Steam Store Description (from Ad Blurbs)Rolling line lets you take control of a huge, detailed model railroad in virtual reality on on PC!
Build, organize and drive trains in human scale, or explore the world on foot in miniature!
Build freight trains and follow passengers on scenic journeys, all through a range of real-world inspired locations from the south island of New Zealand.
Choose between driving trains through the world of this pre-built table top model railway or combine your own pieces of track and scenery to build your own railway!
The entire railway fits within one large workroom, with tons of surrounding free bench space for you to experiment with your own custom creations.
- Play on both PC (without VR) and in VR (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift)
- Operate model railways in human-scale
- Explore anywhere on foot in miniature scale
- Drive trains in large scale with hand-held controllers
- Drive trains in miniature from within the cab
- Drive multiple trains at once by using multiple controllers
- Push wagons along the tracks with your hands in VR
- Pickup and throw wagons as physics objects
- Place your own custom track and build your own layouts
- Freely place scenery and buildings for your custom layouts
- Backup or share your custom track saves in plain text
- Sandbox style world, where custom tracks and scenery can be built anywhere
- Use model railway style switch-boards to direct your trains
- Dynamic day/night cycle
- Dynamic weather
Play in VR or on PC
Rolling Line has been built from the beginning to be both a PC game (first person style) and a VR game.
You can play with a keyboard a mouse just like any PC game or train sim, but if you have a VR headset (Oculus or Vive) connected then it will automatically launch in VR.
Just like a model railway
This railway is designed to look, feel and operate like a real hobbyists model railroad, with stylised switch boards to control the tracks, portable hand-held controllers to drive trains, and complete control over the rooms lighting.
Freely push wagons around on the rails with your hands to build up trains as long as you could possibly want, and take control of any number of different locomotives (using multiple controllers).
Build your own tracks and scenery
Place pieces of track and scenery to build your own huge (or tiny) railways!
Almost every tree and building from the pre-made layout can also be used in your own creations.
Paint different colors and styles onto terrain and tracks and place chunks of terrain to build small hills and path ways.
You can build your custom layouts entirely by hand in VR, or play on PC to make use of PC-only map making shortcuts.
All layouts you make can be easily backed up and shared in plain text, which means you can copy-paste an entire save game between friends!
Explore in human scale or miniature
Switch between human-sized room scale and railway-sized miniature scale at any time, any where. You are not limited to only driving trains in miniature, but can fully explore the entire railway at the scale of a person.
Drive trains from right inside the cab in miniature, and view the world from the driver's perspective!
While in miniature scale you will experience dynamic time, weather and unique terrain and skyboxes that extend beyond the shape of the railway,
Choices of locomotion
Choose between a range of locomotion options, including standard teleporting, grabbing the world around you to move yourself around, free directional movement with the trackpad and any other locomotion options suggested by the community that can be added!
Other options like manual rotation (if you cannot use room scale) and setting your player height help support a range of VR setups.
Rolling line offers an immersive experience of both controlling a model railroad and driving trains from within the world itself. Whether you enjoy the diverse scenery of New Zealand, the joy of controlling model trains, the experience of a scenic railway journey or the freedom of building your own tracks and creations, then Rolling Line can deliver.
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