A Good Steer: Roadeo

By Jim Rossignol on November 1st, 2011 at 10:55 am.

A good steer.
The current Indiegames’ browser game pick is a game with a near-genius idea and decent execution. Roadeo is a two-player racing game where one person drives the car, and the other plays as the road. Yep. The car loses by coming off the road, while the road loses by crashing into the other scenery in the map. It can be played competitive or co-operatively. It’s quite the thing. Go take a look, or have a gander at the trailer below. (Try playing solo for maximum confusion.)

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19 Comments »

  1. caddyB says:

    Nice idea. Too bad my friends would just laugh at it.

    • Saarlaender39 says:

      Just find some new friends – Problem solved ;o)

    • Dawngreeter says:

      I hate this new trend where game companies pretend gamers have friends.

    • Craig Stern says:

      The concept behind this game is brilliant. A computer AI player really would be a nice option, though, for those of us who may or may not be illicitly trying to play the game at work.

  2. Magnetude says:

    That is one of the best game names I’ve seen in ages, and a genius concept to boot.

  3. aircool says:

    That looks awesome. What a great idea.

  4. Tusque D'Ivoire says:

    I find the name especially genius. But if it wasn’t there you guys would surely have thought of it.

    Can’t wait to play with a friend!

  5. airtekh says:

    Mind = blown.

    How has this not been thought of before? Looks like great fun!

  6. Khab says:

    Not to be that guy, but… wouldn’t this be great on the couch with a mate?

    • IDtenT says:

      I’m not sure you’ll have great control while spooning, but good luck.

    • many_effects says:

      Lack of control is what usually leads to the spooning.

  7. ZIGS says:

    The music reminds me on the new age retro hippie theme

  8. Raiyan 1.0 says:

    Incredible!

  9. pupsikaso says:

    Unfortunately this game has really blown it’s potential because it has no multiplayer.

    • gwathdring says:

      It has exactly as much multi-player as two-player board games. Keep in mind it’s a browser game not a full client, and that random internet matchups have some problems.

  10. gwathdring says:

    Hmm. I want to love it, but it’s way to easy to get stuck in an impossible corner as the road just by choosing the wrong random direction around an obstacle in the middle of the screen.

  11. Premium User Badge Nogo says:

    Neat!

    Was trying to sway my friend towards driving games by exploiting his love of fighters with the same logic behind this game. Glad I can try it out now.

  12. Fadobo says:

    That was one of the crazy(genius) ideas of the @petermolydeux account on twitter (seriously, follow that now!).