Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Railroad Empire 2!

Yes, it's finally here, and no I am not talking about the new iPhone either. Railroad Empire has just launched its newest version. We have added a ton of new features and we have a completely new and upgraded look and feel. Most important of all we aren't done. Railroad Empire has always taken an iterative approach to development and we highly value your feedback, we try and answer peoples questions and take user suggestions into account when making changes. So please let us know what you like and don't like so that we can continue to make Railroad Empire better.

So what's new?
Missions are the big new thing in Railroad Empire. Each day you will be given new missions that you can try to complete, upon completing a mission you will be given a reward. Board of Director Points are among the rewards you may receive, and we planning on adding more rewards for mission completion in the future.

Filters and searching in the cities/station screen are another of the big new features. You guys have been asking for this feature since the beginning and I promise I heard you all along, it just took a long time to get to it.

New look and feel. From the bottom up we have changed the look of the game, I actually hired an excellent graphic designer who worked with me to completely redo the graphics, there are still a few places where work needs to be done, but I think everyone will be happy with the new look.

What's coming?
We aren't done yet, Today's release coincides with the Facebook requirement to support secure browsing for Facebook apps. Over the next couple of weeks look for a newsletter, a weekly railroad report, cargo filters on the map, new map graphics for the routing page, and availability in the Google Chrome Webstore as well as on other game portals.

Please keep the wonderful feedback coming and keep listening to this space for a lot more exciting news. Together we are going to make Railroad Empire the best Train Game / Railroad Strategy game ever.

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11 comments:

  1. Please add a filter on stopped trains !

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  2. A filter on stations order by "at station"

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  3. The missions aren't logging / acknowledging all the cars delivered for said mission. The sort functions are buggy - sort by age, for example, retains the old age of the engine even after you replace the engine. The help forums could use a bug report section.

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  4. We need alerts when trains are stopped/empty and when cargo begins to pile up at a station beyond two days. Thanks

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  5. We need to be able to recall our missions. When two or more flash past us, we have a hard time remembering them. Thanks.

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  6. "We need alerts when trains are stopped/empty and when cargo begins to pile up at a station beyond two days!" Great statement. Also add more cites and missions neeed to be for board of director points only! Also like have my trains say their overdue but when i click on it its already half to the next spot? what gives

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  7. periodic updates would be nice. every 60 seconds shouldn't be too often to send the data for the trains through i should imagine, and for the rest real time timers client side should work out the kinks. have also had the 'overdue' problem, seems to sort itself out though if you swap to map and swap back to trains or refresh. kludge i know, but it seems to work fine for me.

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  8. Sometimes when I am planning a route, I will be able to pick up goods from the departure city, but not the arrival city. This aggravates me because sometimes I want to do this and it will not let me.

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  9. Can you add "Live Time" clocks "like in Starfleet commander"?

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  10. Also, in the "So Refined!" mission, it tells me to send oil from Cincinnati. Except there is no oil to send out from Cincinnati. I think it's because it chooses a city at random, and Cincinnati does not produce oil.

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  11. I wish when filtering cities by supply or demand, it would filter on the map too, maybe changing the blue icon to another color. Sometimes I want to know if Pueblo is closer than Pittsburgh if I want steel. Where is Pueblo?

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