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G'day! Gaming Minds Studios and Kalypso Media continue expanding their building sim Railway Empire, with a big new DLC pack out now that visits the sun-scorched plains of the Australian outback.

Not only did it get a big new DLC, they also released a free update for everyone which includes bug fixes and optimizations for signal-controlled stations it also added a whole new challenge map 'Thunder Across the prairie'.

As for this big new DLC pack, it's set during the first half of the 19th Century, when the colonial territories of Australia were sparsely populated and consisted primarily of coastal cities and a few smaller farming settlements in the remote outback. It's now up to your to tame the wilds. You have plenty of suncream right? You can see the release trailer below:

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DLC feature overview:

  • New scenario: 'Pioneering Spirit' (1830-1930)
  • Map expansion: 'Down Under' (available in Free Game and Sandbox modes)
  • Explore new territories: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria
  • 3 new historical engines: Heisler (0-8-0). C30 (4-6-0) and Class S (4-6-2)
  • New goods to trade: seafood, Rail-O-Mite and canned beer
  • 52 new cities to discover
  • New music, reworked city buildings and unique mission structures (e.g. Sydney Harbour Bridge)
  • Unique 'Settlement' feature for pre-determined locations
  • More freedom to establish new cities and personalise economic systems  

You can pick up Railway Empire and the DLC from GOG, Humble Store or Steam.

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5 comments

The_Aquabat 12 May
during that time period also british companies developed more than 30 thousands kilometres (19,000 mi ) of railways here.


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 12 May 2020 at 12:57 pm UTC
The_Aquabat 12 May
if game devs continue calling the southerne hemisphere down under, then I think I'll start calling the northern hemisphere "Up There"... lol.
eldaking 12 May
Quoting: The_Aquabatif game devs continue calling the southerne hemisphere down under, then I think I'll start calling the northern hemisphere "Up There"... lol.

It's not the entire southern hemisphere, it is Australia in particular which is known as "the land down under".
The_Aquabat 12 May
Quoting: eldaking
Quoting: The_Aquabatif game devs continue calling the southerne hemisphere down under, then I think I'll start calling the northern hemisphere "Up There"... lol.

It's not the entire southern hemisphere, it is Australia in particular which is known as "the land down under".

Well investigating a bit more about this seems, it's an accepted term in Australia... I find it a bit irritating since up and down in the map is social construct .


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 12 May 2020 at 5:26 pm UTC
CatKiller 13 May
Quoting: eldakingIt's not the entire southern hemisphere, it is Australia in particular which is known as "the land down under".
Where women glow and men plunder.


Last edited by CatKiller on 13 May 2020 at 6:18 am UTC
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