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Trainz Simulator: A New Era - Create, Drive, Operate, Share

A project in Brisbane, Australia by N3V Games

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The world's favourite rail simulator is undergoing an extreme makeover - all new graphics engine, new features, new levels of realism.
Backers: 1729
Average Pledge Per Backer: $111

Funded: $191,771 of $165,000
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 17th (35 days)
Project By: N3V Games
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Latest News

Crowdfund Bookie, December 2013: Squeaking by

January 3rd - via:
As the weeks go by, the video game crowdfunding space appears to be under a shift of sorts. December 2013 saw the second-lowest total amount of dollars raised by gaming projects ($2,331,061) in the last seven months, since we began tracking such data. Unlike September 2013's $2,211,975 raised, backers in December managed to fund 40 projects, the second-highest number of successful projects in, again, the past seven months. (Read More)

150 Minutes to Go, Currency Exchange and Making History...

December 17th - via:
With just 2.5 hours to go, we've calculated up to date currency conversions for the most popular reward levels. With the Australian Dollar weakening, you might be able to bump from one level to the next, or bump for a Street Sign add-on to get in the... (Read More)

24 Hours to Go!

December 16th - via:
24 hours to go, and what a fascinating ride it has been for the past 34 days. New friendships have emerged, new members have joined the Trainz community and a new era of Trainz is just around the corner! The fun is only just beginning :-)  Our $190k... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Target

December 14th - via:
With just over 48 hours to go, it appears that our Stretch Goal target of $215k could be just out of reach. Much still depends upon the 48 hours surge that many projects experience when reminder emails are sent out by Kickstarter to project... (Read More)

Milestones and Celebrations!

December 12th - via:
We've knocked off the Initial Goal and we're charging toward the next target of $215,000. Our newsletter will be going out to tens of thousands of Trainz fans today and so we are hoping to see a big spike in backers in the final days. To celebrate... (Read More)

Paint your wagon!

December 11th - via:
One of the premium reward levels for this Kickstarter is "Dispatcher", which provides the opportunity to customize your own unique piece of rolling stock in-game to immortalize your support for this project.  The following selection of 10 cars give... (Read More)

Target Reached - Throttle wide open!

December 10th - via:
WOW! We've hit our initial target with a full week remaining!!!  What an amazing surge to the goal line with a dozen good-sized bump-up pledges this morning and then our 3rd 'Controller' taking up his position to have us hitting the line with the... (Read More)

Positions Vacant - Trainz Railroad!

December 10th - via:
Trainz Railroad has announced a number of key positions available for immediate commencement. Applicants can apply through Kickstarter. All positions require a basic working knowledge of using a mouse and keyboard. Background interest in trains... (Read More)

We're almost there!

December 8th - via:
Just a quick update for now as we prepare for some BIG updates in the countdown towards the finish line. After a sleepy Sunday/Monday, we are still closing in on our target. Right now we have 1431 backers and $11,804 to go to reach our initial goal.... (Read More)

Model Railroad or Modeling Railroads?

December 5th - via:
Train fans come in all shapes, sizes, ages and interests - from the fascination with Thomas the Tank for the youngsters, through special interest groups like trainspotters, photographers, bashers or restoration groups, to model railroaders, 'virtual'... (Read More)

Content Showcase

December 3rd - via:
First off, we'd like to congratulate our friends at Cinemaware for reaching their initial goal for Wings: Remastered today! If you like combat flight sims and dream of becoming a WWI flying ace, then make sure you check out their project.  Our own... (Read More)

NV3 Games takes to Kickstarter for a new Trainz engine and game

December 3rd - via:
The developers at N3V Games are hoping that the next leg of its Trainz simulation series will depart from Kickstarter. (Read More)

It's time for a promotion!

December 2nd - via:
For those of you playing from home, today we reached 82% complete with just $30,000 to go to reach our target of $165,000. Today's update is all about promotions. We're not talking about a promotion from Engineer to Senior Engineer (although that... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals become One!

December 1st - via:
Today is Day #20 and we have reached 80% of our initial target. Historically when a project reaches this milestone, the chance of success is 98%, so things are certainly looking good. A BIG thanks to all our supporters, and especially to those who... (Read More)

Meat-lovers Pizza! (or left over roast turkey?)

