Drift Stage is still a gorgeous looking, retro racer

It's been a long time since I've played as racing game where the car only had a handful potential sprites until you crashed it, but that's what Drift Stage reminds me of, with its pixel artwork, retro styling and awesome guitar riffs.

Coming from the minds of Sky Rogue artist Charles Blanchard and Chase Pettit, they hope that together hope they can create a 90's inspired racing game that is instantly fun to pick up and play, but has a lot of depth to it for those that want to shave seconds off of their best time.

To them, the current racing scene is too polarising, with sim like games at one end that have learning cliffs instead of curves and the arcade racers at the other end, which have little to no end-game progression in terms of player skill.

Drift Stage is currently in development for PC and MAC, with plans for a mobile release shortly after. As it stands, it's in the very early early stages, featuring just one car type and a couple of basic tracks with no goal other than to drift well.

There is multiplayer though, so expect four player, split screen gaming in the future.

What do you guys think of Drift Stage? Does it make you harken back to your earliest racing memories?

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Footage means nothing. the

Footage means nothing. the controls are going to make or break this type of game. difficulty balancing steering help for keyboards, and full realism option for joysticks & wheels. I'd be happy to see a new game where you can adjust realism levels on the fly like back in the days of grand-prix-1&2 & papyrus games. Add good collision physics like Nascar-Season-2003, damage modelling & invincibility options like indianapolis-500 or carmageddon-1 & you're guaranteed to double your audience. Plus epic sound & audio to make like virtua-racing arcade.

Damn Son

Lots of hate in here I actually liked the look of this - although I think it needs more than just Drifting - maybe like a Need For Speed Underground 1/2 type thing going for it. Not bad at all for a game made by 2 people!

best drift!

If you want a sim instead of a game you can take a look at Assetto Corsa. There's a Drift mode in there too plus it handles just like the real thing unlike gran turismo.

Wow, have game designers

Wow, have game designers gotten lazy or what. Some are trying to make things better but these designers take a leap backwards to 80's. That game look like it blows hard. But I guess there are few that will buy the game style that they grew up with.

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