Set during the fall of communism, a pocket full of marks and a new world ahead of you, take a dilapidated hunk of metal and embark on a grand journey to the territories of the former Eastern bloc.
Greg Pryjmachuck is no stranger to driving simulations as a former game developer working on the Formula 1 franchise but his new vision is a far cry from the high performance and eyes bleeding expense of the racing car. However the prototype of the game has already sparked the interest of the press with Kotaku.co.uk naming it as one of the games they are most looking forward to in 2016.
Jalopy is now live on Steam Greenlight and in line with the positive press feedback, both Greg and Excalibur are looking forward to a successful response from the community.
This unique concept features a fictional Laika 601 Deluxe motor car reminiscent of the collectable East German “Trabbie” and it will need much love and care to keep it going on this memorable road trip!
Jalopy is set for release into Early Access in late April/early May 2016 and by then it is expected that the game will be well into its development offering players a quality game experience. Excalibur are also eyeing up the prospect of Sony and Microsoft releases in due course.
Embark on a grand journey!
It’s your task to keep your Jalopy running through anything that comes your way. Navigate miles and miles of tyre changing, fuel burning, carburettor busting, mud clattering terrain, through night and day, rain and shine, you’ll need to constantly adapt to whatever the procedurally generated world of Jalopy can throw at you.
Create a 2-Stroke legend!
Upgrade, maintain and care for your Laika 601 Deluxe motor vehicle. The journey ahead of you is not easy, keep close attention to everything from the state of your tyres, the condition of your engine, or even the space in your trunk. A well maintained car is a well performing car. Repair each aspect of your scrappy little car, install unique upgrades to deal with the changing world. Everything from cargo weight to the condition of your carburettor will determine how your car performs out of the open road. Create a car that will be forever remembered as the little machine that could.
Capitalism has arrived!
With the fall of the wall comes a great change, a shift in the very tides of your world that will open up new markets for you to either invest in yourself and become a baron of the open roads or shy away from and keep your head down just trying to make it to your destination. Take advantage of this new capitalist world by scavenging for scraps to make quick cash, capitalise in market trade, or smuggle goods past border patrol to start earning the big money. With capitalism finally here, it’s all there for the taking.
A Living World!
Travel from country to country, through night and day, rain and shine to experience a procedurally generated world that is different each time you play. Relax after a long journey in the motels. Buy car parts and other unique upgrades from the Laika dealerships. Refuel and clean your car at various petrol stations scattered throughout. A whole world exists outside your car in Jalopy, and we invite you to visit every nook and cranny.
Here is the official Jalopy trailer:
You can help vote for Jalopy on Steam Greenlight.