Who doesn’t love playing with model trains? Developer House of Fables are certainly fans of this hobby, so much so that they brought it in to virtual reality (VR) for the Samsung Gear VR and are now bringing the experience to the newly released Oculus Go with Trains VR.
Trains VR puts the players in command of a miniature model railway in VR. Layers can plan, build and play with model railways tracks and then let the train run down the tracks.
Players can create their perfect track layout and add in multiple tiny details like trees, fences and houses. Once the track layout has completed to your satisfaction, you can shrink yourself down to become a train driver and take control of one of the model trains. As a driver, you can drive down the tracks, pick up cargo, use switches, tunnels and turntables and solve a few logistical puzzles.
Trains VR is described by the developers as a beautiful, unique, casual model railway-themed puzzle game. Trains VR gives the benefits and pleasure of playing with model railways without the expense of buying the myriad pieces and without the problems of the amount of space it takes up or looking for tiny pieces that fall off the table.
Adam Robaszyński-Janiec, CEO at The House of Fables said: “We’re constantly fascinated by VR technology and the possibilities it offers. So we keep looking for interesting ideas and trying to explore the areas where we believe we can get the most out of virtual reality. That’s how we came up with Trains VR.”
The development team say that Trains VR is suitable for all ages with its simple and intuitive controls and gameplay and charming toy-like graphical style. Families can play together in order to introduce children to the world of railways and pass on their favourite hobby to the next generation.
Trains VR is available for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go through the Oculus Store, both priced at $4.99 (USD). News on other new and upcoming VR titles will be reported on here at VRFocus.