Developer’s SIMTERACT announced a taxi driver sim “ URBAN VENTURE ” on March 7. The compatible platform is a PC (Steam), and from the fourth quarter of 2022, it will start early access delivery to the first quarter of 2023.
“URBAN VENTURE” is a simulation game that players experience work as a taxi driver. The player draws only one car and dreams of raising the name and challenge work. It is a day-to-day task to get out of the event in various cities such as passengers and quick passengers, quick delivery, traffic congestion, and bad weather.
The stage is the second largest city Barcelona in Spain. 1: A player will secure and experience various scenarios on the stage of the open world city that has been reproduced on a scale. At first, it is a small taxi driver, but eventually we will develop our business and manage your own transport company. It is important to keep the road traffic rules firmly and raise the satisfaction of the passenger.
In this work, the traffic situation in the city is realistically reproduced. Cars running on the road are controlled by AI and show that the real world is similar to the real world. In addition to cars in the city, pedestrians are also passed. Sometimes it is likely that an unexpected event will occur on the roadside. In addition, one of the highest attractions of Spain Barcelona, which has been reproduced precisely, is one of the highlights. It is said that a prominent landmark, historical building, park, statue etc. are recorded over 200. If you select the “free ride” mode, you can also look around these streets.
Furthermore, dynamically changing weather has also been reproduced. The weather condition acts on the condition of operation, for example, the day of rain does not have to step on the brake. Furthermore, it seems that the day of the passenger needs to go to the air conditioner at the request of the passenger. Maintenance of cars, such as fuel and endurance value, will also be important. In addition, “URBAN VENTURE” is also rich in customization elements. It is equipped with a tool to manage the appearance of the character and the brand, cabin, car performance, etc.
“URBAN VENTURE” will release the roadmap from the early access delivery to the formal release. At least one year has been established for an early access delivery period and wants to shape the game based on feedback and suggestions from the player. “URBAN VENTURE” contains more cities and locations at the time of formal release, and more cars and work content, scenario and customized options.
SIMTERACT, which develops this work, is a development studio based in Poland. So far, there is a track record of creating a simulator for train operation training for the United States. Studio is also released a train simulation game “Train Life: A Railway Simulator” that leverages experience, and this is “very popular” status. Studio has also been developed with “Traffic AI” that reproduces car traffic, and software “City Generator” that generates a real city. Similar techniques will be used in “URBAN VENTURE”.
“URBAN VENTURE” is scheduled to start early access delivery at STEAM from the fourth quarter of 2022 to the first quarter of 2023.