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Islands & Trains is a world building game where you place landscape, buildings, bridges, tracks and trains for no other purpose than to make satisfying vignettes. Inspired by games like Townscaper and Dorfromantik you play at your own pace, clicking to make the little model train-set world of your dreams. It stands out because it leans into being a relaxing sandbox with no goals, no timer, no missions, no stress. Just happy accidents.

Whether you build your dioramas to have just a single shed or idyllic villages with dense forests, it's a game that sparks the imagination rather than the reflexes. Lay your own railroad on top of your beloved island. Place animals in the countryside and just watch & enjoy your peaceful creation. Get lost in finding the most perfect place for all these little pieces.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Islands & Trains 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 21 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and World Building game with Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. How long you spend on each creation depends on how complex you want things to be, and how much fiddling you do to make it match your mind's eye.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young players can enjoy placing things and seeing how the world responds. They need to be able to click to place items that can be a little fiddly. Older children can plan and perfect their worlds. Adults often enjoy playing the game to relax and escape a bit like a time of meditation.


Islands & Trains

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, World Building and Simulation

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Hand-Made

Developer: Akos Makovics (@AkosMakovics)

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