While I have been completely sucked in to hardcore racing simulators in the past, there's nothing I like more in racing games than ridiculous drifting and jumps-- Lots of jumps. Thankfully, developer Pixelbite seems to share a similar love for these kinds of racing games from looking at their recently released Raging Thunder 2 and the upcoming Deliverace.

Deliverace is a top down racing game that seems to be what you would get if you were looking to cross the classic arcade game Super Off Road and the late 70's/early 80's TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard". Racing through the various included tracks (with some unlockable by beating earlier tracks) amounts to keeping your finger firmly mashed on the gas, and drifting through each corner while hitting as many jumps as possible.

Almost every conceivable control option is included, from a set of right/left buttons seen in the video below, as well tilt controls, and two different kinds of virtual steering wheels. Six different cars are in-game as well that all handle differently, ranging from a pick up truck to a hummer and even a semi truck.

In the preview build I've been playing, there are three different game types: Standard races against AI opponents, a time trial, and delivery mode where you need to ferry cargo around a map as quickly as possible. Also, the game features a multiplayer mode, and although it is grayed out in this version, there is an menu option for internet multiplayer.

The craziest thing about Deliverace is this preview build is chock full of warnings about how it's an early version with bugs and placeholder art, but even in its current state, it's one of the coolest looking top down racing games I've ever played. Deliverace is still in development, and I'm really looking forward to playing a finalized version of the game.

  • Rolf Reimer

    Looks really fun!
    I have been looking for a great quick-pick-up-and-play game! :)

  • Rolf Reimer

    Looks really fun!
    I have been looking for a great quick-pick-up-and-play game! :)

  • Jetty

    I hope there isn't a portion of the game where you get stopped by rednecks and forced to squeal like a piggy... >_>

    • sean

      you mean inbreds :P

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  • Jetty

    I hope there isn't a portion of the game where you get stopped by rednecks and forced to squeal like a piggy... >_>

    • sean

      you mean inbreds :P

  • swarmster

    I hope it's "placeholder art" or are they really going with redneck/Confederate imagery for their UI? I knew this game was looking way too pretty in previews and they'd find a way to screw it up somehow.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Well, it's the theme of the game. What else did you expect? Some minimalist Akzidenz Grotesk treatment?

      • swarmster

        Well, the theme has never been clear to me from previous screenshots and gameplay snippets. Akzidenz Grotesk wouldn't be so unusual considering they were also chosen to do PGR on the Zune.

        I'm just thinking, while you're picking random themes that add nothing to your game, you might as well pick one that's aesthetically appealing, no?

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Not sure what you mean "add nothing to your game." The cars, the courses, the missions, etc are all based on the Southern moonshine theme. Sure, designing against type can lead to nice results (see Aftermath, for example), but I'm just not surprised they went with this particular style. Mind you, I'm not entirely comfortable with it (sometimes people forget what that Confederate flag really stood for), but I'm not shocked either.

      • chris

        squarezero - the flag dose not mean what you are implying. the flag you speak of was the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. i hate when people associate it with slavery..

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I'm sorry, but that whole "Battle Flag of Northern Virginia" argument is ahistorical hogwash.

  • swarmster

    I hope it's "placeholder art" or are they really going with redneck/Confederate imagery for their UI? I knew this game was looking way too pretty in previews and they'd find a way to screw it up somehow.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Well, it's the theme of the game. What else did you expect? Some minimalist Akzidenz Grotesk treatment?

      • swarmster

        Well, the theme has never been clear to me from previous screenshots and gameplay snippets. Akzidenz Grotesk wouldn't be so unusual considering they were also chosen to do PGR on the Zune.

        I'm just thinking, while you're picking random themes that add nothing to your game, you might as well pick one that's aesthetically appealing, no?

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        Not sure what you mean "add nothing to your game." The cars, the courses, the missions, etc are all based on the Southern moonshine theme. Sure, designing against type can lead to nice results (see Aftermath, for example), but I'm just not surprised they went with this particular style. Mind you, I'm not entirely comfortable with it (sometimes people forget what that Confederate flag really stood for), but I'm not shocked either.

      • chris

        squarezero - the flag dose not mean what you are implying. the flag you speak of was the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. i hate when people associate it with slavery..

      • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

        I'm sorry, but that whole "Battle Flag of Northern Virginia" argument is ahistorical hogwash.

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Can you also spend the money you earn on upgrades or something like that? The game looks great by the way!

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Can you also spend the money you earn on upgrades or something like that? The game looks great by the way!

  • http://www.moistproduction.com moist

    release it already!

  • http://www.moistproduction.com moist

    release it already!

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Deliverance the driving game 'eh? If you lose do you have to squeal like a pig?

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Deliverance the driving game 'eh? If you lose do you have to squeal like a pig?

