Try on the role of a driver of a passenger bus. Take a ride in a real city, strictly following the schedule.
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Mixed (12) - 50% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (271) - 63% of the 271 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 31, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The genre of simulators opens a huge number of opportunities for developers. Simulators enable us to reconstruct what we see in real life. We are a small indie studio and what we can do is by far limited. We'd like to share what we have already done, as well as our views concerning the implementation of the project.
We need the support of the players in order to get quick feedback about every innovation in the game, as well as opinions as to what to add and what to work on next. Early access allows us to shape the game according to the expectations of the players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to keep the game in early access until it is a finished product that meets the needs of the majority of the players in the target audience. According to our estimates, this will take from six months to one year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add a free ride mode around the city. It will enable the player to choose which route to take. The money earned can be spent on the purchase of new buses, as well as on the improvements available.
We plan to expand the existing map, meanwhile modeling the quarters in accordance with the location of the houses, roads and objects as in real life.
In addition to the existing map, we would like to add at least one more. We plan to add a European city, because architecture, as well as roads in Russia (on the existing map) and in Europe are different. We would also like to add some suburban routes.
Of course, new buses need to be added. We want people from different countries to ride the buses they see in real life.
This is only a small part of our plans – we will talk about others in the process of updating the version of the game in early access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“So far only three buses and nearly ten scenarios are available.
Traffic, passenger traffic and traffic violations are implemented.
Our special pride is a modeled real city.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to raise the price of the game with a full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will conduct surveys from time to time to find out what innovations are expected most of all by players. This applies not only to the gameplay, but also to the content – the addition of buses, cars and routes.
In addition to adding a new one, active work with the community will allow us to quickly adjust the existing functionality.”
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July 3

Free Mode - Final stage of development

While working on Free Mode we decided to implement much more content, functionality and changes than we planned. For example, while working on new suburbs we considered our previous experience and experimented with various lighting options and graphics quality. Finally, we came to what we have now. We have compared our result with old city districts present in previous game versions and understood that detailing of some parts is not as good as new districts. Therefore, we started to improve models and detailing in old city districts (you can see the difference in the attached screenshots). But changes have affected not only graphics but many other things.

Now we came to the final stage of the Free Mode development. We are testing new features and working on new gameplay improvements which will be announced soon. That’s why we decided to take three more weeks to finish the biggest update in the history of the game.

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June 20

Free Drive Mode is coming soon

The development of free mode is coming to an end (the screenshot does not show the final graphics – lighting and reflection effects are disabled, the interface will be corrected a little).

In addition to the free mode itself, which of course includes new buses (there will be seven models at the time of the update, along with the old ones), you will see their updates and new routes, improved old city districts, and the revised traffic behavior.
The release date of the update will be announced soon.

We also work on a very famous Hungary bus – its body is ready. By the way, this is not the only bus in development.




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About This Game

Try on the role of a driver of a passenger bus! Take a ride in a real city, strictly following the schedule.

The game implements realistic traffic and simulated passenger traffic, depending on the time of the day. Drive people to their work places in the morning, when the roads are blocked with high traffic, and during the daytime when there are much less passengers and cars on the roads.

About 10 different scenarios with different conditions are available in the game.

Virtual City imitates the real one in detail, as close to reality as possible. Buildings, stops and other facilities are situated in the places they belong.

Driving has never been so realistic! Connect the game steering wheel and pedals for the sake of a full immersion into the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 or later 64-bit os required
    • Processor: 1.9ghz Intel i5-equivalent processor or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard or dedicated graphics accelerator with 1GB+ of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 or later 64-bit os required
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2 GHz, AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 or AMD R9 390
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
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