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Post ThunderWheels another top-down racing game
Hello everyone :)
Although I'm a long long time fan of GR and many other top-down games like Slick n' slides (specially first versions), Hotrod for C64, Ironman 4x4 off-road racer etc..... This is my first post here, so please be patient with my English and verbosity , I have many things to say :)

I followed with enthusiasm development of GR2... it is really a pity the project is halted. In my opinion GR has the best game play experience due to physics, design and arcade tuning. I've been working the game industry for a little more than 8 years and some years ago I started my won top-down game project called ThunderWheels, we won a prize on Intel Level Up in 2011 in two categories: physics and 3D, but the demo we had at that time really sucked... I wasn't happy with game play and the simulation. So if you already played our old demo please reset the RAM in you brain and give us another chance :)

During those years (can't remember when exactly) I gave a master class explaining how the AI was programmed, I did that master class in aigamedev.net and then I stopped developing TW due to personal things. So the project has been halted for lots of years...
Making a video game in your spare time requires a lot of effort and sacrifices and having children and a wife... I mean "a life" hehe sometimes it is just too much.

Well, today I'm writing here to tell you guys that since the last year I quit my job as "lead developer" in the gaming industry for making my own game, the game I'd love to play instead of making games that just "can make" some money. So if TW (thunderwheels) doesn't make any money I'll be happy any way, first thing for me and the rest of our team (Arcade Injection) is to create the "best top-down game ever" !
I talked with Tuomo and asked his permission for posting some images and links to TW game here, and he kindly suggest me to use the off-topic section, so here goes:



You can visit the store page, we had access to Steam (with no green light at that moment) because it was part of the prize of Intel Level UP, our store page is in "coming soon" state:
ThunderWheels top-down racing game on Steam

This is our website (not really useful but you can see who we are):
Arcade Injection
We're moved from g-boot.com to this new site and rename our team to Arcade Injection.

Our plan is to release the game in a month or so in Early Access first at around 8.99usd, listen the community and continue developing what the community ask. We believe the online will be THE feature everyone will want ;)

As technical notes I can say TW was developed using C++, Ogre3D graphics engine, OpenAL sound engine, Nvidia Phyxs and it runs at 60hz in almost any hardware using OpenGL or Direct3D (version 9).

Thank you so much to all GR community, any comments, questions, suggestions, etc will be really appreciated!

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Looks pretty good. Cant wait!

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Thank you :) we're releasing the game, probably on November 2 (next Thursday).

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