Road Redemption Game Beyond Road Rash
Friday, April 19, 2013
A group of independent game developers out of New Orleans are working on the next-generation of the old EA game Road Rash with newer storylines, better graphics and cool multiplayer modes.
How many out there used to play the old EA game Road Rash? Remember, the video game where you’re blasting down the road racing your motorcycle while you kick opponents trying to pass you or bash ‘em with a club or nunchucks? In the words of the venerable Bert Baker, “It’s just good stupid fun.”
Well, thanks to one of Motorcycle USA’s Facebook
fans, Claire Fontenot, we’ve learned that a group out of New Orleans called DarkSeas Games is working on an even better, more current version called Road Redemption. Along with game-play that looks more realistic and more advanced storylines comes more realistic graphics. Think Grand Theft Auto
on motorcycles. It will feature online multiplayer modes where you can form a gang and fight against other gangs online, or start as a recruit and bop your way up to leader. Road Redemption has a crazy list of weapons used in the game, including chains, bats, pipes, clubs, ninja swords, shotguns, rifles, tec-9s, uzis and more. There’s no auto-aim, so you’ve got to learn how to hit your target while controlling a motorcycle at high speeds and dodging oncoming traffic. There’s also several types of missions to embark on.
So we went to the Road Redemption Kickstarter
page Claire directed us to and pulled this info about the game from the site (text provided by DarkSeas Games).
Road Redemption takes the motorcycle combat-racing gameplay, pioneered by the Road Rash series, to the next level.
Road Redemption brings state-of-the-industry combat controls, insane crashes, destructible environments, AI, ragdoll physics, and online multiplayer to the classic formula.
Here’s the basic storyline:
Road Redemption takes place in a nightmare version of the American Midwest.
You play a recently-paroled felon. After 8 years in federal prison, you must work your way back up from the bottom of your old motorcycle club.
As you rise in the ranks, it becomes clear that not all of your brothers are acting in the best interests of the club, and may even be responsible for your incarceration.
You must play a pivotal role in the resulting power struggle, with multiple outcomes depending on your actions.
Eventually, you can lead your own faction and fight to control territory and drug distribution routes in a war for survival and supremacy.
DarkSeas Games is an independent game developer, so they’ve started a Kickstarter program in hopes of taking Road Redemption from concept to a refined program. Here’s a link to their Kickstarter page
if you’d like more info. The trailer for the new game is also embedded below for you to check out. We know we’d play it and are confident there’s plenty others that would like to see this game hit the market, too.
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