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Alaskan Truck Simulator - What We Know So Far

Simulation games provide unique adventures full of nearly endless possibilities, with options as diverse as "RollerCoaster Tycoon," "The Sims," and "Goat Simulator," just to name a few. Now, there's a new offering that's gassed up and ready for the open road.

The title of "Alaskan Truck Simulator" tells much of the story – players will have the opportunity to experience life behind the wheel as a semi-truck driver in Alaska. The sim offers a blend of driving and survival gameplay in what's unsurprisingly a challenging and thrilling environment.

The entry comes from indie publisher Movie Games and a developer for which it is a majority shareholder: Road Studio. The former also published the quirky "Gas Station Simulator," so the road ahead is looking bright for "Alaskan Truck Simulator." On top of that, the game also boasts a partnership with Discovery Game Studios. Here are all the key details about the upcoming title.

When will Alaskan Truck Simulator be released?

With a release cycle that's full speed ahead, "Alaskan Truck Simulator" won't leave gamers waiting for long: it's officially set for a Q4 2022 launchWhile it hasn't been specified exactly when "Alaskan Truck Simulator" will release within the Q4 window, it's still fast approaching. Better yet, players can take advantage of the free demo on Steam.

After giving the entry a test drive, players can fill out a survey that its creators hope will help polish and optimize the "Alaskan Truck Simulator" experience. So far, reviews have been mixed, with some loving the direction of the game, and others left frustrated by bugs and related issues. That being said, there's still plenty of time before Q4 for the developers to brush things up, and they've been clear about that intention.

Is there a trailer for Alaskan Truck Simulator?

"Alaskan Truck Simulator" has a wide variety of sneak previews available on a YouTube playlist, including everything from a real-life glimpse at life as a trucker in Alaska to a half-hour long Alaskan wilderness ASMR video. As for the announcement trailer, it gives gamers a taste of what's to come in a quick 45-second look at the upcoming title.

The trailer kicks off in the first-person perspective with someone climbing into the driver's seat of a semi that's decorated with artwork of bears and the Alaskan wilderness. The word "DRIVE" takes up the full screen, followed by additional gameplay footage of driving through the seasons. Next comes the word "MANAGE," with corresponding shots of gas station and grocery trips, as well as truck maintenance. "LIVE" follows, as gameplay footage of cooking, sleeping, and managing supplies is showcased.

The title and info screen end it all, displayed over another stunning nature shot, plus the slogan "Be a trucker. Not a truck." For a fairly short segment, "the reveal trailer packs in a strong variety of gameplay tidbits with a straightforward overview of what to expect from the game.

What will the gameplay be like in Alaskan Truck Simulator?

Believe it or not, there's a lot more to "Alaskan Truck Simulator" than there appears to be at first glance. As revealed on the game's official site, the open-world atmosphere features "endless wastelands with towering peaks, harsh winters and sunny spring-like meadows, [and] recognizable Alaskan towns and landmarks." As beautiful as the views will be, they come at a challenging cost – surviving every season and the extreme weather conditions that accompany them. Additionally, "Alaskan Truck Simulator" features a day/night cycle.

Beyond driving tricky routes year-round, players have to take care of themselves and their equipment. They also get the chance to manage a home and go out and about exploring. All in all, "Alaskan Truck Simulator" leaves no stone unturned in its quest to create a realistic and exciting deep-dive into life as a truck driver in Alaska.