London, UK. 14th November 2023 – Marmalade Game Studio has launched the iconic Ticket to Ride board game on Steam! This premium adaptation of the genre-defining board game promises to delight fans and new players alike. Get ready to be transported into an adventure like no other, with beautifully designed features, a fully immersive 3D world and more ways to play than ever! As the creators behind beloved board games on PC, console and mobile, including Monopoly, Clue and The Game of Life 2, Marmalade Game Studio are experts in bringing board games to life on game platforms. And now, stunning visuals meet the challenge of growing a railway empire from coast to coast in Ticket to Ride!
As a board game, Ticket to Ride boasts a huge, dedicated fanbase. Throughout development of the Steam game, Marmalade worked closely with the community to ensure the finished product meets their expectations. Feedback from experts and enthusiasts played a pivotal role in shaping the game’s features and future content roadmap.
As a direct result of community feedback, Marmalade Game Studio have used cutting edge technology to create a brand new AI system, trained by over one hundred master players and perfected over millions of simulated games. These AI opponents are not only very competent, but they also adapt to users play styles and skill levels in real time. Experienced players, as well as those new to the game, will enjoy a single player experience with a level of nuance that truly matches the in-person experience.
The innovations continue on the multiplayer front as well, with Marmalade offering a uniquely varied and comprehensive selection of game modes. Whether against other online players, or against friends in private games, players can choose quick games, long distance ones or anything in between. Competitive players who like to play against the clock will have the ability to do so, while more relaxed players can opt for asynchronous games, which offer more flexibility. This makes the game accessible to players connecting across time zones, and those whose lives are incompatible with playing a complete game without interruption.
All of this takes place in a live, immersive world, carefully crafted to bring the board game to life.
Mike Rosser, Creative Director at Marmalade Game Studio, said:
- When we adapt a board game, we aim to elevate the experience, to bring the world to life in ways that you can only do in digital. That’s especially important for games with a strong theme like Ticket to Ride – we want to capture that spirit of adventure that you associate with the golden age of rail, while giving it a vibrant, modern aesthetic! Our game board is 3D, with lovingly sculpted and textured terrain that helps to make the world feel like a real place, not just a map. You’re not just claiming that route from Denver to Salt Lake City – you’re crossing the Rockies! There are also opportunities to get up close and personal – when you complete a ticket, it flips to reveal a postcard of a train puffing into the destination you just reached, an animated 3D scene that’s like a magic window into the romantic world of steam travel.
To celebrate the launch, Marmalade Game Studio are offering players the travel adventure of a lifetime. Players will test their skills, share their high scores and tag the person they would want by their side in an adventure around the world. The winner will receive a grand prize of two Amtrak Rail or Interrail Passes! Let the real-life railway adventure begin! Follow Marmalade Game Studio on X, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and join them on Discord for details!
Mike Willis, co-CEO of Marmalade Game Studio, said:
Being big Ticket to Ride players ourselves, it was important to us that we connect with the fanbase from the start, and we intend to keep that relationship going. We have an exciting launch event planned and more to come, with a post-launch roadmap full of updates, including the release of fan-favourite and exclusive never-before seen maps. We’re looking forward to bringing our players hours of fun and excitement in the months and years to come.
This is the first collaboration between Asmodee Entertainment, Days of Wonder, and Marmalade Game Studio, and it may not be the last! The combination of proven excellence in the field of board game to video game adaptations, and a portfolio of incredible fan favourite titles, is a recipe for an exciting future for both studios and players alike.
The adventure has begun! Buy Ticket to Ride now on Steam and start your journey!
About Marmalade Game Studio
London-based Marmalade Game Studio is one of the most successful publishers in the video board games market. Notable successes include MONOPOLY, CLUE/CLUEDO, THE GAME OF LIFE, THE GAME OF LIFE 2, and BATTLESHIP, all highly polished and innovative games that constantly top the charts on the app stores. For more information about Marmalade Game Studio, please visit the website: https://marmaladegamestudio.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@MarmaladeGames), Facebook (@MarmaladeGameStudio), and Instagram (@MarmaladeGames)
About Asmodee Entertainment
Asmodee Entertainment is a platform of games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into TV/film, novels and comics, location-based entertainment and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. Through best-in-class partnerships across the full spectrum of opportunities, Asmodee Entertainment will create truly global intellectual properties and brands. http://asmodee-entertainment.biz
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder, part of Asmodee, develops and publishes unique games in their genre. The studio’s “Play Different” slogan reflects its vision of publishing: Days of Wonder limits its productions to very few new games, focusing on quality rather than quantity, and developing highly refined digital adaptations. The unparalleled successes such as Ticket to Ride®, the world’s best-selling train game; Small World® and its epic conquests in a fantastic universe; Heat: Pedal to the Metal, the latest sensation in racing games; and Memoir ’44®, the World War II reference game with over twenty expansions, motivate Days of Wonder to raise the bar ever higher. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 40 countries and their digital versions are available on the App Store, Google Play and Steam. Learn more at http://www.daysofwonder.com