Back at GDC in June of this year, we got a sneak peek at a very early version of Turbo Dismount, Secret Exit’s follow-up title to their absurd and strangely compelling physics game Stair Dismount (Free). For Turbo Dismount, the team was using the Unity engine rather than their own in-house engine, giving them a lot more flexibility in terms of developing for multiple platforms. In our preview from GDC, we said “It’s very possible that a lot about what’s seen in Turbo Dismount will change before its final version, as Jani stated that what they have so far has really been getting themselves up to speed with using Unity and is more proof of concept type work than concrete level or feature design."
Well, things have indeed changed quite drastically, as the newest evolution of Turbo Dismount is heavily based around vehicles rather than just the ragdolls themselves. Check out the new trailer.
If you were a fan of Stair Dismount (and I am a HUGE fan), you’ll know that there’s sort of a twisted sense of “implied violence" as there’s no actual blood or anything in the game, and the characters are all crash dummy-like figures without any real human traits. But with the killer physics system, ragdoll dismemberment, and bone-crunching sound effects, you definitely got a sick sense of satisfaction from causing as much harm to your poor Mr. Dismount as you shoved him mercilessly down various types of staircases. It was just good old-fashioned, messed up fun.
I definitely get that same messed up feeling playing Turbo Dismount, which you can do yourself right now in your browser at TurboDismount.com, except taken to the next level with complex vehicles and different kinds of objects scattered around the environment. Secret Exit plans to release the mobile version of Turbo Dismount before the end of the year if all goes according to plan, but they’re hoping to release a version for PC too and have the game up for approval on Steam Greenlight. Once we get word of a release date for Turbo Dismount on mobile, we’ll let you know, but in the meantime definitely check out the web preview and don’t blame me if your productivity takes a steep dive for the rest of the day.