MEP is creating a bus simulator game
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We are creating a bus simulator made with love for public transportation with some unique key features!

The same core is available for Android and PCs. Most gaming companies create only for one platform: a heavy, good quality project for desktops or a very simplified, ugly game for mobile. Our goal is to have a great simulator at both platforms, with good quality realistic models, animations and sounds. Of course, maps and level of detail are different depending on where you play due to hardware limitations, but the core is the same. The more advanced the mobile industry gets, more desktop features will be available for smartphones.

Proton Bus brings bus modding support for Android! Two years ago it would be impossible thinking about this. Check out our old trailer:


We are a small team with only two people, not a company.

Marcos, the founder, edit this game in his free time. Marcos works as a writer and translator. He edits Proton Bus when he finishes his articles to 3rd party companies. It would be awesome if he could work exclusively with this simulator. Instead of editing for two or three hours per day only, taking many months to complete basic tasks... It would be more advanced, faster! Not perfect, since it is an indie game! But editing ten hours per day without any other task to do certainly is far better than only two or three hours daily.

Depending on the success of this support campaign, Victor could work full time with Proton Bus too, bringing the project to another level. He is responsible for the coach/highway version and have edited many of our urban buses.

And if we get more money, we will separate a part to pay more people, freelancer 3D artists and programmers to solve some hard problems that we cannot. The project would have more buses, from more countries... And a much larger city!

The game is a playable beta, it needs some years to be considered stable, complete. But you don't have to wait for it. You may play it right now. It is available for about two years: the first beta was released for Android in the first weeks of 2017. Check it out here for Android or here for desktop. There is also the coach/highway version, Proton Bus Road.

By supporting the small team this project will receive more good quality content faster, while we keep it independent. It's an indie game made with passion, with love. We really love public transportation.

What will you get?

If you support us with any tier, benefits will be these: access to the current version without the limitations of the free version. Play the game for free, see if you like it, and pay only if you really like it and wanna see it being improved.

You'll get the game without any ads or messages asking for payments (of course) both on Android and PC, and you will also receive some early access to content that won't be available in the free version. This may include new buses, exclusive mods for our supporters and some new bus routes in the future.

Where are we going to spend the money?

All the money will be used to pay the development costs, including:
  • A kind of a salary for the devs to pay house rent, food, bills, internet, etc.
  • Recurring development costs like Unity engine license, Google Drive subscription for the team, web hosting for the apk/exe files, etc.
  • Hardware for development team, like upgrading PC, video card, memory, storage, joysticks, etc.
  • 3D freelancer artists and programmers to bring more buses, scenery and features.
  • Stock generic 3D models to complete scenery faster.
  • Software and tools to accelerate the development process; Unity and Blender are available for free but some great tools are paid, and without them our work is much harder.

This project will continue being developed even if we don't receive a cent.
But that way things gets so difficult, it is almost impossible working with another thing to pay the living costs and making the game at the same time. So we need your support to work exclusively with this simulator!
Tiers
Basic support
$1 or more per month

Have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us!

Help a little bit more
$3 or more per month

The same for all: have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us!

You're with us!
$7 or more per month

Thanks a lot if you choose it! Benefits will be the same for all: have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us. Yes, it's the same for $1, but this is for those who may pay more to help us even better. Maybe you're rich?!

You love the project, lifetime!
$15 or more per month

Show some love for the project!

With this tier you'll get a lifetime access to the main game, even if you stop paying after some time. You will play it without ads and receive access to features that are restricted in the free version, like new buses, some content and new areas on the map, in the future.

#1 fan!
$50 or more per month

You are the best fan! We don't promise exclusive features, but if you wanna help with more, be welcome! We'll try to make something different.

Receive the same:

Get access to some features for PC and Android before they are available on the free version and full access for the PC version. Lifetime for the main project, even if you cancel your subscription!

Investor!
$1,000 or more per month

Wow, if you may support us with this amount of money you'll be ensuring the work of one person full time in the project, alone!


You're the best! We'll discuss some form of bringing a retribution for you privately, like placing your logo or message at some part of the game while you help us. For example, an ad panel close to a great point on the map... An ad on some truck or trailer on the traffic or parked at a fixed stop, etc.


Note that we won't be placing traditional ads that takes users to some website or 3rd party services. We wanna making the game totally independent and safe for everybody.

