DECKELEVEN'S BLOG

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Welcome to the dev blog

Hi, I’m Jerome, the indie developer behind DeckEleven.

For two years and a half now, I’ve been working on Railroads 2, rebuilding the game engine from scratch, modeling trains and buildings, adding new gameplay ideas, scraping very bad ones…

It was a bumpy road, but the game is now well advanced and the plan is to release a first version, hopefully in a few months.

One of the first tutorial mission

In the meantime, I thought it could be nice to share with you, players, the development progress.

The game will be released in at least three steps: Coal campaign first, then Diesel and Electric campaigns. It will be a journey and new features will be added all along.

Night mode is a work in progress

I received many e-mails from people who liked the first Railroads game and encouraged me to work on a sequel. I would like to thank you for the support and feedback

Don’t hesitate to continue to post your ideas and comments on the blog. Many of the ideas implemented in Railroads 2 come from these discussions, and there is still room for improvements.

Maps have sides !

If you prefer to wait until the game is fully finished, please sign up to the Newsletter. I’ll let you know as soon as the game is done.

You can also use the contact form if you have any question or comment.

31 thoughts on “Welcome to the dev blog

  1. 1. When i want to recreate a railway i should not delete my train and create again.
    2. When i decrease the number of car of train i should earn some money. For example i made 6 cars for train and then i decided that it should have less then 6 cars so when i wanna decrease the number of cars, it might make some income for me.

    1. Train creation/deletion is also very different in Railroads 2. Creating trains is now easier and it will be possible to clone existing configurations. This allows to create busy lines very easily. When you reduce the number of cars in a train, you get a partial refund for the used cars. I’ll make a post about money management soon.

  2. When i produce (for example) automobiles there should not be limit of 9 automobiles. It should continue to produce like 10 11 12 13….

  3. First… How do I navigate to the rest of the blog? Or are we that brand new?
    Ok. Quick critiques on V. 1.00. Laying tracks is awkward, maybe clunky is better. Never can predict how it will lie. And you can only “Undo” the last piece. Terrain is very hard to anticipate. Long piece of track that is supposed to go thru that gully and UNDER another one, and just stops. I’ve never actually tested it, but I’m sure bulldozing recoups little if any money.
    I agree with the above comment about removing cars, sure, I’ll pay a restock. No wear and tear tho. I maintain my equipment! LOL. And about redrawing my track, having to delete the entire train? Pricey. Often have to just change station track number, 10 ft of track , cheap. 500 hats and 3000💸💸💸, not so much.
    Instead of just complaining…..: Suggestions:
    How about a trainyard, not on the map, but an icon, allows for a “garage” as it were. Maybe limits per level, so doesn’t get stupid.

    More thots forthcoming. Would like to read what others have suggested, so as to not repeat them, but build of their ideas. The garage was born from the comments on this page. (At least to me, I’ll bet you already have the garage).
    Thanks for letting me ramble…

    1. Yes brand new blog! The first post is only one day old. I’ll update with more posts while the development goes on.
      The terrain system has been reworked totally. The idea is to have an easier and more enjoyable time building tracks, but also to better take grades and curves into account when computing train physics.
      I like the train yard idea. I agree that reworking a train line can be difficult if you have to recreate all the trains.
      The finance system will be different, and it is not as expensive though: hats no longer required ! More on that later.

  4. I am so excited to hear that this is coming. Love the first edition and can’t wait to play the new one. Will it be available on the Play Store (Android)?

  5. I am very excited now.I am big fan Deceleven game. It’s one of the best game i have played ever.

  6. Hi sir, please make new trains and new citys and people, animals can move people and animals are moving so game like very real and many users can download so please edit

  7. I would like to see a free mode where I can design and build a city without being limited to just a few maps, maybe you can have that as an unlock feature when you have completed the game or certain levels.im still playing the original every day. And I would love to beta test your new game

    1. You can build railroad stations, coaling towers and other special buildings.There is also a sandbox mode where you are free to build as you wish.

        1. You cannot place industries in sandbox mode. You can only place railroads buildings.
          If you want some industries use other game modes.

  8. Hey. I’m back! Quick updates. Hey Suleyman, just figured out you don’t always have to delete a train to change the tracks! Here’s what you do. Create your new track while original train is still operating. Like changing track number 1 to number 2 at a station, just add the little spot. Then pause your train and change it’s waypoints! Now it goes on the new track, no deleting! And, if the new track cannot be built w/o destroying the old one, just create a short piece of track somewhere out of the way, change your trains waypoints to that section and instead of “tap to start” just hit “done”, upper right corner, and train is ghosted onto that spot. Go fix your tracks and move it back!

    Hope this helps!

    1. The game is playable. There are still bugs to iron out, and some last features to perfect before release.
      We won’t set an official release date, because everything in an indie developer life is uncertain. If you follow the blog, you’ll be the first to know 😉

  9. I wish to see more countries. Maybe even transportation between countries. For example from Turkey to Iran or from Germany to France maybe. It would be so nice.

  10. Is it on deckeleven railroads 2. There are Indonesian levels and countries? Please answer!

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