Radial-G, Wipeout-Style Racer With Oculus Rift Support Lands On Kickstarter
Remember those old-school games from a few generations back where it was all about speed and technique and how fast you could go? You know, games like Extreme-G and Wipeout and MegaRace? Well, there's a new game in the works that aims to hearken back to the hey-day of futuristic racers and it's called Radial-G. The title is currently seeking a moderate baseline of funds over on Kickstarter as well as support on Steam's Greenlight service.
The game is exceptionally fast and furious and is based around player reflex and twitch skills. There's a really awesome video of the gameplay that you can see in action below.
As you can see, the game takes no shortcuts to victory and offers players a very unique kind of challenge in the radial circuit space.
The thing that really stands out is the fact that the game will aim to house 32-player online racing bouts. I don't even know how that's going to work out but I can't wait to see it in action. Producer Sam Watts seemed pretty confident – especially coming from an MMO background – that the team could handle 32-player races in the game without too much trouble. Let's hope so.
If this all sounds a little too good to be true, don't worry about it, Tammeka Games has you covered. All naysayers and skeptics can actually play the game and get a taste of what the five-man team is aiming to achieve with Radial-G. There's no risk of trying out the single-player demo that's been designed for both the Oculus Rift and standard non-VR setups. If you're unsure about their £50,000 goal you can play the game and see if it's worth the risk of donation.
There's also a pretty detailed article over on VRFocus that further explains the team's aims and goals and how they plan to approach and grow their presence throughout the gaming community using Kickstarter. It's definitely worth checking out if you're curious about how to attempt to run a successful Kickstarter campaign in such a volatile and unpredictable market.
Radial-G is set to receive a multiplayer demo soon so players will get a taste of all that crazy online action. The game itself is scheduled to finish off development by November of this year.
If the team can surpass their initial Kickstarter target then they have plans to add stretch goals for console ports. Here's hoping they can get a stretch goal added for the Wii U, as this would be a perfect game for Nintendo's system.
You can show your support for Radial-G or learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official Kickstarter page.
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