A downloadable game for Windows

Railroad Tracks

Devoid of all memory, a small pierrot awakens early one Oktober morning, down by an abandoned railway line. Help him navigate his mysterious world, but beware, for the further he wanders from the rigid safety of the railroad, the more unsettling his surroundings become. . .

Genre: exploration/adventure
Game length: 6-8 hours
Ages: 12+

Gameplay:

Railroad tracks is a 2D exploration based adventure game about a lonely circus artist who has fallen into amnesia. The goal of the game is to recover his lost memories. As you progress through his surreal twilight world, certain events and areas evoke vivid episodes of involuntary recollection that recall his unsettling past. And what are those demons that lurk around?

Game instructions:

Movement: arrow keys
Enter/Exit Menu: [X]
Select/Save: [C]
Fullscreen: [Alt] + [Enter]

Once collected, memories can be selected from the in-game menu in order to transport Pierrot back to the place where the memory was initially found. After collecting all 16 memories, endgame is unlocked.

And if you are ever lost, remember: just follow the railroad tracks. . .



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Published 45 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(3)
Authorsocah
GenreAdventure
Tagsartgame, Experimental, Exploration, Nonlinear, Non violent, RPG Maker, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard

Download

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RailroadTracks0.8.3.exe 81 MB

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Comments

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I have been playing this for a bit now and you have a lovely atmosphere going on. It really feels like absolute free exploration. Good work.

Hi!

Really liked what I've seen so far. Unfortunately I seem to have hit a bug! 

There's a save point in a graveyard with big yellow crosses. When activated, it faded the screen to black and I saved. However after this the screen remained black. (I could still open the menu, just couldn't see anything.) I'd go back there to try and reproduce the problem, but I was pretty lost!

Anyway,

I did feel the areas could be a bit too big and sparse. But I really dig the art style and the music. Enough to keep me wandering. Oh, and I loved the opening. The scrolling buildings, the music, even the title text - all really cool.

(Edited 1 time)

Great that you liked the game so far! Also thanks for reporting the bug, I will try to release a patched version tomorrow that removes it. I believe it is possible to play around the black screen by entering the menu and selecting a memory to teleport to. I understand this is not ideal, I will patch it asap.)

edit: I just patched it and uploaded a new version.  I have double checked all savepoints and this was the only one with issues. (This problem came up during playtesting already and we thought we had fixed all instances, but one was left behind.)