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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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20. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 23, 2013, 08:57 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 01:29:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 00:53:
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

No.. bring back Carmageddon!!

They already are.

It's been in development for a few years now. And the kickstarter gave them a good shot of cash.


I think they were still shooting for this fall, based on an update or two ago. Fingers crossed.

 
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19. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 23, 2013, 06:08 netnerd85
 
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!
You guys need to check out Gas Guzzlers if you want something like Interstate '76
 
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18. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 23, 2013, 01:29 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 00:53:
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

No.. bring back Carmageddon!!

They already are.

It's been in development for a few years now. And the kickstarter gave them a good shot of cash.
 
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17. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 23, 2013, 00:53 Fantaz
 
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

No.. bring back Carmageddon!!
 
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16. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 21:02 Sepharo
 
I'm just hoping I can double tap the gas to do a flip on bumps in the road.  
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15. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 15:23 Trevellian
 
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

This... 1000x this.

I miss my I'76.
 
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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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13. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 14:29 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 14:11:
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

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.
 
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12. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 14:23 jdreyer
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 09:43:
Screw Daytona USA, make a successor to Papyrus's Nascar Racing. Then allow us to "hack" a text file to remove the virtual restrictor plate so I can drive well over 190MPH on Talladega.

Have you tried GT Legends? I picked it up on Steam over the holidays, but haven't had a chance to try it yet.
 
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11. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 14:17 jdreyer
 
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11

A lot of games have a Destruction Derby mode already. Dirt Showdown, for one. GRiD for another.
 
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10. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 14:11 jdreyer
 
John wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 13:51:
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!

This was my immediate thought: the only vehicle-related KS I'm doing is an I76 reboot or spiritual successor.
 
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9. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 13:51 John
 
headshot wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:01:
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11
No, bring back Interstate '76!
 
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8. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 11:44 Smellfinger
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 09:43:
Screw Daytona USA, make a successor to Papyrus's Nascar Racing. Then allow us to "hack" a text file to remove the virtual restrictor plate so I can drive well over 190MPH on Talladega.

Screw the best arcade racer of all time?
 
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7. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 11:01 headshot
 
90s? bring me a destruction derby reboot!!!11  
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6. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 10:59 Armengar
 
GTi Club was a great arcade too. You could free roam (to some extent given it was an arcade). Good fun.  
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5. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 10:46 Stimpack
 
This game looks a lot like I'm being thrown back into the Sonic universe. That's my opinion on that art style, anyway.  
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4. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 09:43 Shineyguy
 
Screw Daytona USA, make a successor to Papyrus's Nascar Racing. Then allow us to "hack" a text file to remove the virtual restrictor plate so I can drive well over 190MPH on Talladega.  
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3. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 09:23 nin
 

It's got a definite Dayton look, and that's not a bad thing. Extremely tempted.

 
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2. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 09:23 Sacrifice
 
The screenshots (or mockups) are spot on for the 90s look.  
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1. Re: New Kickstarter Seeks to Race Back to the 90s Jan 22, 2013, 09:13 netnerd85
 
I like the colour. We really need to bring back that arcade feel of video games - loud, colourful, announcer etc.  
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