Sunday, November 13, 2011

Deer Drive scores on Mac App Store

We know that majority of visitors of this blog comes here for the news of our truck simulators, but there are other things happening at SCS Software, too. One of our goals is reaching feature parity in our 3D engine between the Windows PC and Mac platforms. We have started executing on this strategy by first porting our older, simpler games to Mac - first with good old Bus Driver, and now with another older game Deer Drive.

Bus Driver experienced a very good start on Mac, and now several months after it was introduced to Mac App Store, it still regularly features in Top 100 Top Selling Games.

Deer Drive has started phenomenally, a few days after release it is now well inside Top 10 Top Selling Games.


These days of course we are fully focused on truck simulation, but this additional business actually makes significant contribution to sustaining the development of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The next stage of the plan is porting the original Euro Truck Simulator to Mac, we hope to confirm that the genre can be as successful on Mac as it has been for us on Windows. The more players we can reach and turn into paying customers, the more feature-packed we can afford to make our future games!

50 comments:

  1. I wish you much success with it!

    regards and a nice sunday

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  2. more sales the better and reaching your goal of also haveing mutli player in your truck games XD.

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  3. very nice to hear!

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  4. I hope you guys are able to do as much as you possibly can do, so yes it would be a good idea to make all your games eventually for the Mac.

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  5. To be honest, I never liked your hunting games. I'm not silly moralist, I have nothing against games like these; this genre is just not for me. (Once I tried Ocean Dive and I liked it. :-)

    Though I'm first your trucking games fan, I'm delighted for every partial success of your business and always like to read it. Porting games to MacOS seems to be smart move! Maybe porting ALH or PTTM to Mac could bring sweet fruit too, as Mac users are primarily in United States.

    Good luck to all of you! :-)

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  6. The trouble with 18 Wheels of Steel series is that they do not really belong to us. We were only the developer working on a contract, but the game franchise belongs to ValuSoft. We have no control over the 18 WoS games' destiny after there were completed. But indeed we are trying to persuade ValuSoft to license ALH back to us to be able to try it out on Mac too.

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  7. Ah, of course - I forgot. Well, good luck with persuading ValuSoft. :-)

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  8. Really great, SCS Software!

    Please bring the Euro Truck Simulator 2 for Mac, when it is released!

    Thank you. (:

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  9. More game developers are releasing their games to Mac.
    "Danish developer Playdead has sold one million copies of its dark puzzler Limbo, and is planning a Mac release before the end of the year. "

    Scs you should make "Bus Driver 2" sequel.

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  10. ValuSoft казлы
    never mind
    Please make it possible to pre-order ETS2. Got spare 100$ right now.
    Webmoney (..Steam ah?).
    No localized copies, just one language English plus local subtitles (if someone wish).
    Digital distribution only (well I would prefer to, dunno).
    Thank you.

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  11. Splendid news. Congratulations SCS Software.

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  12. Why don't you make a donors section ?

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  13. Stupid Angry Birds!
    There's 2 of them!

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  14. Nice job SCS. And we all waiting Bus Driver 2)) In future of course. Cuz busdriver2.com already belongs to you ;)

    So, have a good games to all SCS team.

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  15. Congratulations on the success of Deer Drive - here's hoping it will be a constant member of the Top 10 section of AppStore! :)

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  16. DONT GIVE AWAY RIGTH OF ETS2, keep for you self and improve and support when need it. This game will make you independant from them and make you some desent money!

    Remember 1 thing, the company who listning to they customers and fitfull they wishes ( in normal manner and requests ) get payid off by customers support since they buy they product as it is what they want.

    This has been proven many times with MMO arogant developers who was ignoring they customers and failed badly, after some loss like this is hard to recover.

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  17. SCS Hello!

    Congratulations for this success in sales! It's good to see that decent work is well rewarded.

    A big hug!

    Rafael Brusque Toporowicz
    São Mateus do Sul - Paraná - Brasil

    www.blogdocaminhoneiro.com

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  18. Yes but scs software can't you just make an usa truck sim without vaulsoft?

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  19. ^ I believe that american truck game is SCS's next step. Of course I didn't heard it anywhere, there is only one unclear sign yet, but it would be only logical step.

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  20. Ce qu'il serait bien, c'est que SCS continu avec la map d'ETS2 !

    Je développe:

    Vous pouvez faire Bus Driver 2, mais avec la carte d'ETS2 ..
    Ce qui vous permetterez de développer encore plus la carte d'ETS2 et en faire un jeu payant qui puisse s'adapter à ETS2 .. pour pouvoir rouler soit en car ou en camion.

    Faire d'autres jeux, mais à partir de la même carte. Ca serait la seule manière de créer une vraie grande carte.

    Car à chaque fois, vous créez de nouveaux projets, mais ils s'arrêtent alors qu'ils pourraient faire de bonne chose.

