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Trainotopia is a multiplayer economic strategy featuring toy trains. Become a powerful magnate, gather a massive collection of trains and leave other corporations in the dust by building the most profitable railroad network. 

The project is created for the Steam Store. It is on Steam Greenlight now

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Change the world, use action cards to affect other players, compete for the multimillion-dollar deals, create eye-catching locomotives — win the corporation war and reign over other corporations.

The gameplay of Trainotopia is a blend between an economic strategy and tabletop game wrapped in competitive game mechanics. You will have plenty to do — buy locomotives, plan and build your railway network between cities and factories, lay down the train routes, transport the goods, fulfill contracts and, of course, earn money for your hard work.  

Inside game sessions — economic mechanism and time management are main. Players compete for the purchase of shares of the concurrent companies. Raise the value of your company by expanding your railway network and successfully fulfilling the contracts — and it will be much harder for your opponents to buy out your company.

Finding the best routes often means having an edge over your opponents. In Trainotopia the cost of building the railways depends largely on the landscape. It will cost you more to cut a tunnel through a mountain or bridge a river than lay down more common rail tracks but these expensive routes have the potential to bring you a lot more revenue in the future.

How? Each map has several cities. And to earn the right to interfere in their development and fulfill their contracts you will have to go all out lest other players will beat you to the punch. Timing is everything.  

Cities develop depending on players' actions. The player, who successfully completed the tasks of the city, is able to influence its development: choose a business to open in the city and how to incorporate it into the resource chain. And do not forget to organize ridership.

So, in Trainotopia you choose the winning strategy.  

You decide how to compete with other players. Prevent your opponents from reaching the factories they need, make them fail their contracts with sabotage cards, and stop them from gaining a foothold in the cities. 

You choose how to increase your profits and the value of your company. Buy more powerful and high-speed engines, optimize and expand your railway network, use the cards to gain advantages over your opponents and complete objectives faster

You can build a more complex scheme of resources conversion. For example, supply timber to the coal factory and load from factory the charcoal. If you will have also access to the steel, you will be able to supply cars to the nearest town from the steel plant. Doesn't city need cars? Then try building a railway line between a gold mine and a factory that produces watches, or make resource chain that allows you start producing and transport furniture. 

There are a lot of different resources and their combinations in Trainotopia, so you will always be able to figure out your very own winning strategy. And the random placement of various businesses on the map will give every match unique challenges. 

Legendary locomotives

And the most important thing! In our game, you will find the legendary locomotives, which we carefully transferred into the game in the form of toy models. From the first series of steam engines to diesel and even electric locos. To the delight of lovers of these great machines, we replicated the locomotives and train cars to the very last detail.

So, the toys are almost life-like. They are true to scale, as are the miniature rails, cross-ties, semaphore signals and train stations — you will feel as if you are indeed playing with a genuine toy train set.

More details about some game features are below.  

Fast-paced strategy

    In Trainoitopia it is not enough to just transport goods and passengers if you want to earn resources. The contract system makes the struggle between the players truly exciting. You will have to outbid your opponents at the auction if you want to win the rights to the most lucrative contract.
    Up to 4 players will battle for the lead during one game session. And we have created a lot of mechanics to counter, to select a successful strategy, to interaction and to come back.

A multiplayer economic strategy is an awesome chance to show the world your ability to manage a large company. And who knows, maybe there will be a new name in the Forbes Lists soon ;)

Singleplayer modes

And, of course, since not everyone likes tough competitive gameplay, we create the singleplayer modes.

  • Campaign. It is a set of separate scenarios in which you compete with AI opponents for money and reputation.  
  • Sandbox. The gameplay is not limited by missions or time. In this mode, you can experiment to your heart’s content. Build complex rail junctions and create your dream toy train set.  
  • Scenarios. You can play various scenarios created by other players and solve different puzzles.

 

We were inspired by board games

That’s why we added Action Cards to Trainotopia. You can buy them with in-game money and use to level the odds or hinder other players and get a leg up on them.

Every card is different. Some can change the trains’ speed, make the deals more lucrative or even block the resource production of your opponents. Others — steal other players’ cards and much more. A card played at just the right time can turn the tide of the game in your favor.   

