THE STORY TO NOW:
It is Sunday, 0 A.D., and the rubble of all human civilization isn’t even done smoking yet – some patches of it are still on fire – and anyone trapped in it will have starved, thirsted, or been gnawed to death by raccoons or other survivors by now.
At least it is nice and seasonably sunny, and the air is warm, across the globe – as the weather hasn’t had time to reset yet either. The sun sits at a lopsided angle around three hours from where it should at this time of day.
There is a sudden rumble, a steam whistle cuts the air in half like a hot knife through a block of freshly-opened canned meat – an impossibly large steam engine rumbles by, at least the size of a two-storey building, the punchdrunk lights of the parlor car being obediently drug along at the end of the train reflecting against the harsh sand of asbestos and bone fragments.
With the hard-reset button having been pressed, it is time to get to work.
Non-Linear Visual Novel: Discover multiple different endings depending on your choices in-game.
Quick-Paced Gameplay: Complete the game in thirty minutes to an hour but keep returning to find new scenes. Experience a different storyline every time you play! Every decision must be made in 15 seconds or face the consequences!
Full-Motion Video: Recall the days of Westwood strategy games and mornings plastered to the 3DO, CD-i, and Sega CD in the family living room.
Steam Achivements: Track your career progress with achievements – show off your progress, or lack thereof, to your friends.
Trading Cards: They’re better than all of the other ones that we can’t talk about for copyright reasons. (We’ll add these once Steam lets us!)
Balance the Budget: Railroad construction doesn’t come easy, or cheap – as head railroad engineer it is your job to make the executive decisions that keep construction moving or bring it to a dead halt.
Master the Landscape: Bridging the U.S. presents unique problems for burgeoning civil engineers – angry Native Americans looking for a living god and blowing up dams, weather-altering swamp drains to build resort swimming pools, a corporate headquarters refusing to operate due to an identity crisis – no matter where you choose to build, problems, like the assurance of needing public restrooms, will follow.