It’s not so long ago that we had a Forum thread where someone asked advice on starting a bike shop, and the almost universal response was ‘don’t’. Now, you can save yourself the stress, tears and financial losses in the real world, by experiencing them in the virtual one. Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 is coming soon. We apologise in advance if the website looks a bit quiet…
Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 is slated to release for PC and consoles, debuting in early 2023 on PC, and in the next step it will also be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
The game is billed as a realistic simulation where you take on the role of a bicycle mechanic. The gameplay is based mainly on repairing, servicing and assembling unique bikes as part of your orders, as well as developing your workshop and testing out equipment. Players will have a dozen or so types of tools and repair stations at their disposal.
“This is the first project of its kind in the gaming industry. We highly appreciate realistic and relaxing gameplay. We approach the mapping of specific bicycle parts and repair processes with an excellent level of detail. That said, in some respects Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 will also be simplified, because we want to provide players with a high level of playability,”CEO Manager Games S.A., Tomasz Sobiecki.
The developers promise a wide variety of equipment with the main bike categories including city, mountain bike and road – from simple models to ultra-modern designs for high-performance characters. Each bike model will consist of several dozen different parts. The simulator will offer wheels of various sizes, many types of drivetrains and shocks, and frames made from various materials.
“Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 will be an extensive and elaborate game. Of course, diagnostics and repairs are the main elements of it, but at the same time the player will have to see that his workshop is growing and everything is running smoothly. We also have interesting possibilities for testing bicycles in store for you – they are bound to diversify the gameplay even more,”Tomasz Sobiecki.
Bike Mechanic Simulator 2023 – main features:
- the career of a bicycle mechanic;
- bike servicing, repair, assembly and testing;
- various orders;
- many different kinds of bicycles and components;
- various game modes (story mode and sandbox).
We have questions! Like, are there customers? Do they come in and insist they were just riding along? Or that they need this thing fixing today? Will you have to deal with warranty claims? Will new standards be launched at random and you’ll have to buy a whole new tool in order to fix anything that comes into the shop? Will there be surprise mechanical discoveries, like opening up a bottom bracket to find an inch of mud, or finding your internal able routing has rubbed away the inside of your head tube?
Can you pick different locations? Perhaps a nice Mediterranean resort with lots of tourist road riders and not a lot of mud? Or perhaps something more challenging, like a shop in the Tweed Valley? Will there be component shortages, can you round off a chainring bolt? Will you get fired for leaving a stem loose, or promoted for fixing the obsolete?
Is it actually possible to win and make money, or is it inevitable that you’ll end up broke and not have ridden an actual bike for months?
As someone who has lost days and weeks to the likes of Theme Hospital, Thief, and Black and White, I’m slightly hoping this is a damp squib that makes you realise the real thing is altogether more fun. If it’s any good, please don’t tell me.
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