Prepare to Rule the Industrial Revolution as Kalypso Media Unveils Railway Empire

New tycoon simulator from Gaming Minds to make debut at GDC 2017

Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds Studios are excited to announce Railway Empire, a brand-new tycoon simulation game that promises to bring all the drama and excitement of running your own rail company, starting in 1830’s America as you expand your business from coast to coast across 100 years of booming industry. Out-think and outmanoeuvre your rivals, research innovative new technologies and expand your network across a huge gaming world. Railway Empire is currently planned for a Q4 2017 release.

Further details and gameplay will be shown as the game is revealed at GDC 2017 in San Francisco.
To whet your appetite before GDC, Kalypso Media has released a teaser trailer to give gamers a glimpse at what to expect as they forge their very own Railway Empire:

About Railway Empire
In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.

However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.

Features of Railway Empire
  • 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.


Should this be happening? - It was a good game - I won't give the score if anyone wants to check it out, and I'm in several of the crowd shots.

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Any specific details as to system requirements yet?
Hi 2101,
I am sorry, as we are still developing and hardware-tests are currently being done, as well as polishing and optimizing, this can be shared, when at least the first hardwaretests, were done.
Currently I can share my system specs, if you want to get a rough glimpse at all:
Win 10 64bit
GTX 970

So running really smooth. BUT as we are talking about a game roughly being in Alpha, this is nothing to stick to, just a small glimpse and my setup is will be not Minimum but most probably heading in the direction of Recommended Specs.
Summed up: No guarantees and please wait until our internal hardwaretests are done.



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