SCS Software

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SCS Software s.r.o.
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
Headquarters Prague, Czech Republic
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Pavel Šebor (CEO)
Products
Number of employees
70-80[1] (2016)
Slogan Simulation games development since 1997
Website scssoft.com

SCS Software s.r.o. is a Czech video game development company based in Prague, Czech Republic. It primarily produces simulation games for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, including the 18 Wheels of Steel and Truck Simulator series.

Games[edit]

Bus Driver[edit]

SCS released a bus driving simulator, Bus Driver, in 2007.[2] Later in 2014, an iOS version of Bus Driver was released, entitled Bus Driver - Pocket Edition.[3]

18 Wheels of Steel[edit]

Main article: 18 Wheels of Steel

The 18 Wheels of Steel series primarily focuses on North America. The series was published by ValuSoft from 2002, with Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel, to 2011, with 18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2.

Truck Simulator[edit]

Main article: Truck Simulator

The Truck Simulator series includes Euro Truck Simulator, published in 2008, its sequel game, Euro Truck Simulator 2, which was released in 2012,[4] and American Truck Simulator. Both games focus on truck driving in European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.[5][6][7]

SCS Software has released a number of maps as downloadable content (DLC) for Euro Truck Simulator 2. The first DLC, "Going East!", was released in late 2013 and includes a number of Eastern European countries; adding Slovakia and Hungary and expanding on Poland.[8][9] A further map-expansion for the Scandinavia; including Denmark, Norway and Sweden; was released on 6 May 2015.[9][10] The update also included licensed Mercedes-Benz trademarks and branding.[11]

Following the success of the Euro Truck Simulator series SCS announced that the next game in the series would be American Truck Simulator, released 3 February 2016. However, it released early on 2 February 2016. The game features officially licensed American and long nose trucks; including models by Peterbilt, and Kenworth, with Volvo and Freightliner trucks likely to be added later on.[12][13][14][15] The game released with California and Nevada, with the state of Arizona releasing as a free DLC to owners of the game in June 2016. Most future states and map add-ons will be sold as paid DLC.

Games developed[edit]

Title Platform(s) Initial release
Hunting Unlimited Microsoft Windows 21 September 2001
Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel 31 August 2002
18 Wheels of Steel: Across America 23 September 2003
Hunting Unlimited 2 28 September 2003
Hunting Unlimited 3 24 August 2004
18 Wheels of Steel: Pedal to the Metal 30 August 2004
OceanDive 8 March 2005
18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy 6 September 2005
Hunting Unlimited 4 18 September 2006
18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' 18 September 2006
Bus Driver Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS 22 March 2007
Deer Drive Microsoft Windows 24 April 2007
Hunting Unlimited 2008 1 September 2007
18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul 3 December 2007
Hunting Unlimited 2009 23 July 2008
Euro Truck Simulator Microsoft Windows, OS X 6 August 2008
Hunting Unlimited 2010 Microsoft Windows 7 July 2009
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 23 September 2009
German Truck Simulator 13 January 2010
UK Truck Simulator 19 February 2010
18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2 6 January 2011
Trucks & Trailers 17 July 2011
Scania Truck Driving Simulator: The Game Microsoft Windows, OS X 13 June 2012
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux 19 October 2012
American Truck Simulator 2 February 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bigas, Jirka; Víšek, Petr; Svatoš, Hynek (2 March 2016). "Vidcast #66: SCS Software (American Truck Simulator)". Hrej.cz (in Czech). Burda Praha. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bus Driver is Running 'On-Time'" (Press release). IGN. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Meridian4 Brings Fan-Loved PC Sim Bus Driver to iOS" (Press release). Gamasutra. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Fox, Chris (30 December 2014). "Why The Crew Fails Where Euro Truck Simulator 2 Succeeds". Twinfinite.net. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Andy (22 January 2015). "I Played a Truck Simulator Video Game for 30 Hours and Have Never Felt More at Peace". Vice. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Lee, Ben (4 April 2014). "6 weird Simulator games: From London Underground to street cleaning". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Craft, Scott (7 April 2015). "Euro Truck Simulator 2: Scandinavia DLC Release Date, Teaser Trailer And Screenshots Released By SCS". IDigitalTimes.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Savage, Phil (4 September 2013). "Euro Truck Simulator 2 heads east for its first DLC expansion". PC Gamer. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Savage, Phil (9 January 2015). "Euro Truck Simulator 2 screenshots show upcoming Scandinavia DLC". PC Gamer. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Zutter, Ben (5 April 2015). "Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Scandinavia Gets Release Date, Teaser". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Güngör, Berker (26 March 2015). "Mercedes Sonunda ETS 2'ye Resmen Geliyor" [Mercedes finally officially coming to ETS 2] (in Turkish). Technopat. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  12. ^ Smith, Adam (6 May 2014). "Road To Joy: American Truck Simulator Images". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  13. ^ Parrish, Peter (13 April 2014). "American Truck Simulator images and "moving target" release date info". IncGamers. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  14. ^ Toney, Martin (16 December 2014). "American Truck Simulator Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game". Gamingbolt.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Savage, Phil (27 January 2015). "American Truck Simulator devs release an hour of alpha footage". PC Gamer. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

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