Montreal publisher Meridian4 and Halifax developers Twisted Oak, in collaboration with SCS Software have announced that Bus Driver: Pocket Edition is pulling up to the station and now available worldwide on the App Store for $2.99 USD. Bus Driver: Pocket Edition takes all the fun gameplay of the fan-favorite PC sim and brings it to iOS devices.
Players can expect challenge and variety in gameplay, as driving a bus is very different from blazing through a racing circuit. In Bus Driver: Pocket Edition, players follow a sophisticated system of traffic rules and game-play related bonuses as they transport passengers from pick up to their desired stops safely and in a timely manner. Passengers depend on the driver to get them to their destinations on time; as such, the schedules and timetables are strict! There are large cities to drive in, dynamic roads with intelligent traffic controlled by AI and numerous obstacles including other motorists, bikers, pedestrians and more. The result is a challenging, enjoyable driving game where players must manage their routes, obey safety guidelines and street laws all while drivers, distractions, and detours bring new challenges to every shift.
Bus Driver: Pocket Edition puts players in the driver’s seat of a selection of single and double-decker rigid buses—detailed models inspired by real-world buses—including London’s double-decker bus, America’s school bus, Europe’s low floor buses, and more. At launch, players will enjoy twelve different routes with different challenges and difficulty levels. More than 20 levels will be unlocked for free in future updates.
With Bus Driver: Pocket Edition, players take on different roles such as driving a school bus, giving sight-seeing tours to tourists and even transporting prisoners. There are large cities to drive in with several districts of varying styles: modern, old-town, suburb, airport, harbor and more with day/night cycles and realistic weather conditions.
“As fans of classic PC games, we are thrilled with the opportunity to bring Bus Driver to mobile,” said Andy Sher, CEO at Meridian4. “Both the timing and the platform are perfect for a game like this. And whether you’re new to the franchise or a fan, Bus Driver: Pocket Edition delivers all of the intensity, the challenge and the rewards that Bus Driver is known for.”
“Fans have been clamoring for a mobile version of Bus Driver for years,” said Pavel Sebor, chief executive officer of SCS Software. “Our partnership with Meridian4 has given us an opportunity to reward fans with a product that respects the franchise in quality, graphics and most importantly, fun. We’re very pleased with the work Meridian4 and Twisted Oak have done and look forward to seeing how much the fans and those new to Bus Driver enjoy the game.”
This game is rated 4+ and requires iOS 6.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.