Wednesday, November 30, 2022

ETS2: Feldbinder Trailer Pack DLC Release

Feldbinder Spezialfahrzeugwerk GmbH is Europe's premier manufacturer of silos and liquid tankers. Founded in 1975, the company has since expanded its operations across Europe to become a leader in the trailer industry. Today, we are very excited to share with you that the Feldbinder Trailer Pack DLC is now available for Euro Truck Simulator 2. 


Back in 2021, a team of our vehicle artists traveled to Germany to visit Feldbinder at two of their facilities located in Winsen and Lutherstadt Wittenberg. There, they gathered references and learnt lots of information about the types of trailers that are produced. Since then, our vehicle team has been hard at work bringing Feldbinder to life virtually in ETS2.


One of the main driving forces behind the creation of this DLC is Leon Wosnitza from Feldbinder, a long-time fan of Euro Truck Simulator 2! Leon helped us a lot throughout the entirety of the DLCs creation. From organizing the plant visit to providing references and material to help our teams during its development. A massive thank you to Leon and the team at Feldbinder who made this project a reality! 


The Feldbinder Trailer Pack DLC includes 4 trailer types, 4 series variations, a wide variety of trailer and chassis sizes, cabin accessories, and customization options.
  • Feldbinder EUT (Silo Trailer) with 6 body types & 3 chassis variations
  • Feldbinder KIP (Silo Trailer) with 6 body types & 2 chassis variations
  • Feldbinder TSA LM (Food Tanker) with 2 body types & 1 chassis variation
  • Feldbinder TSA ADR (Chemical Tanker) with 4 body types & 3 chassis variation
  • Feldbinder branded cabin accessories of a mug, cap, notebook, t-shirt, gym bag, towel, and more!


This pack also includes a much-requested fan favorite, a double trailer configuration! Also included in this DLC Pack are 5 trailer paint jobs which include the official Feldbinder logo for all trailer variants. With so many options and customizations, we are sure you will be exploring them all in the garage for quite a while! We are honored to have partnered up with this fantastic company, and we would like to thank all those involved in this exciting project.


Feldbinder has also sent us a package full of all sorts of branded goodies including coffee mugs, playing cards, tube scarves, lanyards, and thermal mugs! We're excited to give you the opportunity to receive a bundle of these items for yourselves to have at home when you're trucking.

Simply tag us and share your first journey with Felbinder trailers in Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Feldbinder Spezialfahrzeugwerk GmbH on their Facebook Profile or us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #FeldbinderTrailers and you could receive some cool prizes from Feldbinder!

Friday, November 25, 2022

A Trip Down the Memory Lane

Phew, how time flies! It feels like yesterday when we were celebrating two decades of SCS Software and now here we are five years later acknowledging an interesting number once again. The year 2022 marks 25 years since our company began its existence in the video game industry!

On this occasion this past Monday, we hosted a big party for all our developers and a limited number of guests in one of the most modern clubs in Prague – EPIC Prague – where we had a lot of fun, brought back some nostalgia, prepared surprises for everyone, enjoyed a lovely birthday cake, and more! All this while having a good time together celebrating this amazing anniversary.

To remind ourselves of the stretch of the road that has brought us to where SCS Software is now in 2022, we have created a little documentary video for the team. While it was originally intended only for internal use, we have realized that all dedicated fans in the #BestCommunityEver may appreciate getting a glimpse of the memories of some important moments in the history of our company. But, who knows, you all might learn something about us that you didn’t know if you give the video a try!

We’d like to thank you all for your incredible and continuous support and we hope you’ll stay entertained with all the cool stuff ahead. We wouldn't be here without you all! It’s been an awesome ride so far, so, here’s to 25 more years. We’ll see you all on the road!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Steam Awards 2022 Nominations

This year’s edition of the annual Steam Awards has begun and the nominations are open, along with the Steam Autumn Sale. 


We will always remember the honor of Euro Truck Simulator 2 winning in two categories during the very first year of Steam Awards in 2016, and we hope that the lightning will strike twice ranking us on top again. Both of our games can be nominated in this special event once more!

While we have continuously supported our games with updates and regular new content over the years, we still have several big and smaller features in development, along with map expansions and several new vehicles. Our developers are always doing their best to transition their passion for our titles into the in-game environment and we can’t wait to show you everything we’re currently working on.

