RAILGRADE Key Art depicting the RAILGRADE logo above a futuristic looking train powering towards the viewer on an alien planet.
RAILGRADE Key Art depicting the RAILGRADE logo above a futuristic looking train powering towards the viewer on an alien planet.
RAILGRADE Key Art with Logo | Courtesy of Minakata Dynamics

All Aboard the RAILGRADE Hype Train: Prepare to Get STEAM’ed Up!

Choo-Choo-Choose RAILGRADE: The Off-World Train Adventure You Won't Want to Miss!

Hey there, fellow gamers! It’s time to grab your conductor’s hat and hop on the RAILGRADE express, as this train-tastic game is set to chug its way onto Steam and GOG later this year. Tokyo-based indie developer Minakata Dynamics has announced they’ll be self-publishing their off-world colony factory automation game, RAILGRADE, for an MSRP of just $19.99/£15.95 or local equivalent, the same price as it’s currently on sale for on the Epic Game Store * and Nintendo eShop. So, let’s dive into the deets, shall we?

RAILGRADE’s premise is simple yet engaging: you’re tasked with rebuilding the economy of a colony that’s been mismanaged by the dastardly Nakatani Chemicals corporation. With 60+ story missions taking you anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes each, you’ll be building complex production chains and growing cities using customisable trains. Sounds like a childhood model train-set dream come true, right?

Japanese players have dubbed RAILGRADE a “Time Thief” (時間泥棒) due to its addictive nature, with an impressive 14-hour average playtime across the existing player base. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, the game has also snagged some serious accolades, including a Metacritic score of 75 on Switch and 77 on PC, making it the highest-rated PC train game since 2006!

But wait, there’s more! Minakata Dynamics has unveiled a development roadmap for the coming year, featuring full Steamdeck support, a Steam Workshop integrated map editor, and a procedurally generated sandbox mode. Plus, they’re promising to match any discounts offered for RAILGRADE on Epic Game Store * and the Nintendo eShop, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to ride the rails and rebuild a colony in this unique factory automation game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or join the conversation over on the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord.

Next stop: RAILGRADE central! All aboard! 🚂

Where To Buy

We’ve taken a look around the reputable retailers of the internet (no key marketplaces here) to find the best value place to pick up Railgrade today. The MSRP of RAILGRADE is $19.99/£15.95 or your local equivalent and all offers below are correct at the time of writing this article (May 6, 2023 at 9.45am BST).

CDKeys | Epic PC Version * (6% off MSRP)
Epic Game Store | Epic PC Version *
GoG Store | GoG Version * (Wishlist only as of May 6, 2023)
Nntendo eShop | Switch Version
Steam Store | Steam PC Version (Wishlist only as of May 6, 2023)

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