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‘TrainerVR’ is a Physics-based Model Train Set that Brings You Back to Simpler Times

Sumalab, a Spain-based indie studio, today released a model train game called TrainerVR (2017) which lets you snap together train tracks, set up little towns, and play with trains to your heart’s content (and all in room-scale VR). 

Modeled after wooden train sets, TrainerVR lets you create everything from simple tracks to an elaborate rail network by placing tracks, trains, cars, houses and track switchers—pretty much everything that comes with a BRIO train set—wherever you please. Since it’s virtual reality though, you’ll never be short on pieces as you grow your creations in size and complexity like you never could as a kid.

The best part? You don’t have to clean up when you’re done either (yes, you can smash your creations like Godzilla too).

TrainerVR was developed for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and is currently for sale on Steam at a 30% discounted price, bringing it down from $15 to $10.50 for a limited time.

While it may be missing out on some features that might render it more appealing to a wider audience, like rideable trains and more interesting terrain than a simple white background, early reviews are promising, making for what appears to be an honest-to-goodness blast from the past.

Check out TrainerVR on Steam here.

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