This ongoing development is the reason why you will be able to nominate us for the Labor of Love category, which is dedicated to games that are constantly evolving with new additions. While this category is crowded with some heavy competition, we hope that the #BestCommunityEver will judge American Truck Simulator or Euro Truck Simulator 2 worthy and cast a vote on the Steam Awards Nomination Page. We’d like to hear your thoughts about the final decision, so comment below, or tag our official profiles on social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok)!

In the end, whatever the outcome will be, the most important thing is to take part, and we really appreciate your support. After all, without you, it would be unlikely to have nominations like these time and time again, so, thank you very much! We’ll see you on the roads!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Introducing Oklahoma

Dear #BestCommunityEver,  you may have caught a glimpse of the following announcement at this year’s edition of Czech & Slovak Games Week, but now it is time to make it official. So, without further ado, let us show you the next step in the journey across the US states...

Introducing Oklahoma for American Truck Simulator

While Oklahoma tends to have an unfortunate reputation of being a rather arid place, sometimes it’s much better to avoid judging a book by its cover. The region is home to wonderful state parks, several natural marvels, and historical places full of mysteries and legends. And if you are looking for something more practical instead, the local road network and a strong economy will keep every trucker properly busy.

We are looking forward to showing you more in the future! For now, please keep in mind that everything you see here is still very much a work in progress and may not represent the final product.

If you wish to stay in touch with all the upcoming news, make sure to follow our social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok), and to express your excitement and support add Oklahoma DLC to your Steam Wishlist. We’ll see you on the road!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Czech & Slovak Games Week 2022

Today, Czechs and Slovaks commemorate student demonstrations under the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989. Celebrated as Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, it is a reminder that life in freedom is not to be taken for granted. It was the so-called Velvet Revolution sparked by the student protests on November 17, 1989, that removed the shackles of the oppressive communist regime from our society. The return to democracy has allowed for the Czech and Slovak games industry to appear and flourish since the 1990s. The spirit and courage of the protests are still inspiring today. A special memory - thank you, Martin Klima of Draci Doupe and Warhorse!

Since 2020, we've been participating in Czech & Slovak Games Week, an annual event that celebrates games created by studios based in Czechia and Slovakia. Last year, 223 games from 92 game studios participated across a multitude of platforms, including Steam. We are happy to take part again with our top simulation titles during this week-long event.

We are honoured to partner up with so many fantastic and creative studios from Czechia and Slovakia. From legendary studios creating action and adventure to virtual reality games, we recommend you take the time to check them all out.

Like previous years, our talented 2D Artist, Anna Voříšková, has been the main driving force behind the beautiful artwork that themes this special games week. "This year, I wanted to put more focus on the actual Czech and Slovak game developers..." Anna explains, "by incorporating a (fictional) game studio into the artwork and showing how much joy game developers bring to people across the world. There are many types of players featured in the artwork - from console players, to people who game on laptops, gamers with expensive PC setups, and even Virtual Reality enthusiasts".

Anna has been creating Artwork for the Czech & Slovak Games Week for the past 3 years and we are really proud of her talent, time, and hard work. The Czech & Slovak Games Week takes place between November 14th and November 20th and features a number of discounts for locally created games across a multitude of platforms, along with digital events and online streams. You can check out the Czech & Slovak Games week Steam page right here!

Speaking of broadcasts, The Czech and Slovak 2022 Direct Showcase took place this week, maybe you heard about it? If you haven't already, you may want to give it a watch back, as you may just find a little surprise announcement from us there about an upcoming map expansion for one of our titles, enjoy!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Happy Hauloween Conclusion

A little over three weeks ago we invited all of you to join the special spooky festivities by taking part in our Happy Hauloween World of Trucks event. During this time, players were able to earn special rewards for completing a personal and community goal while hauling the unique Halloween Treats all over the in-game world.

As this was our first Halloween event, we were curious to know what the feedback will be, along with how much effort would the #BestCommunityEver be able to put into something fresh like this. Now, after everything is "said and done", we have to express our gratitude for the positive response that you’ve shown us. This view by most all of you was reflected in the amazing final stats that we would like to share with you. Great job everyone and thank you all for participating!

We truly hope you are enjoying the Swinging Bat dashboard toy and Pumpkin Head hanging toy rewards. Even though Halloween itself is an extremely time-limited holiday, you can now drive across ETS2 and ATS with these accessories in your interior all year long! 

Many of you also took to our social media channels to share with us photos and videos of your journeys and participation. We really enjoyed looking at them all and sharing some of them on our public profiles and our internal channels. It brings a lot of joy to our teams to see how much you enjoy these World of Trucks events.

