Railroad Ink Challenge, the chill-out digital version of the critically acclaimed tabletop game, has now officially launched for iOS and Android devices. With its main goal of building railways to create transportation networks, it’s really “all about connections”.
Indie game developer and publisher Horrible Guild’s digital adaptation is a roll-and-write title that lets you connect exits to expand your transportation systems. While relaxing in nature, Railroad Ink Challenge is still, well, a challenge, so you’ll have to plan your route carefully to either beat your own high score or best like-minded networking aficionados around the world.
In seven rounds, you’ll need to find the best routes without leaving any connections open to avoid getting penalized. There will also be special structures you can connect to boost your points, like duplicating routes, scoring extra points with Stations, and special University routes to name a few.
There’s just something about watercolour-style imagery that brings a meditative vibe to the whole thing. Intuitive and with beautifully designed visual aesthetics, the game is a satisfying, Zen-like experience that also features 100% asynchronous multiplayer challenges so you can play with your friends no matter where they are in the world. There’s a cross-platform online mode plus Global Online leaderboards too if you’re feeling a little competitive.
Railroad Ink Challenge is now available to download on the App Store and on Google Play. It’s a premium title with a price tag of $4.99. The OG tabletop treat was created by Hjalmar Hach and Lorenzo Silva and illustrated by artist Marta Tranquilli; if you want to know more about the game, you can visit the official website. By the way, we also talked about the game during our last LaunchPad #4 - you can check out the embedded live stream above.
Looking for more meditative titles? Take a gander at our top 25 best relaxing games for Android phones and tablets!