As the owner of a brand new railway company, you must manage train schedules, develop new railways, construct buildings, and manipulate the stock market on your quest to earn one trillion dollars.Read full description
As the owner of a brand new railway company, you must manage train schedules, develop new railways, construct buildings, and manipulate the stock market on your quest to earn one trillion dollars. Have you ever wondered what it's like to manage a railway company, or how trains can impact the fate of an entire city? Have you ever wondered what it's like to manage a railway company, or how trains can impact the fate of an entire city? A-Train 8 answers these questions! The task will be fun, but not necessarily easy. Your company relies on the citizens for revenue, and the city needs your railway to function and thrive. If you fail to master this relationship, both your company and the city will face certain derailment. The future of the city is in your hands!
In-Depth Management. Plenty of Challenges.
The gameplay of A-Train 8 is no simple affair. If you want to succeed, you will have to make decisions based on time, weather, terrain, financial status, and many other factors, but there are plenty of metrics and reports to help you out!
Realistic Trains and Buildings. Beautiful Textures.
A-Train 8 delivers more than just realistic gameplay. All of the visuals are inspired by real life, including the trains, buildings, and even monuments such as the Eiffel Tower!
Ten Default Scenarios
A-Train 8 will help realize your passion for railway management and city development with its ten default scenarios, intuitive gameplay, realistic 3D graphics, and in-depth map editor!
Choose from one of our pre-constructed scenarios, each with a different element of challenge that will help you learn and ultimately master the game. Each scenario includes a city that needs you to solve a significant problem, such as uncompromising terrain, underdeveloped infrastructure, and poor management.
Deep And Involved Gameplay
As a simulation game, A-Train 8 is all about giving control to the players. Nearly everything you can think of can be managed, from train schedules to proposed projects to stocks. Once you make a decision, the results begin to take effect immediately. Constructing the right kind of buildings in the right area will lead to more commuters and further city development, a win-win situation. On the other hand, poor schedule management and overextending will lead to a loss in commuters, severely impacting your companyís bottom line. Every decision you make is important!
Major factors that will affect your management include:
Time & Weather: Time passes continuously in A-Train 8, affecting train and construction schedules. Weather will change constantly: both snow and rain are possible at a moment's notice!
The Terrain: Certain areas are not ideal for development, and laying track over water is not cheap!
Financial Information: You will have complete access to your companyís balance sheet, railroad statistics, city trends, and stock/real estate reports. These reports are constantly updated throughout the simulation.
The Market: Equity and debt financing could very well give you the funds needed to expand your empire. You can buy/sell stocks, take out loans, and even sell real estate!
Building Tracks: Every track your company lays must be planned carefully. Not only does track cost money, but inefficient or inadequate track will slow down city development and decrease the amount of commuters!
Train Schedules: With the help of a Schedule Wizard and your own business sense, you will have the tools to create the most streamlined schedule possible given the circumstances. Smart scheduling will save your company money while still keeping the citizens happy.
The Trains: Each train has a slew of advantages and disadvantages. Elements such as speed, cost, maintenance, and capacity must be taken into account.
Realistic 3D Graphics
To ensure the most realistic experience possible, A-Train 8ís graphics are inspired heavily by real trains and buildings.
Map Construction Mode
Whether youíve already mastered the default scenarios or you want to build your own area from scratch, A-Train 8ís Map Construction Mode will ensure that each simulation is unique. Once youíre happy with your custom map, you can simulate it in Game Mode and manage your company for real!
Lifted Limitations: Construction does not cost money or materials, allowing you to build a large city from scratch before you even simulate a single day!
Customized Information: You can set the starting funds for your new simulation, opening up limitless possibilities for challenge. Imagine creating a minimalistic map with a large amount of initial funds, or a well-developed town with a nearly bankrupted railway company that is struggling to keep it afloat.
The trailer and screenshots pretty much sum up the game and gives you a good idea of what you can do in the game. The game doesn't really hold your hand, so you have to figure things out... albeit those things should be pretty straight forward. I recommend this to veterans of the genre. I'll admit $19.99 is a bit steep for this title. Check this game out if you like simulator/city builders and if it gets on sale for around $5.
You own the railway company, and you are in charge of growing it. In order to do that you must buy out other buildings and even control the stock market. All of this sounds fun and exciting, but why not just get the upgraded version of A-Train? If you want to test the waters and see if this is the simulation game you want, buy it. It is a train simulatorish...because it has a huge emphasis on the overall economy instead of just you and your train business. This should have been a Tropico game, with trains. Its by no means a bad game, I am merely saying that there is an upgraded version of this game in the market.
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