OmniBus is next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe that can’t stop or even slow down for reasons incomprehensible to the simple human mind.
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Release Date: May 26, 2016

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June 14

6/14 Updates

We updated the game to also use the new controller system introduced in the multiplayer to be used in the single player as well.

Also fixed a problem related to free play with a particular secret bus starting out spinning wildly.

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June 6

6/6 Update

Alright, we're switching over the control system on the main version of the game. Make sure to leave the "controltest" beta branch! It will be going away shortly. We're eventually going to integrate the new controller system into the one-player modes so people can easily use alternate controllers throughout the game.

Also the bronze/silver/gold achievements should actually be obtainable instead of capping off at 36/37 progress.

And here's our support form again, naturally.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14AGPiTEsOuckMhEMc1ZrElcQOyj0_NHBv-lBqrq1VJI/viewform

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The OmniBus Ultimate Bus Driver Edition is real and is limited to one. Get OmniBus: Game of the Year Edition, the OmniBus original soundtrack, and a 1977 MCI Charter Bus all for the low price of $7500. Serious inquiries only, must be picked up in Austin, TX. Beep, beep.

About This Game

OmniBus is next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe that can’t stop or even slow down for reasons incomprehensible to the simple human mind. OmniBus must complete missions at the behest of citizens as its speed increases to unsafe speeds and without landing on its head or sides. OmniBus drivers will choose from the bizarre mission mode, thrilling trick mode and versus multiplayer mode for up to four players to achieve goals, set high scores, and receive total enlightenment.

Deep Emotional Narrative: Throughout history man has looked to the noble bus in times of chaos and turmoil to bring peace, prosperity, and a lift to those that it serves during hours of operation. Slay demon buses, harvest space corn, and transport astronauts to a wedding as the legend foretold to become the one true OmniBus. There’s also a pretty cool level with a football field on the top of a skyscraper.

Multiplayer Derby Mode: Jump into the chaotic free-for-all multiplayer versus mode where drivers are pitted against each other in a high score trick mode or the visceral deathmatch mode sure to raise tensions down at the bus depot.

Free Play Trick Mode: Choose your favorite bus and pull off unbelievable jumps, flips and twists to hit incredible high scores and impress friends, family, and other OmniBus drivers on the leaderboards.

Cutting Edge Everything: OmniBus has the best of everything from graphics and sound effects to physics and an options menu. This is the future. This is OmniBus.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: A government issued license to drive an out of control bus.
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Chase of Bass
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Pros:
1. Great humor
2. Very very fun -some clever levels here
3. that ps1 nostalgia
4. doesn't waste your time -very fast restarts

Cons:
1. Needs way more levels -way too short. I only have this many hrs on record because hats -which can quickly become a tedious experience.
2. Some levels are poorly designed in that they feel like they take a lot of luck to get through.

Overall, I really enjoyed this game and would love to see more of it -even if it ends up being new levels in the form of dlc. That said at this price point the game is a good buy on sale -However, at 10 bucks I would be very disappointed.
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Capt. Ass Burgers
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I really, really wanted to like this game, and played all the way through. It has a sense of humor, which is the prime reason I wanted to like it. But the challenge behind the game is due to poor controls. Rotating the bus in the air is very unintuitive. When the bus rolls it becomes a bouncing super ball with nothing to stop it. The joke about the game being bad went a little too far and became true :(
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malik the meem destroyer
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
this game is better than Euro Truck Simulator 2015
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FingerRocks
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Omnibus is a game like no other, which is why I love it! While there is no solid story the multiple characters and different gameplay styles offer a lot of variety and humor. Only problem is after a while the physics start to get just a tad bit annoying after being stuck on a level but nothing really serious that caused me to quit. All in all I reccomend this game for someone who wants a game to jump in and have a blast
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Samii Misheru
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
I recently bought this game because I've seen a couple youtubers play it. Good game, lags occassionally but that's mostly because of my comupter. Would recommend to anyone that likes level based games, at about intermediate level.
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Kutchup
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Save the day as a bus with no brakes in a world filled with needy citizens, bumpers and hats.

A masterpiece indie game.
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HKGary
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
In this game, you'll be driving an unstoppable bus (no brakes), you may complete tasks orselect a city that you've been unlocked and causing havocs. 10/10
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Parallax Abstraction
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
I also covered this game on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGwr9gRvQs

OmniBus is insane but in all the best ways. It looks like a PS1 game, couldn't take itself less seriously if it tried and is essentially a bunch of crazy physics minigames and challenges involving a bus that can't stop. If this doesn't sound appealing to you, then you probably won't like it. If it does, there's a ton of great, stupid fun in here.

