11 November 2016
Martin Wallace’s well-loved train management title already out on mobile
If you’d like the ability to play train management board game Steam: Rails to Riches on your PC, here’s your chance to make it a reality.
Martin Wallace’s 2009 game of building up tracks, delivering goods and expanding your railroad network came to mobile last year, and now the port’s developer Acram Digital has turned to the Greenlight platform of PC digital marketplace Steam (a very confusing name in this story) to weigh up demand for the new version.
If you’re unfamiliar with Greenlight, it allows users to vote for games they’d like to see on Steam (the marketplace), which will then be permitted for sale if they gather enough support.
The digital version of Steam (the game) will include cross-platform asynchronous online multiplayer between PC, Mac and Linux, as well as new artwork, a solo mode with three levels of AI difficulty and a tutorial.
There’s a number of maps for two to six players, each brought to life with atmospheric sounds and music, plus animation.
In a nice little touch, there’s also a colour-blind mode – something you don’t get on the tabletop.
If you’re interested in picking Steam: Rails to Riches up on PC, you can vote for the game now.