470040_largerWe know what you're thinking, but give Trucker: Parking Simulator [Free] a chance. Parking a massive truck with a stupid big trailer can be as rewarding as landing a video game airplane. It takes a lot of skill, a lot of understanding of how physics, momentum, and trajectory play into the perfect parking job. It's kinda surprising (and awesome), as Eli and I discovered today.

This sim's a particularly hard sale because the titling is so awful, so we decided to do a little video of the game in action to show it off. In the below, Eli and I power through several levels, carefully avoiding all road cones and parking like pros. Give it a look and, hey, maybe get as hooked on this thing as we are at the moment:

You can grab this right now, by the way, and you should if you need another simulator in your life. Here's a Steam link to Eurotruck Simulator 2 for PC, as well, since we talked about it so much.

  • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

    Wow thanks guys for doing a TA Plays on my game!

    I'm smiling so much now you could use my mouth as a banana storage device!

    It was so funny watching you drive!

    I totally see your point about feedback. We will definitely improve that.

    To explain a bit, you EITHER need to get to the green zone before your
    star for time runs out. If you make it, you can park anyhow as long as
    any part of the truck is in the green area. If you miss the "time" star,
    then you can still pass the level by parking perfectly or having taken
    no penalties by touching stuff. You get twice as much to e as the
    'speed' award to compete a level so you can take your time and just aim
    for precise parking. The straighter you are, the more points you get
    also. It's all explained in the 'Help' pages but I know people don't
    read stuff :)

    Each thing (speed, no penalties, perfect parking) will get you a star,
    and you only need 1 star to pass a level. You can go back to previous
    levels and replay them to get the other stars... You don't need to get
    all 3 in the same run but if you do, you'll get bigger points.

    We definitely didn't make level 6 intentionally harder, it's just the
    first one you need to reverse into the end-zone. It's actually really an
    easy one compared to other reversing levels - there's loads of space
    there ;)

    Using the front camera for reversing will make it much easier for you
    but I respect you persevering with that rear view, nearly made it!!

    Thanks again guys! Maybe I'll upload some videos of me driving after 8 months practice :D

    Regard,
    Mark
    HybridTouchGames

  • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

    Wow thanks guys for doing a TA Plays on my game!

    I'm smiling so much now you could use my mouth as a banana storage device!

    It was so funny watching you drive!

    I totally see your point about feedback. We will definitely improve that.

    To explain a bit, you EITHER need to get to the green zone before your star for time runs out. If you make it, you can park anyhow as long as any part of the truck is in the green area. If you miss the "time" star, then you can still pass the level by parking perfectly or having taken no penalties by touching stuff. You get twice as much time as the 'speed' award time to compete a level so you can take your time and just aim for precise parking. The straighter you are, the more points you get also. It's all explained in the 'Help' pages but I know people don't read stuff :)

    Each thing (speed, no penalties, perfect parking) will get you a star,
    and you only need 1 star to pass a level. You can go back to previous levels and replay them to get the other stars... You don't need to get all 3 in the same run but if you do, you'll get bigger points.

    We definitely didn't make level 6 intentionally harder, it's just the
    first one you need to reverse into the end-zone. It's actually really an easy one compared to other reversing levels - there's loads of space there ;)

    Using the front camera for reversing will make it much easier for you
    but I respect you persevering with that rear view, nearly made it!!

    Thanks again guys! Maybe I'll upload some videos of me driving after 8 months practice :D

    Regards,
    Mark
    HybridTouchGames

  • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

    Not showing off or anything, but if anyone is interested here's how to get 3 stars on level 6: http://youtu.be/z3jWOxZGFxU

    Oh, and I forgot to say, the Monster Truck specification is longer, heavier but more powerful, faster top speed and a wider turning circle, so it is quite a lot harder/different than the Oil truck ;)

  • Josh Dombro

    This game is really funny, and the commentary was awesome per usual. It's surprisingly difficult, almost too difficult, but I'm having fun with it so far. Nice find, guys.

    • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

      Hmm, I didn't delete it, I went in to correct some typing and it has disappeared. I also added another comment with video of Level 6. Is it all being re-moderated?

    • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

      I added the same info onto the main thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=2829722#post2829722

  • pdSlooper

    Honestly, "Literal Description Of Game Contents" seems to be a pretty standard app-naming practice. It really used to bother me at first, until I accumulated a library of 500+ apps and really began to appreciate just how useful it is.

    • Jacob Gehman

      Upped for truth.

  • JJE McManus

    Add this to my small collection of sims. I still play Farming Simulator from time to time and now I can tool around in a big rig. A larger map would be lovely. Perhaps something with more than one stop. Aw, heck, just give me EuroTruck Sim on my iPad and ill be happy. Thanks HTG!

    • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

      Hehe - that is the eventual plan and part of the design of the Trucker series, for sure ;)

      • JJE McManus

        As if I needed another reason to go for the IAP. Ok, you got me but I'm gonna hold you to it. But since you're being generous can I have a hula girl for my dashboard?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anton-Klim/1706778186 Антон Клим

    Even android has some attempts at truck sims, why not iOS?

  • phoenix155

    Just saying, I fixed airplane electronics for quite a few years in the Navy and your cell phone isn't going to interfere with the electronics of any airplane, especially if it's in "Airplane Mode."

  • Adams Immersive

    Is Enviro-Bear Truck Parking Simulator 2020 in the works? Come on devs, don't miss out on a cross-licensing gold mine!

    • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

      Oh I missed that game back in 2010. Downloaded last night, and it's a crazy journey for sure! My mind couldn't hack it for more than 8 minutes tho! :) I think the nearest I would want a bear to any truck is in the back in a container!

      • http://twitter.com/pdSlooper pdSlooper

        No joke, one of the trains out here in MD (can't remember if it's Amtrak or the local MARC) has a teddy bear strapped to the front "bumper" (grill?). I've seen it (g)rumble through the New Carrollton station several times and still can't figure out what it's doing there.

  • Michal Hochmajer

    Brad, you are horrible driver...almost as I am in real life. Just kidding. :)))

  • araczynski

    Dunno, after a minute of gameplay all I saw we're about 10 ads getting shoved in my face. Deleted.

    • Baracus

      Thanks for your comment. Dev here. We have already turned the ad frequency down once but I will do it again even more in a moment. It's a free game, and has taken me considerable financial investment and 8 months of work to make so I need to get some return here to continue. Sorry you feel it's too much. It is my first game so I am still learning so I appreciate your critique. If you would try it again maybe tomorrow, you should find less ads. Also you can buy some extra (vehicle, kids mode or level unlocks) and it will remove all ads anyway. Thanks again ;)

      • araczynski

        Will try again, thanks, effort in the game is visible, so worth another shot.

      • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

        Thanks araczynski. Any further feedback (if it's better, same, worse) would be much appreciated! :) You can PM me on TA if you prefer. Find my thread ;)

  • Me

    I think I need Kid Mode, that might be more at my skill level for this game. It's pretty fun so far.

    • http://twitter.com/HybridTouch Hybrid Touch Games

      :) - I agree it's pretty hard! Interesting for me starting to see other people play it now (found some clips on the tube), but I've had 8 months practice so find it kind of easy now.

      I just made a YouTube channel with me trying to get 3 stars on every level. Just done 18 levels so far as I have run out of time for now, but I will add the other 18 too. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/user/HybridTouchGames

  • http://twitter.com/ibookdude Beyond Chiu

    Dev. I really enjoy this game as I used to be a trucker. One suggestion though: Can you make a mode with no time restriction? When I was on the road I tend to take turns and parking slowly and carefully to avoid accidents and to perfect parking/docking and such.

    Thank you!

  • Me

    I just wouldn't feel right using the videos, I have to take on the challenge myself! But thank you, anyway. Keep up the good work.

  • honey ko

    why i cannot see the engine stop button in level 6 even im in the green zone with lots of time? im stuck for 2 days now, can you help me with this?? thanks