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Action racing game 'Road Redemption' updated with improved physics

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Road Redemption, the motorbike action racing game inspired by Road Rash just had a small but mighty update.

The changelog for it is quite small:

  • Easier to navigate around walls and other obstacles, leading to overall faster and smoother gameplay
  • Online Multiplayer Player vs Player combat more fulfilling with better physics, adjusted nitro and ammo pick-ups, and adjusted number of cops on the scene!

Annoyingly, they messed up the executable naming for the Linux & Mac versions. You can launch it directly from the installed folder, but not from Steam directly until they fix this. Sadly, that means the Steam Controller doesn't work as a gamepad, even when using SC Controller the buttons were all messed up so it's keyboard only until they fix it up.

We've let them know and there's posts about it on Steam, so hopefully such a simple issue will be fixed shortly. Even so, it's frustrating as clearly it wasn't tested even once. Update: They fixed it, works fine now.

You can grab it from Humble Store and Steam (50% off).

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hateball 12 July 2018 at 10:11 am UTC
I've been tempted several times to buy this, but it isnt the first time they've released it broken without any apparent testing at all. So personally I will miss out on a perhaps decent game, but I feel it's important to not promote such terrible behavior from devs.

Maybe there should be a section on the Wiki for this, as they are not alone in releasing broken games.
tuubi 12 July 2018 at 10:19 am UTC
Can you work around the launch issue by adding a symlink to the game folder or setting the proper executable path as the launch command?
gabber 12 July 2018 at 10:56 am UTC
hateballI've been tempted several times to buy this, but it isnt the first time they've released it broken without any apparent testing at all. So personally I will miss out on a perhaps decent game, but I feel it's important to not promote such terrible behavior from devs.

Maybe there should be a section on the Wiki for this, as they are not alone in releasing broken games.

IMHO you are not missing out on a decent game. I did try it with a friend and we both agreed:
- steering is a pain: if you bump into something it takes forever to get back on track. You're faster back on track if you fall of the building!
- Weapons have almost no effect on the race outcome. Your main focus hast to be the obstacles.
cprn 12 July 2018 at 11:23 am UTC
Hopefully they fix Linux version soon because I want to try out that new physics, old one was really bad. And pick-ups? TBH I wish there was an option to disable them entirely.
cprn 12 July 2018 at 11:25 am UTC
gabber[...] if you bump into something it takes forever to get back on track. You're faster back on track if you fall of the building!

There's a button to reset you back on the road.
Purple Library Guy 12 July 2018 at 4:00 pm UTC
It just struck me that "redemption" is one of those weird words, like "disgruntled". Like, people often get "redemption" but you never hear about them getting "demption" in the first place. Or de-demption.

I, myself, am feeling quite gruntled this morning by the way.
GustyGhost 12 July 2018 at 4:55 pm UTC
When this was first announced, I was hoping for a beautified 21st century version of Road Rash 64. But something about the final product felt so off. It almost feels like the game itself runs way too fast.
Shmerl 12 July 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC
Still waiting for GOG or any other DRM-free store release.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkseasgames/road-redemption/faqs

QuoteWill Road Redemption include DRM (digital rights management)?

No. Road Redemption will release DRM-FREE on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

We believe the best way to combat piracy is by giving Road Redemption purchasers free content updates, as a reward for their support.

We believe that always-on DRM has made a lot of great games a lot worse, for those who bought them legally.

While we definitely plan on making Road Redemption for purchase on Steam, all content updates will be provided DRM-free to non-Steam users as well.


Last edited by Shmerl at 12 July 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC. Edited 4 times.
Doktor_Mandrake 12 July 2018 at 8:22 pm UTC
ShmerlStill waiting for GOG or any other DRM-free store release.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkseasgames/road-redemption/faqs

QuoteWill Road Redemption include DRM (digital rights management)?

No. Road Redemption will release DRM-FREE on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

We believe the best way to combat piracy is by giving Road Redemption purchasers free content updates, as a reward for their support.

We believe that always-on DRM has made a lot of great games a lot worse, for those who bought them legally.

While we definitely plan on making Road Redemption for purchase on Steam, all content updates will be provided DRM-free to non-Steam users as well.

While the Steam version is the only version available, it IS actually DRM-free and can run without the steam client just fine (last time I checked, anyway)
Shmerl 12 July 2018 at 8:23 pm UTC
Doktor_MandrakeWhile the Steam version is the only version available, it IS actually DRM-free and can run without the steam client just fine (last time I checked, anyway)

Then they should have no problems releasing it in other stores.
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