Final beta test build now available
The first release candidate/final beta build is now ready for download and testing.
Log in to the centercode beta test website for more instructions.
We aren't at the finish line... Read more
Hi again backers.
Things are really starting to take shape with the build in preparation for our release to our Kickstarter backers. We know you are all keen to get... Read more
Exclusive Wallpapers released today
We are happy to announce the exclusive Kickstarter wallpapers have finally arrived! We are really sorry for the delay but it seems that other tasks always kept jumping in front of... Read more
Another month has raced by and the team have been making steady progress implementing all the new post-processing effects, fixing bugs and improving systems across the board. The extra time... Read more
"Community Edition" V1.1 now available from MyTrainz
Hi once again. Just a quick update this time to let you all know that the new "CE" version has been released for all eligible Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers.... Read more
T:ANE wasn’t built in a day!
Welcome to another Kickstarter update - it is a mammoth update for sure! (and thanks to Sharknose for his lovely line I stole for the heading of this month’s update) ... Read more
Great Walls of Text - CE has arrived!
Sorry for the wall of text - after a 20 hour day, there just isn't time to make things look pretty, so please bear with me.
Just over 13 years... Read more
Trainz: A New Era - Community Edition - Release Candidate
Wow! It's a full year since we reached our funding goal and today we have reached another huge milestone in the history of Trainz ... today our eligible Kickstarter backers... Read more
Questions and Answers
We are receiving a number of questions about the status of pre-orders, "T:ANE" and "Community Edition" - so today's update will focus on answering these questions and helping everyone understand... Read more
Beta link email.
This is just a quick update for those people who have lost/not found their beta invitation.
Step 1: please check your spam folder and trash folder for October 1st for... Read more
Exclusive "Kickstarter" Beta Test Begins!
Hooray... the T:ANE Beta has arrived!
We've already reached 37,000 logins to the beta test site with 1,189 users completing over 32,000 tasks and submitting 1,410 bug reports - and... Read more
December Delivery Deadline
With just one week to go until the exclusive Kickstarter Beta release, and two months out from our planned release date, we’ve got some big news for you all -... Read more
Kickstarter Beta Release has arrived, almost...
Greetings to all our backers. We have lots of important news for you with this update!
Exclusive Kickstarter Beta Test
Firstly, here is the announcement our Trainee, Trainz Crew and... Read more
September Update - 3 Months to Go!
Hello again Kickstarter backers! Another month has raced by and we're fast approaching the release of Trainz: A New Era. We have some exciting news coming shortly about a new partnership... Read more
Kickstarter Rewards & Pre-Beta Sneak Peek
Another month has gone by and it's time for another Kickstarter update. This month we bring you up to date on the extra rewards some people are receiving, the pre-beta... Read more
Countdown to Pre-Beta has begun!
Less than 3 weeks to go! Set your calendar alarm to July 31st to be ready for the first day of the Kickstarter exclusive TANE Pre-Beta test.
We have created a... Read more
We're Over Half Way There!
It's mid way through the year which means we are now closer to the finish line than the starting line!
The development team continue tapping furiously at their keyboards as... Read more
First Alpha Test Begins
We've reached one of our key milestones in the development of TANE - our first external release. Our Trainz Pioneer Council members and Trainz Enthusiast Group members have today received... Read more
Latest Stretch Goal Reached and Alpha Testing Getting Close!
This week we hit two new milestones - 2,000 backers and also the $215,000 mark!
What a fantastic effort by everyone to ensure we are fully funded to add all... Read more
Setting the Scene...
The year is 1915 and WWI battles rage across Europe. In the UK, Zeppelins are flying overhead, "Little Willie" the first ever military tank begins testing, and the Quintinshill rail... Read more
Less than 300 days to go!
With just 276 days until the beginning of December you can almost smell the diesel in the air!
It's now just over two months since the Kickstarter program successfully completed.... Read more
Surveys, Rewards and More...
EARLY REWARDS BEGIN SHIPPING TODAY
Many of the Kickstarter Reward Tiers included some "early stage" rewards to keep you entertained while we develop Trainz: A New Era. With over 94%... Read more
Project Successfully Funded!
YOU DID IT! Congratulations train fans around the world!
