the player must construct railway routes and efficiently deliver valuable resources in order to help rebuild a failing off-world economy.

Railgrade takes place in a dark, near-future where off-world colonies packed with rich resources are harvested by greedy corporations. However your employer, Nakatani Chemicals, has lost control of one colony following a complete economic collapse - so it’s now up to the player to salvage what’s left using retrofitted train transport. Develop a vast distribution and logistics network on this faraway planet by controlling the construction of new tracks, and employ strategic routes to efficiently deliver valuable cargo. 

Using easy construction tools, you’ll need to conquer geography, manage costs, and increase production to create perfect routes with a steady workflow. As your railways begin to bring in capital, you can profit by exporting extra goods via zeppelins, or construct new buildings to help continue the growth of cities. Harness the distribution power of your fleet of customizable trains, while also managing the production process, to maintain a steady flow of resources to your cities which will soon flourish.

Currently available through Epic Games Store, Railgrade will be coming to Steam & GOG later this year.

Developer Minakata Dynamics has further announced the development roadmap for the coming year.

Highlights include full Steamdeck support, a Steam Workshop integrated map editor, and a procedurally generated sandbox mode. Prior updates included additional 10 hours of story gameplay and play style modifiers.

Key Features:

  • In a singleplayer campaign mode with over 50 missions, help restore economic prosperity to cities and industries across the planet.
  • Use effortless construction tools to instantly build and manage a busy railway network packed by trains.
  • Customise your trains using different engines and dozens of freight types, with hundreds of unique engine and cargo combinations.
  • Optimise your train set-up and place tracks strategically to navigate challenging environmental terrain and create the most efficient delivery routes.
  • Control the flow of resource production through careful management of inputs and outputs. Watch out for bottlenecks to keep trains and their precious cargo moving.
  • Invest in the growth of your city, or use zeppelins to export goods for extra profit
  • Admire your carefully crafted railway routes in the cinematic view mode
  • Challenge yourself in standalone ‘Contract’ missions, each with unique goals. Explore arid deserts in search of oil supplies, or develop a rocket launch program.

Railgrade is available for Nintendo Switch and PC (Epic Games Store) at $19.99/€19.99/£15.99.

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