With the development of the 80s Racer I learned a lot about how a racegame works. As a kid we had an arcade nearby with Outrun and Hang-On, so as a kid I spend many hours in there. Imagine the amazement when I first saw Virtua Racing in the arcade. Sure we’ve had polygon games before, but nothing could beat the speed, the bright colors of Virtua Racing. Even today the game looks great.
I dabbled a little in 3D polygons so I’m tempted to start a new project: a race game inspired by Virtua Racing. The polygons are flat shaded, and fairly simple (looks can be deceiving though) but I think I can pull this off.
So my next project will be inspired by Virtua Racing! See the original game below: