Simulation game Jalopy recently had pre-orders made available for the Xbox One edition of the game. With a decent response to the PC edition, the console version can reach a whole new audience.
It is developed by Greg Pryjmachuk who spent five years working on Codemaster Formula 1 games. So, this is a great fit with the nature of Jalopy. It is published by Excalibur Games who also handled titles like Road to Guangdong and Resort Boss: Golf.
The official press release of Jalopy says:
“Jalopy for Xbox One is now available to pre-order on the Xbox Store. With the release date of 1 November getting ever closer, prepare for an epicroad trip through the former Eastern Bloc. With economic decline suffocating the world around you, scavenge what parts you can for your trusty Laika and smuggle forbidden goods past border guards to make extra profit, if you dare. The road ahead provides opportunity as well as danger.”
So, the game’s story revolves around traveling through a tense time in a difficult place. What is interesting is the scavenging element of it. It reminds me, somewhat, of having to maintain your bike in Days Gone. Whatever the case, this is an indie title with a lot going for it.
The Gameplay of Jalopy:
Continued in the press is an outline of the gameplay loop of Jalopy:
“Navigate miles and miles of tyre changing, fuel burning, carburettor busting, mud clattering terrain, through night and day, rain and shine. Adapt to whatever the procedurally generated world of Jalopy can throw at you.Upgrade, maintain and care for your Laika 601 Deluxe motor vehicle. Keep close attention to everything from the state of your tyres, the condition of your engine and even the space in your trunk. Repair each aspect of your scrappy little car and install unique upgrades to deal with the changing world. Everything from cargo weight to the condition of your carburettor will determine how your car performs on the open road.”
With so many mechanics at play and an interesting premise, this seems like a game to look out for.
Jalopy releases on Xbox One on November 1, 2019, and the PC edition is available now.
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