If the game crashes on Windows, a big help to us developers to solve crashes is sending us a so called minidump. Here's how you do it:
If you've gotten an invite to test Roadclub but aren't sure how to get started. Here's a detailed step-by-step guide to help you along!
New to top-down racing?
Roadclub is played from a top-down perspective and it is a common issue for new players that it is difficult to understand how the steering works at first.
The game is controlled like other 3D racing games where you only steer left and right, NOT by steering in the direction you want to go on the screen, that is four directions - up, left, down, right. This can be hard for new players and it is actually more common for women to struggle with this, so if this applies to you it's no problem, you're not alone and it's possible to learn quite quickly. Here's a few tips on how to get racing fast:
In case you missed it on my Twitter. The reason the game is taking a bit longer to show up on steam is..well I made some experiments during christmas break and managed to make pretty convincing proof-of-concepts for both Steam leaderboards and 2-player splitscreen multiplayer. These are two huge often asked about features that will add tons of fun to the game. So I decided to go for it and complete these features before early access on steam to give it a greater kickoff!
I'm sorry it's taking longer but I really think this will add a lot to the game. I don't have a date yet but I'm hoping to have a closed beta out to a few people within a couple of months. The beta will be sent out to friends and anyone who I pick that follows me and ask for beta access on Twitter (@bennysce).
I'll try to be better to update the blog, but I'm very busy working the game and working full-time during the days and gathering energy and motivation the rest of the time. Let me know if you look forward to the game, it boosts me a lot!
Hey everyone! Wanted to give you a quick update as we're moving closer to the end of the year. As you've probably figured out already we won't able to finish the beta before 2015 transitions to 2016. It may look like we haven't made any progress, but that's not true!
We have a 95% complete version that is soon ready for Steam early access as well as an update on itch.io. "Soon" may still be a few months though as our time for the game is limited by the little spare time we have after our full-time jobs and families are taken care of. But we're (slowly) making progress all the time!
The next version will include the single-player career mode, more cars and tracks in a shape that really could be released as the final game (although not with all the bells and whistles we'd like yet). However we know we can do better and hopefully we can get this up on Steams early access program early next year and continue improving it until its ready, giving you the chance to help shape the game by giving us feedback along the way!
We've updated the Roadmap section with the current plan.
Happy holidays retro-racing fans!
An early access build of Roadclub: League Racing is now available on itch.io! It is a stable release with limited content that should give you a great taste of what's to come for Roadclub. And better yet, it's free! As the amount of content increases we will increase the minimum price so be sure to check it out now while it's hot AND free.
Do you want more?
Of course, even if the game is free at the moment we really do appreciate if you use the pay-what-you-want feature on itch if you do like the game and want more! We will release content updates and release a full single-player experience no matter what happens but supporting us will help us do so much more with the game! We want to port the game to Unreal Engine to support more platforms and we want to add multiplayer components to the game. This won't be possible without your support as it takes a lot of time and effort to do. So please consider that option!
Roadclub Difficulty Trailer
A release wouldn't be complete without a video so we've created a video showcasing the 3 difficulties currently present in the early access build. It ranges from complete Rookie to the hardcore Elite setting where seasoned players will meet their match! Check it out below:
We will soon release a public first build of Roadclub: League Racing everyone can play for FREE! This is a polished version of the alpha version we teased earlier with the video below. It features several improvements we received feedback on in our internal alpha build our friends got their hands on earlier this year. We will release this version on itch.io and will continue to improve on it before we have everything ready for the release on Steam. Check out this video while you wait, the release on itch may happen sooner than you expect!
We have also added two pages to this site "The Game" and "Roadmap" which further details the game and our plan ahead. Enjoy!
It took a month to iron out the worst kinks from our alpha but now its done! We will send the alpha build to friends and family this week and hopefully start receiving feedback from initial player tests soon. Meanwhile we'll look over the plan for Beta due later this year and start working on it as soon as we can. We are spending our holiday in july and august so depending on weather and family and other factors things will move along at a normal or faster pace.
If I know you and you want to test, don't hesitate to contact me using the contact form or @bennysce on Twitter.
Screenshots and a alpha gameplay video should be coming soon as well.
Over and out!
We are feature complete for alpha! All features are now implemented according to plan and after we've ironed out the last few bugs we will send it out to family and friends for a first feedback round.
We're thinking about making this an early access version on Steam since its stable and has enough to play with. What do you think? Should we wait for the final version or let you guys help us test and give us feedback on the game soon?
Hey guys and gals! It's been a month since our last update, but we've come far! Things are on track for the early summer internal alpha as we have only got the last few details of one menu left to do before we are feature complete! After that only some testing and fixing remains code-wise and then we'll create the cars, opponents and tracks to be included in the alpha using our editors (which is included in the game!). We'll only make a few of each which will be used as templates going forward and we'll use assets from our old content so it should be done in no time when we're at that point!
Shouldn't be long now! Can't believe all the work we've done since february and can't wait to hear what you think of the game when you play it later this year!
Until next time, take care peeps!
Easter has come and gone and after a few days spending some time with family we've come back stronger and made good progress. Having been through most parts of the old code now we have a pretty good grasp of what needs to done and so we have created a high-level roadmap!
With that out of the way, this months' first update will make more sense:
I'm very proud of the progress so far made with our limited time! Hope this proves we can keep up with the roadmap above and we'll see you racing soon. Until next time!
2-man indie studio Solid Core from Sweden created this ambitous 2D top-down racer and originally released it in late 2008.