Hey, it's me again. Been a while since the last update. You said there would be one soon, but that was in July. C'mon man, I've been itching to play something new on this game.
The Ghost Of Kusakawa Pass
A downloadable game for Windows and Android
Several mysterious reports of ghosts in the mountain passes in the news have many drivers frightened, too scared to dare drive down the already treacherous twists and curves.
The rumor going around is that the ghosts are vengeful souls who will never rest until they are defeated in a race!
Does the competitive spirit burn inside you, too?
This is a relatively early demo showcasing mostly the aesthetics and physics of the game, with the progression yet to be implemented - great news for you guys, it means all the content is unlocked from the start! ...For now.
- Several pixelated cars and one car intended to be secret later on. Each vehicle handles slightly different with tweaks to acceleration, top speed, slipperiness, gripperiness, handling and steering. Despite these differences, I put in some effort to balance each vehicle until it comes down to driving style and preference for your choice. This is all being perfected, still, and if you have any feedback on any of the vehicles, it's totally welcome!
- A brutal, visceral experience driving the cars. Even though you're merely using left and right to steer, it's an exciting experience that takes the essentials of a racing game and boils them down until they can be crammed onto a mobile device. The physics of this game reward a good racing line and absolutely punish you for a bad line. If you're any good at racing sims, that actually translates decently well to this game, despite the super simplified driving.
- A practice map with simple corner types and plenty of run-off area to learn the handling of the cars and get comfortable driving. Remember: concentrate on your line! Enter wide, hit the apex inside, exit wide.
- Three challenging stages, each with its own boss and learning curve.
What's the final game intended to be like?
A single-player campaign of 6+1 touge stages, with a practice mode to memorize each stage and cut down your lap times until you feel confident enough to choose battle mode - and challenge the ghost haunting that stage. Win, and the stage is clear. Lose, and your soul is doomed to race the mountain passes for eternity.
The title is bound to change. Not sure to what. But it's not final.
Feel free to download, buy me a coffee with the donation if you're really compelled, but it's by no means necessary. Thanks!
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Though it may not have been your intention, I love the Initial D feel this game has. It controls well, provides some difficulty, and is overall very enjoyable.
This is a great indie game, its creative, surprisingly fun and quiet challenging, exactly what i want from a sweet little indie game. Mad props Creator!
could .you make a ios version please
Not bad at the moment. I loved how all the cars handled differently. Great if not frustrating level of difficulty but it makes the win all that better. However I got a you loose screen even though I finished the race first. I don't know what that's about but other wise a good game.
this game is amazing its challenging but at the same time has that simplistic feeling of a classic 1980s/1990s kind of game!! i hope you keep up on this game it is just super fun to play.
I have idea how you could do brakes. On android when player push both steering buttons then a car will brake.
Got a bug with transparent image of cars at cutscene
I AM IN LOVE!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!! screams potential in every corner drifted ! Keep working on it would like to see this to the end!
YES! Thank you for the positive feedback, be sure to check in weekly for update after update! We'll see this through until it's done.
Hello! I really enjoyed your game, it has awesome sound effects and looks wonderful! It has a lot of potential to be a great game. I made a let's play of your game here (just a warning I'm super bad at it ^-^')
Subscribed, I had a great time watching your LP, thank you so much!
It does seem like your framerate was a liiiittle low, but my computer bogs down when I record, too, so I can see why the game was lagging in slow motion.
I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
I really enjoyed my first run with it, the driving difficulty is just right and satisfactory. Love the overall feeling!
Time for bug reporting: I have some issues with menu controls. I couldn't highlight "SELECT" when choosing a car. Then I linked a mouse to the laptop, clicked randomly, and it went on... No cursor was showing up anyways. Also I couldn't figure out how to change weather. One last thing: how do you reverse?
Great work anyways, will follow for sure. Hope in an OSX or iOS release later on!
Thanks for the report! I'll get the menu fixed up by this weekend. I'll reimplement a reverse button soon, it was too easy to abuse as a brake for desktop users, leading to outrageously quick times! I've got a few ways I can make sure a proper reverse gear pops up for when we need one.
The menu's been fixed up now, and you should be able to navigate entirely with the keyboard or d-pad. Use the space bar or "A" button on the SELECT buttons or weather toggles. Changing the weather should be achieved now by selecting the little cloud icon in the track select screen and pressing space or "A" on a controller.
It's still in early stages, but the basic things are already very well. The driving physics are really fun once you learn them, it's a bit simplified and I guess that makes it good for mobile too. The difficulty on the first stage was just about right, you can't make mistakes and you need to find the right car that fits best. We'd like to see your game in this year's Game Development World Championship, especially if you think this would be fully completed by October.
Thank you for the exceptionally detailed feedback!
Competing in the GDWC would be an honor. I'll see you this October!
Tons of fun crammed into such a simple concept!
I really enjoyed the way that you based the game on the Initial D anime, pretty cool game!
I like feeling of driving on grass, it is super cool
this rocks!! super engaging atmospheric for what it is, the art & audio is excellent
thank you! atmosphere and immersion is exactly what my main goal is with the details, it's great to hear it delivers on that!
I love this game! Can't wait for new updates! ^-^
Great game, I just have one criticism: it's very difficult to tell which car is yours after a few laps, when the ghost is almost exactly following you
that's a good observation! this current demo just uses the ghost of your best lap - your driving must be pretty clean and consistent!
the next demo coming tonight will have an actual ghost that isn't just your own lap. should be a fun challenge!
Hey! Messed around with this on my channel, looking forward to seeing how this develops!