Construction Simulator 2
astragon and weltenbauer. unveil road construction as new gameplay element
Moenchengladbach, August 17th, 2016 – Today, astragon Entertainment GmbH and weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung GmbH are happy to unveil a brand new gameplay feature for Construction Simulator 2 currently under development for iPhone®, iPad®as well as smartphones and tablets using Android™.
Road construction is a gameplay element fans have long desired and will further expand the range of tasks available in Construction Simulator 2 to include interesting missions such as the building of new roads and the rehabilitation of already existing routes. Thanks to astragon’s cooperation with the popular construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. and its diverse range of machines the road construction feature will be implemented as true to reality as possible. When it comes to the construction of new roads, the first step is to prepare the ground. Here, the track-type dozer Cat® D8T will create a suitable surface. Building machines such as the Cat® 950M wheel loader and the Cat® 140M3 motor grader then help to create the necessary road foundation of grit and gravel. This foundation will be compressed by the Cat® CS56B single-drum compactor and then the asphalt paver Cat® AP1055F will apply the upper layers of asphalt. While the asphalt pavement is still hot it will undergo its final compression by the Cat® CB44B tandem vibratory roller.
Tim Schmitz, Head of Products astragon Entertainment GmbH: "The task field of road construction has been right on top of the fans’ wish list for quite some time now. We are very happy to be able to implement this feature in an unprecedented realistic manner in Construction Simulator 2. Thanks to the extensive partnership with Caterpillar Inc. we will have the suitable construction equipment available for every imaginable task.”
Kenny Beaupre, Brand Advocacy and Licensing Manager of Caterpillar Inc.: "I can't wait for our Construction Simulator fans to experience the new road construction feature. The play is realistic, and it gives people everywhere a chance to experience our equipment in action."
The extensive vehicle pool of Construction Simulator 2 will also include numerous other construction vehicles by makers such as Cat®, LIEBHERR®, PALFINGER® and other license partners.
The release of Construction Simulator 2 for iPhone®and iPad®as well as smartphones and tablets using Android™ is planned for the 4th quarter of 2016.
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About astragon Entertainment GmbH and astragon Sales & Services GmbH
The astragon Entertainment GmbH and the astragon Sales & Services GmbH have emerged as the core of the newly created astragon group formerly consisting of the two games publishers astragon Software GmbH (founded in 2000) and rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (founded in 1998) in July 2015. Today, the astragon group is the second largest producer and marketer of computer games in Germany (number of units CD-ROM/DVD as per GfK Media Control, complete annual evaluation 2015).
The main focus of the group’s product range lies with casual games and technical simulation games for PC. Adventure games and economy simulations complement astragon’s diverse portfolio. The popular game series “Big Fish Games“, “play+smile“ and “Best of Simulations“ form three strong umbrella brands by astragon in retail market. Additionally to the distribution to retail partners in the German language area by the astragon Sales & Services GmbH, products are also marketed internationally under license and via download by the astragon Entertainment GmbH. Games for consoles, mobile devices as well as smartphones and tablets complete astragons product range. For more information, please visit http://www.astragon-entertainment.de/en/.
weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung GmbH is a developer of computer games, interactive applications and visualizations. Since 2006 weltenbauer. has implemented a great variety of projects in the games, serious games and interactive segments. This has enabled the team to gain extensive experience in multi-platform development for mobile devices, consoles, desktop systems and browsers. The weltenbauer. team consists of twelve permanent employees and free-lance experts from the fields of 3D computer graphics, conceptualization, real time and web development. Find more information on www.weltenbauer-se.com and www.facebook.de/weltenbauer.
About Caterpillar Inc.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit www.caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit www.caterpillar.com/social-media.