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The Rail

by Technocrat

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File size: 12.3 MB
Downloaded: 1,170 times
Graphics: 320x240, 32-bit color
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Release Date:
5 Apr 2013
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Short Game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageOccasional, mild


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About this game

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...THE RAIL 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'?

AGS Panel Review

"The Rail is an interesting futuristic story of a train worker caught in the midst of a hijacking. Having to work his way out of captivity to take over the train and try to defeat his captors. There are a few shortcomings in regards to length of gameplay, odd puzzles, some minor non-breaking bugs, and a difficult to read font. Overall I recommend this game to anyone wanting to kill a few minutes. It has an interesting concept and nice visuals."

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

Short but good game. Puzzles are nice and simple. Two different endings. Nice graphics, atmosphere and character design.
2022-12-18 22:38:53 by Tomags
Good stuff as usual from Technocrat, suggestive of a deeper world beyond the confines of the game in the same way that his Technobabylon titles are. Nice little moral choice built in to affect the game ending as well.
2013-04-22 17:18:51 by elegantmechanic
I would also like to see more tales in this game's universe. This is a very well done game with good graphics, solid puzzles, and some nice touches that hint at a much larger world beyond the confines of this train. Well done.
2013-04-10 17:15:09 by Ponch
I would love to see this game extended. There were a few issues that I wasn't as pleased with. The hydraulic fluid being "water" instead of mineral oil (rare to find just water nowadays - especially on a heated planet). Basically the whole lubrication puzzle left me with a bitter feeling. Hydraulic fluid would've acted much better than a hard oily substance mixed with "water". Anyway, good atmosphere overall. Make the sequel/prequel.
2013-04-09 11:54:10 by Ryan Timothy B
An excellently written and designed game that feels like a part of something bigger, but also very complete by itself.
2013-04-06 07:20:02 by Ilyich
A very good short game, of course it would be nice to see the idea developed further in the future as there is definitely the potential for a longer game set in this game world.
2013-04-05 21:58:36 by CaptainD
Really enjoyed this. Would love to see another game in the same world
2013-04-05 15:28:24 by bush_monkey
I really liked this game.
2013-04-05 14:36:54 by Michael2968
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