Sometimes you’re digging through gear from abandoned campgrounds in the woods and then a clown-faced, spider-legged train rushes towards you. We’ve all been there. In Choo-Choo Charles, you can fight back, and developer Two Star Games showed a little bit of how that will play out in a new gameplay preview shown during the Day of the Devs segment on the Summer Game Fest stream.
This open world horror game is all about getting ready for 1v1 a monster train. You have your own train, but you don’t have spider legs. It’s a regular train built to take you around the map so you can equip it with the right weapons and gear to take on Charles. One of those things will be a mounted machine gun.
You have to leave the safety of your train to search for supplies and complete quests from nearby villagers. One segment showed an abandoned mine that had some puzzles inside. While you’re out there, Charles might show up and finish you off.
Two Star Games is actually just one developer: Gavin Eisenbeisz. Eisenbeisz was surprised by the game’s announcement response last year (opens in new tab).
“I’ll be honest, I was a little surprised by some of the comments,” he said. “As a child, I wasn’t terrified of [Thomas the Tank Engine]. But looking back, I can definitely see where that comes from.”
That must be why he put spider legs and a clown face on Charlie. Thank you Eisenbeisz.
Choo-Choo Charles has a Steam Page (opens in new tab) and is aiming for a release sometime this year.