A magical thing happened earlier this afternoon. I was taking a lavender bubble bath in an ivory bathtub up in my tower of pretension when a courier hawk flew in and dropped a nuclear bomb of hot gaming news into my lap. Without further adieu, hit the jump to see the video which simulates the operation of a double-decker omnibus to painstaking technical detail:
As a frequent passenger on public transit buses, I have a certain affinity for the dreary experiences of having to ride on these things. Commuting itself even is deserving of simulation, but Aerosoft's Der Omnibussimulator is a decent compromise. From what I can extract from the video, the simulator perfectly recreates the ambient noises of loose, rattling panels; groaning engines; and whining joints. Disappointingly, the people you pick up are laughably stiff and detached from reality (perhaps a side-effect of the cloning facility from whence they came). However, if their animation is tweaked and updated to the same degree of realism as their transportation, their glassy-eyed and vapid stares would be dead-on impressions (save for the lack of iPod headphones).
|I wanna take you for a ride.|
An English version of the game is available here.
(via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)