Friday, July 28, 2023

Kansas - Dodge City

We know you are used to blog posts about individual cities in upcoming map expansion projects arriving a bit later in the development process, but it’s good to freshen things up from time to time and try something else. So, without further ado, check out what you can expect from Dodge City in the upcoming Kansas DLC for American Truck Simulator.

Dodge City is a famous Wild West town that served as a frontier and gateway to many areas for a long time. As a result, it developed a thriving economy centered around cattle processing, which continues to this day and the local economy chain includes a food factory, livestock auction, and livestock farm. The city's Wild West history is also evident by the presence of the well-developed local railroad, which holds great significance in the city and the entire Kansas as well, connecting it to various depots.

At the heart of the city stands a historical railway station building that can be seen from all sides if you visit the nearby rail supply depot. The town's railroad and Wild West heritage are further commemorated in a Wild West museum that displays historical locomotive. Other depots in the area include a food mill, towering above a row of fast-food establishments, a grain elevator, a shopping mall, and outside of the city, there is a chemical plant and wind turbine construction (typical for the region).

Generally, our vision of Dodge City is divided into three main areas:

The northern "edge" along US-50 that bypasses downtown, with a more open feel, housing a shopping mall, baseball field, suburbs, and warehouses.

The downtown area in the center, with a preserved historical core and a more enclosed urban atmosphere - featuring the railway.

The southern industrial area, with depots connected to the railway, a hotel, a swimming pool, and a significant industrial presence.

We hope the city will provide for enough reasons to hang around and you will not Get out of Dodge. If you like what you’ve seen so far, make sure to add the map expansion to your Steam Wishlist, and to stay in touch with all the latest news, give our social media profiles a follow (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok).

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