via Gnome comes news of a partial conversion of Stunt Car Racer.
Note that the conversion is only partial, so some features from the original are missing (e.g. some graphics and the league table) but the game is fully playable. Also it includes some new features like the animated track preview and the ability to change the landscape and also to drive around the tracks in the opposite direction (try doing this on the Ski Ramp or Draw Bridge though!)
We’ve seen attempts at an online Stunt Car Racer before but none of have managed to make it out the door. Which seems to be a recurring theme for games based on Stunt Car Racer in general, now I think about it. And a rhyme! Huzzah!
Anyway, one most definitely in progress and look-at-able (technical term there) and complete with domain name is Stunt Car Online. Which aims to be, erm, Stunt Car Racer with online bits online, obviously.
Go there and stay there for a moment and marvel at what hopefully will be.
Surely this is a game that needs no introduction? Geoff Crammond’s fall off the track simulator with added bonus crane was one of those games that seemed to have everyone sit up and go “oooh”. Funnily enough, every time someone announces a remake of the game people sit up and go “oooh”. Which makes it even more disturbing that despite many attempts, the current Stunt Car Racer finished remakes count currently sits at an incredibly tiny number… can you guess what that number is folks?
For those of you still disappointed that the promised Stunt Car Racer Pro never actually appeared, fear thee not. Fresh from the development of Exile II (released this coming weekend) and absorbing some of the knowledge gained during the creation of Jet Set Willy Online, Ovine and Smila are back (not that they’ve ever gone anywhere really) with a vengeance.
Here’s what we know so far: It will have cars in it. It will have tracks in it. It’ll be Stunt Car Racer but multiplayer and online. It’ll look somewhere between Drivey and Tron. If it turns out rubbish, there’ll be corpses littered along the beaches.
Ok, the last bit isn’t really likely, but just in case, alright?
Stunt Car Racer, for those unaware, was one of Geoff Crammonds opus works (along with The Sentinel) before he drifted into Formula One reiterations. In many ways, the forerunner of games like Trackmania – Stunt Car Racer, as was the trend of the time, was a very Ronseal game. You drove a car around stunt tracks. Fall off, and it’s Mr Crane for you as you wait to be hoisted back from where you fell off. It’s also, in my ever so humble opinion, a prime candidate for multiplayer mayhem and laughs.
Head on over to the forum thread for pictures, information and things and stuff.