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Cranks & Goggles Puts Rubber To The Early Access Road

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I spent about one twenty-fourth of my weekend playing Cranks & Goggles [official site] - it's a beautifully styled racing game set in the late 1920s/early 1930s. It's still in Early Access so ALL THE USUAL DISCLAIMERS but come see how lovely it is with the little puffs of dust and the blocky motorcars!

I feel like it's definitely the sort of game where I'm going to always call the vehicles "motorcars" and talk in a very posh British accent as I narrate my races - a kind of Downton-Abbey-meets-Murray-Walker type affair with lapses into inventive swearing.

The control system doesn't feel very intuitive to me at the moment. It's WASD but where W is accelerate, S is brake, A and D are to turn the car in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. I'm always far more at home with a control pad when it comes to driving games. According to a response on the Steam community page controller support is being factored into the next development sprint. Graham has also pointed me towards JoyToKey as something that might be useful in the interim.

Anyhoodle, it's a promising thing and I do really like the aesthetics. If they're taking suggestions I'd say it would be cool to be able to play as an adventurous lady as well as the moustachio-ed gents, jamming on my helmet and heading to the roads to break some records.

Cranks & Goggles is £4.99/5,99€/$6.99 on Steam Early Access.

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