Don’t worry, our plan is to keep bringing a Halloween event for the players in the upcoming years as well. But, that being said, it is time to look to the near future, so keep an eye out on our social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok), to not miss any potential announcement of what is soon to come.

one final jump scare: BOO!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Texas DLC Release

After years of preparation, research, map design, modelling, and work, the day is finally here! Our most anticipated map expansion, Texas for American Truck Simulator will be released today and we can't wait for you to get truckin'!



Texas has a lot to offer, as our biggest map DLC for American Truck Simulator, it'll take you a while to see it all. In fact, we recommend you take your time to explore the lone star state which features: 
  • Discover 29 explorable cities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso & Galveston.
  • Enjoy trucking through 50 scenic towns (settlements)
  • Drive across 20,000 miles of the states road network
  • Deliver to over 200 realistic industry depots including industries unique to Texas state (Offshore Shipyard, Cotton Ginning Plant, Glass Plant & Space Industries)
  • Visit and see famous Landmarks including Starbay, El Capitan, Route 66, USS Lexington, Corpus Christi bridge, and the Salt Flats.
  • Fuel up & rest in 60 unique truck stops and 30 dedicated rest areas
Texas will launch on the Steam store at 17.99 USD / 14.99 GBP / 17.99 EUR


For loyal fans of the game and newcomers alike, whose interest has been piqued by the arrival of the Lone Star State, we’ve prepared a new DLC bundle on Steam. Offering a well-rounded set of states and content to hit the road with, including a slightly lower price for Texas even if you own the other content, it’s the perfect bundle for any situation. 


We look forward to having you visit and explore all that this wonderful state has to offer. Be sure to share with us your first journeys from Texas in American Truck Simulator using the hashtag #CruisingTexas! But that's not all... 
 

Wild West Paint Jobs Pack DLC

In celebration of the release of our Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator, and in the honor of the classic Wild West and Spaghetti Western movies, we are releasing a brand new paint job pack alongside the Texas DLC. These new additions are inspired by the legends, mythical figures, and the unique atmosphere of the genre, which means it will be a perfect fit while driving across the latest map expansion and vast prairies of the US.


Featuring five paint jobs for your mighty trucks and a single paint job for the trailer, wearing this new style will always make you look like the most capable person for the job when picking up the bounty... We mean, the cargo! So, grab your cowboy hat, saddle up, set out on the road, and start building up your own legendary reputation.

#CruisingTexas World of Trucks Event


There will also be a World of Trucks event with unique rewards to be earned once you complete delivery to or from 15 different Texas cities and collectively as a community, drive 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km). You can learn more about the rules in yesterday’s blog post and participate in #CruisingTexas at WorldofTrucks.com, where you can register an account for free. You can read more about the event and the full rules in its dedicated blog post

The event will be concluded on Sunday, the 15th of January, at 23:59 UTC.


We can’t wait to see your photos and clips across our Social Media channels using the hashtag (feel free to tag our official accounts - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok)! 


Oh, and we also have one more gift for you! If you will take any External Contract or External Market job TO or FROM the city of Austin, you will earn an Armadillo plush toy, which can be used as a cabin accessory! The armadillo was voted as the Lone Star State Animal, because it possesses many remarkable and unique traits, some of which parallel the attributes that distinguish a true Texan, such as a deep respect and need for the land, the ability to change and adapt, and a fierce undying love for freedom. 


We hope you enjoy the company after this cuddly little plush as you travel, deliver, and explore the tons of miles of roads in Texas. After all, it's always good to have a partner you can rely on when you're on the road. 

Texas Release Live Stream

We would also like to invite you to a special Texas release stream, which will be broadcasted LIVE on our official Twitch channel from 16:00 CET.


This stream will feature an array of guests, including Annie (2D Artist), Saimon (Map DLC Lead), and a very special guest appearance from Pavel Šebor, CEO of SCS Software! We will be answering questions from the community, talking in-depth about the DLC, giving away some sweet gifts such as the amazing Thrustmaster® T248 American Truck Simulator limited edition steering wheel, Tobii Eye Tracker 5, Texas DLC Steam keys, and more; and of course, streaming the release of the highly anticipated map expansion LIVE on stream. You won't want to miss this!


Yee-haw, our release is almost as big as Texas itself! We hope you enjoy exploring the Lone Star State partners. Until next time, keep on truckin'!