SCS Software

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SCS Software s.r.o.
Type s.r.o. (private limited liability company)
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997
Headquarters Prague, Czech Republic
Key people Pavel Sebor (CEO)
Martin Cesky
Petr Sebor
Products Simulation games
Employees 20[1]
Website www.scssoft.com

SCS Software is a Czech video game development company. It primarily produces simulation games for the PC operating systems Linux,[2] OS X and Microsoft Windows, including the 18 Wheels of Steel and Euro Truck Simulator series. Other titles include Bus Driver, Scania Truck Driving Simulator as well as the Hunting Unlimited series. SCS Software has also published several screensavers.

Games[edit]

Title System Release Date(s)
Hard Truck Windows 1997
Hard Truck 2: King of the Road Windows 2000
Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel Windows 2002
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America Windows 2003
18 Wheels of Steel: Pedal to the Metal Windows 2004
18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy Windows 2005
18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' Windows 2006
18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul Windows 2007
Bus Driver Windows, OS X 2007
Euro Truck Simulator Windows, OS X 2008
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker Windows 2009
UK Truck Simulator Windows 2009
German Truck Simulator Windows 2010
Hunting Unlimited 2010[3] Windows 2010
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2 Windows 2011
German Truck Simulator: Austria Edition Windows 2011
Trucks & Trailers Windows 2011
Scania Truck Driving Simulator Windows, OS X 2012
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Windows, Linux 2012
American Truck Simulator Windows TBA
Euro Coach Simulator Windows TBA

Euro Truck Simulator series[edit]

The Euro Truck Simulator series includes both the original Euro Truck Simulator, published in 2008, and its sequel Euro Truck Simulator 2, which was released in 2012. Both games focus on truck driving in European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

SCS Software has announced it will provide several map DLCs for Euro Truck Simulator 2,[4] the first to be released will include Polish cities. SCS has explained this decision, stating that the "Polish fan community is one of the most active and most supportive".[4] Furthermore, SCS has promised that they will provide further updates and new content for the base game.[5]

The series also includes two games based on smaller maps, namely the UK Truck Simulator (2010) and the German Truck Simulator (2011), as well as the Scania Truck Driving Simulator (2012).[6] The German Truck Simulator also received an Expansion pack, which includes the Austrian cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, and Wien, called Austrian Truck Simulator. These games are modified versions of the original Euro Truck Simulator.

18 Wheels of Steel series[edit]

The 18 Wheels of Steel series is based on truck driving in North America. The countries included in the game are the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

It is confirmed that the next game in the series will be American Truck Simulator, since SCS has announced that they have purchased the domain americantrucksimulator.com[7] and have published 3D models of trucks likely to be included in this title[8] on their blog. Pavel Sebor [CEO] says that the first map of the ATS will be in California which refers to Rig'n'Roll's map of California and Western Nevada. The first truck brands will be likely Peterbilt and Kenworth.

World of Trucks[edit]

In Mid 2013, SCS Software announced a "World of Trucks" website, featuring galleries of screenshots from players of Euro Truck Simulator 2. Players can register and link their game profiles to their website account, allowing them to directly post screenshots taken in game, and customize their own registration plates for their trucks for use in-game.

Bus and Coach Simulators[edit]

SCS has released a bus driving simulator, Bus Driver, in 2007.[6]

In late 2012, they announced the acquisition of the domain www.eurocoachsimulator.com,[7] which led to speculation about a possible sequel. Furthermore, SCS has recently published several images of new coach 3D models on their blog,[9] suggesting that a new title is in development.

Other software[edit]

SCS Software has also released several other software products. These include several hunting games, such as the arcade deer hunting game Deer Drive and the Hunting Unlimited series,[6] as well as Ocean Dive, which is a 3D screensaver featuring a simulation of deep sea diving. A registered version of the screensaver adds an exploration game, which allows the user to explore the environment freely. SCS has also published a screensaver called Truck Saver, featuring trucks driving through the landscape of North America.[10]

SCS developed the Prism3D game engine, which is used on all their games.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Czech
  2. ^ "Public Linux Beta of Euro Truck Simulator 2". SCS Software Blog. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hunting Unlimited 2010 on Steam". Store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  4. ^ a b "ETS 2 Eastern European Expansion". SCS Software Blog. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "The third pillar". SCS Software Blog. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "SCS Software - Games". SCS Software Website. SCS Software. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013". SCS Software Blog. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stuff we are working on". SCS Software Blog. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stuff we are working on, too". SCS Software Blog. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "SCS Software - Truck Saver". SCS Software Website. SCS Software. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "SCS Software - Technology". SCS Software Website. SCS Software. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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