Posts Tagged ‘Road Redemption’

Road Redemption Delayed By Louisiana Floods


Road Rash-y fight-o-bike-a-racer Road Redemption‘s [official site] exit from Early Access has been delayed again, this time for a reason that’s somewhat out of the makers’ hands. Dark Seas are based in Louisiana, see, which is currently facing catastrophic flooding. Making a video game is obviously not their top priority right now, so they’re pushing Road Redemption back from its previously-announced October 15 launch date until at least November. Which, yeah, fair enough.

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Road Redemption Crotch-Rocketing Out In October

I know some folks love their jobs so much they playing games recreating ’em – such as truckers, farmers, and pilots – but I’m not one of them. After a long, tiring day, I want to park my hog, slip out my leathers, put my whippin’ chain in a tub of oil (take care of your tools!), and get away from the violent world of illegal motorbike street racing. But while I’ve obviously not played Road Redemption [official site] myself, I have heard good things about the crowdfunded Road Rash ’em up. Now the devs have announced that, after two years on Early Access, it’ll properly launch on October 15th.

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Road Redemption Revving Up To Leave Early Access

Road Redemption [official site] is expected to finally leave Early Access and properly launch by the end of summer, say DarkSeas Games. Back in 2013, they took their pitch for a Road Rash-style motorbike fight-o-racing game to Kickstarter, then they bopped it on over to Steam Early Access in 2014, and now they say it’s a few updates away from properly launch. It’ll be a while before the first of those hits, though.

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Spreading Like A Rash: Road Redemption

Road Redemption is a newcomer in the world of motorbike gangs. It probably has Road Rash tattooed somewhere on its body but it isn’t directly descended from the bandanna-clad grandaddy of motorcycle combat games. Or, if it is, the mean ol’ bastard won’t acknowledge it, so it has a name of its own. Alec has already taken to the asphalt, putting a youth of BMX stunt riding to good use, and the game is now available, albeit in Early Access form. There’s undoubtedly a launch video on Steam but I’m going to show you what happened when Mr Meer rode his bike through a carstorm instead. A carstorm is a meteorological event in which calls fall out of the sky.

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Impressions: Road Rash Spiritual Sequel Road Redemption

“What’s the point of remaking games?” is a familiar question. The answers can be similarly rote: “modern values”, “the audience demanded it”, “publishers abandoned the genre prematurely.” Road Redemption, which is ’90s motorbikes’n’baseball bats hit Road Rash by any other name, offers a stronger answer: “physics.” The physics of rending metal and the physics of plummeting bodies.
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Don’t Be Rash: Road Redemption Alpha Out Now

Wait, slow down! I was just wondering if you could give me directions!

Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption wants it all, and it wants it now over a long period of time in which it will slowly but surely build out its feature list, eventually culminating in an open, procedural United States full of gangs, vehicular mayhem, and presumably roads. For now, however, you can scream down a desert highway while bludgeoning men with shovels and the like. The American dream, in other words, if you’re a lunatic or a very frustrated gardener.

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A Rash Of Updates For Road Redemption

It’s been eight months since we checked in to see just how convincingly spiritual Road Rash sequel Road Redemption was smacking people in the face with a chain at 100MPH. Successfully Kickstarted last May, it’s recently stuck a helmeted head above the parapet to show off a current build. It looks somewhat as one might expect/hope – a 16-bit ethos transposed to 21st century tech with something of a Mad Max aesthetic.

‘Redemption’ does seem a somewhat inappropriate word to include in the name of a game that’s basically about causing people grievous bodily harm in order to win a motorbike race, but perhaps these riders were even more terrible people before they adopted that as a hobby.
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