Last Train Home is an upcoming real-time strategy game that takes place in post-World War I Russia. The game is developed by Ashborne Games, a Czech game developer. The game is based on the real-life experiences of the Czechoslovak Legion, who fought against Lenin’s Bolsheviks at the end of the First World War. The game puts the player in command of an armoured train that they must escort out of frozen Siberia. The game combines survival elements, such as managing limited resources, with real-time strategy gameplay.
The Setting and Gameplay
Last Train Home is set in post-World War I Russia, a time of great unrest and civil war. The game takes place on the Trans-Siberian Railway, which the Czechoslovak Legion used to evacuate back to France to aid the Allies. The player is in charge of an armoured train, which they must protect as it barrels through the frozen Siberian landscape. The game combines real-time strategy gameplay with survival elements. The player must manage the various responsibilities of the train’s carriages, which include a workshop for making ammo and upgrading guns, along with a kitchen needing to carefully ration limited supplies.
The game’s battles are Company of Heroes-style, with various objectives to clear the way along the tracks. The player must fight their way through directly, managing their troops’ morale, ensuring there are enough resources, and dealing with events that occur along the way. The game allows the player to level up their troops to outfit them with better abilities and improved equipment. The player can also assign medals and learn more about their backstories.
Release Date and Conclusion
Last Train Home is headed to Steam, but no release date has been announced yet. The game’s real-life inspiration and the combination of survival elements and real-time strategy gameplay make it an exciting addition to the genre. The game’s setting in post-World War I Russia and the harsh frozen landscape is sure to provide a challenging and engaging gameplay experience. Fans of survival games, such as Frostpunk, should definitely keep an eye on this game.