It seems that you can make anything in to a video game these days, bus driving, fixing cars, harvesting crops, or in the latest title from Live Motion Games, repairing a disused railway station.
In Train Station Renovation you play as a renovation company specialised in restoring railway stations. The game is set in abandoned and destroyed train stations, you will start with small rural ones to ease in and eventually be challenged with sprawling train stations in metropolitan areas. The game is divided into 10 maps (stations) which gradually teach you new mechanics and help you manage different working environments. Each station needs to be cleaned, fixed and decorated with items and equipment to bring it back to life
The game lets you choose your level of commitment, “the game can be very demanding if you decide to complete each stage one hundred percent,” or you can sit back and relax playing a less stressful version of the game. That is, if your idea of relaxing is faffing around an old railway station.
You will need to order materials and items to fix up your station and use paint rollers, spray cans, crowbars and wrenches to repair the buildings and fixtures. Some stations will even allow you to repair and renovate the old trains.
The game has a “complex economy aspect” although I’m not sure how that would work, I can’t see how a disused station generates money. There are skill trees and a station decoration system which the notes proudly proclaim “Thanks to this function, you will quickly turn a dump into a great looking ready for business train station!”
The game will be released on Steam later this year and comes from the same people who brought you Chernobyl Liquidators Simulator and Car Trader Simulator.
Source: Press release