Wednesday, February 4, 2015

American Truck Simulator Starter Pack


Excalibur UK publisher has posted some info for upcoming game American Truck Simulator  LINK
- Unlike the digital version, the boxed edition will include the Arizona DLC completely free when it is released later on in 2015.
- Please note: This game requires a free Steam account and an active Broadband connection for registration


The release date has been pushed back again to August 2015. Scs Software never has given exact release date so do not trust the publishers and retailers release date. Because the game map is very large it will take very long time before Scs Software can finish it, Scs plan must be to release the game as Starter Pack first and then the rest of the game later.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Coach Sim is still under work

Good news for Bus sim fans Scs Software has not abandoned their upcoming bus sim game. The release date is still unknown they must first finish ATS game and it can take long time before we can see a Bus sim game by Scs.
A small team "The Coach Sim Team" is still working on the Bus sim game how many people there is no info.  In Recent interview made by Squirrel in Part 1 after 8min one of the developers 3D artist shows one Bus and it's inside interior work, here is some pictures behind the scene at Scs Software office:




Links:
▶  Inside SCS Software and 1 hour with American Truck Simulator - URL
▶  Inside SCS Software - Part 1 - YouTube - URL

Also from Part 4 of Interview:
"Finally they have some programmers pay attention to the bus game project and creating special feature. They do not promise any release date but they hope to get it done in 2016"

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rubber Duck hood ornament in car

Death Proof (2007) poster

You may already know this the movie "Death Proof (2007)" IMDb with actor Kurt Russell has used some idea from the good old "Convoy 1978" Kris Kristofferson film, it has Rubber Duck hood ornament seen on the car. The movie official site: www.deathproofcar.com is closed not available anymore.

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sierra & Swat 4


In 2004 Sierra’s lack of profitability as a working developer. were shut down in the spring of 2004, and about 50 people lost their jobs. Recently Sierra official website is back at http://www.sierra.com i don't know if it's the old staff but it seem they will focus only to small indie games and maybe sell their old games only?

My question Will there be another new SWAT game (SWAT5) developed for the PC?
I don`t think there will be another one, According to Irrational: Sadly Irrational Games doesn't own the license to make SWAT games. Activision-Blizzard probably holds the license at this time.

I was swat game fan in the good old days i did play it a lot, but sadly Sierra shut down master-servers for Swat 3 you can not longer play online.  But Swat 4 is still alive and you can play online because of Gamespy closure you can manually connect via IP and gametracker.com shows many swat4 severs online and people still play this game. Becuse Gamespy is gone many old game has problem to be played online but there is some work around connect direct by IP you can use gametracker.com or gameranger.com

Some more tips for swat4 game:
- Two new fresh map mods for Swat 4 game SP - Police Station - 1.0 addon - Mod DB
SP - The Manor - 1.1 addon - Mod DB

- How to install map mods for swat 4:

Copy your map file *.s4m in this folder:
C:\Program Files\Sierra\SWAT 4\Content\Maps
To play your new map just start up Swat4 game and in
the consol type: open <mapname>

- To make Swat 4 game support widescreen resolution 16:9 instead of 4:3 follow this link:

http://www.widescreengaming.net/wiki/SWAT_4

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition


Good news for flight sim fans the old game Microsoft Flight Simulator X is coming to be released on Steam soon the old Aces Studio developer has closed down in 2009 but now another game developer Dovetail Games is behind steam release and it looks like they will fix it's multiplayer and remove Gamespy & Games for Windows Live maybe.

Also Dovetail Games has announced a licensing deal with Microsoft The company is currently investigating new concepts, all-new flight products is expecting to bring to market in 2015. LINK So we should expect a new flight sim game to be made too.

Announce text:
 "Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of the Train Simulator series and Dovetail Games Fishing, today gave flight sim fans a lift for the holiday season with the announcement that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will launch on December 18 at a spectacular introductory price."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Truck & Car manufacturers free games



Here is a list as far as i know of games developed in close cooperation with truck & car Manufacturers. Some of them are free and other not. If you know any more post a comment.


Renault Trucks Racing Game
- It's free offical truck racing game made by Renault trucks manufacturers, Website: http://www.renault-trucks.com/truckracing/

Scania Truck Driving Simulator
- A small competition & challenge game made by Scs Software in cooperation with Scania AB in 2012 Website: http://www.scaniadrivergame.com

Volvo Fh16 700 Worlds Strongest Truck
- It's a flash game you can run in your web browser. Official website http://www.strongesttruck.com Copyright Volvo AB 2009

Mercedes-Benz World Racing
Mercedes Benz Truck Racing
- Developed in close cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, in 2003 made by German dev Synetic.de Website: N/A Wiki

BMW - Gran Turismo 4 BMW Virtual Drive (DEMO) PS2
- A limited demo version from selected BMW partners, in which one can you drive the new BMW 1er. For PlayStation 2 only. Website: N/A

Volvo – The Game
- It's free racing simulation video game for Windows, developed by Swedish SimBin Studios in cooperation  with Volvo Cars AB and released in May 2009. Available at Gamersgate

Ferrari Virtual Race
- It's a free official Ferrari game made in 2009
Website is no longer available. N/A




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Karate Master 2 need Vote


KARATE MASTER 2 Knock Down Blow is on Steam GreenLight waiting for your votes! URL
Help this game get on Steam!

KARATE MASTER 2 Knock Down Blow is on Steam GreenLight vote
Also for Kung Fu game fans a new game "Kings of Kung Fu" early access is on steam here