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Dark Train: Coupe
Genre: Adventure, Casual
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English, Czech
Players: Single-player
May 15, 2017 @ 10:15am
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Release date: Q3 2017

As the name of our second game suggest, Dark Train: Coupe (DTC) is closely related to its predecessor Dark Train (2016) - logical atmospheric adventure in which the story is conveyed without use of any words. DTC is the other extreme. Its story is narrated mainly with words and sentences. You can argue that it is more of a digital gamebook and/or sophisticated visual novel rather then skill based logical adventure as Dark Train was. And you would be right.

But both games have many things in common, especially the fictional Dark Train world itself. Main story arc is played in the passenger train on the same railroad and you will not venture forth. Both stories are therefore located in the same place - The Border City - but in different time. You will also meet main protagonist Ann Tagrezbung from the first game. We must warn you, she is quite lovely, unmechanical and still human...

We decided to tell a story of Dark Train (2016) purely without any text just with atmosphere, symbolism and non-textual narrative tools. It was a design challenge for sure, but we persisted and the game was critically acclaimed for its atmosphere, enigmatic nature and its unique visuals (DT won Czech Game Award 2016). Now, our design intention is completely different.

When you begin your journey, there is no way to turn back or stop the train. Travel through the city, learn about the Dark Train world, explore the mythology of The Border City and the ways of existence of its people.

All of that within one mysterious train coupe...

  • rich dialogues
  • decision based story progression
  • tons of text and reading
  • you will suffer by reading
  • non-reading gameplay doesn’t exist here… well maybe a little…
  • standalone game (no DLC, no datadisk)

What is Dark Train (2016)?
Check it here:

Is Dark Train: Coupe a standalone game?

Do I need to finish Dark Train (2016) first to enjoy Dark Train: Coupe?

What are the key game mechanics?
Everything comes down to the dialogue. The key game mechanic is a dialogue choice. Of course by carefully choosing answers and questions you will soon discover there is a lot of hidden story arcs that can be experienced only in certain situations. Even though it is a simple game mechanic, it doesn’t constrain us in designing broader gameplay systems (collecting, exploring, replayability, achievements, easter eggs, timing, risk vs reward decisions…).

Are Dark Train (2016) and Dark Train: Coupe (Q4 2017) simmilar games?
Not in gameplay, YES in lore.

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Paperash Studio  [author] May 29, 2017 @ 10:25am 
Thanks to everybody!

Here is some free steam keys from our previous game Dark Train (2016)

Savi May 29, 2017 @ 5:47am 
This is one of games that should pass greenlight. good luck!
Nindza79 May 28, 2017 @ 12:25pm 
Looks nice
Naps Team May 25, 2017 @ 2:22am 
that's interesting ! it's a yes !
Gear Worx Productions May 22, 2017 @ 8:39pm 
Interesting! Up voted.
Sunshine May 22, 2017 @ 3:14pm 
Hell! It's gorgeous and interesting! Upvoted too.
fizzii_ish May 21, 2017 @ 11:37pm 
I like the look of this a lot. Upvoted!
Crusher of Adm**s May 21, 2017 @ 6:45pm 
It has nice art :D
Hangonit May 21, 2017 @ 4:09pm 
Middle Eye May 21, 2017 @ 6:23am 
Creative. Upvoted