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Still looking...
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:46:02 PM »
I'm still looking around weekly for new PC racers coming out, and was just checking a list of racers due out in 2016 and 2017.  Some aren't too bad, but this one caught my eye.  Currently in Early Access...

http://www.beamng.com/
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Re: Still looking...
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 02:33:29 PM »
Joom,

I remember downloading this quite some time ago when it was a very early tech demo.  It was kind of cool, but it always seemed more like a crash simulator than an honest racer.

I'd have thought that, after Excitebots, you would have had your fill of crashes. :P
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Re: Still looking...
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 09:26:48 PM »
You can never have too many crashes, TJ.  But yeah, I've looked at it more and it doesn't look like that much fun after you get past the initial crash/smash/run thing.

I keep going back and looking at TrackMania 2, but not thrilled with that, either..
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Re: Still looking...
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 05:53:15 AM »
Joom, A little while back I purchased a game called "Race the Sun" off Steam for $2 during the winter sale.  It normally goes a bit higher than that, but I think less than $10.

Either way, it's a solid amount of fun.  The premise is simple: You try to get as far as you can before the sun goes down.  There's a bunch of obstacles that are easy to smash into (Right up your ally ;)), along with power-ups and multipliers along the way.  It's a good old fashioned "get as high a score as you can" kind of thing, too.  The nice thing as well, is that, every day, they generate a new track that's "the day's track" that you race on.  So while you can only race one track per day, it's always different day-to-day.  Granted, there are certain elements that you'll begin to recognize, as they mash together the same segments in different ways.

There's a track creator as well that's a little different as well: You create different regions and then the game randomly mashes them together.

Either way, for $2, I feel I've more than got my money's worth.  It's a little Indy game, but it's a solid one, and worth a look.
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Re: Still looking...
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 12:14:21 AM »
Missed this till just now, TJ.  I'll check it out this weekend......thanks...
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Re: Still looking...
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
Took a look at Race The Sun, TJ.  I see there's both a standard and a deluxe version.  Which did you get?

I also see I can get it directly from FlippFly...
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