Voidtrain is a survival game aboard an interdimensional train

Voidtrain is the kind of game that grabs my interest based solely on the underlying concept. You're part of the crew of an old train—a simple trolley, really, although you'll improve and expand it as you play—but the rails you ride are interdimensional, running through Stargate-like portals into a weird world filled with all sorts of strange, dangerous creatures. And a lot of them don't seem to happy to see you.

It's a survival game, according to the Steam listing, that drops a group of mechanics on an old train into a unique world governed by very different physical rules. Much of the journey is governed by the way the train is upgraded: You can extend it with extra cars, upgrade the engine to steam, diesel, or Tesla, or improve its defensive capabilities. 

The further it's upgraded, the faster it goes, and the more challenging the ride becomes. Because of that, each trip promises to be unique: "Each time there's a new path to go on, new lands to discover, and a new train to build."

Voidtrain will support singleplayer journeys, and online co-op play for up to four people. It's expected to be out in in the fall.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.