Feels like a game, works like a training

Best Forklift Operator is a simulation video game based on a professional training simulator. It is also a joint venture that combines Gamedust's experience in VR games and VR / AR Setapp developers' unique skills in delivering realistic simulation software with high production value.

Best Forklift Operator is a simulation video game based on a professional training simulator. It is also a joint venture that combines Gamedust's experience in VR games and VR / AR Setapp developers' unique skills in delivering realistic simulation software with high production value.

Best Forklift Operator is a simulation video game based on a professional training simulator. It is also a joint venture that combines Gamedust's experience in VR games and VR / AR Setapp developers' unique skills in delivering realistic simulation software with high production value.

Flat screens
VR Platform
Best Forklift Operator Simulation Game

This partnership aimed to create an entertaining game for VR platforms or flat screens, that will appeal to both fans of simulation games and players with experience in operating a heavy-duty vehicle. The origin of the game lies in the extensive experience of both companies with VR simulations and the development of customized software for the transportation industry.

vr-training

The second challenge was to deliver proof of concept that VR games can be transformed into a game-based learning platform for professional users like forklift operators. As developers, we know about a huge skill gap in the transport industry and how efficient virtual reality training can be for the young generation. We wish to use this to assist with this problem.

The game overview

Best Forklift Operator is a serious simulation game available on Steam. The player is a forklift operator who has just started his training. After learning the basics of maneuvering, he performs various jobs related to loading and unloading the cargo on different advanced levels.

Game main features

vr

Realistic driving model - especially in VR.

physics-object

Realistic object physics that buids top training experience.

quality

High production quality -  beautiful assets, clear and elegant UI, and good sound design.

native-vr-support

Native VR support -  different input methods like sterring wheel accessories.

variety-of-modes

Variety of modes -  career mode and arcade mode.

replayability

Replayability -  leaderboards and variety of missions.

“Our development team put a lot of effort into creating the whole experience and realism. As a result, players turn it into a fun experience or use it as professional training.“

Bartosz Pniewski, Product Owner at Setapp

“Our development team put a lot of effort into creating the top  realism. As a result, players turn it into a fun experience, or use it as professional training.“

Bartosz Pniewski, Product Owner at Setapp

What is the audinence of the best forklift operator?

who is the best forklift operatoraudience?

Since Best Forklift Operator has been delivered to players worldwide, we discovered a niche for forklift fans and operators, as well as dreamers who would like to try it. The top simulation games fans of our product came from the below countries:

Since Best Forklift Operator has been delivered to worldwide players we discovered a niche for forklift fans and operators, as well as dreamers who would like to give it a try. The top simulation games fans of our product came from the below countries:

United States
Germany
United Kingdom
Canada
Australia

The overall game community is gathered around:

Analyzing the feedback and comments, we can see that these users appreciate how accurately the game shows the experience of operating a forklift, which is not an easy task.

Why not quote a few comments from Steam? What our fans say:

“Great simulator and a lot of fun! This should be used by companies for employee training.” 

mf, 3.1 hrs on record

“I was a forklift operator for two years and this game is about as close as you can come to driving a forklift.”

gooch, 1.4 hrs on record

“Damn this is fun. You can't tell from looking at the screenshots but driving this thing is pure joy. It somehow touches your inner kid who imagined driving things.”

pkserafin, 14.3 hrs on record

“Damn this is fun. You can't tell from looking at the screenshots but driving this thing is pure joy. It somehow touches your inner kid who imagined driving things.”

pkserafin, 14.3 hrs on record

If you wish to see how our game affects users in real-time recording, go for this popular youtube video. It has gained 1,2 mln views already.  The owner of this channel has around five mln of subscribers, and his words were: You don't even have to be Forklift certified to play this game. It is truly a game changer."

Technology

Technology

Project Scope Tech Stack
  • UX/UI
  • 3D Design
  • Development
  • Simulator/Hardware
  • Unity
  • VR (Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest2, HTC Vive, Valve Index)
Project Scope
  • UX/UI
  • 3D Design
  • Development
  • Simulator/Hardware
Tech Stack
  • Unity
  • VR (Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest2, HTC Vive, Valve Index)

Project timeline

July 2021

July 2021

July 2021

Development start (overall 12 months)

Development start (overall 12 months)

Development start (overall 12 months)

April 2022

April 2022

Early Access premiere on Steam (getting user's feedback and adding improvements in four rounds)

August 2022

August 2022

August 2022

Release of 1.00 version (a full, polished product)

Release of 1.00 version (a full, polished product).

Release of 1.00 version (a full, polished product)

Next steps?

We believe the future possibilities of this simulation game are far beyond simple entertainment

Game-based learning platform about operating a forklift

Game-based learning platform about operating a forklift

A challenge we were testing with the game Best Forklift Operator included a specific proof of concept that VR games and professional training are something that can work together for all sorts of people. We wish to use it in the transport industry that suffers from a huge skill gap and lack of specialists on the market. Rotterdam port alone had 8 000 vacancies only in 2022. As explained earlier, our thesis was that:

A challenge we were testing with the game Best Forklift Operator included a certain proof of concept that game and training in VR is a very powerful tool. We wished to verify it and use in transport industry. We understand that the whole TSL they suffer from hude skill gap and lack of specialist on the market. Rotterdam port alone had 8 000 vacancies only in 2022. As explained earlier our thesis  was that: 

“The Best Forklift Operator can be something more than just a virtual reality entertainmant, it can transform into a true game-based learning platform for transport industry.“

Marcin Górzyński, XR Lead at Setapp

What gives this game a huge advantage is its roots in an advanced professional simulator, which Setapp developers accomplished earlier. Thorough research with actual forklift users is adapted  to this game. We are bold to say it is hard to find a similar product like Best Forklift Operator on the market. With the game ready and available on Steam, we had this unique opportunity to verify our learning platform concept with hundreds of simulation game fans.

What gives this game a huge advantage is its roots in an advanced professional simulator, which Setapp developers accomplished earlier. Thorough research with actual forklift users is adapted  to this game. We are bold to say it is hard to find a similar product like Best Forklift Operator on the market. 

“This verification with real users was our first step towards creating a professional training platform that we aim to make in the near future. The user's satisfaction and interest in Best Forklift Operator proved to us that the potential and demand for such tools is enormous.“

Paweł Flieger, CEO at Gamedust

“This verification with real users was our first step towards creating a professional training platform that we aim to make in the near future. With this game we proved that there is a potential and demand for such tools.“

Paweł Flieger, CEO at Gamedust

Imagine having 3D models of your new warehouse spaces with complete visual identification and implementation of new logic in tasks. The possible customization options to use this simulation VR game / professional training are far beyond what we have written down here.

 

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VAT ID: PL7781465185
REGON: 301183743
KRS: 0000334616

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