Bus Simulator 2008, a new game for PC from Avanquest Software, is released on schedule to retail today. The game combines driving and business simulation in a fun and unique way, testing the player’s bus driving capabilities, as well as commercial expertise to run a bus company.
The game takes place in the fictional metropolis of Megacity. 18 different routes need to be mastered during 34 missions. To be a successful bus driver, keep to the timetable and transport as many passengers as possible, avoiding reckless driving and lateness to maintain an impeccable reputation in the neighbourhood. There are 8 different bus models to choose from with more available to download online.
If the timetable is adhered to and enough tickets sold, the necessary cash flow to run the bus company is accumulated. Once in charge of the bus company the player can rent or buy larger buses but must take steps to maintain the vehicles. There is also the option to invest in advertising campaigns and special offers to attract more customers. Other business elements such as renting advertising spaces on the buses can be a useful way to generate extra cash flow.
Features of Bus Simulator 2008
• Huge and well detailed city model with traffic and pedestrians
• Different view modes including overhead and cockpit (driver)
• Different weather conditions and times of day
• Online score tables
• Easy to use interface
Publisher: Avanquest Software / GSP
Developer: Ice Bytes
Release date: 9th May 2008
Pricing and Availability
Bus Simulator 2008 is priced at £19.99 and available from all leading PC retail outlets: PC World, Amazon, Staples, Play.com and other leading software stores, as well as Avanquest Software www.avanquest.co.uk from 9th May 2008.
Avanquest Software is a leading developer and global publisher of best-selling personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and mobility worldwide. Headquartered in France, with operating units, subsidiaries and offices located in United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, China, Korea, and Japan, Avanquest Software products are marketed in over 100 countries, through e-commerce, OEM partnerships and IT resellers. Founded in 1984 as BVRP Software and listed since December 1996 on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714), Avanquest Software forms part of the Eurolist, NextEconomy segment and SBF 250 index. In 2006, Avanquest Software posted revenues of €75.1M. Additional information on Avanquest Software is available at http://www.avanquest.com.