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Driving Strikers announced for Dreamcast!

In a rather unexpected announcement, Luke Benstead and David Reichelt have premiered their upcoming homebrew Dreamcast game Driving Strikers to the world, via a short reveal trailer on YouTube.

Made with the Simulant engine over a period of just six weeks, Driving Strikers very much looks like something Rocket League fans will enjoy when the demo becomes available. As you'll see from the trailer below, the gameplay shows teams of two cars battling to score more goals than the other.

I spoke to Luke briefly to find out what Driving Strikers was all about: "The demo has a single stadium and fixed teams and it's 1-4 local multiplayer. You can choose which side to play for and decide whatever mixture of real players and AI you'd like! You can boost and jump, and matches are currently fixed at 3 minutes for the demo."

This is just the beginning for Driving Strikers however, as the team have more exciting things planned for the full release: "When we expand the demo into a full game we hope to have various game modes and options". Something to look forward to in the first half of next year, for sure!

With the help of other community members, Luke expects the demo will be available to download before Christmas, so Dreamcast gamers can plug in four controllers and settle those family disputes from Christmas dinner with a friendly match or two.

The game looks great and as you can see from the visuals, the stage available has a distinctive festive theme - this really is an early Christmas present to the community and we couldn't be more thankful! Driving Strikers looks like another fantastic example of what Simulant can do after the recent Tunnels demo, and hopefully we'll see plenty more homebrew games take advantage of the engine in the future.

You can watch the full YouTube reveal trailer below:


As soon as we have the download link for the CDI of the Driving Strikers demo, we'll update this article. Thoughts? Follow Luke on Twitter here and be sure to let us know in the comments!

9 comments:

Tom Charnock said...

I could never get into Rocket League...but this intrigues me simply because a) it's on Dreamcast and b) it took Luke and David SIX WEEKS to create! Simulant is really shaping up to be something quite special...

Cheers James for this news!

James Harvey said...

First Dreamcast eSport title?!

Pizza Hotline said...

This is a monumental development!! So excited to play it this Christmas :) could this be the first modern Dreamcast indie title with online capabilities??

Tom Charnock said...

Knowing that Luke is involved, I wouldn’t rule out online play in the future…

nocarpayment said...

Looks like a neat little game...Look forward to more info...

CrispX said...

I Still dreaming to see my rumor in the past by friends.
Virtua Striker 3! Yes 3! Ported in to Dreamcast.
Hope and pray for one day appear the arcade port version.

Tom Charnock said...

That would be nice!

DCGX said...

It'd be cool if this turned into a larger release. I really like 'Rocket League,' though I haven't played for a while.

Ro Magnus Larsson said...

The demo is available!