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Formula Fusion, A Racer By Former Wipeout Developers, Is On Kickstarter

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    Formula Fusion, a futuristic racer that’s intended to give players the same sensation as a Wipeout game, now has a Kickstarter campaign. After months of planning, developer R8 Games have launched their crowdfunding effort, with the goal set at £35,000. As of press time, the game is very close to making that goal.

     

    As previously reported, Formula Fusion is being developed by R8 Games, who have former Wipeout developers on their team. The game is being made in collaboration with The Designers Republic, the graphic design studio known for giving the Wipeout series its visual identity. They’ve also managed to enlist the aid of Dub FX and CoLD SToRAGE, who have worked on Wipeout soundtracks in the past.

     

    The goal for Formula Fusion is to create a futuristic racer with eight tracks and local and online multiplayer using the £35,000. R8 claim that they are confident they can get a version of the game running on Steam Early Access with one complete track using the 35k, too, and that this will allow them to leverage investments from other sources (such as pre-orders) to push on with a more fully-featured release.

     

    Formula Fusion is in development for PC, with more features, tracks, and platform options available as stretch goals. In order to net yourself a copy of the game when it launches, you’ll need to contribute at least £20 to Formula Fusion’s Kickstarter campaign. If you contribute £60, you’ll get a special boxed edition of the game along with a number of bonus items that you can read about on the Kickstarter page.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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