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Discover America

  • Live your American railway dream
  • Original map and engines
  • Warehouses for more strategic opportunities
  • Thrilling East vs. West duel
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Railway attraction

Railway attraction

  • Create your very own railway enterprise
  • Research the most advanced technologies
  • Optimise your schedules
  • Form strategic alliances
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08/19/2014

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Eternal Leaderboard

The eternal leaderboard shows the total prestige collected by a player across all game worlds, their best placing within a game round and their association's best placing within a game round.

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Goods from 48 different industries are waiting to be hauled across the picturesque landscape. In the station area, you have to invest in infrastructure. Researching new engines and upgrades is crucial to success in the game. The 36 steam, diesel and electric engines differ in their attributes.

Rail Nation - The free railway strategy game

Rail Nation - The free railway strategy game Railway attraction - Millions of fans worldwide devote their spare time to the fascination and enjoyment of tracks, locomotives and routing. The browser game Rail Nation provides all interested strategy gamers, simulation lovers and railway enthusiasts with the chance to start their own railway company.

Supply and demand are calculated in real time based on the deliveries of all participating players and determine the price of goods. The profits earned from shipping goods can be used to upgrade the buildings in the station area or can be invested in new engines. Research plays a crucial role here. Only those who can keep up with time and deploy the most modern steam, diesel or electrical engines will be able to compete for victory. Through the option to form associations, Rail Nation emphasises team work between friends, fellow players and possibly even rivals, allowing thousands of players to compete with and against each other on each server.

The simulation game Rail Nation is suitable to both, beginners and experienced players, and a game round will last between 3 - 4 months. One round consists of the simulation of six railway eras, each lasting for two weeks, and a final endgame in which players once again have to deliver goods to the most advanced cities. Rail Nation can be played online for free in all common browsers.


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Rail Nation - Full steam ahead

Railway attraction - Millions of fans worldwide devote their spare time to the fascination and enjoyment of tracks, locomotives and routing. Popular board games, computer games and even TV series revolve around railways - however, until now, no contemporary online game has managed to fascinate its audience.

In Rail Nation, all interested strategy gamers and railway fans are given the chance to start up their own railway company, manage transports on a daily basis and to team up with associations in order to finally become the victorious single player or group of players.

Cities can only grow if they are adequately supplied with the goods it demands.

Since being on the move constantly is key in the railway business, a dynamic territory map including 3D train models is at the centre of the game. It is crucial for every digital railway tycoon to increase their own personal prestige and wealth and also that of their association in direct competition with rival associations. The calculation of train routes and goods prices occur in real time. Efficient schedules for the transport of a total of 48 different goods have to planned and maintained. Growing profits will allow players to develop their train fleet consisting of 36 different steam, diesel and electric engines and 48 different kinds of waggons.

Over the course of the game, goods can be transported to an ever-growing number of cities and players can enter transport competitions and let their trains race against those of others. Exclusive licences allow for additional revenue. Targeted deliveries to cities can also have a lasting effect on their development.

In the station area, you have to invest in infrastructure.

Never neglect the infrastructure of your own train station. Through the option to form associations, Rail Nation emphasises cooperation between friends, fellow players and possibly even rivals. Together, for example, important workers can be signed on in the game. In total, thousands of different players are competing with and against each other on the server.

With its easy-to-use controls and a comprehensive tutorial, Rail Nation allows for an smooth entry into the game, without compromising on advanced options for strategists. A game round is scheduled to last between 3 - 4 months. It consists of six consecutive railway eras followed by an endgame, in which all players compete with their grown railway companies against each other in the ultimate battle.

Researching new engines and upgrades is crucial to success in the game.

Rail Nation can be played for free in all common browsers. For just a couple of Dollars a month, premium users will be able to benefit from a number of different amenities, allowing them to make their engines even more efficient.

Rail Nation facts

Publisher: Travian Games GmbH
Developer: Bright Future GmbH
Type: Free browser game, requires Flash
Genre: Railway strategy
Online since: Open beta since January 2013

Game data

  • 113 engine upgrades
  • 50 cities per map
  • 1708 industries per map
  • Approx. 500 avatar graphics
  • 11 station buildings with 294 level upgrades
  • 120 workers
  • 25 players per association

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Railway attraction

Railway attraction

  • Become a railway entrepreneur and build your own empire.
  • Continuously research new engines and feel the attraction of ever-advancing technologies - steam, diesel, electric.
  • Extend your railway system and open up the most lucrative routes.
Cities and megacities

Cities and megacities

  • Select one out of 50 cities as the starting point of your ascendency.
  • Connect other cities to your railway network and deliver goods to them.
  • Support the transformation of your city into a megacity.
Industries and goods

Industries and goods

  • Deliver a total of 48 different goods to cities or processing industries.
  • Find out which goods are in high demand in which locations and maximise your profits.
  • Invest in industries in order to let them grow and to reduce your waiting time.
Station area

Station area

  • Strategically upgrade up to 11 buildings in your station area.
  • Cash in with an extensive infrastructure in the game.
  • Gather prestige by constructing particularly advanced buildings.
Association

Association

  • Team up with other players near you.
  • Work together to upgrade the headquarters and grow your association.
  • Develop a winning strategy for your association and compete against your rivals together.
Competitions, licences and achievements

Competitions, licences and achievements

  • Compete against other players in your city in competitions and be rewarded with money and prestige.
  • Acquire transport licences in auctions and increase your profit even further.
  • Be rewarded with crucial points for victory by fulfilling special tasks.
Endgame

Endgame

  • The most advanced cities will eventually become megacities and in a thrilling endgame once again request deliveries of all goods.
  • Join in and, together with your association, lead your megacity to victory.
  • Secure the overall victory for yourself and your association.

