If you’ve ever dreamed of chugging through the countryside in your own steam engine, then today’s your day. A realistic train simulator from developer Altfuture, Derail Valley is an authentic ride for train enthusiasts and simulator fans. If you don’t count yourself in either group, then Derail Valley—out today on Rift in Early Access— is still your ticket to meticulously detailed railway mayhem.
What’s better than driving tons of steel through 256km² of beautifully-rendered scenery? If you’re answer is crashing tons of steel through 256km² of beautifully-rendered scenery, then you’re right. Aspiring conductors looking for a carefully crafted train sim needn’t worry, though; Derail Valley has real fuel burning in its lifelike engine thanks to a massive open world and satisfying career progression.
You start the game delivering cargo to industrial locations across the map. Along the way, you’ll learn how to operate a fleet of different engines, each with its own quirks, and earn money for your efforts. It sounds simple enough, but Derail Valley is first and foremost a simulation, so just staying on the tracks without damaging your train is an accomplishment. After a string of successful jobs, you’ll earn enough cash to buy new trains, repair your old ones, and generally learn everything there is to learn about rail transport.
Or you can go off the rails and smash everything (realistically!) because it’s fun.
If you’re ready to don your conductor’s hat, then check out Derail Valley today.
— The Oculus Team