Trains VR Builds Up a Head of Steam

Independent developer House of Fables released its model railway-themed puzzle title Trains VR on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go earlier this year, now the company has announced that Trains VR is heading, very appropriately, to Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Trains VR uses the immersion of virtual reality (VR) to allow users to recreate the childhood joy of playing with toy trains and building railways while solving logistical puzzles.

Trains VR

House of Fables describe Trains VR as ‘A Beautiful, unique, casual model railway-themed puzzle game.’ The title allows users to build complex routes for models railways without worrying about space limitations, storage or losing the various essential bits.

The developers encourage players to share the title with family and friends, perhaps to introduce the next generation to a virtual version of a favourite hobby, or just share a fascination with trains and model railways with other like-minded friends.

The puzzles in the title come in the form of logistical challenges, such as having to get cargo from one place to another using the correct combination of switches, tunnels and turntables. Each levels has a number of stars available, and correct railroad placement helps you collect them all. In addition to the puzzle solving, users will be able to build their own complex railways routes, then virtually climb aboard and drive a train down the route they created.

According to House of Fables, the Steam version has had its visuals upgraded to match the better technology available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift machines, and the positional tracking has also undergone an overhaul to make it a better experience.

Trains VR - Screenshot

The title is out now on Steam, priced at £11.39 (GBP) and the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift launch trailer can be viewed below. Further information and updates can be found on the Steam store page. As usual, new and upcoming VR titles will be covered here on VRFocus.