Vroom Vroom: Ride Demo Now Revving

Welcome to the cyberfuture, humans.

Milestone have been making zoom-zoom motorbike games for years now, but always working with someone else’s license – the Motocross World Championship, Superbike World Championship, and MotoGP. Licenses bring profile but also pressures, and their games have come out pretty mediocre. What would happen if they get to make their own thing their own way?

You can see for yourself now, as they’ve released a demo for Ride [official site], their first original vroom-vroom racer. It has motorbikes and you can ride them real fast.

The demo’s over on Steam if you click the “Download Demo” button, yeah? The full game will follow next Friday, March 27. What fun: a demo before a game’s launch!

You’ll get to race around the winding curves and pleasant wooded cuttings of the Sierra Nevada track in the ‘Quick Race’ mode atop a small selection of bikes (one superbike, one ‘naked heavyweight’ bike [missus! -ed.], and one supersport bike).

That Sierra Nevada track does look quite pretty, or at least its inspiration does. I recently went on a road trip through North California, though closer to the Pacific, and adored the awesome and terrifying valleys with high mountains, sharp drops, and so many beautiful trees. Heck, I might download the demo simply to revisit and refuel my dreams. Though I doubt it’ll let me hop off to swim in Eel River.


  1. Spider Jerusalem says:

    A demo before a game’s release? What a novel concept.

    I wonder if it will catch on.

  2. bad guy says:

    The GP Bikes demo could also be of interest.
    link to gp-bikes.com

  3. Mud says:

    I hope you can exit the demo the normal way, not like Motogp Steam version where you can’t close the game at all in career.

    • Mr Bismarck says:

      You can just press Escape on the main menu and it then says “ARE YOU SURRRRE?” and when you click “Yes” you’re done.

      I was disappointed at how easy it was.

      • Mud says:

        Nah it won’t work, no problem in other game modes but as soon you are in career and go back to main menu you can’t quit.
        Thats Steam version MotoGP14, my 13 Gamergate version doesn’t have that problem.

        • Mr Bismarck says:

          (I meant it was easy in the RIDE demo. In MotoGP career mode I think you need to sacrifice a local child to quit to desktop.)

  4. Darth Gangrel says:

    If you go to Sierra Nevada and stay in a hotel you can only get room service, but in this game you get vroom-vroom service.

  5. Shadowcat says:

    “Vroom Vroom: Ride”

  6. Perkelnik says:

    5.2 GB demo? Just wow…