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Rails Across America Beta Test

by Rainier on June 1, 2001 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT

Strategy First and Flying Lab announced today that they are opening the beta for Rails Across America to public beta testers.

Montreal, Quebec. June 1st, 2001 -

Strategy First and Flying Lab Software announced today that they are opening the beta for Rails Across America to public beta testers. "The project is coming along great. We're looking for both strategy gamers and railroad fans to give us feedback and help us ship a terrific game." To join this high speed adventure of trains, rails and empires, log onto/click HERE. Take on the role of a railroad baron and help Flying Lab Software in their efforts to bring the exciting rail strategy game to gamers worldwide.

In order to qualify as an official beta tester, you must;

- sign an Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
- be able to download the builds which can be up to 50 megs in size
- have a minimum machine configuration of a Pentium 233 with 64 megs RAM About Rails Across America

Rails Across America is a game of railroad empires in North America, covering the period from 1830 to the near future. It is a real-time strategy game with a "sim" flavor. Rails allows hundreds of tracks with thousands of trains to cross the continent. Players must focus on strategic decisions; where to expand, where to compete, and when to call in favors from government officials, union leaders, and other powerful figures. For more information, please log onto

About Flying Lab Software

Flying Lab Software is a new game developer founded in Seattle, WA. Composed of industry veterans who have shipped both games and corporate messaging and networking systems, Flying Lab understands how to make games that play great and ship on time. More information can be found at

About Strategy First

Strategy First is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of entertainment software. Established in 1991 and headquartered in historic “Old Montreal”, Strategy First has become one of the largest publishers of PC CD-ROM games in Canada. After acquiring Micomeq, a game developer located in St. Jérôme, QC., and retaining talent from Midnight Software, an award-winning development team from Ottawa, ON., Strategy First is poised to become a major force in the gaming industry. Best known for its Man of War series and Disciples: Sacred Lands, the company has also earned critical acclaim for its work on such titles as Steel Panthers I and II and Age of Rifles for Strategic Simulations Inc. Strategy First has worked with other leading companies in the software and entertainment industry; most notably, A&E Network, Lucas Arts, Cinar Films, Empire Interactive, and Strategic Simulations Inc.

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