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The developer of Mercury Race [Kickstarter, Official Site] emailed us about their fast-paced racing game that's inspired by Wipeout and F-Zero, as they plan to support Linux.

The game is currently on Kickstarter, with a goal of €5K, they're nearly half way towards the goal too with 26 days left to go. For those worried about their plan for Linux support, do note they do have three previous games available on Steam that all have Linux support already—a good sign!

They've put up some early footage to give you an idea of what it's like:

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It will feature three different game modes:

  • Arcade: Face the mission of finishing a circuit in time and win the gold, silver or bronze badge.
  • Championship: If you are ready for a real challenge, run as fast as you can to become the king of the galaxy. The countdown starts now!
  • Mercury Arena: One stadium, two ships, only one will survive. It's time for a life or death fight.

They're planning to release sometime in "Q3 2018", with a beta in Early Access. Mixing some high-speed manoeuvres with shooting could be pretty fun! If you like the sound of it, find it on Kickstarter.

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8 comments

ElectricPrism 18 Feb, 2018
The driving mechanics look nauseating.
Luke_Nukem 18 Feb, 2018
Uh, Wipeout has guns...
Liam Dawe 18 Feb, 2018
Quoting: Luke_NukemUh, Wipeout has guns...
Hah, you're right. Must have been thinking about something else there then. Made a quick edit to be clearer :)
rcgamer 18 Feb, 2018
Tron racer
GustyGhost 18 Feb, 2018
Classic F-Zero maybe, since everything here stays upright.
Nasra 18 Feb, 2018
A futurist twin-stick racing game...
Avehicle7887 18 Feb, 2018
"Digital Copy of the game on Steam"

I'd buy it but only if they release on GOG. Otherwise looks interesting, something fresh


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 18 February 2018 at 11:18 pm UTC
NotSoQT 19 Feb, 2018
Still looking for something like this, but without weapons at all (just like F-Zero).

Too bad Redout devs were not interested enough in Linux. To be honest, I guess they were not really interested. :\
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