We couldn’t resist the temptation to create the really fun cards. Only the especially lucky players will get these rare cards. And if you have Lady Luck’s favour on your sideyou will be able to wake sleeping volcanoes, that can change the landscape and thwart your foes’ plans, or even summon the most terrifying and cataclysmic creature in the world of Trainotopia — a real, four-pawed, furry, and ferocious CAT that will tear your map tree from tree!

 

Join a corporation

In Trainotopia you can take the side of one of four corporations. This will allow you to collect reputation points of that faction. Level up your reputation and receive access to new cards, bonuses and locomotives’ skins.

  • Industrialists.The members of this corporation focus on the maximum industrial efficiency  
  • Traders. The Traders corporation is famous for its ability to land the most lucrative deals 
  • Imperialists. Their railroad network develops much faster than others’ and is more expansive as well    
  • Rogues. This corporation is all about “unfair” play (card theft, sabotage, etc.)

Every week these corporations are ready to give you various tasks: “Mister John Smith! Build 10 steel mills in seven days and receive a generous reward.” Each corporation has its own tasks!

In Trainotopia you can choose whichever locomotive skin you like out of several already existing sets. These skins can be unlocked by earning normal and secret game achievements and by buying DLC.

The game will have normal, rare, epic and legendary skins. You will be able to sell or exchange all of them, except for the normal ones, on the Steam Market.

An old toy train set is the only thing left to you by your grandfather. You tried everything you could think of to make it work but to no avail. You set it aside and soon forgot about it completely.  

A couple of days ago there was a sharp knock on your door. You opened it but didn’t see anyone. However, when you went to close the door, you discovered a box lying on your doorstep. Inside there was a letter from your grandfather, a locomotive model and a key.

The key turns. You hear a click. The set comes to life. What delights await you in the future?
The key turns. You hear a click. The set comes to life. What delights await you in the future?

 

Roman. Executive Producer. Inspires the team to great deeds and leads them onwards to glory.  

Kirill and Denis. Game designers. Able to come up with elegant solutions to even the most difficult problems.  

Maxim and Eugenia. Modellers. Thanks to them we got all of our unmatched toy models.  

Andrew, Alex Lomakin, Alex Zacharov, Alex Lukyanov. Programmers. Unity wizards. Thanks to them the project comes to life.  

Rita, Seryozha and Tolik. SMM/Community. Good news delivery service.

 

To make supporting our campaign as rewarding to you as possible, we came up with a bunch of really cool stuff that you can get in our reward tiers! The individual items are listed below.

 

We've planned much more for Trainotopia than we have shown you here! In case we exceed our goal of ~$110,000 (100.000€) we can include even more awesome features. These are the first stretch goals we have planned.

 

Aside from our regular stretch goals, we planned a few social stretch goals through which you can decide which train will be added to the game on top of the current 10! Participate at trainotopia.com

Put Your Favorite Train Into The Game
Put Your Favorite Train Into The Game

 

  

More Screenshots

From early-alpha version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Suricate Games SIA was founded in 2012. Our teams consist of experienced game developers, those who had been working in the past at companies such as Nival, Ubisoft, Mail.ru, EA, PlayKot on projects such as Blitzkrieg 3, Anno Online, Settlers Online, Dragon Age 2, and etc. Suricate Games has several projects were released: Z 4 Zombie (Android), Tapularity (Kongregate), Panoptes (Steam EA).

If you have released projects, why kickstarter? For us a new experience and challenge - is success of the campaign. We decided to go Kickstarter to draw the audience's attention to the upcoming launch on Steam GREENLIGHT, gather pre-orders for the upcoming Q2 Early Access and get additional resources enough to implement some features to the Steam Early Access release instead of later. We already have successfully GREENLIGHT projects: Panoptes, Pocket Cult.

We know that it is difficult to meet the delivery times exactly. But our partner - BridgeBig Intelligence Group - has extensive experience in logistics and transportation. In the case that any delays do arise, all backers will be informed immediately and kept up with all updates.

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