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Oh no, I fell asleep on the train… Where am I?

The Endless Express is a game made by Florian Veltman, Alexandre Taillefert, Martin Gugger, Felix Meunier & Baptiste Virot

It's a follow-up on the 2014 game jam game Endless Express (link)!

Explore some cool places by taking the train, get lost and find your way back home(?)! Talk and become friends with to the various characters on your voyage! Explore the various areas at different times and stuff!

Controls

  • WASD/ZQSD to move
  • Mouse to look around
  • Right click to interact
  • Left click to zoom
  • Shift to run
  • Esc to open portal to self

Disclaimer

This game was intended as our first commercial game, after making the 2014 game jam game we thought it'd be cool to expand on the concept and try to put in all the ideas we had for the game jam. The project ended up being a bit too big for us to actually properly finish, we wanted to do so much more with the concept! Our team just wasn't experienced enough in making vidgams.

So yeah that's why we decided to release the project in its current state, hoping someone would enjoy playing it despite the rough edges!

Florian, Alexandre, Martin, Felix & Baptiste

More information

Published274 days ago
StatusCanceled
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
PublisherFlorian Veltman, Alexandre Taillefert, Felix Meunier, Martin Gugger, Baptiste Virot
Release date274 days ago
Rating
(48)
AuthorsFlorian Veltman, AlexTai
GenreAdventure
TagsAtmospheric, Exploration, First-Person, flat-shading, Real-Time, Relaxing, Short, Surreal, walking-simulator, weird
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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The Endless Express Windows x64.zip 88 MB
The Endless Express Windows x86.zip 86 MB
The Endless Express OS X.zip 99 MB
The Endless Express Linux.zip 100 MB

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I really enjoyed the game! At first I didn't have much expectations, but then it was very fun to explore worlds, catch trains and meet strange characters. The atmosphere is surreal but also cute, I really like the design and the colours. The characters are very cute and different, they reminded me a bit of Miyazaki's animations. I found only an object near the lighthouse. I experienced 3 crashes with the trains (for example I was on the train and the second after I was on the rails. Also sometimes I got stuck with a dark screen when I entered the "dark" world with sea creatures).

It would be interesting to add more worlds, or to add more missions and goals, also to know more about the different "worlds" and the characters around ;)

The game keeps breaking for me after the 3rd stop. The music keeps running but the screen is just pitch black and nothing loads

Same problem with me (Mac OS X 10.12.3).

Very cool game, absolutely in love with the art style. Decided to make a video on it (^:

The art style in this game is incredible. Whoever picked the colour pallette is a genius. This makes me want to learn how to make games in Unity, just for fun.

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Okay, so im doing a project soon, and its been bothering me for like two years, what was the shading process you used to create the menu portal? Seamlessly spawn an enterable room in space like you did.

Interesting game guys! I just now saw the updated version of the game... I wish I got it. Oh well... pretty cool game though!

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that good

Somehow that's the best and most creative Game I've ever played!

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This game was really strange, but really interesting at the same time. I wish I could have recorded more, but I didn't keep track of time that day I recorded. I like the music, the references, and the various locations!



Here you go another Video.


Tell me if you guys like it!

Here you go another Video.


Tell me if you guys like it!

funny!

Love this game and it's concept of exploration! ended up making a video about it and another game because of it's uniqueness. Hope you give it a watch and enjoy it :)



Brilliant! I managed to get to the end (despite a very laggy cable car section) and I would certainly play it again. So yeah, a good one. Would love to see it "finished". :)

This game is awesome!

...and weird

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I did a lets-play on this :P (I LOVED IT!)

Channel link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_jsh2kItl-TUIvRk...

It's a good idea for a game. however it can include a lot of waiting.

Hi, I really enjoyed your game, but I also noticed some bugs, like falling through the floor of the train, conversations with the child-like creatures tend to trap you in the conversation or freeze the game and other small things with the menu doorway, but overall good concept, I especially liked that you made eccentric beings for the characters, it gives the game, well, character, thank you

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Awesome game, you guys could make another game like that, but cutting off the "i have to waste almost 20 minutes to catch a train and i am in the wrong platform" thing :v. But now seriously, awesome game, i kinda know the effort that was taken to make this game, and i think it was worth it. Hope you guys make another cool game like that someday. I give 9/10, just isn't 10/10 because it runs on unity engine that is very laggy for not so good computers. PS. Sorry for my english.

I fell out of the train, and then i fell out of the map. My hand glitched af LOL

A lot of time for this, very well made!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luq026qrJbs

this game has lots of potential! love the mood, the graphics, the storytelling, i've found lots of glitches and i was stucked many times in various places, but, anyway i want to play more!

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This game was so fun to play! I really liked the art style/graphics of the game. I made a Youtube gameplay video on it. Here's the link if you wanna check it out! Thanks :)

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Made a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMRjhUjXRIk

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Lovely little experience, sad to hear that it's not going to make it to a final release, but I hope that the places and ideas make it into some of your other projects- they deserve it.