Goals
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The team will work full time in this project, as a daily job! It will get stable faster, receiving lots of new features in months instead of years, and some features in weeks instead of many months. We cannot promise any date to the final version, but certainly the progress will grow a lot faster.
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We are creating a bus simulator made with love for public transportation with some unique key features!

The same core is available for Android and PCs. Most gaming companies create only for one platform: a heavy, good quality project for desktops or a very simplified, ugly game for mobile. Our goal is to have a great simulator at both platforms, with good quality realistic models, animations and sounds. Of course, maps and level of detail are different depending on where you play due to hardware limitations, but the core is the same. The more advanced the mobile industry gets, more desktop features will be available for smartphones.

Proton Bus brings bus modding support for Android! Two years ago it would be impossible thinking about this. Check out our old trailer:


We are a small team with only two people, not a company.

Marcos, the founder, edit this game in his free time. Marcos works as a writer and translator. He edits Proton Bus when he finishes his articles to 3rd party companies. It would be awesome if he could work exclusively with this simulator. Instead of editing for two or three hours per day only, taking many months to complete basic tasks... It would be more advanced, faster! Not perfect, since it is an indie game! But editing ten hours per day without any other task to do certainly is far better than only two or three hours daily.

Depending on the success of this support campaign, Victor could work full time with Proton Bus too, bringing the project to another level. He is responsible for the coach/highway version and have edited many of our urban buses.

And if we get more money, we will separate a part to pay more people, freelancer 3D artists and programmers to solve some hard problems that we cannot. The project would have more buses, from more countries... And a much larger city!

The game is a playable beta, it needs some years to be considered stable, complete. But you don't have to wait for it. You may play it right now. It is available for about two years: the first beta was released for Android in the first weeks of 2017. Check it out here for Android or here for desktop. There is also the coach/highway version, Proton Bus Road.

By supporting the small team this project will receive more good quality content faster, while we keep it independent. It's an indie game made with passion, with love. We really love public transportation.

What will you get?

If you support us with any tier, benefits will be these: access to the current version without the limitations of the free version. Play the game for free, see if you like it, and pay only if you really like it and wanna see it being improved.

You'll get the game without any ads or messages asking for payments (of course) both on Android and PC, and you will also receive some early access to content that won't be available in the free version. This may include new buses, exclusive mods for our supporters and some new bus routes in the future.

Where are we going to spend the money?

All the money will be used to pay the development costs, including:
  • A kind of a salary for the devs to pay house rent, food, bills, internet, etc.
  • Recurring development costs like Unity engine license, Google Drive subscription for the team, web hosting for the apk/exe files, etc.
  • Hardware for development team, like upgrading PC, video card, memory, storage, joysticks, etc.
  • 3D freelancer artists and programmers to bring more buses, scenery and features.
  • Stock generic 3D models to complete scenery faster.
  • Software and tools to accelerate the development process; Unity and Blender are available for free but some great tools are paid, and without them our work is much harder.

This project will continue being developed even if we don't receive a cent.
But that way things gets so difficult, it is almost impossible working with another thing to pay the living costs and making the game at the same time. So we need your support to work exclusively with this simulator!

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Tiers
Basic support
$1 or more per month

Have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us!

Help a little bit more
$3 or more per month

The same for all: have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us!

You're with us!
$7 or more per month

Thanks a lot if you choose it! Benefits will be the same for all: have access to restricted features without ads while you keep supporting us. Yes, it's the same for $1, but this is for those who may pay more to help us even better. Maybe you're rich?!

You love the project, lifetime!
$15 or more per month

Show some love for the project!

With this tier you'll get a lifetime access to the main game, even if you stop paying after some time. You will play it without ads and receive access to features that are restricted in the free version, like new buses, some content and new areas on the map, in the future.

#1 fan!
$50 or more per month

You are the best fan! We don't promise exclusive features, but if you wanna help with more, be welcome! We'll try to make something different.

Receive the same:

Get access to some features for PC and Android before they are available on the free version and full access for the PC version. Lifetime for the main project, even if you cancel your subscription!

Investor!
$1,000 or more per month

Wow, if you may support us with this amount of money you'll be ensuring the work of one person full time in the project, alone!


You're the best! We'll discuss some form of bringing a retribution for you privately, like placing your logo or message at some part of the game while you help us. For example, an ad panel close to a great point on the map... An ad on some truck or trailer on the traffic or parked at a fixed stop, etc.


Note that we won't be placing traditional ads that takes users to some website or 3rd party services. We wanna making the game totally independent and safe for everybody.