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!
Conquer all ten of our pre-constructed scenarios, each with a different challenge that will help you 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.
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 will 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 and astronomically high costs, severely impacting your company’s 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 company’s 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 can help fund the growth of 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. 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.
Adding to the realism are A-Train 8's graphics, which are inspired heavily by real trains and buildings.
Trains: There are eleven trains available by default, ranging from commuters to freighters to lightning-fast magnetics.
Buildings: Dozens of hotels, factories, high rises, and residential buildings are at your disposal. Build 60-story skyscrapers, parks, airports, and even amusement parks!
Monuments: Place a unique stamp on your city with iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and the Colosseum!
Whether you’ve already mastered the default scenarios or you want to build your own area from scratch, A-Train 8’s Map Construction Mode will ensure that each simulation is unique. Once you’re happy with your custom map, you can simulate it in Game Mode and manage your company for real!
Terrain Editor: In Map Construction Mode, you start with a large swath of flat land, ready to be molded however you see fit. You have complete control over the map’s elevation and water, providing your map with uniqueness in both aesthetics and challenge.
Lifted Limitations: Construction does not cost money or materials, allowing you to build a large city from scratch before you simulate even a single day!
Customized Information: You can set the starting funds for your new simulation, opening up limitless possibilities for challenge. Imagine creating an underdeveloped map with a large amount of starting funds, or a map with a sprawling town that is going bankrupt. Tailor the maps to your play style!