Fancy a little weekend getaway? Get off Teletext and turn to Jalopy [official site], the roadtrip simulator formerly known as Hac. The latest update on Jalopy’s journey through Early Access has added a whole new country, Hungary. The full journey across Europe is still a good few countries short but you can also now keep yourself busy by repainting your dinky little car and raiding scrapyards for spare parts.
The bridge to Hungary is now fixed, meaning you can continue your journey a little longer. Alas, for now you’ll have to travel alone. Your talkative and glitchy companion, your uncle, has been removed from Jalopy until he’s polished up a little. “I need to spend a lot more time on the uncle before he makes a return, and at the moment there’s a lot of stuff that still needs finishing / fixing,” developer MinskWorks explained in a devblog post.
Still! This means now you can go where you please without interruption and worry. And paint your car in ways he’d no doubt disapprove of. In the characteristic delightful Jalopy hands-on way, painting your car is done with cans of spray paint which can do different parts different colours and blends colours – careful can control may be necessary.
The update’s changelog is over here, also getting into fixes, tweaks, and other new things like a working odometer. Then this video shows some of it all in motion:
Jalopy is £9.99/12,99€/$12.99 on Steam Early Access.