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A fresh update adds a detailed tutorial.

November 13, 2023

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Astragon | Duesseldorf, Germany, November 13, 2023 – The latest update of Railroads Online from publisher astragon Entertainment and developer Stefan Kelnberger introduces a brand-new tutorial as well as in-game wiki. The railway simulation with an open sandbox game world will also be playable for free from November 16 - 20.

A new developers diary video can also be found below:

Newly introduced Tutorial mode & In-Game-Wiki

The newly introduced tutorial will provide a detailed explanation of the game's basics. In a separate game mode, players will be shown the most important basics of the sandbox railway simulation. From building and placing tracks to connecting and driving the first production chains - the new tutorial sets the course for future railway enthusiasts.

The newly revised in-game wiki also provides another way to look up important information - from the most important basics of the game to exciting facts and historical details. The in-game wiki now offers all the explanations that experienced and new players need.

Additionally, the brand-new Industry “Wheat Farm” introduces three new cargos.

Free Weekend on Steam
Good news for all those who have been wanting to try Railroads Online: From 16 - 20 November, a Free Weekend will take place on Steam. During these days, players can play out the game for free either individually or together with friends.

Railroads Online is already available in Steam Early Access and costs 29.99€ or 34.99$. From 16 - 21 November, Railroads Online will be discounted by 30%. Until the release of the full version, fans of Railroads Online can expect further updates including more content and general game improvements. A detailed roadmap with all the information can be found here.

About Railroads Online

In Railroads Online, players create the railroad network of their dreams. In a large open game world, rails, switches, and stations must be built in order to transport different goods in authentic locomotives. The map is based on Americas Midwest, in a time known as the golden age of narrow-gauge railroading. Through profitable management of the players, more vehicles or wagons can be unlocked.

Railroads Online features both singleplayer and multiplayer mode with up to 16 players. In order to build a seamlessly functioning rail network as efficiently as possible, joint projects must be planned and tackled together in multiplayer. A good division of labor helps to complete several tasks independently of each other. Railroads Online uses the advanced physics systems of the Unreal Engine to create the most authentic railroad simulation possible, rendering collisions and forces dynamically in real time for maximum immersion. This can sometimes cause trains or wagons to derail if the curves are too tight or sections of track are driven by players at too much speed.



  • Open sandbox game world to explore

  • Online multiplayer mode with up to 16 players

  • Build your own railroad infrastructure, including tracks, switches, stations and more

  • Authentic, detailed locomotives and equipment

  • Realistic railroad physics system and operation of locomotive controls, valves, brakes and equipment

  • Earn money by transporting goods to develop your own business and buy more locomotives, cars and equipment

  • Customizable locomotives

More information about Railroads Online at:


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About astragon Entertainment GmbH
Founded in 1998, astragon Entertainment GmbH, a subsidiary of Team17 Group PLC, is a leading German games developer, publisher and distributor of sophisticated ‘working’ simulation games, focusing on non-violent cooperative gameplay with very detailed, technical, and realistic environments. Since 2023 Independent Arts Software has been a subsidiary of astragon Entertainment. The German developer studio has been producing commercial game software of various genres for over 30 years.
astragon’s internationally well-known IPs include Construction Simulator, Bus Simulator, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers and Firefighting Simulator. The distribution of high-quality licensed and distribution products such as Farming Simulator and SnowRunner complete its attractive product range. astragon games are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets, and PC. Visit www.astragon.com for more information.
Stefan Kelnberger GmbH
Since 2018, Stefan Kelnberger has been developing first American Railroads as a hobby project and later Railroads Online. In 2021, he founded Stefan Kelnberger GmbH and has since been working full-time as a developer on Railroads Online, which he has since steadily developed further together with an international team of freelancers. Railroads Online was released on October 01, 2021 as an Early Access game and has so far been able to convince with almost 3,500 reviews and 80% positive ratings.

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