Bounty Trains pulls out of Steam Early Access on May 16th

Published On May 4, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Everbody loves the sound of a Bounty Train in the distance. Everybody thinks its true.

And listen, there are myriad train references/metaphors I could’ve made here. I know that. I went with Paul Simon. I will do it again if I have to. For now, however, let’s just celebrate that metaphors will not be necessary after Bounty Train gets its full release on May 16th.

Bounty Train

Two editions will be available from Daedalic Entertainment and Corbie Games: a basic edition for $24.99 and the Trainium Edition for $34.99. The latter includes the soundtrack, digital artbook, two special in-game items and the first DLC. Those who have the Early Access version can also look forward to additional quests, achievements, and balancing improvements in the final release.

Bounty Train

I first got a good look at Bounty Train at E3 2015, where its graphics and unique gameplay elements made a lasting impression. Although billed as a “mix of strategy, simulation and rogue-like gameplay elements,” I couldn’t help but think it was the most I’d had on a virtual train since Sunset Riders.

Bounty Train combines the best of trade simulation, real time strategy and rogue-like features into a complex, tactically challenging game with a historical setting. The player has to keep many balls in the air – dealing with real time skirmishes with bandits, trading goods for the best prices, resource management, train optimization and keeping the line and train in shape. In addition, Bounty Train places the player in real historical events, from the onset of the Civil War, to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln – and depending on player choices and performance, the course of history may be changed.

Change history? Perhaps Trump should sit down with Andrew Jackson to play this game.

In Bounty Train, you, Trump and Jackson will:

  • Manage a beautiful, historically accurate steam train and routes, protect your train and its cargo as you steam across the American frontier
  • Defend your train against bandits, and team up with one of four playable factions
  • Influence the course of history with your actions, reflected in the game by multiple endings
  • Live through historical events and inventions from the Wild West

Bounty Train will be available tomorrow on Steam, but you can head over there now for more information.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.