Clark Stanley's Van Racer

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Clark Stanley's Van Racer

"THE STRONGEST AND BEST RACER KNOWN FOR PAIN AND LAMENESS... GOOD FOR MAN AND BEAST... IS GOOD FOR EVERYTHING A RACER OUGHT TO BE GOOD FOR."

Holy crap, go over 240 mph in a minivan. Race against 15 other minivans. Race against a friend in split-screen mode.
Hopefully your computer's powerful enough to run this at 30 frames per second. I wish I were joking.

Created for the Grid Grind Jam, combining the elements "van," "garden," and "Clark Stanley."

This game originally came to me in a dream - a 2.5d racing game like F-Zero or Super Mario Kart, but with minivans. "This could be hilarious," I thought. I was right. I proposed "van" as an item for the Grid Grind jam with the explicit intention of making this game a reality. I did not expect the snake oil salesman tie-in.

Windows only.

Paul Schroeder made the music. It's great!
He's got a Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaitoCat7
The game's soundtrack is on bandcamp: https://paulschroeder.bandcamp.com/album/clark-stanleys-van-racer-ost

Thank you Gisbrecht for the transparent Clark Stanley cutout!

WASD to move player 1
Arrow keys to move player 2
Enter/space to confirm choices in the menu
Esc to quit

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Kate B's picture

I think my favourite feature

I think my favourite feature is that colliding with a wall doesn't do anything to kill my speed, and I could hit one at 200mph and then just keep going at 200mph afterwards- if it killed it I would just be losing momentum constantly. bouncing off walls and cars was nothing to me... until the very end of the lap where I got beat up right before the finish line, knocked into last place, and finished in 3rd place

I like the calming music.... and the engine noises. it's like these vans just live in this peaceful world and race for thier own enjoyment, going rrrrrrrrr down the track

let-off-studios's picture

Motor Mouthin'

From the count-down to the engine revving to the impact crash sounds, it takes me back to when I raced around on the floor with Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels.

Nice work...! :)

pferd-am-herd's picture

I love the minivan models,

I love the minivan models, especially the textures! Reminds me of one of those old Micro Machines racing games.
Best I got so far is 3rd place in 1 player mode.