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CA$ 7,099
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 6 2016

Apex Racing League (Canceled)

Apex Racing League is an online competitive game for PC in which you experience the world of motor racing from a top-down perspective!

Apex Racing League (Canceled)

Apex Racing League is an online competitive game for PC in which you experience the world of motor racing from a top-down perspective!

CA$ 7,099
pledged of CA$ 65,000pledged of CA$ 65,000 goal
110
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 6 2016

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Let's inject new life to the top-down racing genre!

Apex Racing League is a top-down arcade racing game for PC in which players race online or offline in a wide variety of motorsports. Designed to be played using a keyboard or a gamepad, the game offers an accessible yet engaging driving experience, with car dynamics that rely completely on physics and provide a complete sense of driving a race car.

The game has a purist approach to competition. You will race on a level-playing field as there are no power ups or weapons, and cars cannot be modified. It doesn’t mean however that the fastest driver will always win the race. The human element is as present in Apex Racing League as it is in real-life motorsport, so being consistent, managing pressure, and paying attention to tyre and fuel strategy are the key skills that you will need to develop to become a successful racer. 

This focus on raw skills and direct competition, along with a unique visual style and stunning graphics, will make Apex Racing League deliver an all-new arcade racing experience. So grab your helmet and get ready to hit the track!

 

 

 

 

Drive With Your Keyboard or Gamepad: Apex Racing League gives you the precision you need using either a keyboard or a gamepad, with no advantage of one controller scheme over the other, and no need for a racing wheel setup. 

Different Forms of Racing: Apex Racing League will initially feature 8 different car classes. Each class with unique driving dynamics that present different challenges to the driver. Whether you prefer on-road or off-road racing, Apex Racing League has something awesome waiting.

  • Grand Prix Cars: These are the premier on-road category in Apex Racing League. With outstanding acceleration, braking and cornering capabilities, they are the ultimate test of reflexes and precision. 
  • Trophy Trucks: These are powerful race trucks designed with the sole purpose of moving as fast as possible over off-road terrain. With long travel suspensions and high power engines, you will need to learn the tricks of jumping and trading paint to have a chance to win a Trophy Truck race! 
  • Rallycross: This form of racing is held on mixed-surface racing circuits with specially built rally cars. Rallycross has gained massive global popularity due to its intense door-to-door racing. 
  • Karts: Karting is widely seen as the purest and most competitive form of motorsport. These nimble vehicles offer close racing and constant battles which will help drivers refine their racecraft and overtaking skills. 
  • Sprint Cars: With a lightweight tubular chassis and a monstrous V8 engine that sits just in front of the driver, these pocket rockets race on dirt ovals and provide spectacular racing action. 
  • 1970s Grand Prix Cars: Get your hands on these legendary machines when you find yourself in a nostalgic funk and revive what many consider the golden era of Grand Prix racing, when bravery was a true differentiator and engines roared a proper tune. 
  • 1980s Endurance Prototypes: Drive the mighty prototypes of the 80s and take part in longer races that require you to drive at full speed through the night. Concentration, patience and consistency are essential for success.
  • Stock Cars: A true American tradition. Euphemistically called stock cars, these machines are all but stock. They are thoroughbred machines that race mainly on asphalt ovals. Powerful but heavy, they will challenge you to drive with finesse and precision to stay out of trouble when you find yourself in the middle of a crowd of cars at full speed.

Tracks: Apex Racing League features different types of race tracks to suit every car class, with 4 different types of surface: asphalt, dirt, sand and snow. The release version of the game will include 30 tracks set in different world locations with vibrant environments. All cars can be driven on every track, but don't expect to beat a Trophy Truck around an off-road circuit with a Grand Prix car…

Online Multiplayer: Developing an online racing platform to challenge other drivers and build a highly competitive community is one of the fundamental goals of Apex Racing League. In online multiplayer you will be able to take on racers from around the world by creating your own racing events or take part in existing events. 

For league racing, private lobbies will allow you to create sessions where only specific people are allowed to enter. After joining you will be able to see your opponents' profile - their username, statistics, car and driver - and they will be able to see yours too. Event managers will choose car class and track and also customize race length, fuel consumption rate, tyre wear rate and damage level. Race events will have a full weekend format with practice sessions, a qualifying session and the race. As the race progresses your tyres will wear out and your fuel levels will drop.

You will be in full control of your race strategy and decide when to pit to change tyres, refuel the car and repair damage after an accident. If you didn’t have a great qualifying session, a sound strategy can still get you in a position to fight for the win. 

Car and Driver Customization: Customize your car by choosing a livery and your own color combination with Apex Racing League's built-in customization tools. Your looks will show online to other players - make sure to paint your car in intimidating colors to spook them. You can also give your driver a unique look by painting your helmet and choosing your visor, overalls, racing shoes and gloves, as well as an animation that will be displayed online.

Arcade Mode: In Arcade Mode you will find a more relaxing side of the game. It's the ideal space to get some practice laps in, do a custom single race against AI drivers or just pick a car and have fun in the stunt arena. 

