Feral Interactive has announced that Sid Meier’s Railroads!, the re-imagining of the legendary Railroad Tycoon (1990), will be released for the Mac this fall. Developed by Firaxis games and published by 2K Games for PC, Sid Meier’s Railroads! comes to the Mac for the first time under the Feral Legends label.
Here’s how the game is described: “First published in 2006 for PC, Sid Meier’s Railroads! is a compelling combination of virtual train set and business simulator, putting players in charge of building their own railroad empire. Players control a vast collection of rolling stock from steam and diesel locomotives to modern electric trains, hauling goods and passengers across vast continents.
“Featuring 46 historically-accurate trains, 16 maps and seven mission-driven scenarios that span two centuries of American and European history, Sid Meier’s Railroads! challenges players to turn frontier lands into thriving civilizations by laying track and routing trains between farms, towns, mines and factories. With rival railroad barons such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Charles de Gaulle on the scene, players will need to be quick, smart and decisive to stay on track.”
Sid Meier’s Railroads! for the Mac will retail in North America for US$29.99. When released, it will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including www.feralinteractive.com/ and the Mac App Store. A mini-site dedicated to the game is available at www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/railroads/ .
Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 3GB RAM, 128 MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.6.8 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.