Whilst at EGX this year I had the joys of what I thought by the poster was a new Tony Hawks game, only to find that it’s an even better gem. Step up Seed Tech Studio’s, a family run design team based here in the UK.
The best part of this game is that anything that isn’t a racing car, is suddenly made into one. During our testing with this game, we tried it at its beta phase and this already included some amazing ideas, such as a Life Raft, a toilet, beds, coffins and the list goes on. It was a fun split screen racer game with 16 different tracks based in 4 different environments. The levels themselves also include environmentally friendly bots that are out to ruin you as well.
The way that these guys are looking to immensely improve these races is that they want to make the racers and their karts to a more Mario type race, meaning you can throw things at your opponent. For me this will just make the game more hilarious then It already is, and the best example one of the design team explained to me was being on a toilet throwing bog roll and poo at people.
The race that myself and Darren tried out was an Area 51 type level which had the lovable extraterrestrial creatures we know very little about. They will try and wipe you so not only will you have to dodge tricks from your opponent, you also have to watch out for the map tricks installed to screw with you.
At the moment, the main market for this game is steam however after further production meetings and taking all of their feedback from EGX they are looking to try and break it onto the switch market which I think is an amazing place to break it onto as it can only get bigger from there. I think with the fact you can bring anyone into the fold with very little explanation so simply and quickly is a credit to the title.
For those of you that are using Steam I would highly recommend you download this game. It’s highly entertaining and going to be so much more fun with the new the equipment they include to throw at your newly formed enemies.