What I particularly like is that every level in the game is different. You'll never have the same objective twice and you'll essentially have to re-learn each new level. It doesn't take long (at least initially) and you'll improve quickly so nothing ever outstays its welcome, unless you want to go for a gold medal, which is entirely optional. It may be a lot of variations on a theme but those variations are often so drastic that it always feels like you're having fresh experiences.

The only thing I wish the game had was leaderboards for the challenge modes. In games focused around score attack, being able to compete against others online is always a blast and I would have liked that.

As one would expect based on how the game looks, it runs like butter on even low end systems. The sound design is a little flat but still fits well and things are so goofy, it's not even something you notice that much.

OmniBus is a game that knows exactly what it is and the type of gamer is was targeting. It could be less pretentious if it tried and it's not trying to appeal to everyone but to satisfy the niche it's going for. As someone who likes games that revel in absurdity, this appealed to me greatly. If you demand your games be serious, you won't like this but if you just like dumb fun, it has that in spades.
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Mastar Cylindar
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
I'm one hundred percent serious about this being my game of the year for 2016.
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OtakuElement
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
OmniBus is not your wheels on the bus go round & round.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
I also covered this game on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGwr9gRvQs

OmniBus is insane but in all the best ways. It looks like a PS1 game, couldn't take itself less seriously if it tried and is essentially a bunch of crazy physics minigames and challenges involving a bus that can't stop. If this doesn't sound appealing to you, then you probably won't like it. If it does, there's a ton of great, stupid fun in here.

What I particularly like is that every level in the game is different. You'll never have the same objective twice and you'll essentially have to re-learn each new level. It doesn't take long (at least initially) and you'll improve quickly so nothing ever outstays its welcome, unless you want to go for a gold medal, which is entirely optional. It may be a lot of variations on a theme but those variations are often so drastic that it always feels like you're having fresh experiences.

The only thing I wish the game had was leaderboards for the challenge modes. In games focused around score attack, being able to compete against others online is always a blast and I would have liked that.

As one would expect based on how the game looks, it runs like butter on even low end systems. The sound design is a little flat but still fits well and things are so goofy, it's not even something you notice that much.

OmniBus is a game that knows exactly what it is and the type of gamer is was targeting. It could be less pretentious if it tried and it's not trying to appeal to everyone but to satisfy the niche it's going for. As someone who likes games that revel in absurdity, this appealed to me greatly. If you demand your games be serious, you won't like this but if you just like dumb fun, it has that in spades.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Frustratingly fun old school gameplay + physics. The maps are pretty simple and offer a variety of different tasks and minigames, however beating the Gold times and collecting all the hats are challenging and offer a bit of replayability.
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
As a sarcastic anti-game, OmniBus is a masterpiece in its own right, arguably the best of its kind since landmark cult hit Goat Simulator arrived some years back.

Viewed as any other release? Positive-leaning mixed feelings.

The concept of a vehicular platformer is a an exceedingly rare novelty in itself. I struggle to think of any other game that defines itself as such, much less so in the way OmniBus dares to present itself. To consider this anything less than commendable would be a disservice.

Mind you, that's not to say OmniBus doesn't have its shortcomings; the lack of a camera control makes certain actions harder than they really need need to be, the physics are often far more unpredictable than reasonably anticipated and while the humor works for me, others are likely to put off -- dry sarcasm is very much a love it or hate it sort of thing.

The same could also be said for the game's aesthetics; early 90s throwback visuals and bouncy chiptune are right up my alley, but for those unaccustomed to a period when the average game looked and felt no different? Further disappointment.

To put it simply: OmniBus isn't a game for everyone. Then again, it isn't trying to be, and maybe that's really what I like about it best, anyway.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Indiana drive told me to 'carefully open' the priceless artifacts

I rammed into the artifacts at 60 mph

Indiana said the artifacts 'had never looked better'


11/10 very realistic
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I was able to salvage a version of this game for the Atari Jaguar. It wasn't easy getting my hands on it but.. here is my review of it.

OmniBus is a simple, fun, challenging, quirky physics game that lets you drive an unstoppable bus. There are three modes currently for the game:

First is Story Mode which features unique worlds with levels/missions that are very different from each other to complete. There are hidden levels to be found in each world, hidden hats that you can acquire in each level to customize your bus and lastly there are giant evil bosses. Each mission will sometimes provide you with a different bus to use with a unique ability for example a hovering mechanic or a jumping ability to jump across platforms. Each mission also has a ranking system. Finish a mission with the least amount of time to earn the best medal, but let me tell you, it is very challenging and will keep you on your toes trying to go for the gold.

