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A racing game inspired by the great arcade racers of the 90's. Updated!

Update#13: Wii U

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Hello everyone,

Antonis and Tyrone here!

As you probably know, part of working together brought along the opportunity get '90s Arcade Racer on Wii U (among other places). The development is moving along well and for this update we'll share some details related to the Wii U version of the game and our plans.

Fortunately, moving the game from PC/windows environment to Wii U has been a straight forward process. The project is being built on top of Unity and the team porting Unity to Wii U have obviously been doing a great job; that alone has made our part of getting running on Wii U much easier than expected. Of course, the process hasn't been without it's fair share of challenges. Without getting into minutia that we're probably not allowed to share in great detail, some things that worked on PC couldn't be ported exactly over to Wii U without affecting performance on the Nintendo console--and probably other consoles, too.

However, we're very happy with the results. Fidelity, image quality and a smooth framerate are our priorities. Detractors note, Wii U is proving very capable of running the game at 60fps at 720p with 4xMSAA and FXAA resulting in a crystal clear image. Here are some Wii U shots:

On the programming side these past few weeks our main programmer has been busy working on the AI and creating the type of competition we've discussed in the past--focusing on a fun arcade experience. Our goal is to be able to race against 30 cars in each race. If we hit that number we'll be quite happy.

Many of you have emailed us asking for a release date, unfortunately it's hard to give you a solid date but mid 2014 is our goal for now.

Thank you for being patient and even more thanks for all the support and interest in the project. It's kept us going and we love hearing from all of you!

Kevin Bell, Jens Restemeier, and 13 more people like this update.

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    1. Creator Schadows on May 12, 2014

      does the game will support offline multiplayer ? especially on WiiU ?

    2. Creator John Blythe on February 16, 2014

      This update is great. Big Wii U fan here. I'd play it on PC but I think it feels more at home on the Wii U or any console. PS Vita would be a great platform for this too.
      Keep up the good work, cannot wait for this. :-)

    3. Creator ManicOuPas on February 12, 2014

      Nice for Wii U owner.
      Still, i'm more keen to learn about PC version.
      I hope next update will talk about it with an in game vidéo.
      Mid 2014 to wait, keep the good work.

    4. Creator Schadows on February 12, 2014

      Any news on steering wheel / force feedback support ?

    5. Creator 2dforever on February 5, 2014

      It's a shame it's delayed further, but equally I don't blame you. I'll definitely be happier with a great finished product than a rushed one - or indeed a cancelled one...!
      Really can't wait to have a play on this. Maybe on the next update we could have another video in game? Keep it up guys!

    6. Creator Sydney Döffert on February 4, 2014

      Will there be a PS4 version? That would be really nice. Just received my PS4 a Week ago. From that day my pc just stood silent in the corner!
      Need a PS4 version PLS :)!

    7. Creator Rob parkin on February 4, 2014

      Looking stunning, any hints as to what other platforms?

    8. Creator Isamu on February 3, 2014

      Great update. Thanks guys. I second the suggestion from Lilian Gimenez about getting good force feedback effects, and Oculus Rift support. Plus SimVibe Telemetry support. All these guys will make the game absolutely awesome.

      If you get a chance, please comment on your plans for online multiplayer in the next update :)

    9. Creator Bogdan Codescu on February 3, 2014

      It's looking great on the Gamepad. Looking forward for the Wii U version!

    10. Creator Lilian Gimenez on February 3, 2014

      Great for WiiU users, but personally I don't care, I will play it on PC (under Linux). If it supports the Oculus Rift, and force feedback, this will be perfect for me.

    11. Creator David Lin on February 3, 2014

      Looking great!

      Oh, and just curious, is there a new estimated time for when this game will be available, since the Dec 2013 estimated delivery date has already passed...?

    12. Creator Lloyd Hannesson on February 3, 2014

      Oh my, this is looking amazing! Can not wait! My VGPodcasts billboard looks even sweeter on the gamepad! :D Great job guys, every update has the game looking better and better

    13. Creator AM2Model3 on February 3, 2014

      Wow!!!! The game looks amazing/fantastic! I can't wait to play on PC and Wii U!
      I heard there might be a PS3/PS4/PSVita version? If so, 90s arcade racer would be an amazing handheld racing game!!! Best wishes and take care!

    14. Creator Kevin Bell on February 3, 2014

      Looking good - can't wait to play on Wii U!