  • Pine

    I was all about this until I saw the controls. No thanks!

    • Piasintein

      "Almost every conceivable control option is included, from a set of right/left buttons seen in the video below, as well tilt controls, and two different kinds of virtual steering wheels."
      :)

      • Pine

        That'll teach me to read the articles. Actually no...no, still lazy. Thanks!

    • Elfmz

      As Eli said there are several control options. If he didn't and by how badly he played the demo (bumped into every corner of the circuit) I would not be convinced either.

  • Pine

    I was all about this until I saw the controls. No thanks!

    • Piasintein

      "Almost every conceivable control option is included, from a set of right/left buttons seen in the video below, as well tilt controls, and two different kinds of virtual steering wheels."
      :)

      • Pine

        That'll teach me to read the articles. Actually no...no, still lazy. Thanks!

    • Elfmz

      As Eli said there are several control options. If he didn't and by how badly he played the demo (bumped into every corner of the circuit) I would not be convinced either.

  • ejames

    looks sweet!! When is it coming out?

  • ejames

    looks sweet!! When is it coming out?

  • Tiderguy

    This game looks very good and has an interesting level of detail for a top down driver. By the way, I'm from the South and the Confederate flag doesn't mean "we love slavery" as depicted by most media types and should make a GAME less appealing unless your daily decisions are guided by what Wikipedia tells you to think. Sorry for the rant. Running moonshine was the precursor for the dirt track races that eventually became what NASCAR is today. Lastly, ROLL TIDE!

    • Huckster

      I think it depends on who's flying the flag.

  • Tiderguy

    This game looks very good and has an interesting level of detail for a top down driver. By the way, I'm from the South and the Confederate flag doesn't mean "we love slavery" as depicted by most media types and should make a GAME less appealing unless your daily decisions are guided by what Wikipedia tells you to think. Sorry for the rant. Running moonshine was the precursor for the dirt track races that eventually became what NASCAR is today. Lastly, ROLL TIDE!

    • Huckster

      I think it depends on who's flying the flag.

  • BdragonST

    awww... if there were zombies roaring around in that game...

    If you dont know what im talking about, check out *Zombie Driver* on youtube... lol it's addicting..

    • Steve Sabol

      Makes me wonder if Carmageddon will ever grace the iPhone. Now *that* was an over-the-top racing game.

      • Rachel

        That would be so awesome. Nothing better than running over people after a bad day at work.

  • BdragonST

    awww... if there were zombies roaring around in that game...

    If you dont know what im talking about, check out *Zombie Driver* on youtube... lol it's addicting..

    • Steve Sabol

      Makes me wonder if Carmageddon will ever grace the iPhone. Now *that* was an over-the-top racing game.

      • Rachel

        That would be so awesome. Nothing better than running over people after a bad day at work.

  • Rachel

    The controls make me want to cry. I realize the handling is supposed to be like that, but there should be options.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Read the post, there are many options.

      • Rachel

        I see it now.

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  • Rachel

    The controls make me want to cry. I realize the handling is supposed to be like that, but there should be options.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Read the post, there are many options.

      • Rachel

        I see it now.

  • RobyOne

    Well what will be the best controls for this kind of game under your opinion ?

  • RobyOne

    Well what will be the best controls for this kind of game under your opinion ?

  • Ads

    This games looks awesome! I love racing games but hate tilt controls. I am so glad that they will be including LOTS OF DIFFERENT CONTROL OPTIONS (uppercase for people who didn't read the review) :-)

    I am not an American so I don't fully understand the whole Confederate thing but remember people, it is a game :) Enjoy it and have fun.

    If this is an Alpha build, man the final is going to look fantastic.

    PS: Eli, you would probably do better if you let up on the gas a little every now and then ;-)

    • Eli Hodapp

      Ahaha, whatever man. These games are best when the pedal is to the metal. ;)

  • Ads

    This games looks awesome! I love racing games but hate tilt controls. I am so glad that they will be including LOTS OF DIFFERENT CONTROL OPTIONS (uppercase for people who didn't read the review) :-)

    I am not an American so I don't fully understand the whole Confederate thing but remember people, it is a game :) Enjoy it and have fun.

    If this is an Alpha build, man the final is going to look fantastic.

    PS: Eli, you would probably do better if you let up on the gas a little every now and then ;-)

    • Eli Hodapp

      Ahaha, whatever man. These games are best when the pedal is to the metal. ;)

  • Marc

    1) How am I supposed to upgrade without any gold wrenches?

    and

    2) Eli drives like my wife. Actually that isn't fair, she drives a little better than that. Sorry honey.

    • menom

      I personally find it disrespectful for you to call Eli 'Honey'

      Game look great - will prob be my first race game since Real Racing - top down racing will be nice for a change

  • Marc

    1) How am I supposed to upgrade without any gold wrenches?

    and

    2) Eli drives like my wife. Actually that isn't fair, she drives a little better than that. Sorry honey.

