Publisher The Irregular Corporation and developer Minakata Dynamics announce
, a new railway construction strategy game. This will arrive for
Windows later this year, but you can see for yourself if it makes the grade in a
playable demo that's available
right now. The game involves an unusual economic component tied to off-world
resources in a near future setting. Here's an
and here are the details:
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.
Interested applicants to Nakatani Chemicals can download a demo for the game
right now on Steam, as part of the Steam Games Festival that starts later today.
The demo will give players a glimpse of the future of commerce, with the game’s
first two missions featured in the single player campaign