A match-based, competitive, VR racing game heavily inspired by 80s futurism.
Inspired by the neon futurism of the 80s, make way for ELEC, a fast paced competitive VR game.
Start your journey into the world of the game and begin a match with computer players or real players in peer to peer style.
Take your cycle by the grips and delete your opponents as you race around the arena.
Be the last man standing, win for your team, or play in endless roam against bots and take your time to hone your skills.
Each round you can earn “quanta,” the games currency, to buy new cycle colors and helmets to kit out your rider and show off your winnings against the other players.
Are you ready to take the planes of ELEC?
I’d like to see you try.
In Other Words:
For a long time, we’ve had this idea about a game of this nature.
Something fast, but simple, that still required elements of strategy and skill.
While there’s plenty of games on the market that fit these requirements, none of them felt like what we wanted.
So, what do you do when you’re a couple of programmers, wishing there were a game that felt like an idea of yours?
You make one.
So we did.
Taking inspiration for the games in a certain movie from 1982 that shall not be named, the mechanics were there, all we had to do was implement them in a way better suited for modern gaming, specifically, for VR.
Work started on design and prototyping April 13th, 2021, and here we stand, proud of our work and ready to share.
But that’s not all, oh no. We have plenty of big ideas for the future of ELEC.
So stay tuned, and enjoy!
Native Pimax support, full wide fov, no parallel projection required
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Neon Seoul: Outrun
One hell of a game. I put a box fan in front of me and experienced future synthwave moto racing bliss. With a few more tracks and a mode where you have opponents keeping pace with you and this game could vault to top 5 of all time. Would love to be able to add a local sound track while keeping in game sounds. The existing sound track is good though. What a rush. So much potential I sure hope the word spreads and this game blows up big time. If you liked Tron or Blade Runner, you’re going to flip out over the incredible environment they created. Playing Redout I got nauseous pretty quick but I was able to play Neon Seoul continuously without feeling queazy at all. Very impressed.
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This is one of my favourite VR games. You control the bike only with your headset motions, and it makes it really fun to play. The game look and music is superb.
It’s a bit hard to play, so requires better introduction to newcomers. But once you understand the mechanics, the gameplay becomes really addicting and fun.
There is not that much content, but the developer promised to add more cool features in future. I recommend it!
Bow & Crystal Tower Defense
If you click fast enough you have a machine gun.
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Speed Limit is a fun arcade action game, where the perspective of the gameplay and the gameplay style itself changes every 2 levels. It’s framed as what is essentially a non-stop action movie setpiece, where if you die, then the footage is rewound, and you are placed at the last checkpoint. The controls for each gameplay style are very responsive, and the different gameplay styles are all fun to play. I think the Pseudo-3D motorcycle sections are my favorite, because of the sense of speed, and the music during those parts is great. All the pixel art in the game is well done, and very detailed. The death animations and Pseudo-3D effects are of especial note. The sound effects are good, and the music is fast paced and fits the fast gameplay very well. The game is $12CDN, and I think that’s a fair price for what you get. You get the game of course, the artbook which has some really interesting insights and tidbits into the game’s development, as well as the soundtrack. There are quite a few achievements, and some of them are really challenging. It took me roughly 7 hours to 100% the game and get all the achievements. You can tell this game was made with care, and the developers really appreciated the games of the era that the game pays homage to.
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“Crash. Test… DUMMY!”
Here’s The Thing:
You are Bruce Willis but err, due to budget constraints…!! Hmm. Ahhh, you’re a washed-up action star who- no, that ain’t it either… You’re an untrained passenger on your way to going about your hipster life.
Suddenly, some SWAT team and or Secret Servicemen (because come on…) bust in on you and you’re a patsy of some sort!! So, like any reasonable law-abiding citizen, you come into a fully stocked pistol, and thus begins your unwilling joyride of awesome stunts and equally epic on-screen (and off) deaths~
Super Night Riders
My first reaction to this game was: this game can only be valuable for nostalgia/historical factor, and I can’t honestly recommend it to anyone else. But then I played it a little more, and it got me thinking.
This game faithfully recreates the gameplay of 80s arcade racers with all the important details, but with more modern visuals. The visuals are not mind blowing, but they look pleasant and are not dull.
The gameplay doesn’t have a lot of variety, unfortunately, even compared to the 80s racers. There’s only one vehicle you can choose, one type of “enemies”, no unexpected nasties like an oil spill and such, and the track variety is pretty much limited to the visual theme. The tracks are handcrafted though and are nicely tuned in terms of the difficulty curve and the challenge.
Super Night Raiders is my first racing game that I’ve managed to finish. Actually, it isn’t exactly a racing game - you aren’t trying to be the 1st but complete laps under a given time, depending on the difficulty setting you choose. While you are driving you are encountering other freeway bikers which are supposed to be obstacles that you aren’t supposed to hit - if you hit them you get a massive speed penalty which can ruin your run. One or two mistakes is actually ok, but if you do more than that you probably won’t make it on the normal mode. Easy mode is exactly the same, except that it grants you more time to finish each lap so you are allowed to make more mistakes, but you don’t get achievements.