  • Race Event: Take part in competitive race events against fierce AI drivers. There are several events available in this area including on-road, off-road, oval racing and vehicle-specific races.
  • Exhibition: Organize fully customizable races against AI drivers where you will pick your car, each of your opponents’ cars, a race track, level of difficulty, race length, fuel consumption rate, tyre wear rate and damage level. You can do a single race or run a multiple race championship.
  • Free Practice: Drive any car on the track of your choice without having to worry about other racers. It's the perfect space to work on improving your driving skills or learn the traits of a new track.
  • Stunt Arena: There are no corners, chronometers or boundaries here. Just cool physics, jumps, stuff to crash into and freedom. Rallycross cars and Trophy Trucks are the most enjoyable vehicles for playing around in the stunt arena.

If our initial funding goal is reached, backers can be assured that Apex Racing League will deliver an exciting and polished game package. However, given the opportunity and additional resources required, we have a list of ‘dream’ additional extras that we’d love to deliver in order to make an even better game.

 

 

 

 

Our plan is to have Apex Racing League released for PC by fall 2017. We will need to expand our team to a roster of 4 members, which we’ll look to do immediately upon reaching our funding goal. Therefore the vast majority of our budget will be allocated to wages and equipment, keeping the focus on designing and developing the best title possible.

We are also allocating funds towards hosting high quality servers to achieve a solid, smooth, cheat-free online experience. And with graphics created using cutting-edge technology for modelling, texturing and shading, it’s important we have a portion of our funds dedicated to ensure this level of quality is consistent across the entire game.

Apex Racing League is currently in it's internal pre-alpha state. Release dates for Alpha and Beta access will be announced after the campaign concludes. Backers can gain access to our first closed alpha test by pledging at the Alpha Tester level or above. Beta access will be available for all backers afterwards. Once we’re happy with the state of the game we’ll be able to launch on Steam.

We are two brothers with a deep passion for gaming and racing. Apex Racing League is the result of our ideas to combine both worlds. 

Alberto Mastretta

Alberto is in charge of the design and programming efforts of Apex Racing League. With knowledge of different areas of game design and a background in arts, Alberto develops mighty technical solutions for the game, such as the physics of cars and game mechanics, and matches them with top-notch technical art to create a rich, tactile, exciting and engaging user experience. He comes from the mobile game industry where he became a ruthless judge of what's fun and what's not.  

Besides being an avid gamer, Alberto is an accomplished karting driver, a karate black belt and a very unorthodox dancer. 

Carlos Mastretta

Carlos designs and creates the 3D world of Apex Racing League and, as an elite R/C driver, supports Alberto in developing the physics and overall feel of the game. His background in automotive design means the game will look beautiful and his background as a competitor means the game will be really hard to beat. 

He feels at home driving and competing but loves spending time gaming, reading and working out as well.

Risks and challenges

Game development is a complex task, with unexpected challenges often arising from financial or time constraints. So in order to establish trust and confidence with potential backers we decided to start this campaign only after having successfully completed the core of the game, which is in our opinion the best way to show we are fully committed to our project and that we are a serious, professional team.

The main challenge ahead of us is delivering on time. Unexpected difficulties during development could ultimately lead to delays, and we are dealing with this potential setback in three ways: first, by careful analysis of time and budget requirements to build every feature of the game; second, by having two experienced game designers join the project immediately after the campaign, and third, by not offering any sort of physical rewards, which would only distract us from working on the game and getting you out on that race track.

We’re very confident we can deliver, on time and on budget, a game and an experience that lives up to backer, and or own, expectations.

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    RACER

    * Digital copy of Apex Racing League through Steam

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    INSIDER

    * Design Document - Get a digital copy of the original Design Document with notes about development, car and track design, behind-the-scenes footage, and every other detail that went into making Apex Racing League.

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    ALPHA ACCESS

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    STEALTH

    * Stealth Skin Pack - Daunt your rivals with a fighter plane look that you can choose for each one of your cars. This Kickstarter exclusive paint job features a matte black paint with details and stripes in gloss black

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    RARE FLEET

    * Get an exclusive car for every class! These machines are Kickstarter exclusives and will make your garage something really, really special

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    LEGEND

    * Legend Skin Pack - Boast an unmistakable paint job to stand out as one of the most hardcore supporters of Apex Racing League. This skin pack paints the cars metallic white with gold accents and inscriptions on the sides that read Legendary Petrolhead

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    TRACK SPONSOR

    * Personalized in-game billboard. Make a permanent mark on a track and become part of the game's beautiful scenery!

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    AI DRIVER

    * Name an AI driver after you and become the nemesis of other players

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    TEAM OWNER

    * Design a skin pack for all cars with us and let players race under your team’s colors

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    TRACK DESIGNER

    * Design a track that will become part of the release content of Apex Racing League. Choose a style, draw its layout, build its atmosphere, name it, and do the inaugural race against us!

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