A space simulator created by Chris Roberts and the Cloud Imperium Games developer team. The plot of Star Citizen is set in the 30th century. Humanity, united under the banner of United Earth Empire, has begun the colonization of the universe, encountering many alien races in its course. It is a unique opportunity for adventurous pilots to gain fame and wealth, as well as the treasured status of an intergalactic empire citizen. The gameplay combines elements of spaceship simulator, shooter, cRPG, as well as economic strategy. The game offers two modes. Squadron 42 is an offline campaign, in which the player-controlled character joins an elite squadron of star fighters. For MMO aficionados, the developers have created the Galaxy Mode, allowing them to play with thousands of others. Spectacular visuals of Star Citizen are generated by the CryEngine 3 engine.
Simulation 31 October 2017
An advanced off-road truck simulator – Spintires: MadRunner is an enhanced version of Spintires. The game has been published by Focus Home Interactive and allows a player to drive various vehicles designed for extreme condition. Throughout the game, one can modify the available machines (the MadRunner edition features 13 new vehicles) and install new parts. The game delivers several large open maps located across Siberia, waiting for a player to explore. Moreover, one can complete numerous assignments (e.g. loading and transporting a timber cargo to a precise destination within a predefined time limit) either on his own or via the online cooperative mode with up to three other players. The difficulty of these assignments lies in the fact that the terrain one has to traverse is subjected to real-time deformations – one’s vehicle can easily get stuck in the mud or fall off a cliff. In such case, a player has to use the automatic hoisting winch.
Pure Farming 2018
Simulation March 2018
An advanced farming simulator developed by Techland in cooperation with the independent studio Ice Flames. Similarly as in other games in the genre, in Pure Farming 17: The Simulator the player assumes the role of a farmer who must maintain his farm. The task requires him to perform various field activities like planting and watering seeds, gathering crops and selling them. Funds obtained in that way can be used for improving the farm and buying new vehicles and farming machines. The game offers many innovative solutions and mechanics that were previously unavailable in other games in the genre.
Simulation Friday, 20 October 2017
A farming simulator developed by Triangle Studios. In Real Farm Sim, we play as a farmer who gradually increases his fortune and works on reputation. Our goal is to not only take care of harvests and livestock but we also need to manage our farm – increasing the sizes of fields, selling crops, hiring workers, buying new machines etc. Besides us the world is also populated by other farmers that are controlled by AI and whose actions shape the market. Night and day cycle are this game's another feature. Real Farm Sim offers two game modes. The first one is a career during which we follow a story of a farmer who starts as a worker on a farm but later becomes a farm tycoon. The second option is to play in a free mode where we don't have to complete any goals created by the developers but instead we can develop our farm at our own pace and in our style. Real Farm Sim offers advanced graphics and supports 4K resolution.
The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
Simulation 10 November 2017
Another expansion for popular life simulator The Sims 4 from EA Maxis company. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs introduces titular animals, letting each family of sims take a quadruple pet under their roof. Thanks “Create Animal” tool lets us create our four-legged pupil and customize its look and character so it fits our preferences. We can also mix selected races and adjust things like color of fur and shape of ears and a tail, as well as choose from many clothes and other animal accessories, like collars, scarves and ribbons. Lastly, there are new decorative elements and items for our pets, as well as veterinary clinics that let us not only treat our quadruple friends, but also to become vets ourselves with our own clinic.
Cattle and Crops
A farming simulator developed by a German studio – Masterbrain Bytes. The gameplay revolves around running a farm, which requires players to prove their skills in many agricultural fields. Because of the realistic weather system, on has to tend to sowing, soil fertilization and the crops’ condition – if, during a longer period of drought, one does not irrigate his crops they will wither in an instant. In order to handle the virtual farm in the most effective way, players have to learn how to operate agricultural machinery (the vehicles implemented herein are counterparts to machines of such makes as Claas, Horsch, Dammann, and Mercedes-Benz). This is not easy – the bed’ condition affects how these vehicles behave. Animal husbandry, on the other hand, forces players to take care of the feed, tidy the farmhouse, and prevent any diseases. Luckily, with time, players are able to employ workers, who handle some of the responsibilities and at the same time gain experience and to become even more efficient. Those among the players who are new to this kind of simulator games can make use of a number of facilitations and adjust the difficulty level according to their preference. Apart from the single player campaign, Cattle and Crops offers a Sandbox Mode - in which one can manage his farm with no limitations - as well as a multiplayer mode allowing players to work together.