    • menom

      I personally find it disrespectful for you to call Eli 'Honey'

      Game look great - will prob be my first race game since Real Racing - top down racing will be nice for a change

  • Michael

    Reminds me of Racing Gears Advance for GBA. Looks nice, I'm definitely interested in this.

  • Michael

    Reminds me of Racing Gears Advance for GBA. Looks nice, I'm definitely interested in this.

  • Bryan

    I fell in love with the two button configuration with GTA CTW, so I'm happy to see them here as the view looks to be about the same. I'll definitely check it out.

  • Bryan

    I fell in love with the two button configuration with GTA CTW, so I'm happy to see them here as the view looks to be about the same. I'll definitely check it out.

  • anthonyafterwit

    This looks like an old arcade game that had four steering wheels on it (four people played at once) that I used to loooooove! Can't remember the name of it, but it was waaay better than any first person racing game. Can't wait!

    PS - Anybody remember the name of that game?

    • johannvonstranovic

      "the classic arcade game Super Off Road"

      It was in the review, but I agree with you, this similarity is what has me the most excited. Just throw in some conical dirt hills to complete the nostalgia.

  • anthonyafterwit

    This looks like an old arcade game that had four steering wheels on it (four people played at once) that I used to loooooove! Can't remember the name of it, but it was waaay better than any first person racing game. Can't wait!

    PS - Anybody remember the name of that game?

    • johannvonstranovic

      "the classic arcade game Super Off Road"

      It was in the review, but I agree with you, this similarity is what has me the most excited. Just throw in some conical dirt hills to complete the nostalgia.

  • Omg

    2 small changes I would make,

    Controls autogas and left and right corner buttons to steer and bottom middle button(s) to brake/ reverse.

    Reduce icon and font size of left hand cash in HUD it gets in the way.

    Thx

    • http://www.pixelbite.se Fredrik

      That control option is available in the options. And my personal favorite. :)

  • Omg

    2 small changes I would make,

    Controls autogas and left and right corner buttons to steer and bottom middle button(s) to brake/ reverse.

    Reduce icon and font size of left hand cash in HUD it gets in the way.

    Thx

    • http://www.pixelbite.se Fredrik

      That control option is available in the options. And my personal favorite. :)

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    I can't tell if the title is a reference to Deliverance or Liberace.

    Either way…

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    I can't tell if the title is a reference to Deliverance or Liberace.

    Either way…

  • araczynski

    AV is great, controls seem to suck.

  • araczynski

    AV is great, controls seem to suck.

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    I dunno, the graphics are gorgeous but I got a bit bored watching that.

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    I dunno, the graphics are gorgeous but I got a bit bored watching that.

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Reminds me a lot of Super Cars (on Amiga) :D

    To me this will be an instant buy as soon as it comes out!

    Cant wait!

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Reminds me a lot of Super Cars (on Amiga) :D

    To me this will be an instant buy as soon as it comes out!

    Cant wait!

  • (R)

    That looks gorgeous!
    Top-down racing games rule. I recommend the racing-shooter Auto Crisis while we're waiting.

  • (R)

    That looks gorgeous!
    Top-down racing games rule. I recommend the racing-shooter Auto Crisis while we're waiting.

  • Crunc

    When is someone going to give us a real Super Off-Road clone? This game is pretty, but there's no items tocollect and no upgrades. Boo to that.

  • Crunc

    When is someone going to give us a real Super Off-Road clone? This game is pretty, but there's no items tocollect and no upgrades. Boo to that.

  • Christos

    Mechanics-wise, it looks like that infinitely playable PC/Playstation game, Ignition was it? Graphically it seems amazing. I can't way.

  • Christos

    Mechanics-wise, it looks like that infinitely playable PC/Playstation game, Ignition was it? Graphically it seems amazing. I can't wait.

  • Christos

    Mechanics-wise, it looks like that infinitely playable PC/Playstation game, Ignition was it? Graphically it seems amazing. I can't way.

  • Christos

    Mechanics-wise, it looks like that infinitely playable PC/Playstation game, Ignition was it? Graphically it seems amazing. I can't wait.

  • RobyOne

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    vollidiot du noob driver ey

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  • bigrand1

    Allright for crying out loud-so when is this FINALLY gonna get released?????? This wait is super rediculous!!!

  • bigrand1

    Allright for crying out loud-so when is this FINALLY gonna get released?????? This wait is super rediculous!!!

  • Danijel

    yea im with "bigrand1" Whats with the hold up?!?!
    Realese it all ready!

  • Danijel

    yea im with "bigrand1" Whats with the hold up?!?!
    Realese it all ready!