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Please help make this game possible!  Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics, and online play.
Lead your motorcycle gang on an epic journey across the country in this brutal driving combat adventure. Huge campaign, dozens of weapons, and full 4-player co-op splitscreen.
Lead your motorcycle gang on an epic journey across the country in this brutal driving combat adventure. Huge campaign, dozens of weapons, and full 4-player co-op splitscreen.
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Quick Road Redemption Progress Update

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Hey guys.  We're nearing our official exit from Steam Early access, and this progress update focuses on two things: online multiplayer and story

Online multiplayer

Online multiplayer has been a big challenge for us.  Because of latency, doing melee combat online is never easy.  Doing it in a game where a player can easily move 3 meters between data sends (30 data sends/second), presents even more of a challenge.  

Fortunately, thanks to some really clever latency compensation algorithms, we're now at the point where two teams of 8 people and hundreds of cars can all occupy the server at the same time and have a really fun gameplay experience. 

Our final goal is to support 32 person servers.  The main roadblock right now is bandwidth limitations - how much data the server is forced to send.  As you add more players, this goes up exponentially.  We're confident that with some more data optimization, we can achieve this, though 32 player support might come in a post-release patch.  

We'll be releasing an alpha version of the online game to you guys very shortly.  

Story 

We've finished writing the Road Redemption script and are in the process of hiring voice actors.  All told, we're looking at 5 main characters (you, your mentor, the leader of all of the game's 4 gangs,  and the ultimate antagonist who everyone is chasing).  

Our goal with the story has always been to provide context and meaning to the game's campaign mode without getting in the way too much.  We think what this accomplishes that goal.

More updates soon.

-Ian Fisch

 

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      Richard Wojtaszak on September 23, 2016

      What i really want to know is How the heck road redemption is anywhere near completed ?. I mean we have not seen a decent update on the main branch for a very long time I know you have been working on muliplayer but this is nothing when you say main game.
      how about giving people the chance to play the singleplayer experience before going full release so we the backers can give constructive feedback ?
      This is the whole point Do you wish to flop because you have not got enough feedback ?
      What has changed in the game to make single player 4 different factions ?, what new tracks if any have been put in there to tell you that a faction has this way of racing ?.
      Is it just going to be us racing the way the game ils right now with a silly story added to it ?
      Soo many questions ?
      Please tell us or at least release it before release date.

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      Thierry on September 23, 2016

      May I ask : WHEN will you release this game ??

    3. Kyle Schleich
      Superbacker
      on September 23, 2016

      I hope you were able to properly recover from the flooding!!!!

    4. Fred S on September 23, 2016

      Fantastic! Will there be a survey for the name in the clubhouse reward? Or the shirt and shipping addresses?
      Cheers! Glad to see the update!

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      Jonathan Stulce on September 23, 2016

      When are you guys issuing refunds for platforms you lied about releasing on?