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New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s

A new Kickstarter looks to raise a modest 10,000 to create The 90's Arcade Racer, a throwback to the days where men were men, even if they still occasionally wore shoulder pads. The game is intended for Windows, OS X, and Linux with possible OUYA support. Here's word on the project's inspiration: "The three that ate up most of my coins where Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500, my goal is to recreate the feeling these games evoked from players by maintaining the colorful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models." The developer has no apparent track record, but has "worked on several big and small projects both as a 2D and 3D artist," and this fundraiser has attracted the attention of sites like Kotaku and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Thanks nin.

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14. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 14:34 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 14:29:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 14:11:
This was my immediate thought: the only vehicle-related KS I'm doing is an I76 reboot or spiritual successor.

As cool as the theme of I76 was, I never got into the gameplay. It was just dogfighting on one plane. A good WWI or WWII sim had similar gameplay but in three dimensions. I76 was just too much circling, braking, firing.

Yeah, it wasn't as deep as a sim, but you did have objects to hide behind and stuff, so in that respect it's different from a flight sim. But the fun part was also the part I liked best about Mechwarrior: configuring your vehicle and tweaking it exactly how you wanted, then trying that config in the field.

Also, we've had SO MANY WWII sims, but very few vehicle fighting games.
 
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