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Global Race Club Dream It. Build it. Race it. Win!

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Calling all Gearheads!

When was the last time you slammed the pedal to the metal?  Has it been a while?   Are you itching for that need for speed?  Ever wish you could get behind the wheel of a ‘66 GTO, Mustang Cobra, Hemi Cuda or how about the classic TV Batmobile! Ever dreamed of customizing your own ’55 Chevy or building a ’32 Deuce Coup from the ground up that you could race against your friends?  Get ready—your dreams are about to come true in Retro World’s:

Global Race Club

Dream It.  Build it.  Race it.  Win!

The team behind the innovative social game Retro World is about to transport you to the open road.  Global Race Club gives players the ultimate interactive and social car game experience.  

Get your hands greasy building and customizing the fast car of your dreams from the ground up or buy and tweak fully restored Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Kustom Cars.

Show off your creations or challenge your friends and rivals to head-to-head racing action at the drag strip.  Win, and bask in glory and rewards; lose, and it’s back to your garage to tinker and rebuild the engine you just blew missing that critical shift or losing control on that hairpin turn on Dead Man’s Curve!  Global Race Club offers players the never-ending quest to build the ultimate unforgettable, unbeatable car. 

To ensure that Global Race Club becomes the most authentic, engaging car building and racing game ever created, we’re looking for the direct contribution of rabid car enthusiasts to supply us with creative input, expertise, and funding. 

Join our Kickstarter campaign and help slam Global Race Club into top gear.  

About the Project

Global Race Club is the next major milestone in our company’s development plan; it will be created at our Los Angeles studio.  To spearhead the project and ensure that Global Race Club is an utterly unique and authentic experience we have assembled a world-class development team, which includes a Hot Wheels designer and a number of famous auto legends, including George Barris, the King of Kustomizers.  That’s right—George Barris himself is working with us on the game.

George Barris Comes to Global Race Club!

George Barris, known to millions of car enthusiasts and collectors around the globe, has been designing and building custom cars and specialty vehicles for Hollywood movies and TV shows, and for celebrities like John Wayne, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, for over 60 years.  His cars have appeared in movies like Hot Rod Rumble and Rebel Without a Cause.  And his most iconic TV cars, like the 1966 Batmobile, Munster’s Koach, Dragula, Beverly Hillbillies Wagon, and K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, will be available to purchase and race in the game. We’re proud to announce that George will be bringing a vast collection of cars to Global Race Club and will also be helping us design some entirely new Barris-inspired creations.

We’re proud to announce that George will be bringing a vast collection of cars to Global Race Club and will also be helping us design some entirely new Barris-inspired creations. 

We’re building Global Race Club in modular units. This helps keep scale and cost low enough to iterate on the product in rapid cycles and release small “vertical slices” of gameplay so we can gather feedback from you at the same time we create the game.  We want this to feel authentic—you with the pedal against the metal and the adrenalin racing, reeling from the thrill of victory, again and again.  Can you become a street legend—the King of the Quarter-Mile?

Funding covers three release milestones:

  • Beta #1 will be complete on August 29, 2012 and include basic car building/customization, trophies, leader board and head-to-head racing. Beta #1 will be a web only release.
  • Beta #2 will be complete on November 10, 2012 and include a full offering of cars/parts and new environments (dirt tracks, convention center, drive-in, etc.). Beta #2 will be released on web and mobile (iOS/Android).
  • Full Release will be complete on December 29, 2012 and include new cars/parts and all environments (iOS/Android).

We’re building Global Race Club utilizing a technology called Unity, which allows us to create a unified code base that we can leverage across all digital channels (web, Facebook, smart phones, tablets, etc.). 

Choose from hundreds of car parts to build your own personal dream car

We will be documenting and filming the entire production process and releasing monthly video updates exclusively to our Kickstarter backers. We can’t wait to interact directly with our Kickstarter community to shape and tweak the game in real time, as it’s created—literally putting you in the driver’s seat.

Car enthusiasts can shop for just the right parts to take their vehicles to the next level.   You can tinker to your heart’s delight in your own personal dream garage—a Garagemahal where you always have the right tools and the right components for the job at hand. 

Our backers will also have EXCLUSIVE hands-on access to test the game once it goes into beta.  And upon completion and launch, funders will receive a special commemorative version of the game in addition to an assortment of exciting and valuable rewards (outlined below). 

Race challenges follow a computerized system based on class, thus ensuring a level competitive field.  Issue challenges and take on the best. 

Drag racing itself is a calculated game of precision gear shifting and performance.  Performance rests entirely in your hands, determined by your building and customizing efforts.  Then it’s time to burn rubber, power shift through the gears, and take the checkered flag. 

Why Kickstarter?

