Gas Station Simulator becomes a hit game on Steam

Drago Entertainment’s Gas Station Simulator sees a very successful Steam release, attracting an impressive player base in a very short period of time.

Exterior of dust bowl for gas station simulator

Steam has long been home to a wide range of titles that appeal to all kinds of different audiences. It’s a place where AAA first-person shooters meet niche indie simulation games. Drago Entertainment’s Gas station simulator definitely belongs to the latter category.

Operating a gas station in the desert might not seem like the most exciting terrain for a successful game. However, Gas station simulator delivers exactly that experience and seems to do well on Steam.

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The game launched on September 15 and quickly hit an initial peak of 5,619 concurrent players before skyrocketing to a new high of 7,380 at the time of writing. Now, that doesn’t look like much compared to the 140,000+ gamers who recently jumped on Amazon. New world Beta on opening day. However, it’s an impressive launch for an indie simulation game with no real marketing effort.

Gas station simulator gas truck

Gas station simulator opens with players buying the dilapidated “Dust Bowl” gas station in the desert. It’s their job to fix it and turn the abandoned cabin into a thriving business. After cleaning and repairing the building and getting everything back to working order, the players get to work helping customers and growing their business. This includes offering new services and purchasing upgrades for their tool store and convenience store. But these aren’t all flashy business decisions, as the game also simulates the more mundane aspects of operating a gas station. This includes everything from replenishing fuel and goods to sweeping at the end of the day.

Gas station simulator is the second full release from Drago Entertainment, the first being Treasure hunter simulator from 2018. The old game sent players to exotic locations in search of ancient artifacts. Based on Steam reviews, it’s a great game for people who enjoy real-life metal detecting, but doesn’t seem to offer the kind of simulation experience that many gamers have been looking for. However, Gas station simulator doesn’t seem to have this problem, receiving a “very positive” user rating on Steam. The developers also seem to have found their niche, with titles coming up like Road restaurant simulator and Food Truck Simulator, among others.

As for Gas station simulator, the game features both a free demo and a prologue that players can try before they buy. The prologue, Gas station simulator: early days, focuses on the repair and reopening of the abandoned Dust Bowl gas station. The demo, meanwhile, moves forward to let players experience the day-to-day activities of running a fully functioning Dust Bowl. The full game is also 10% off until September 22, which prompts potential players to check it out.

Gas station simulator is now available on PC through Steam.

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Source: Steam Database

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