Since Railworks arrived on the scene in 2009, it has garned a loyal and global following of simulation enthusiasts.
The latest, the third Railworks title, will be sold at retail as Train Simulator 2012.
This gives train fans the chance to step inside their favourite locomotives and travel across routes from around the world.
Players can control electric, steam and diesel trains in eight real life routes in the UK, the US?and Germany. A World Editor allows players to stop on-route and remodel the surrounding worlds or create new tracks from the ground up.
Featuring the most up-to-date graphics seen in a Railworks title, Train Simulator 2012 will provide enthusiasts with impressive visual representations of both tracks and detailed train models.
“Train Simulator 2012 throws down the gauntlet in terms of graphics, sound and realism,” says CEO of RailSimulator.com Paul Jackson OBE.
“It will keep the die-hard simmers happy while also opening it up to traditional gamers and currently non-gaming rail fans. It’s the most advanced train simulator in the world.”
The 15 trains that players can take to the tracks include steam trains of the past as well as the new models of today. Players can also easily capture stills of the machines in action, thanks to the game’s screenshot button.
For those new to the joys of the train cabin, built-in tutorials are available to help users master the train driving essentials. And once players have become train experts, they can download a whole host of new tracks and trains to extend their game time.
Jackson adds:?“Rather than include everything in the box, individuals invest in their area of interest with premium add-ons. It’s these add-ons that keep the community happy.”
The distributor of the boxed game, Contact Sales, believes Train Simulator 2012 can break into the Top Ten PC?chart.
“I read with interest MCV’s ’20 Games to Save Christmas’ and the big retailers saying which they think will be the top sellers,” says Contact Sales MD Robert Stallibrass. “Well, they forgot about us.”