Society is falling apart as zombies rise and- no, wait, don’t scroll past: The Final Station [official site] is interesting! In charge of one of last trains still running, you’ll chugga-chugga-choo-choo around a gorgeous grim futureworld, plotting routes and trying to keep your train running by securing supplies. This is where it gets tricky. It’s also a shooter, as when the train stops you need to hop off and get shoot-o-exploring yourself. Here, have a look in this trailer:
Heck, I’d be happy with a simple train ’em up going through those lands. I’m especially into the sprawling megablocks.
I played a preview build of The Final Station in 2015, back when developers Do My Best were planning to Kickstart the game. I did enjoy travelling around, chatting with passengers, picking up missions, and rescuing people. Communicating with distant cities and pulling into deserted stations gave a great tone, especially as the train trundles through those lonely landscapes (did I mention how much I like them). The combat balance seemed off then, presenting me with no challenge or swarming me, but I’m sure they’ll have tweaked it since then. I’m keen to see how it ends up.
The planned Kickstarter seems scrapped, as publishers tinyBuild have picked up The Final Station and scheduled it for release this summer.