Classic Sport Driving, the much-anticipated arcade racing game, is finally approaching the final straight of development, with a full Steam release scheduled for the 12th of June.
When we first sampled Classic Sport Driving’s (CSD) demo back in October 2021, the game was slated to release a couple of months later. However, after a lengthy delay the game is finally near completion, promising silky-smooth retro visuals, intuitive handling and seasonal challenges.
CSD will have two game modes; Arcade and Pro. Arcade is your classic ode to coin-op gaming of yesteryear; it’s all-action, foot-to-the-floor racing, with a focus on maintaining momentum through corners while dodging your opponents.
Pro mode is a little more cerebral, requiring players to nail their braking points and master each circuit’s layout to reach the next checkpoint.
This brings us to CSD’s most unique feature; a track generator. Inputting your track name will create a bespoke stage with random environmental values and length. Players can share this with their friends and compete for the top spot on the leaderboard (every vanilla and generated track will have its own leaderboard).
Pixel Wrappers’ studio head Sylvain Debaudringhien is a former amateur motorcycle racer, and his love of nineties racing games such as Jaguar XJ220 prompted his CSD development journey.
“Classic Sport Driving started as a love letter to the Amiga. I loved many racing games on this machine (particularly Lotus Turbo Challenge), and wanted to have a go at developing games, so the choice was obvious,” said Debaudringhien.
“There is something beautiful in that retro hand drawn aesthetics, and I wanted to see how it would translate to modern hardware with a huge drawing distance and much more pixels. I feel lucky that I could build a team around the idea, and that we could make it true,” he continued.
Classic Sport Driving has a demo available for players to sample from now until Sunday 21st May, allowing gamers to try the opening races of the game’s campaign mode.
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Source: Pixel Wrappers