Got Gamer's Block? Bust Open One of These New Indie Racing Games for a Change of Pace - January 2022 - Odd Nugget

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Racing games like Forza or Gran Tourismo will have pretty quiet events in the next few years due to electric cars..

In other news...

Whether your taste in racing games is mainstream or extremely niche, the following picks are probably going to be permanent fixtures in your weekly rotation...


Rust Racers


Rust Racers video game Developed by Nethash Games and published by Nethash Games

Developed by Nethash Games and published by Nethash Games

Rust Racers is a vehicle combat game without traditional weapons, a game based around utilizing your mobility, mass, momentum, and special abilities to destroy your enemies. The world is hostile, so are the enemies and this is where friendships come to die.

Political discourse divided society and as the social contract eroded so did our world.

The United Corporate Government of the remaining world has seized control over the planet,

what's left of it that is.

Production population is tightly managed to maintain sustained growth throughout the

total collapse of the global ecosystem.

Operational parameters are overseen by The Corporate Authority, a General Purpose Artificial

Intelligence designed to manage human capital through deadly races.

Will you earn your right to live another day in the last city in the world or will your legacy be

reduced to another set of training data for a malevolent AI?

LARGE SCALE MULTIPLAYER

Dive into the arena and battle swarms of equally trophy-hungry players!

HIGH-OCTANE ACTION

Master the high mobility of jumps, boosts, and flight then use your vehicle's momentum, mass, and unique special abilities to annihilate your opponents and be the last one standing.

CUSTOMIZABLE CLASSES

Be the epicenter of chaos and dive carelessly into battle, or plan your actions to meticulous detail. Choose a playstyle that fits you and choose from a variety of vehicles and drivers to achieve victory. Customize your ironclad chariot and ride in style straight to the pits of hell!

GET INVOLVED, GET REWARDED

Join our discord and get unique skins and titles as a reward for being an early supporter. Help us make this game reach its full potential! https:discord.gghEzkDj

Rust Racers

Rust Racers video game Developed by Nethash Games and published by Nethash Games video screen

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Ryza Roads


Ryza Roads video game by Felipe Godoy

Made by Felipe Godoy

Welcome to Ryza!

In this archipelago, you can explore, race, buy new vehicles, get achievements and more!

Here's some of the stuff you can do:

Rally!

Reach the skies!

Set sail!

Explore many places!

Customize your vehicles!

Customize your character!

More features:

km map;

Many different vehicles;

Races against clock;

Races against CPU;

Vehicle customization;

Character customization;

Achievements;

Full keyboardjoystick support;

Much fun!

Ryza Roads

More about this game here.


Buck Up And Drive!


Buck Up And Drive! video game Developed by Fábio Fontes and published by Fábio Fontes

Developed by Fábio Fontes and published by Fábio Fontes

Where are we going? As individuals... as a species... what awaits us at the end of this road? Is there an end? Was there an beginning? Does this road symbolize real life in the sense that there's no turning back? And how does pineapple juice fit into all this? Maybe I should just shut up, Buck Up And Drive!

Features:

Endless driving game inspired by arcade classics, with simple yet intense gameplay featuring a total slap in the face of realism. And a kick in the spleen, too!

Procedurally generated track with multiple environments to visit, ranging from the somewhat realistic to the completely absurd. GO TO HELL!... literally!

PINK. BACKFLIPPING. TRUCKS. ON THE #&@$ING MOON.

Go v against another player (or a CPU) in a fighting mode. With cars. I dunno either, I came up with it while in the shower.

Customizable car decals through external image files. Put "eggplants" all over the cars, for all I care!

Controls for both game modes are directions and one button. Play one-handed, if you want! Keep your other hand for... holding orange juice! Yes!

Available for both Windows and Ubuntu (other Linux distros may work).

Buck Up And Drive!

Buck Up And Drive! video game Developed by Fábio Fontes and published by Fábio Fontes video screen

More about this game here.


Racingmaybe


Racingmaybe video game Developed by Jhoffis and published by Jhoffis

Developed by Jhoffis and published by Jhoffis

The goal is to create a highly interesting drag racing game with satisfying controls and a very deep upgrading system!

The game is designed for quick matches between you and your friends perhaps as a warmup.

A game should take around min. Therefore, challenge your friends and beat them up!

You can also try to get the highest score on the global leaderboard and prove that you are the superior being.

There are currently cars, as shown below, and many different upgrades containing interesting bonuses. Combine these factors to create your own strategy and squeeze every last drop of power out of your car! Though be careful, the success of your strategy will ultimately depend on your keen awareness and skill about driving and the randomized cost of each upgrade. Best of luck!

Car-pool:

Decentra:

Turbo powered beast that can either be the fastest or the slowest depending on driver-skill.

Oldsroyal:

Heavy old car that always gets a head start because of its guarenteed Tireboost!

Fabulvania:

Weak but light race car that has preinstalled NOS.

Thoroughbred:

Powerful American muscle-car that has weak boost times.

Join my Discord server to chat and stay updated on tournaments and stuff:

https:discord.gggKKmXhdF

Racingmaybe

Racingmaybe video game Developed by Jhoffis and published by Jhoffis video screen

More about this game here.


Dunebug


Dunebug video game by Blendo Games

Made by Blendo Games

You and your buddy made a bunch of carsreally mad.

Blast across the dunes, scavengeammo for your buddy, drive to survive. Good luck,Dunebug.

Made for DFPS game jam

Made by:Brendon Chung

Terrain by:Luke Hetherington

Libraries used:FNA, BEPU Physics, DPSF Particles

Audio:freesound.org

Car model:turbosquid.com

Dunebug

More about this game here.


Extreme Race


Extreme Race video game Developed by BeMenGo and published by BeMenGo

Developed by BeMenGo and published by BeMenGo

Are you a good driver? So, enter this challenge where you don't control the car's throttle and only control the direction. Dodge the cars and avoid dying on this endless road and be careful with the road conditions.

Collect coins and earn bonuses by jumping along the ramps that appear along the way.

Buy new vehicles with different characteristics for a different driving experience.

Extreme Race

Extreme Race video game Developed by BeMenGo and published by BeMenGo video screen

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Climbey


Climbey video game Developed by Brian Lindenhof and published by ShadowBrain Games

Developed by Brian Lindenhof and published by ShadowBrain Games

Climbey is a VR-only climbing game!

The goal is to climb to the finish as fast as you can, avoiding obstacles and trying not to fall along the way.

Features:

Physics-powered climbing and jumping controls that are easy to grasp but hard to master!

built in intro levels!

A level editor with full workshop support so you can create and share levels!

Online multiplayer with up to people, including workshop level support! Race your friends!

Support for custom skyboxes! Set it to whatever you like!

Optional comfort settings for the motion sick prone among you, floor dots, fov reduction and a spherical cage, more!

Climbey

Climbey video game Developed by Brian Lindenhof and published by ShadowBrain Games video screen

More about this game here.


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