Good job team, I look forward to your future projects!

Is there anywhere I can get a bit more info on the creatures of the game? They're really intriguing and I wanted to write a review of the game and was just curious if there were any specific influences to these cute monsters of yours. Also, does each type of creature have a name of its own? Thanks in advance!

Would also love to know how you achieved the main menu, it's a really great effect and would love to do something similar in a game I'm working on :)

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Beautiful little game, taking notes from Miazaki I take it :) ? I don't think I figure it out, tho, only found the watering pot and explored all 4 areas before I got the black screen crash.

Also, I played it late at night and at first thought it was tied to my real clock thinking "oh neat, so I gotta play it at different times!" Was a little disappointed that wasn't the case. Maybe food for thought?


Do you mind me asking how you did the escape menu? Just render to texture camera on the entrance and teleporting player to actual location? and what about your lighting - just toon shader with a non-gradient black/white ramp texture?

One more tech question if you please - how did you do the movement blocking by ledges? I take it you didn't put invisible walls everywhere? Just a custom controller that moves you on ground unless the slope is greater than some threshold?

Excellent game, heard a lot about it, this is a really unique little experience, hope to see what else you make.

Amazing game and really great art style, but I ran into a bit of a problem. Once I hopped onto the 21:13 train to go to another place, the music faded in as usual once I got there but the screen was black. I couldn't do anything so I closed the game. Gonna try it again to see if it isn't just me

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Hi there! I played this game and just explored and had a really good time, but I now want to restart and i can´t find how to do that

You are not alone. I can't restart the game no matter how many times i uninstall and install it. HELP PLEASE!

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Hi! I'm a YouTuber who just played this game for a video to be going up tomorrow, but I wanted to take the time NOW to say I loved this game a lot! I hope you and your team come back to this soon...a fuller version would be fun!


EDIT: Video's up!


I just played it for about 2 hours! And I can not say anything else other than it was a very very interesting experience and something I never experienced before.. even though I appearently saw everything, it felt like there are so many mysteries in this game and I have just scratched the edge! I would really want to see a finished project. I am very VERY sad that this game was cancelled because I think it would have been a guaranteed success with this concept! You nailed everything from the atmosphere to the confusement part with the trains.

I have just read your comment, and I feel so happy to hear this. In fact we say "canceled", because if we go back into this game, we need to rebuilt a lot of things. But I think nothing is impossible, and the team still have the fate for making this world alive. Actually, we got plenty more ideas and stuff we didn't put in this version. It was just a matter of time.

Thank you for the support ! Maybe it will give us the power to do another game in the same world, or maybe to continue it.

As I said I think the experience I had with this project was like no other.. You nailed this whole gameplay mechanic of beeing confused but actually trying to connect the puzzle pieces! I would love to see more content from you guys!

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Congrats on the game Florian, Alexandre, Martin, Felix and Baptiste! I really enjoyed the whole sense of exploration, having no idea where we were heading from train to train, while meeting some peculiar characters along the way!


I hope you enjoy my silly playthrough of it! Get your train tickets ready and let's embark together on this journey through the rails. Tchu tchu!

Since this was your first try for a commercial game, when is the next game coming up?

PS: I LIKE TRAINS

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Loved this game! Went in blind not knowing what I was in for and I had a really good time. Honestly didn't find any problems with the game (apart from a couple of small bits) so good job guys! (Sorry about butchering your names...)


hey man thanks for your LP! Glad you enjoyed playing :D

No worries thanks for making the game! It's a beaut! :)

Heh, found an easter egg!


What a game!!! LOVED the art style reminded me of Spirited Away for some reason :D

hey man thanks for making a video about the game, glad you enjoyed it :D

Hope you enjoyed it! thanks for making the awesome game!! :D

Can this be considered an indie game?

Hey! I think it fully can, as we made it without any support other than our own! :)

Whenever I try to launch it, it says that it will harm my pc, and says don't run it with no other options.

hey, I'm not entirely sure how PC's deal with programs from the internet, but it should run like any other Unity game you'd find on itch.io! Apart from trying to run it as admin I have no idea!

no, it works with unity games, I develop with unity also. Just yours. I WANT TO PLAY IT!!

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Yeah, I had the same SmartScreen warning message as well (on Win8.1). This warning has not come up with other unity made games, so there does seem to be something different about your build. If I remember correctly, I had the same thing happen with Lieve Oma.

In the warning dialogue box, I was able to chose the "Run Anyway" option, which I thiiiink showed up after choosing "More info."

edit: spelling n stuff

ack——— maybe it's because I'm exporting the games from the os x version of unity! Sorry about that, not sure what I can do about it!

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No worries! Got around it pretty fast, just wanted to let ya know. :)

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