Based in Belgrade, Serbia
Steam (Windows 64-bit)
Derail Valley is a next-gen train simulation made for VR. Drive a train with your own hands and try to keep it on the tracks!
Derail Valley is still in pre-alpha phase and developed by a small three-people team. However, already in its current version it offers some key advancements to the genre:
- Made for VR It is the first and only train simulation made specifically for virtual reality and motion controllers (currently only for HTC Vive).
- Derailment physics Derailment is a key part of the gameplay, an ever-looming nemesis.
- Fun and dynamic gameplay Players interact with locomotive controls using their hands. There is always something to do (route planning, moving cars with time restrictions, and coming soon: procedural assignments, NPC trains).
- Decayed railway and environment Game's visual style puts accent on decayed machinery and abandoned environments. The underlying game engine takes the irregularities of the decayed environment into consideration.
- Immersive audio A lot of work is put into sound effects, significantly improving immersion.
HistoryBefore Derail Valley
Altfuture was initially a 1-man team consisting of Slobodan Stevic, "Altfuture" being his long-standing pseudonym, which became the name of the company he founded in 2015. In March 2016 Altfuture released the game Switchcars on Steam Early Access, which is still being developed.Inception of Derail Valley
The trio that is now Altfuture, consisting of Slobodan Stevic, Ivan Notaros and Nenad Ognjanovic, has known each other for years. The thought of making a train simulation game came to them briefly in the summer of 2015, and went away. That thought came back in the summer of 2016, this time in the form of a VR game, and in that form it was hard to resist. By combining Ivan's experimental code and Slobodan's 3D artist skills an early prototype of soon-to-be Derail Valley was made. Come September, Nenad quits his job and starts messing with VR development. In October he finds out MSI VR JAM and steers his development efforts into what became Derail Valley.Derail Valley presently
Ramping up the efforts in order to make the mid-December MSI VR JAM deadline, the team starts working full time on Derail Valley (and Slobodan neglecting Switchcars a bit, but he's back working on it). Having successfully met the deadline, on December 28th 2016 the team learns that Derail Valley has won the 3rd place. The award of $15,000 is dedicated to continuing the development of Derail Valley.The future
The team continues to work on Derail Valley full time, and Slobodan dedicates part of his time to work on Switchcars. In the meantime, the MSI VR JAM submission that brought them the award will remain to serve as a free Demo of the game. Altfuture is aiming for Q2 2017 Early Access release.
About this press kit page
Initial version of this press kit page was put up on February 7th 2017.
MSI VR JAM Trailer YouTube
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "MSI VR JAM - 3rd place award" Award Ceremony, Taipei, January 23rd 2017
- "The Winners of MSI's Global VR Jam Include Block Rocking Beats, Mass Exodus and Derail Valley"
- Upload team, UploadVR
Positive reception on Reddit
The game was noticed by players without any prior marketing reddit.com.
Altfuture is a three-person company based in Belgrade, Serbia, consisting of Slobodan Stevic, Ivan Notaros and Nenad Ognjanovic. The company is currently working on two games: Switchcars and Derail Valley.
More information on Altfuture, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Derail Valley Credits
Game Design, 3D Art & Sound
Unity development - VR