My Summer Car
A simulation game developed by independent Finnish developer who uses nickname Royal John Love. The title enables the player to repair old and wrecked cars as a fan of 90s cars, who one beautiful summer decides to fix his old sports car. When the game starts, the player has only a tractor and a van useful when transporting larger parts. The pieces ordered by mail must be installed while focusing on details like selection of proper tools and correct combination of all engine parts. The player can also improve the car’s performance and even install a modern audio system. Complete vehicle can be used to travel through the open world of the game that recreates many aspects of the hobby, including irresponsible ones like drinking beer while driving.
Euro Coach Simulator
A coach simulator developed by experts at producing truck simulation games – Czech studio SCS Software, also known for 18 Wheels of Steel and Truck Simulator. In the game you become a coach driver, who begins a typical career – starting from a regular employee of a corporation, to finally become the owner of a prosperous transport company. The game takes you onto European roads, where you carry passengers from one place to another, thus earning money and unlocking new vehicles. The developers recreated around a dozen of licensed coaches – not only in terms of their appearance, but also things like the sound effects produced by different engines. In terms of visuals, the game is powered by the well-proven engine employed in Euro Truck Simulator 2, and features some new models created solely for this production. As a result, the game can boast realistic traffic and highly detailed recreations of cities with their iconic landmarks.
Police Simulator 18
Simulation January 2018
Police Simulator: 18 is a simulation game where we play as police officers, developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and published by Astragon Entertainment. The game takes us to a fictional city inspired by the American metropolises. We can patrol the city (or simply explore it) on foot or by using various vehicles. Our primary objective is to catch criminals and bring them to justice. As we play, we will use your typical police equipment: handcuffs, radio, and a wide range of firearms. In addition to that, we will also take part in car chases and firefights, just like in the classic action movies. The game can be played alone or with other players in the cooperative multiplayer mode.
Farming Simulator 17: Platinum Edition
Simulation 14 November 2017
The definitive version of Farming Simulator 2017, released in 2016 by Focus Home Interactive. The game was developed by one of the best developers in this genre, GIANTS Software, and it offers all features that are available in the original game with all add-ons but it also has a few new things. The game's biggest attraction is that the game is set in South America. With this comes new types of plants (sugar cane), cows and machines that weren't available before. The developers cooperated with such companies as CASE IH Austoft, Stara, Double TT, Bizon and Gessner Industries and they introduced, e.g. CASE IH A8800 MR combine to the game. The total number of all machines is more than 270 and they come from 80 companies. Farming Simulator 17: Platinum Edition is sold as a standalone add-on or as Platinum Expansion for all owners of the original game. All players that own the Season Pass can get the new content for free.
This is the debut production from Axolot Games. The game itself is a multiplayer-focused sandbox mechanic simulator featuring elements of survival. The player takes control of a mechanic sent to a fully automatized agricultural planet to fix and maintain the machines working there. As it soon turns out, the robots inhabiting the planet went insane and the protagonist's task is to make a good use of his knowledge of machines in order to survive the attacks of mechanical enemies. Scrap Mechanic offers two completely different game modes: survival and creative mode. The latter offers pure entertainment and allows us to build machines without having to bother ourselves with threats. The survival mode resembles games such as Rust or Hurtworld, focusing on exploration, resources gathering, building different machines for various purposes, fighting, and cooperating with other players.
Simulation December 2017
An advanced farm simulator with RPG and life simulator features. The title was developed by Toplitz Productions. The player assumes the role of a rookie farmer who inherited a farm after his deceased grandparent. Protagonist’s task is to lead the ruined farm to prosperity and to earn enough money to modernize it. Farmer’s Dynasty features a vast, open world that can be freely roamed (on foots and by using various vehicles; in addition to the inherited tractor the player can use more modern and advanced vehicles). The main pillar of the game is tasks that push the story forward. Among them there are objectives unrelated to farming – sometimes player must also repair some tools or modernize a specific building. The player’s duties also include breeding animals, trading surpluses of the crops. Later in the game the player can create a family and raise offspring.