    Et puis, partir d'une même carte vous permetterez de faire des jeux sur de plus courte durée et donc rammasser plus d'argent plus rapidement pour commencer de nouveaux projets sans risque !

    Moi je vois bien un Bus Driver 2 développé sur la base de la carte d'ETS2.

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    (Sorry for my bad english !)

    It will be good is that SCS develop with map of ETS2!

    I develop:

    You can Bus Driver 2, but with the card .. ETS2
    Allowing you to further develop the map of ETS2 and make a game that can adapt to paying ETS2 .. to be able to run either by bus or truck.

    To other games, but from the same card. It would be the only way to create a truly great card.

    For each time you create new projects, but they stop when they could make good.

    And then, from a single card allows you to make games shorter and thus scoop up more money faster to start new projects without risk!

    I can see a Bus Driver 2 developed on the basis of the map of ETS2.

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  21. Congratulations on your success on the AppStore!

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  22. Negotiate with steam and put T&T and ETS2 available there :)

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  23. I hope that ETS 2 will run in my PC...

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  24. IK HEB ER EEN NIEUWE VOOR GEKOCHT EEN 3.1 GHZ IK DENK DAT IK WEL KAN DRAAIEN .MIJ MOEDERBORD IS EEN INTEL INSIE CORE I3

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  25. I have to agree with Titou A Bus Driver 2 like Bus Driver but more of a simulation would be good it could easily be made just by modifying ETS2 a bit though if a Bus Driver 2 were to use ETS2 map the city's would need to be expanded a lot so It would make more sense just make the Bus Driver 1 map bigger with say 2 or 3 cities it would take little over a month to do with 1 city already done the graphics and physics already done and most other stuff already done from ETS2. I would pre order it as sonnas I could pre order it. I still play Bus Driver 1.5 in fact I think I will start Bus Driver righ now...

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  26. * should say ass soon as was typing way too fast. Also would need "cockpit" view

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  27. ^ and "say ass soon" is also nice typo. ;-D

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  28. I hope the best for you in what ever yall do!

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  29. wow good job guys!

    I hope you will be successful in making simulation games.

    I hope that you can implement some of the features in other simulation games like omsi bus simulator and city bus simulator 2010 in ets 2.

    wish you guys the best

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  30. Make this games to Android OS. Compatible with Arc, play etc..
    ETS,GTS,Bus Driver verry god idea for android market :D

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  31. "^ and "say ass soon" is also nice typo. ;-D" I type way too fast and not read the preview will read preview for this post to make sure there are no typos :D also i went a bit off topic although a Bus Driver 2 more like a bus Simulation with 2 or 3 city's connected by countryside would be nice it isn't to do with Deer Drive on Mac App Store but SCS soft a Bus Driver 2 would be very successful look at how many sales Bus Driver has had on mac app store. Good luck SCS and also any update on ETS2?

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  32. **its looks at!*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4VUJfor3Q&feature=player_embedded#!

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  33. Ukázka na hru Euro Truck Simulator 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4VUJfor3Q&feature=player_embedded#!

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  34. Any idea how mutch it wil cost?

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  35. ZOOM OUT THE INTERIOR CAMERA IN ETS2 PLEASE!

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  36. Wow, this was so long ago when you came out with Deer Drive. I can reminisce with this, because it reminds me of the old SCS Software, when you guys created games with other people. It makes me realize how wonderful you are now. That's good news for you. And I'm glad that you are doing all that is possible to get money, because I would be devastated if you guys went out of business. This is coming straight from my heart.

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  37. I translated that TV coverage on ETS2 which someone uploaded on YouTube (four comments above) to english, as there are minimum of fans who speak czech and I'm sure they want to know what Pavel says. :-D

    My english isn't excellent, I know it, and I hope you'll excuse spelling mistakes. Since I can't contact uploader and submit subtitles right into video, I transcribed it into separate rtf file. In fact there's no need for video and text sync, as moving pictures are only for background purposes. Enjoy. :-)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?j2qyibfsqby86zm

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  38. Can we have an update on euro truck simulator 2, would love to see the weather like Rain Snow Fog etc!!!!

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  40. [url=http://img829.imageshack.us/i/accueilb.jpg/][img=http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4237/accueilb.jpg][/url] plz doe deze trailer er in ets 2 plz

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  41. http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6961/accueilc.jpg

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  42. http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/381/accueilr.jpg
    plz scs wil deze er in doen ik rij graag met hout
    groet uit belgie

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  43. Cmon SCS give us some news :) Maybe weather? The rain on the windows should be more realistic than in gts ;) Without wipers you shouldnt see anything :)
    Good luck

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  44. Biraz blogla ilgilenin ya, sabırsızız zaten!

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  45. Ahh Man 5 days without News, Go Go Go!

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  46. How long will it take for ETS to come out on the mac app store?

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