Automobile racing is a long-standing, highly-revered sport all across the globe. It’s also much more complex than most people give it credit for. Knowing every square inch of a racetrack, scouting the abilities of your opponents, building your stamina up to endure hours upon hours of nonstop driving, and having nerves of steel to speed around at 200mph+ just inches from a concrete wall or another vehicle are just some of the difficulties of being a race car driver. But let’s cut all that crap out and get to the real heart of racing: the winning driver doing donuts and burnouts after a race.
I’m just joking of course, but if you’ve ever gotten hyphy doing donuts in an intersection and thought “this, THIS should be a video game" then you’re going to want to check out the trailer for Torque Burnout from developer League of Monkeys. Torque Burnout isn’t a game about racing, rather it’s a game about taking these ultra-powerful vehicles and driving them into the ground doing burnouts, all the while trying to hype the crowd up into a frenzy. Seriously, that’s what this game is about. It’s both really silly and completely awesome at the same time.
One of the cool benefits about Torque Burnout not being a traditional racing game is the developers can really focus on things like the car models themselves. As you can see from that trailer, the vehicles look extra nice and there are all sorts of camera angles to admire your burning out from. And did you see the very end? That guy burned all the way down to the rims. That’s got to be bonus points or something, right? I love racing games, but Torque Burnout looks like something especially unique and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s slated for release sometime in October, so keep your eyes on this space for more information as that time approaches.