The second mode is Freeplay mode. this is essentially the sandbox version of the game which lets you choose any world you currently have unlocked as well as the many different unique buses with abilities you can use. You drive colliding with anything in your path while doing stunts and tricks to get a high score. There are also hidden hats to be acquired in this mode as well.

Lastly there’s Versus mode . This mode is up to 2-4 players. Players get to choose any bus that has been unlocked in story mode along with any hat that has been acquired. Once players have chosen their powerful bus of choice, they are able to select any level to be put up against each other. The objective is simple, to be the last bus standing.. on their wheels of course. It’s up to you if you want to ram other players to make them have a bad day, use the unique ability your bus has to get you back on your wheels or lead them to a bumper and launch them off the stage. The choice is yours.

This as well as finding the hidden worlds and getting every hat in story mode and freeplay mode gives this game a good amount of replayability.

I will definitely try to 100% OmniBus in completion, but in the end I had to end up getting the Steam version of this game. My Atari Jaguar bit the dust and ended up dying on me.. see?
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This game is absolutely nowhere near perfect, but I'm finding it to be very entertaining.

Basically the premise is that you're Omnibus, a bus that endlessly accelerates with no brakes that must travel the world, completing challenges and helping people along the way. Yeah, everything about this game is kinda ridiculous but it's actually incredibly funny and charming as a result.

Here's the deal though, if you're not into the whole "whacky physics challenge" games like Surgeon Simulator or QWOP where part of the entire challenge is just fighting against the game, then you probably won't enjoy this much. Your bus can go flying at the drop of a hat and there's a lot of wrestling with physics and trying to keep your bus under control which can quickly go from funny to maddening. I've gotten stuck on a couple levels and felt quite frustrated, but in the end they don't take too much of your time to play and when you beat them it feels very satisfying, as a challenging game should.

Now what's crazy is how incredibly creative the devs got - so far every single level has presented a new, unique challenge from anything before it that is still very fun and interesting, whether that be driving in a top-heavy tour bus trying not to tip over and lose your passengers or driving up the side of a building to knock King Kong off the top. It's very hard but addictive, and the ridiculous stupidity of it all just makes it that much better.

With the fact that each level has a gold medal that you can shoot for and there's a local multiplayer mode that looks kinda fun, I can see this game having a ton of replay value, and I'm definitely happy with my purchase. If it looks interesting to you, I say go for it, you'll get a sense of the game pretty quick and you can easily refund if it's not your thing!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Pretty much like driving a real bus.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's been a while since I've played a game with as much charm and creativity as this one. Though the story mode might be on the short side, every level offers something different. I was surprised by just how much variety there was, with some game mechanics being created for one level only. The dialogue given to you before and after each level is very enjoyable, and the whole game has a great goofy tone to it. Nothing quite like using a propeller, a firework, a jet engine, and a soda bottle to shoot yourself to the moon.

It's not a very easy game, often taking one good hit to force you to restart a level. Fortunately, the stages are short enough and restart quick enough that this isn't really an issue. Though I must admit, having my bus almost jump up and spin around after hitting a tiny snag was frustrating on occasion. Omnibus isn't perfect, but it does have a great feel, especially when your bus of choice reaches over 100 mph.

Though it may be short, there is a lot of replay value here. Each level hides a hat to collect, and there are target scores/times to beat in each stage. Not to mention secret areas to find. Plus, free-play mode is great fun - feeling a bit like a Pro Skater game in a bus. You can even challenge up to 4 people to a split-screen bus deathmatch.

In short, if you're looking for a few solid hours of silly fun, I'd totally recommend this one.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
If I ever apply to become a bus driver, instead of a resume I'll just tell them I beat Omnibus in three days.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
-Gripping plot, follows the stroy of a regular buses descent into a life of crime, succumbing to earthly feelings of hate and greed, preceding an ultimate resolution to leave this world and travel into the cosmos in the pursuit of a new life

-Great bus control, removes unnecessary driving mechanics such as braking & slowing down

-Physics, handles just like the real thing

-Distinctive level design, each level is different from the last

-fantastic graphics (pushes my 970 to the limits), great sound design & fitting soundtrack

-Vast array of memorable characters

-Great bus customization, as well as a number of unlockable buses with different abilities

-Rankings, hats & secrets to keep you coming back for more

A true marvel of modern game design
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