It's been a fascinating journey since we launched this project 5 weeks ago, and due to the commitment of our... Read more
150 Minutes to Go, Currency Exchange and Making History...
With just 2.5 hours to go, we've calculated up to date currency conversions for the most popular reward levels. With the Australian Dollar weakening, you might be able to bump... Read more
24 Hours to Go!
24 hours to go, and what a fascinating ride it has been for the past 34 days. New friendships have emerged, new members have joined the Trainz community and a... Read more
New Stretch Goal Target
With just over 48 hours to go, it appears that our Stretch Goal target of $215k could be just out of reach. Much still depends upon the 48 hours surge... Read more
Milestones and Celebrations!
We've knocked off the Initial Goal and we're charging toward the next target of $215,000. Our newsletter will be going out to tens of thousands of Trainz fans today and... Read more
Paint your wagon!
One of the premium reward levels for this Kickstarter is "Dispatcher", which provides the opportunity to customize your own unique piece of rolling stock in-game to immortalize your support for... Read more
Target Reached - Throttle wide open!
WOW! We've hit our initial target with a full week remaining!!!
What an amazing surge to the goal line with a dozen good-sized bump-up pledges this morning and then our... Read more
Positions Vacant - Trainz Railroad!
Trainz Railroad has announced a number of key positions available for immediate commencement. Applicants can apply through Kickstarter. All positions require a basic working knowledge of using a mouse and... Read more
We're almost there!
Just a quick update for now as we prepare for some BIG updates in the countdown towards the finish line.
After a sleepy Sunday/Monday, we are still closing in on... Read more
Model Railroad or Modeling Railroads?
Train fans come in all shapes, sizes, ages and interests - from the fascination with Thomas the Tank for the youngsters, through special interest groups like trainspotters, photographers, bashers or... Read more
First off, we'd like to congratulate our friends at Cinemaware for reaching their initial goal for Wings: Remastered today! If you like combat flight sims and dream of becoming a... Read more
It's time for a promotion!
For those of you playing from home, today we reached 82% complete with just $30,000 to go to reach our target of $165,000.
Today's update is all about promotions. We're... Read more
Two Stretch Goals become One!
Today is Day #20 and we have reached 80% of our initial target. Historically when a project reaches this milestone, the chance of success is 98%, so things are certainly... Read more
Meat-lovers Pizza! (or left over roast turkey?)
People have been asking for an update on the new engine 'E2'. Well, that isn't as easy as it sounds. You see, to show you anything useful, we need the... Read more
Firstly, Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends, we trust you will enjoy spending time with your families.
In fact I think everyone should take a moment to celebrate Day 15... Read more
Kickstarter County, Add-ons + New Reward Tier
Today we are proud to announce 'Kickstarter County'.
This [fictional] route will honour our Kickstarter supporters and at the same time provide a showcase for new T2 features and the... Read more
100 Years of Trainz Experience
We're in that "in-between" phase after the initial buzz of excitement when the project is launched and before the adrenaline rush as the finish line approaches. We're still on target,... Read more
$100k Milestone + Meet the Council
Less than two weeks gone and we've passed the $100k milestone- and at the time of writing, we're just 10 more backers away from 1,000! What a fantastic effort... Read more
As Day 9 of our campaign draws to a close, the tension and excitement is building - both within the office and with our fans. Each day we're a step... Read more
Shaking all over!
We'd like to shake things up a little in this update (literally) and give you a look behind the scenes at our design process. Our focus for this update will... Read more
One Week Gone. Next Stop - 50% Milestone!
It is exactly one week since we hit the Launch button, and we are ever so close to reaching the 50% MILESTONE. We now have almost 750 backers pledging $80,000... Read more
Initial Goal Features
This update will explain in a bit more detail, some of the new features we will be introducing in Trainz: A New Era, and also how the selection process will... Read more
New Reward Level - Trainz Enthusiast Group (TEG)
What an effort! After just two days we've passed the $50,000 mark and continue moving steadily onward. We're now 31% of the way to our initial goal and there is... Read more
Trainz Pioneers, Dispatchers and Enthusiasts
We've been underway now for 28 hours and what a great first day (and a bit) it has been. Almost 20% of the way to our first goal already, but... Read more
Good Morning America! (and good evening Europe, and goodnight Aus/NZ).
After a long preparation, less than 12 hours ago we embarked on a new journey. Our destination:- to bring a new era of simulation to train fans around the world. ... Read more