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Drive away your worries this week with the demo of 'art of rally', an upcoming top-down stylish rally game from the creator of Absolute Drift.

While there's no current set date for the final release, the demo at least does work very nicely and it's a lot of fun already. You get to try out two iconic rally cars with one from Group 2 and one from Group B, across a mixed gravel-tarmac stage from Finland full of jumps and all sorts. There's multiple weather conditions implemented too like fog and rain with different times of day as well.

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With the full version due sometime later in the year it's going to get "50+ cars, 60 stages across 5 different countries, a full career mode, daily and weekly challenges with leaderboards, and a soundtrack by Tatreal" so there's a lot of gameplay to look forward to if you're a racing fan.

Even with the ability to see ahead a little, thanks to the top-down perspective it's still thoroughly challenging. I've been messing around with it today with the Photo Mode which enables you to freeze-frame and take some pretty cool snaps of your run like this:

Try the demo over on and also follow on Steam.

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scaine Mar 30, 2020
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I had to wishlist that - look at how smooth it is. I hope you can zoom in a little further though, maybe tilt the angle up a bit. Lovely.
Perkeleen_Vittupää Mar 30, 2020
As a classic Slicks 'n' Slide fan (and Race Arcade / Little Racers Street etc) this is once again 5 / 5! <3
whizse Mar 30, 2020
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This has been on the top of my wishlist for a while. I only tried two runs, but so far it shows a lot of promise. Also, just look how cute those bite-sized rally cars are! <3

Wonder if it will support custom cars so I can create a little Baas 99 Turbo and beat Stig Bloomist?
dpanter Mar 31, 2020
Oh man those night time tracks... <3
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