Indie developer Domipheus Labs has announced a new competitive racing game, a PC-only top-down racer dubbed Gears of Glory: Apex Ace.
Gears of Glory is the first game to come from the recently-formed Domipheus Labs and, according to founder Colin Riley, aims to combine fierce multiplayer battles with a pick-up-and-play feature set. This is mainly achieved through the combination of a simple control system and advanced stats-tracking on the back end.
In Gears of Glory players can race through 24 season tier circuits, with achievements, challenges and leaderboards all on offer too. An in-built news system feeds players rankings and comparisons to other players and friends.
Set for release in May 2012, Gears of Glory will launch exclusively on indie game distributor Indiecity
, where Colin says it will "be priced around that of an espresso from popular coffee houses
"For those players who only have a few minutes free to play, they can immediately launch a challenge from the main screen and gain a reward for everyone to see,
" says Colin.
"However they may come back to the game later to find a friend has knocked them off their leaderboard spot, and the defeat is on the front page of the in-game newspaper, the Gear Times. The game world is designed to be constantly evolving and resting on ones laurels will prove costly in the global rankings.
A track builder will also be included with the final release to increase replay value - but you can read more about the game at the official site
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