Simulation March 2018
A unique investing and building construction simulation game by Empyrean. You play as a businessman, who buys housings in need of renovation. As such property often features many nasty surprises, you have to refurbish, clean and furnish the flat, so that you can sell it for profit. This involves tearing down unnecessary walls, getting rid of any pests or fixing damaged wiring. In House Flipper you use various tools, including an irreplaceable hammer. Furnishing the housing involves buying furniture and decorations, which you then have to put in proper places.
An open world submarine simulator created in Poland by Deep Water Studio. The game takes place during World War II and the player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine who completes various missions inspired by historical events. Mechanics of UBOOT combine the features of Silent Hunter and Fallout Shelter and the main task of the player is to take care of the crew. One must consider physical and emotional limitations of his subordinates, assign functions to them etc. Each crew member has his own personality and different weaknesses which can be revealed if the captain fails to keep balance between discipline and despotism. As the game progresses one can upgrade the submarine, but our opponents obtain new technologies, such as radar, as well. UBOOT is a three-dimensional game but most of the time the action is shown on a cross-section of the submarine.
Oxygen Not Included
A 2D science-fiction simulation game by Canadian studio Klei Entertainment, in which your task is to develop a colony on an unspecified planet. In Oxygen Not Included you're responsible for all the ways in which the base functions, from expanding it to managing every individual colonist and assigning their duties. A colonist can e.g. mine for resources, build constructions, conduct research, manage transport, and even cook; each of the activities can be prioritized to make our base function more efficiently. Moreover, you have to care for the basic needs of the colonists and ensure they have access to water, food, heating, and the eponymous oxygen, which distributed across the base by a complex network of pipes. The game features the studio's distinct cartoonish visual style.
Professional Offroad Transport Simulator
Simulation 06 December 2017
A game by an independent studio dev4play; it is a simulator placing the player in control of specialist vehicles used for transportation of resources in rough terrain. The player drives off-road vehicles, trucks, as well as an excavator - one's task is to load the vehicle with rocks, water bottles or wood, and afterwards to transport the cargo to another location. The game includes two maps filled with narrow trails and forests. Nonetheless, the effort put in executing subsequent assignments earns the player benefits in the form of money, which can be spent on new machines or upgrades. Additionally, it is worth noticing, that Professional Offroad Transport Simulator fully supports modding.
Simulation 31 October 2017
An advanced fishing simulator developed by Ultimate Games in cooperation with PlayWay. The goal of the developers of Ultimate Fishing was to create a game that would recreate all the appeals and nuances of this popular hobby. For the purposes of the production, seven varied fisheries were prepared on the basis of actual fishing spots in Panama, Russia, Canada, or the United States. In each one, we can fish in various ways and encounter different kind of fish that require us to adopt the right approach and equipment. Virtual fishermen have a wide range of rods, reels, hooks, baits, and other components at their disposal. The gameplay is made more attractive by changing weather conditions and the day-and-night cycle which, in combination with realistic water physics, makes fishing more varied and unpredictable. The game features an extensive multiplayer mode and an editor that lets us create our dream fishery.
PC Building Simulator
Simulation January 2018
PC Building Simulator is a unique production that is more of a training app than a game, where we will try ourselves in building a Personal Computer or learning how to do so. It was created by a single Romanian programmer known as Claudiu. When we start our adventure with PC Building Simulator, we have a simple PC case at our disposal and we have to put the motherboard, the power supply unit, the GPU, and other PC components in the right place. After doing so, we will have to connect them with the right cables. The game uses a simple and intuitive interface. The creator of PC Building Simulator was authorized by the leading manufacturers of PC parts to use the likeness of their products. Thanks to that, we will use PC parts that we can actually buy in stores.
Tank Mechanic Simulator
Simulation December 2017
Another mechanic simulator published by PlayWay – a studio known for publishing such games as Car Mechanic Simulator, Train Mechanic Simulator, and Space Mechanic Simulator. The game has been developed by Degenerals and allows a player to assume the role of an owner of the museum exhibiting tanks from the period of World War II. The gameplay is divided into several stages. In the first stage, one has to search for a machine, gather information on it, assemble a team of technicians, and set off to acquire the desired machine. The search area can be covered with an off-road vehicle, and after finding the wreckage, it has to be excavated and transported back to the museum using special equipment. Another stage focuses on renovating the acquired tank - a player has to remove the rust, replace all the damaged components, etc. In order to do this, one has to disassemble practically the entire vehicle, and after thorough cleaning, repainting, and replacing all the necessary parts, assemble it again. Finally, the tank lands on the display at the museum and a player has to place information boards with interesting facts around the new showpiece. After that, one can start another assignment.
