Desert Car: Unusual Racing Sim
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by Amanda Luginbuhl
6 hours ago

I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?

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Desert Car: Unusual Racing Sim
9 November, 2015

Indie developers Deema35 is currently building a small indie game with the help of Unreal Engine 4. What’s interesting about this project is that it was developed in 3 month mostly with the assets from Unreal Marketplace. The whole thing looks incredibly detailed and smooth.

There are a couple of interesting game mechanics as well. For one thing you control the car with the help of the mouse. It’s sort of like a gyroscope control, but with another device. Not the best solution, but at least it’s original. The other thing is that the racing can change into a off-road truck in a matter of seconds. This brings a lot of variety to the exploration of the environment, which looks awesome by the way.

The sad thing that there’s not much gameplay to see in Desert Car. There are no competitors, no coins to gather or races to take part in. Just a basic prototype. Let’s hope the developer will try to take this project to the end and build a fuller game out of it.


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