DRAG sci-fi racing game lands on Early Access

drag sci-fi racing game now releases on early access for linux and windows pc

DRAG sci-fi racing game now releases on Early Access for Linux and Windows PC. Thanks to developer Orontes Games. Which means you can now jump into gameplay via Steam with a small discount.

DRAG sci-fi racing is an innovative vehicle physics game. In terms of vehicle physics, completely new paths have been taken. With the introduction of 4CPT-technology (4-way contact point traction). So this means dynamic wheel loads result in true physical weight transfer. Which also comes in combination with a soft body tire model. Since every component of the vehicle is simulated in real time. Coming right down to the grab mass of the tire profile. Inspired by Richard Burns Rally as well as Spintires and BeamNG. Work on the debut title DRAG sci-fi racing began back in 2013. The game is now out on Early Access to play and contribute.

With common driving aids like stability control. The driving feel is as pure as it can be. Something unheard-of among many modern racing games. Which makes DRAG sci-fi racing a refreshing indie take on the genre.

It also comes with a damage model that allows for competitive multiplayer wheel-to-wheel racing in rallycross fashion. Driving fast on loose surface in close proximity of your opponents is challenging. Which is hard to master and highly rewarding.

DRAG sci-fi racing – Early Access Trailer

You can follow other drivers by utilizing slipstream. Hence the name of the game ‘DRAG’.
If you follow your opponents closely you will also gain boost. Which is all at your disposal for overtaking. But you have to make sure to use it with some strategy. If you get too close and ram another vehicle your car will take permanent damage.

So if you deliberately push your opponents off track. You will certainly end up with a wheel or two missing. With the current more hardcore online game mode there’s also no respawn in online races. Which makes DRAG sci-fi racing wheel-to-wheel events extremely intense.
To stay out of trouble or in case you can’t pass another driver. Since you might risk damage, just make sure to use the jokerlap. That’s a longer route which everyone has to take at least once a race. It’s definitely a strategic element you can use to your advantage to win the race.

Features:

  • DRAG combines arcade style racing with vibrant driving mechanics.
  • Even though DRAG sci-fi racing is not a simple arcade game. Which means you will want to play a gamepad or keyboard. Support for racing wheels will be coming in Early Access.
  • 24 Singleplayer challenges
  • Multiplayer wheel-to-wheel racing in online or split screen matches

DRAG sci-fi racing game engine is developed under Linux. The game also comes with native support and cross-platform Linux and Windows PC multiplayer. Plus the game now releases on Early Access priced at $31.49 USD including a 10% discount. The reduced price is only around until August 18th, returning to $34.99 USD.

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