Road Rash Spiritual Successor Hits Kickstarter
DarkSeas Games has announced a Kickstarter for Road Redemption with the goal of “bringing back the classic Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics, and online play.”
Currently seeking $160,000 on Kickstarter, the project “takes the motorcycle-combat racing gameplay, pioneered by the Road Rash series, and brings it to the next level,” adding “state-of-the-industry combat controls, insane crashes, destructible environments, AI, ragdoll physics, and online multiplayer to the classic motorcycle combat/racing formula.”
The project has been in development since early last year and is aiming for release on PC, Mac and Linux in July if funding is successful. The team notes that it “would love to have the opportunity to port Road Redemption to consoles,” adding that “porting to Xbox 360 would be a top priority” and that Unity on Wii U and on PlayStation 4 also present possibilities for the future. The team is also “currently working on integrating Rift support into Road Redemption as a proof of concept, and we will be announcing an Oculus Rift stretch goal soon.”
Last month, Road Rash creator Dan Geisler expressed his desire to launch his own Kickstarter for a successor. “I’m ready to make a better one now. I miss playing it too. If there is enough interest, I’ll do a Kickstart on it,” he said at the time.
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