I went through my Steam folder to find the manual. There isn’t one. And starting a new game kinda just throws you in there without much direction or telling you the basics. It’s really disappointing and I was looking forward to this game a lot.
It’s 6am now and I need to fall asleep so maybe when I wake up people will have some start up tips or a guide or something or maybe i’ll have the patience to blindly flail about (which is annoying to be quite honest, i’m 31, i’ve gamed my whole life, when it comes to simulators, at least have a manual.)
I highly suggest you take a look at a few of the Let’s Plays from the Beta and the guides on the forum and Steam. You don’t have to read it all – just skip around a little and you should grasp it all pretty quickly.
IIRC A few betas mentioned wanting to do a proper intro/tutorial video series for new players.