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Calling all Gearheads!
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:
It. Build it. Race it.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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?
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
- 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).
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.
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.
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).
challenges follow a computerized system based on class, thus ensuring a level
competitive field. Issue challenges and
take on the best.
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.
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).
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.
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
About the Company
nostalgia fanatics! And car buffs.
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.
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.