RIDE MOTORBIKES AND PUNCH PEOPLE GAME Road Rash is coming back, thanks to a successful round of funding on Kickstarter.
Talk of the return to the game started earlier this year when Dan Geisler, the original designer of Road Rash told Reddit users that he would consider a sequel if there was enough interest.
"It hasn't resurfaced because I was burned out after Road Rash 3," he said. "But I'm ready to do another one now. I just needed 20 years off. I'm ready to make a better one now. I miss playing it too."
The game appeared on Kickstarter with a goal of $160,000 and the name Road Redemption. It finished its stay on the crowdfunding website late yesterday, having pulled in $173,803 from nostalgic gamers.
The final total is a little shy, around $5,000, of a late stretch goal that would have seen the game ported to the Xbox 360 as an Arcade title, and over $20,000 short of a port to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
A trailer shows some motorcycle based action, including one shot of a man kicking another man into the path of a very large vehicle. It looks fast and it looks like fun.
It is being lined up for Steam on Windows, Mac and Linux, and users can vote for it to be released onto the cloud system now with a view to playing it this summer.
Early adopters, that is, Kickstarter investors, are expected to start receiving Road Redemption goodies from May. µ
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