November 28th - via:
People have been asking for an update on the new engine 'E2'. Well, that isn't as easy as it sounds. You see, to show you anything useful, we need the engine to be a finely tuned beast...  something that looks a bit like this... ... Shiny new... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th - via:
Firstly, Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends, we trust you will enjoy spending time with your families. In fact I think everyone should take a moment to celebrate Day 15 of our campaign. What a fantastic effort to move from 64% to 73% in a... (Read More)

Trainz: A New Era – Night & Day Cycle Revealed

November 27th - via:
Australian indie developer N3V has announced Trainz: A New Era, the latest iteration of their popular railroad / railway simulator for PC and Mac. The game will be coming out next year, and the team is currently running a Kickstarter campaign (which is already over 60% funded after less than two weeks). (Read More)

Kickstarter County, Add-ons + New Reward Tier

November 26th - via:
Today we are proud to announce 'Kickstarter County'. This [fictional] route will honour our Kickstarter supporters and at the same time provide a showcase for new T2 features and the basis for early Beta Testing.   Kickstarter County can be... (Read More)

100 Years of Trainz Experience

November 26th - via:
We're in that "in-between" phase after the initial buzz of excitement when the project is launched and before the adrenaline rush as the finish line approaches. We're still on target, but with just over 1,000 backers, if everyone found just one more... (Read More)

$100k Milestone + Meet the Council

November 24th - via:
Less than two weeks gone and we've passed the $100k milestone - and at the time of writing, we're just 10 more backers away from 1,000! What a fantastic effort by so many of you to not only make your pledge, but then increase that pledge to keep the... (Read More)

Phone-a-friend Friday

November 21st - via:
As Day 9 of our campaign draws to a close, the tension and excitement is building - both within the office and with our fans. Each day we're a step closer to that target, and a step closer to making Trainz: A New Era a reality. On our Trainz forums... (Read More)

Shaking all over!

November 21st - via:
We'd like to shake things up a little in this update (literally) and give you a look behind the scenes at our design process. Our focus for this update will be upon the Cab Sway and Train Motion aspects of Option B of our Initial Goal feature set.... (Read More)

One Week Gone. Next Stop - 50% Milestone!

November 18th - via:
It is exactly one week since we hit the Launch button, and we are ever so close to reaching the 50% MILESTONE. We now have almost 750 backers pledging $80,000 towards making Trainz better than ever before - THANK YOU SUPPORTERS! You've given this... (Read More)

‘Trainz Simulator’ – Funding The Next-Gen Of Train Games

November 18th - via:
N3V Games has put their current offering to their Trainz series up on Kickstarter for some crowd-funding love. (Read More)

Initial Goal Features

November 15th - via:
This update will explain in a bit more detail, some of the new features we will be introducing in Trainz: A New Era, and also how the selection process will work. The core Trainz product already provides an enormous range of features - world building... (Read More)

New Reward Level - Trainz Enthusiast Group (TEG)

November 14th - via:
What an effort! After just two days we've passed the $50,000 mark and continue moving steadily onward. We're now 31% of the way to our initial goal and there is a definite buzz of excitement around the office! What an awesome job folks - keep up the... (Read More)

Trainz Pioneers, Dispatchers and Enthusiasts

November 14th - via:
We've been underway now for 28 hours and what a great first day (and a bit) it has been. Almost 20% of the way to our first goal already, but still a long way to go. Remember to keep spreading the word to your friends and family and on any other... (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Trainz: A New Era – Trainz Simulator arrives onKickstarter Australia, ready to bring simulators into ahyper-realistic world.

November 13th - via:
Launching today, N3V Games is proud to announce the arrival of Trainz: A New Era to Kickstarter Australia. Trainz: A New Era is the latest project announced by N3V Games in the highly popular Trainz Simulator franchise. With a new game engine purpose built from the ground up, rail fans and casual gamer alike will discover new levels of realism and a next generation experience. (Read More)

Australia & New Zealand’s First 24 Hours In Games

November 13th - via:
Kickstarter officially launched in Australia and New Zealand yesterday with over 1700 projects up and running in the first 24 hours. Luckily for us only a dozen of them were in the video game category. Rather than picking through them we thought it might be nice to wrangle all of them into one story and give you a bit of information about each one. As you’ll see the projects launched over the past 24 hours run the full gambit of game types, campaign professionalism, and funding goals. (Read More)

Good Morning America! (and good evening Europe, and goodnight Aus/NZ).

November 12th - via:
After a long preparation, less than 12 hours ago we embarked on a new journey. Our destination:- to bring a new era of simulation to train fans around the world.  Right now, as Australia goes to sleep, America awakes, and Europe sip on a cup of tea... (Read More)

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