Alaskan Truck Simulator

I have never been one much interested in truck simulator games, mostly because I just never saw the allure. It turns out, all a developer needed to do to pique my interest in the genre was to toss in a healthy dose of survival mechanics. That is exactly what developer Road Studio S.A. did for the upcoming Alaskan Truck Simulator — and much like a pied-pipered rat, I find myself suddenly marching to the beat.

The game’s tagline, “Be a trucker, not a truck,” perfectly sums up not only what makes Alaskan Truck Simulator stand out from the crowd, but also what about it speaks to my gaming interests. Most previous truck simulators, at the end of the long haul, were very much about simply driving the truck and all that entails — it’s admittedly a daunting task, but not a particularly juicy one. But Alaskan Truck Simulator tosses in a semi-load of additional activities, like actually keeping your trucker in good health and spirits via those ever-comforting survival meters like sleep, food, and water. And not only will you be tasked with doing this while on the road, you can also spend some time in your humble abode while you build your trucking empire.

As you progress in your Alaskan trucking career — navigating the changing weather and terrain of the state of Alaska — you will gain access to better trucks and equipment, which will in turn allow you to take on more challenging missions. Always drive with caution, as you may lose your cargo or damage your truck, possibly going bankrupt in the process.

Here are some of the key features highlighted on the Alaskan Truck Simulator Steam page:

  • Dynamic weather system with changing seasons and the day/night cycle
  • A vast interactive map for the player to explore on foot or on wheels
  • Career progression
  • Survival system
  • Useful knowledge to gain and mysteries to discover
  • Upgrading and repairing your truck
  • Multiple roads, routes, and wastelands to conquer while driving

Like I said at the outset, I am not normally one all that interested in this sub-genre of simulators, which should perhaps speak to Alaskan Truck Simulator‘s unique appeal.

Alaskan Truck Simulator is scheduled to launch on PC, as well as Xbox and PlayStation consoles. There is no release date yet outside of the super-wide 2022 window, but you can check out a demo on Steam, and also take a gander at the trailer below.

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11 months ago

This game is fantastic

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