In an age where kickstarter programs are abundant and people all over the globe are helping fund future projects for indie game developers, it is always a welcome site to see one of them make it through the gauntlet. Dark Seas Games' project, Road Redemption
, has reached its funding goal and is headed towards XBLA.
What is Road Redemption
you may ask? Well, for those of you who grew up in an age where a classic title reigned spiked bats and butterfly knives down on the competition, while driving at high-octane speeds on some spectacular crotch-rockets, it is safe to say that Road Redemption
well be appealing to you, as it is clearly taking a page out of the Road Rash
Dark Seas Games, which is comprised of a team with over 35 years of game development experience, wants to return gaming to an age where "hand-holding gameplay" is replaced with skill, adaptive gameplay, and total chaos.
Road Redemption takes place in a nightmare version of the American midwest.
You play a recently-paroled felon. After 8 years in federal prison, you must work your way back up from the bottom of your old motorcycle club. As you rise in the ranks, it becomes clear that not all of your brothers are acting in the best interests of the club, and may even be responsible for your incarceration. You must play a pivotal role in the resulting power struggle, with multiple outcomes depending on your actions. Eventually, you can lead your own faction and fight to control territory and drug distribution routes in a war for survival and supremacy.
Road Redemption Mission Types:
Road Redemption's single-player campaign features a variety of mission types, each a variation on the the tried and true combat racing gameplay.
Combat Race: This is your typical mission. Compete with rival bikers for rewards, such as a broken down armored car, full of hard currency. Either get there first or be the last alive.
Police Escape: An army of police cars, bikes, and choppers are on your tail. Lead your fellow club members to safety. No reason not to cause some damage along the way. A well-timed lead pipe to the face will take a cop off his bike. Similarly, a well-placed round from a grenade launcher disables a police vehicle pretty effectively.
Assassin: You’ve managed to whittle a rival motorcycle club down to a few members. Now it’s your job to chase down their leader through a crowded city. Of course, his last remaining lieutenants are going to make that as hard as possible for you.
Convoy Assault: You got word that a convoy of 18-wheelers is passing through your territory. If you can defeat the vehicle's heavily-armed escort, the bounty is yours. A shotgun blast to an 18 wheeler’s tire tends to slow it down.
Escape from Enemy Territory: A planned exchange on the roof of a skyscraper has gone awry, and now you’re alone on rival turf. Race from rooftop to rooftop as you try to escape rival motorcycle club members, who are vying for your head.
Ambush: A rival club thought they could have a relaxing ride home after a big score. Little did they know that you've been scouting them. Take out as many as you can before they reach their home base.
Fan Suggested Missions: We’re eager to hear what you want to do in Road Redemption, so please let us know.
Much like in Road Rash
, the player will have spiked-bats, firearms, and the ability to ram and kick at their disposal. We also can't forget the "choppers". Yes, there are Ak-47's in the game, but more important are the customisable bikes you will have at your fingertips.
Multiplayer will also be included in the XBLA title. Won't it just be stupendous to knock one of your pal's bikes into an oncoming 18-wheeler?Road Redemption
doesn't have a release date as of yet, although it does look like it'll be a September release on XBLA and will more than likely cost 1200 MSP.