City Bus Manager by bus simulation experts PeDePe and industry veteran publisher Aerosoft is officially out on Steam Early Access for PC today! Players will be able to purchase a copy of the game here with a one-week 11% discount (£22.51) from its original price of £25.30.
City Bus Manager enables players to build their own bus company from the ground up, anywhere in the world. With the power of OpenStreetMap, players can choose the exact starting location of their bus depot where they best desire, and are provided with accurate information on visitor hotspots, public amenities, current real-life bus stations and tourist favourites across the globe.
Invest in your very first bus, hire a driver, set up a ticket office, a staff lounge, parking spaces for your fleet and so much more to make your bus empire venture a profitable, inclusive and successful one!
With in-depth customization options, players can make their own bus company and branding feel unique and personal to them. The customization also expands into the actual building of the depot, allowing players to choose the layout and infrastructure as they best desire, to benefit customers, staff and the maintenance of the buses, so that everyone stays happy and productive, driving the profits home.
City Bus Manager uses real life data to simulate passenger behaviour in-game, including peak-travel times, exchange of bus routes, and… their mood. Buses turn up late on a regular basis? Your public reviews are going to hear about it! Adjust your schedules and pay your staff a proper wage, so that buses can be there when most needed, helping to maximise profit whilst keeping customers happy. With all this data in your hands, it’s up to you to see how far your company can grow!
- Play in every city and country worldwide (except China).
- Real satellite data, bus stops and POIs from OpenStreetMap.
- Create your own routes in your city.
- Track your buses live with realistic passenger volume and route plan.
- Build your very own depot.
- Maintain your buses with spare parts management, washing and repair stations.
- 20 different bus models (including custom repaints).
- Manage your employees and hire reliable and experienced staff.
- Service centre with ticket sales.
- Passenger feedback and reviews.
- Extensive tech tree.
“We have been working extremely hard to get City Bus Manager out to players in a way that would allow them to freely immerse themselves in our world, and we can’t believe that the early access release day is finally here,” said Niklas Polster, co-founder at PeDePe. “We can’t wait to see the community’s approach to the game, we are looking forward to seeing how their creativity and business skills flourish, and we wish them and their bus company the best of success!”
“It has been an amazing development cycle so far for PeDePe. It has been great to see the three-brother development team come together, working with a lot of passion to get City Bus Manager finally launching on Steam Early Access” said Maarten Janello, Product Manager at Aerosoft. “The diverse content and approaches presented in the game will only expand with further development, we’re eager to hear what the community thinks, and to work together through Early Access so that City Bus Manager can be the best version of itself!”