Bounty TrainOh, yes.
There's an RPS post today about a new game called "Bounty Train". Here's a description from the developers:
Bounty Train is a complex, tactically challenging game. The player has to keep many balls in the air — dealing with real time skirmishes with bandits, trading good for the best prices, resource management, train optimization and keeping the line (and train) in good repair. In addition, Bounty Train confronts the player with historical events, from the onset of the Civil War to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln — and depending on player choices and performance, the course of history may be changed.
Well, I'm in. That sounds excellent. A dash of FTL in there doesn't hurt.
I'm still baffled why there aren't more games in this time period, particularly during the Gold Rush era. That's a perfect era for a game, a roguelike where you travel West to try to find your fame and fortune. Titled with appropriate foreshadowing, something like A Fortune In Gold.
Someone make that game, would you?