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First-Person Platformer: Free Wait 'Em Up Endless Express

Alice done made a video

Writing about Train Simulator's pretty Japanese countryside DLC yesterday reminded me: I forgot to post Endless Express last year. It's a free game about a convoluted train journey through a magical world to get home, consulting timetables and planning changes to catch the right trains. Routes run to a schedule in real time so you will end up waiting a bit, which is grand as it's time to poke around each station and see the weird scenery and locals. Here, I made a video to show you.

For people who prefer words: Endless Express plonks us on a platform with only a timetable and a watch (raised by clicking) to guide us home. We travel from the mountains to the sea to a swamp and onwards, changing trains and hopefully not catching the wrong one. They run in semi-real-time, arriving at set minutes past the actual-real-hour. This tends to give a few minutes to poke around each station and see what's going on, exploring the strange scenery and meeting the odd locals. It follows the real-world day cycle too; I like dusk the best.

It's quite charming, with bubbly music and a mix of low-poly untextured 3D scenery and cartoonish hand-drawn sprites. It all makes for an unreal and magical world.

Endless Express was made by Florian Veltman, Alexandre Taillefert, Felix Meunier, and Martin Grugger during 7 Day FPS last November, which is when I meant to post about it. Better late than never! It's a free download or playable in your browser over here.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.