Simulation December 2017
An online sailing simulator developed by the Ukrainian developer, Game-Labs, whose members worked previously on the STALKER and Total War series. The action of the game is set between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century - a period within the so-called Age of Sail. The gameplay focuses on the exploration of the enormous game world, where the players can trade, take assignments, and participate in realistic sea battles. The game features faithfully recreated weapons from the period, including various types of cannons, mortars, and carronades. One of the game's characteristic, and very realistic, features is the ship handling, as the player can control each sail separately and the crew management is also rather complex. The visuals are powered by the Unity engine, which makes the game look better than one could expect. Also, the creators' dedication to recreate the ships as authentic as possible deserves praise.
On The Road
On The Road is a truck driving simulator developed by the German studio Toxtronyx. The game allows the players to travel across more than 1400 kilometers of highways and around 300 kilometers of trunk roads. Players can also visit a dozen or so cities, like Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund, or Munich. What is interesting, the terrain is based on satellite data. The day/night cycle and variable weather conditions make the game more diverse. Gameplay focuses on doing the most profitable jobs where we have to deliver the assigned cargo to its destination. Mastering the game's hard, realistic driving model is the key to success. Developers of On The Road formed a kind of partnership with MAN. Thanks to that, all of the vehicles we drive in the game are designed with the highest attention to detail. It can be said about the interior of our truck, all kinds of semitrailers we will use, or even the used technology, like the TipMatic gearbox. Sadly, the game's visuals are not as good as one would want them to be. They are mediocre at most.
303 Squadron: Battle of Britain
Simulation December 2017
A flight simulator set in the World-War II period; the game was developed by Atomic Jelly and published by Movie Games. The story focuses on the titular 303 Squadron - a Polish aircraft team formed in Great Britain. No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron played a key part in the Battle of Britain. The player is given an opportunity to get acquainted with stories of pilots, mechanics and other people who worked in the base in Northolt, as well as to take part in authentic skirmishes from the period, recreated in the game on the basis of historical evidence. Mechanics-wise, the creators placed an emphasis on quick and dynamic air battles, which situates the game somewhere between a simulation and an arcade experience. Between subsequent missions, the player visits the aforementioned base, which can be freely explored. One can also fix their plane here and install different modifications in the craft. Apart from that, the game features a lot of side assignments - those take the player to other European military theaters.
Simulation December 2017
An unusual simulation game developed by one of the former developers of the F1 series. Jalopy takes us to Eastern Europe of the late 80s and early 90s, just after the fall of communism. In the game, we sit behind the wheel of a fictional car called Laika 601 Deluxe, which was modeled after the famous DDR’s Trabant. The player’s task is to use the economical inequalities in various European countries in order to earn money quickly. It includes trading with various goods by buying them for next to nothing and selling them in places where people are ready to purchase them for large sums of money. Transporting some items abroad, we have to take border controls into account, which often forces us to smuggle. Apart from the economic aspect, Jalopy offers an extensive simulation mechanics that involve maintaining our car (refueling, repairing, and not overloading it) but also the driver, who has to eat, drink, and sleep, among other things. The title features simple vector graphics and brownish colors that emphasize the grim atmosphere of the period.
Simulation March 2018
Firefighting Simulator is another game from Astragon Entertainment, a studio that specializes in simulations. This time, we take the role of a firefighter and take part in various rescue operations where we have to put out fires and take care of the aftermath of other calamities. Action is presented from a first-person perspective. We do our job in many various locations: detached houses, mansions, public buildings, and factories. Firefighting Simulator was created in cooperation with Rosenbauer Group, one of the leading manufacturers of firefighting equipment. Thanks to that, we use the same equipment as the real firefighters, including the Rosenbauer TP3 Pumper firetruck. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 which makes its visuals truly stunning.