Relax and enjoy some casual multiplayer driving with friends (friends not provided)
Paste the game link to some friends and drive around my back yard in this casual browser based driving game. Driving controls are WASD/Arrows, but many other keys can be used to communicate with other cars.
Warning: some players have let me know that there are occasionally loud squealing noises, I haven't been able to reproduce but I suggest turning down your volume as a precaution.
If you just get a grey and green screen with no cars, the server has probably gone offline. Tweet me @voxel or send me a message on the alakajam irc/discord to fix it.
I liked the game but I don't really feel like it really feets the theme.
Overall nice job for the client/server part it works nicelly ;)
I like the fact that there is different terrains and it has an impact on the driving.
A cool little mode you can add would be to put some random points on the map the players have to find first and each time a player got a reward another spawn somewehere else so you need to get the more points you can in a limited time.
Ah, great stuff! I just drove around on my own so I guess I didn't get the full experience, but it felt great nonetheless. Please note that I don't usually play racing games and am generally terrible at them.
I think the physics are just right: in the beginning I slammed into everything and lost a lot of momentum, but with a bit of practice it got a lot better, and I think more practice would let me get better still -- which is something even a casual game needs, if players are to keep coming back to it.
The camera behaviour is very important to get right in such a game, and I think it's quite good already. I would like to see ahead a bit more at times, but not so much that it became annoying.
For controls, I found myself using the arrow keys to steer, and holding up arrow to accelerate, but braking with my left hand using the S key (suggest avoiding this in a real car). This way I could brake more quickly than if I'd have to move my middle finger from up arrow to down arrow. So… to make this more "casual", maybe you could have auto-accelerate and just a button for braking? Maybe a bit unusual… but maybe an interesting selling point too.
This needs to be an .io game -- the domain name (that I won't mention in case crawlers pick it up and squat it) is still free :)