Bus simulation experts PeDePe and publishing powerhouse Aerosoft are almost ready to release City Bus Manager, this November 10! The bus tycoon allows players to build their own depot from the ground up, in almost any desired location on the planet. Using OpenStreetMap, PeDePe has taken realism to a whole new level, allowing players to use the real world as their playing map.

On November 10, City Bus Manager will be officially dropping on Steam Early Access on a one-week 11% discount from its original price of 27,99€/$. Save the date, or let Steam save it for you by wishlisting the title here!

In City Bus Manager, players have the choice to place their depot in any desired real life location (with the exception of China). Build your depot in Paris or Milan, Lagos or LA… or even on top of your own house! PeDePe has also integrated the bus stops and points of interest from OpenStreetMap, allowing players to plan their routes accordingly. Could your local network do with an upgrade? Think you can improve on your capital’s current system, and get those tourists to all your favourite landmarks? Show the public what you’ve got!

City Bus Manager also makes use of real life data to simulate passenger behaviours and route travel times, so players can schedule their buses when they are most needed. With all this data in your hands, it’s up to you to see how far your company can grow.

Making your depot and company feel like your own was a priority for PeDePe – so players will be able to construct their bus depots as they please, allowing budding bus business moguls to focus on staff satisfaction and retention, client comfort, schedule reliability, wages, ticket prices, bus cleanliness and so much more. With over twenty different bus models, and the option to repaint your busses as you like, players can truly tap into their inner tycoon!

Will you take over your city as the main provider of public transport, or will you find yourself dealing with one too many unhappy customers?

Key Features:

  • 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

“City Bus Manager is one of our most intricate releases to date, having worked on all aspects of the title for over two years now, we cannot wait for players to get their hands on the early access release ” said Niklas Polster, co-founder at PeDePe. “Players will be able to approach the game in a vast variety of ways, and we are excited to see how our members of our community will embark on the development of their very own bus company, and in some sense, of the game itself as it journeys through Early Access!”

“The team over at PeDePe is producing an incredibly exciting and ambitious title” said Maarten Janello, Product Manager at Aerosoft. “We have been following the development of City Bus Manager closely from day one, and the scope of the project is fascinating – we cannot wait to see what players will get up to once they jump in!”

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