Yorg, an in-development FOSS racing game is nearing the release of update 0.11, with a Release Candidate now available for testing.
In the style of the classics like Micro Machines, while early it's actually quite promising. The update notes for this are quite short and to the point, the developer said they will be going into some more detail when it's out properly for everyone. Even so, they did give some brief highlights of what to expect:
- Local multiplayer
- Joypad support
- Particle effects
- Reimplementation of the online multiplayer's UI
- Translation updates (Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Galician, French)
- SFX improvements
- AI improvements
- Performance improvements
- Driving model improvements.
They also included some new screenshots of what to expect from it (click to enlarge):
I'm glad they took my feedback on and improved the multiplayer UI, testing it out briefly today it does seem to be far less confusing. It's not drastically different, but it flows better and is easier to understand, a welcome improvement. Really great to see progress on this continue, could end up being a lot of fun.