The Truth About Cars » Simulation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:25:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Simulation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Video Game For Armchair Auto Execs Is Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/the-video-game-for-armchair-auto-execs-is-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/the-video-game-for-armchair-auto-execs-is-coming/#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:52:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411516

Not long ago, I considered asking the Best and Brightest if something like this were possible. You see, when I was a younger man, I was a big fan of the game Aerobiz, a tough, take-no-prisoners Super Nintendo simulation of the (Cold War-era) airline business. Since I’ve been immersed in the world of the car business, I’ve often wondered if it were possible to create a game that similarly captured the challenges of running a car company. And now, it seems, that game is already in development by a couple of coder car nerds from Australia. Called “Automation,” the game is still a ways from completion and its creators are soliciting pre-orders to help fund development (sound like any car startups you can think of?).

I’m not 100% convinced that this game will be able to simulate the incredible complexity of a car market, let alone the near-infinite tasks of serving it, but it’s the best attempt at such a game I’ve heard of. And because its creators “just wanted a game like this to play,” I’m optimistic about the outcome. And I figure, if anyone else shares my enthusiasm for this kind of video game, it’s my fellow armchair auto execs here at TTAC. So check it out, and if you share my enthusiasm, plunk down for a pre-order. Or better yet, drop me an email at our contact form and we’ll look into pooling resources and getting the game branded as “TTAC’s Automation.” After all, if you’re a big enough car nerd to want to simulate running your own car company, chances are you’re already a TTAC reader…

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