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Technocrat

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The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« on: 24 Mar 2013, 02:14 »
On a tidally-locked world, the only way for resources to be moved under the deadly sun is by high-speed train. The management refuse to automate it entirely - after all, then there'd be nobody to blame when things go wrong - and it's been your uneventful duty for the past several years to see the train back and forth along:



So naturally, things are going to go wrong on your watch. Things like, oh, maybe a hijacking? And a little bombing? And how about 'all of the above'?

Released in January 2012 as part of the AGS Bake Sale, The Rail was sold for charity, and helped to raise over £4000 for Child's Play. Thanks to the inevitable march of time, the game is now available for FREE to all and sundry who wish to play it. Merry [INSERT HOLIDAY]!






Featuring:
- Multiple endings!
- A train!
- Thousands of kilometres of sand!
- ...and Castle Bravo as itself!


Get it straight from the source - DOWNLOAD IT HERE


Requirements:
- Pentium or higher processor
- 27MB HD Space
- 64 Mb RAM
- Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Vista with DirectX 5 or above
- Supports all DirectX-compatible sound and video cards


With thanks to Ponch for digging up his copy of it to cover for my insufficient backing-up regime

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #1 on: 24 Mar 2013, 03:41 »
Ooohh yeeeessss.

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 2013, 04:05 »
With thanks to Ponch for digging up his copy of it to cover for my insufficient backing-up regime.
Glad to help, sir. Great to see this game back in circulation. :smiley:
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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #3 on: 24 Mar 2013, 12:12 »
I like trains.
I don't want the world, I just want your half

Technocrat

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #4 on: 24 Mar 2013, 12:44 »
I like trains.

Space-age trains seem to be something of a running theme at the moment.

Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #5 on: 24 Mar 2013, 13:44 »
Ah, 't'was a very good game indeed.  I wanted to see more of that world... I hope you find time to make something and let us explore it more sometime!  (Unless it's actually the same world that TechnoBabylon is set on and no-one knew?!)
 

Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #6 on: 24 Mar 2013, 14:07 »
I like trains.

Is that a really obscure British post-rock reference? If it is,then bravo.
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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #7 on: 24 Mar 2013, 14:25 »
Is that a really obscure British post-rock reference? If it is,then bravo.
It's three different things, but I don't think it's what you think it is.
1. I do like trains
2. there's a youtube cartoon/song
3. Big bang theory reference
I don't want the world, I just want your half

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #9 on: 26 Mar 2013, 13:49 »
Awesome! I remember playing this for the first time at the very first Adventure X (where the running joke was the number of games that contained violence towards women, including my Bake Sale game)! I still have my Bake Sale copy, but I urge people to play this if they haven't.

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #10 on: 30 Mar 2013, 19:40 »
Nice game, Technocrat. I liked the setting, and the puzzles were well balanced (maybe a bit too easy).

I'd love to see more like that.

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Re: The Rail - Now Available for Free!
« Reply #11 on: 06 Apr 2013, 00:02 »
And, having been forgetful, I've only just put it up on the AGS games list thanks to some timely reminding.

I certainly aim to do some more with this setting, there are just a few other things that I feel I need to get out of the way first!