Independent game development runs deep in our blood.  Gene Mauro started one of the industry’s first indie game production studios (Capital Entertainment Group) and founded an indie publisher (Mylein Media) among other start-ups in the social/mobile game space.  F.J. Lennon started in the days of text adventures, designed the very first Marvel comic video games back in the 80s,and had a hand in starting a publisher that went on to become one of the largest in the industry (Take2). 

We believe that crowd-sourced funding is inspiring a game industry renaissance.  Game creators are no longer wholly dependent on large, slow-moving publishers to get innovative game content to market.  Emerging channels like social networks and mobile devices have created a direct relationship between content creators and consumers—fundamentally changing the way games are created and sold. 

This is your chance, right now, to become part of the renaissance.  Collaborate with us to create an unforgettable game experience.  Get in on the action early to help us shape the design of future features as the Global Race Club platform evolves and expands.  

About the Company

We’re nostalgia fanatics!  And car buffs. 

Entertainment Games was originally incorporated in 1992 (formerly eGames) as a publisher of family-friendly games.  In 2011, the company purchased Heyday Games – a cross-platform producer of Retro-themed content.  Heyday Games, founded by industry veterans Gene Mauro and F.J. Lennon, had a unique vision of mashing up iconic celebrities and classic TV shows with casual gameplay.  This vision was realized with the launch of Retro World in November 2011.

Summing Up!

We believe Global Race Club offers a truly unique and fun game experience for car fanatics of any age.  If you’re curious about how games are created, this is a front-row, power-shifting seat to witness a game evolve from an idea to a finished product.  And for car nuts, tinkerers, gearheads, and racing junkies, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have a direct hand in shaping the most innovative social car gaming experience to ever hit the web and mobile devices.  

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB SUPPORTER.  Special commemorative version of the game.  Access to monthly development update report and video blog.  Exclusive access to the product's beta test phase. Plus, 500 random winners will receive an exclusive photograph of George Barris with one of his iconic cars.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB SUPER SUPPORTER.  Monthly wallpaper highlighting the latest and greatest from the GRC art team.  Access to post-alpha/per-beta test phase where you can provide general input on the product.  Plus, 250 random winners will receive a George Barris pin.  And all previous tiers' rewards.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB BRONZE MEMBER.  GRC Bronze Club Membership card.  Membership has in-game rewards that promote status and performance (exclusive cars, parts, access, fuel, etc.), Bronze level engraving on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy (GRC trophies indicate level and skill are only engravable for Kickstarter contributors), PDF’s of all pre-production documents and concept artwork.  Plus, 250 random winners will receive a George Barris patch.  And all previous tiers' rewards.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB SILVER MEMBER.  Associate Producer credit.  GRC Silver Membership card.  Silver level engraving on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy.  Exclusive GRC racing cap, PDF’s of 3D hot rod models that appear in the game. Plus, 125 random winners will receive a George Barris pin and patch. And all previous tiers' rewards.  U.S. shipping included. Add $10 for international shipping.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB GOLD MEMBER.  Producer credit.  GRC Gold Membership card.  Gold level engraving on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy.  Exclusive GRC hoodie, PDF of The Making of Global Race Club book, featuring 200+ pages of photos, in-game artwork, e-mails, excerpts from design and production docs, and developer bios.  Plus 125 random winners will receive a genuine George Barris autographed photo. And all previous tiers' rewards.  U.S. shipping included. Add $10 for international shipping.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB PLATINUM MEMBER.  Producer credit.  GRC Platinum Membership card.  Platinum level engraving on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy. Exclusive GRC racing jacket, and a printed and bound version of The Making of Global Race Club book, featuring 200+ pages of photos, in-game artwork, e-mails, excerpts from design and production docs, and developer bios.  Plus 125 random winners will receive a genuine George Barris autographed photo. And all previous tiers' rewards.  U.S. shipping included.  Add $10 for international shipping.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB GREASED LIGHTNING CLUB MEMBER.  Producer credit. GRC Greased Lightning Club Membership card.  Greased Lightning level engraving and placement on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy.  Original framed Global Race Club painting.  Fictional car named after you in the game.  Plus, you’ll appear as a character in the game.  Ten original pieces of concept and/or production art, suitable for framing.  Plus, a Barris Kustom t-shirt. And all previous tiers' rewards.  U.S. shipping included. Add $50 for international shipping.

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    GLOBAL RACE CLUB STREET LEGEND CLUB MEMBER.  Executive Producer Credit.  GRC Street Legend Membership card.  Elite, top-tier engraving on the in-game Global Race Club Trophy.  And the George Barris insider’s experience: the Global Race Club team will take you on a GRC tour including visits to the game development studio, the Peterson Auto Museum and Barris Kustom where you’ll meet the King of Kustomizers, George Barris, tour his world-famous shop, and be photographed in iconic cars like the Batmobile and the Munster’s Coach.  Plus, you’ll receive a signed limited edition Barris Batmobile replica. Tour includes a morning to night tear of the town (travel budget of $500). And all previous tier’s rewards.

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