We can't quite remember our search terms on game engines this morning but we stumbled upon a game entitled 'German Truck Simulator'.
The game allows you to drive across a realistic depiction of Germany, visit its cities, choose from over sixty kinds of cargo, and deliver them. The game progresses by growing your truck fleet and hire the most experienced drivers to build up a business:
The game has been developed by the makers of simulations in the 18 Wheels of Steel series and authors of Euro Truck Simulator. There is quite a niche market for this type of game although the web page states that 'we are happy to confirm that the game has been released in Poland - a country where we know our games have lots of fans'.
Here is the official Polish game website: germantrucksimulator.pl.
It would be easy to put in a few jokes here and there, but in terms of simulation and visualisation this has got potential and we note there is now a UK version:
The UK version was relased last week, ever had a craving to drive the motorways of the UK and chose between over sixty kinds of cargo to deliver? Head over to http://www.uktrucksimulator.com/ for full details.
The the 1-hour trail demo version of the UK game is not available until April 19th, 2010 but you can download the German version now.
Do let us know how you get on if you do, happy trucking.