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Discover America

Discover America

  • Play on the original map of the United States of America.
  • 50 American cities and detailed landscapes create a very unique flair.
  • Many new American engines will make your conductor's heart flutter.
Warehouse

Warehouse

  • Use warehouses as the central hub for all goods.
  • Save yourself the time to travel to far-away industries and use a warehouse near you instead.
  • Invest together with other players in warehouses to keep waiting times low.
East-West duel

East-West duel

  • Join one of the two big railway unions in the east or west.
  • Take over cities and help them grow, in order to collect lots of points for your union.
  • Wrap up the duel by delivering loads of goods to the megacities and holding the victorious megacity in the end.

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08/19/2014
New round Golden Gate

Server will restart on Thursday August 21st at 2PM GMT+2
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New round Golden Gate

08/19/2014

Server will restart on Thursday August 21st at 2PM GMT+2

Have fun on a new round on Golden Gate and happy hauling!
08/05/2014
New round Smoke Chamber!

Server will restart today, August 5th at 2PM GMT+2
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New round Smoke Chamber!

08/05/2014

Server will restart today, August 5th at 2PM GMT+2

Join us in a new round on Smoke Chamber today. Happy hauling!
07/28/2014
Gold promotion!

25% more gold!
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Gold promotion!

07/28/2014

25% more gold!

Dear Players,

Rail Nation has reached 1.000.000 Players and due to that you will receive 25% more gold for your money from Tuesday 29.07.14 12.00 GMT+2 till Wednesday 30.07.14 12.00 GMT+2!

As soon as the 25% Bonus Gold is active, a +25% image will be displayed in the tariffs' menu. Only then you will receive the bonus. The gold amount shown does already include the 25% extra!

Please note:
- Purchases made via SMS, phone or vouchers are excluded.
- For bank transfers, the time of the order is relevant, not the time the money is received.

Regards,

Your Rail Nation Team
05/22/2014
New server COM-101 started today!

Discover the new Rail Nation USA scenario and join our new server COM-101 Golden Gate!
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New server COM-101 started today!

05/22/2014

Discover the new Rail Nation USA scenario and join our new server COM-101 Golden Gate!

The new server "COM-101 Golden Gate" started today!

Please note that there are also servers for players from the US and the UK!
Just check the country selection and/or game world selection and have a look!

Curious what's new in the USA scenario? Check our Changelog!

Your Rail Nation Team
05/02/2014
Maintenance

Maintenance with downtime on May 6th at 2AM GMT+2
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Maintenance

05/02/2014

Maintenance with downtime on May 6th at 2AM GMT+2

Hi everyone,

Rail Nation is in need of some maintenance which will be done on May 6th at 2AM GMT+2 (midnight UTC). Downtime is scheduled to last an hour. No update or new features just maintenance work this time.

Be aware that unexpected situations can cause a delay or a longer downtime.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Rail Nation Team
04/05/2014
Want to join our team?

The English International domain is looking for new team members! Join us now!
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Want to join our team?

04/05/2014

The English International domain is looking for new team members! Join us now!

Have you always wanted to work in an international environment and wanted to get a peek behind the scenes? Do you like to help out people and have good social skills? Then we've got news for you!

Currently we're looking for people who'd like to help us out making sure the game stays a nice place for everyone to hang out and to contribute in making the game even more successful.

More information about the jobs and requirements can be found on our forum.

Your Rail Nation Team
03/04/2014
Forum competition!

Win prizes of 750, 500 or 250 gold!
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Forum competition!

03/04/2014

Win prizes of 750, 500 or 250 gold!

Starting on Monday the 3d of March we will hold competitions on our forum, available to every player from the domains that are gathered on that forum.

Grab your chance to win some great prizes existing of different gold values. Participate and show your talent and creativity! Come and join us!

The first competition will start today Monday the 3d of March and will run for two weeks ending on Sunday the 17th of March midnight GMT.

The subject of this competition is ' Me and Rail Nation '. Make a picture of yourself playing Rail Nation. Show us how much you like playing the game in every single possible way! Be as creative as possible. But remember, it has to be an original photo with you in it. No copyright.

More information and details on how to enter can be found on our forum.

Good luck to you all!

Your Rail Nation team
02/24/2014
COM4 Coal Box Restart

Coal Box will be restarting on Tuesday 25 Feb at 14:00 (2pm) GMT+1
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COM4 Coal Box Restart

02/24/2014

Coal Box will be restarting on Tuesday 25 Feb at 14:00 (2pm) GMT+1

Hi everyone,

The next round of COM4 (Coal Box) will be starting tomorrow, Tuesday 25 February at 14:00 (2pm) GMT+1.

We hope to see you there!

Enjoy the game!


Kind regards,

Your Rail Nation Team
02/11/2014
News: City competitions!

A new feature has been added today!
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News: City competitions!

02/11/2014

A new feature has been added today!

We've added a new feature today, the city competitions. You'll find more info on our forum.

We also disabled the snow and are looking forward to some warmer weather.

Your Rail Nation Team
01/31/2014
Looking for Community Managers!

Rail Nation is looking for Japanese Community Managers.
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Looking for Community Managers!

01/31/2014

Rail Nation is looking for Japanese Community Managers.

Are you a native Japanese speaker and also very familiar with the English language? Then read on!

We are currently looking for people who want to join our team and lead Travian Games new browsergame Rail Nation as Community Manager to success.

Please visit our forum for more details on how to apply!

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