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January 2015 Retro Gaming Article


January 11, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Super Systems' Drift Stage is a stunning take on the classic arcade racer

The visuals and art alone excite me about Drift Stage! This upcoming game from Super Systems has generated 2/3 of its financing in only a few days on Kickstarter. This is no surprise considering the beautiful retro-inspired game they are delivering.

Drift Stage is a modern evolution of the classic arcade racer, bringing the gameplay up to date while keeping the late 80's style intact. They've been promoting the game long before the Kickstarter launched which is a smart way to ensure funding and build a loyal following. Along the way they've garnered several great reviews from prominent sources.

Drift Stage I'm astounded by the visuals in this game! It's beautiful and brings me back to the arcade days of the 80s. The retro soundtrack fits it perfectly. I love this game - it exudes simplistic fun in a sophisticated racer!

Drift Stage screenshot It is initially being released for Mac, PC, linux, and available via Steam. There is an alpha-demo you can download to get a feel for the game-play, which is pretty rare during most Kickstarter campaigns.

The developers want to complete the games for the computer platforms and will then evaluate consoles and mobile. Personally, we'd love to see Drift Stage on a console or the e-shop!

Drift Stage offers several modes of play from single player to online multiplayer and includes circuits & career mode. There will also be a decaling system that will let you customize these vivid 8-bit styled cars. With features like this, it shows that Drift Stage is not a simple 8-bit game. It takes that style and combines modern techniques and scenarios.

I love to see what sort of creative perks will be offered in kickstarter campaigns. Super Systems doesn't disappoint with a top tier perk for $500 - a "personalized in-game billboard". I loved trying to read the billboards in racing games... and frequently crashed as a result. This is a great perk, but it's already sold out.

Check out their Kickstarter page and visit their website to connect with their social networks. This should be a fun game to follow!

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