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DrPetter's Trophies

Seriously... EVERYONE uses SFXR
Awarded by PoV
on December 15, 2010
Master of Distraction
Awarded by LunarCrisis
on April 21, 2008
The "I'd rather do it in C" Prize
Awarded by philhassey
on March 3, 2008
Glorious Particles Award
Awarded by Cthulhu32
on February 25, 2008
RSS Triumph
Awarded by philhassey
on February 4, 2008
The Über Awesome Sound Tool Award
Awarded by Endurion
on December 19, 2007



dstrysnd says ...

The sounds make the game.

erik says ...

More fun than I expected. 15.00s is my best time.

crc says ...

I liked: cute, funny, reduction, sound made me laugh

Could be improved: maybe a bit more content (2 or 3 tracks)

Game-Art / Art-Game

Hamumu says ...

The sounds are creepily like people (or more likely Muppets) going "whooooaa". After playing it, I comprehend the title! Really an awesome game. I mean, I guess not awesome, in that it wouldn't really hold your interest all that long (but I bet some people spend an hour or so working on lap times), but you know, nicely done and 'catchy'. Also quite Towlr.

Morre says ...

Awesome game. I love the sounds. Although... I actually get a better lap time by holding the keys down (and crashing a lot) than trying to play. Heh.

SpaceManiac says ...

I love the sounds! Pretty fun.

sol_hsa says ...


dave1 says ...

Got hooked on getting a good lap time.. only 17 sec though... great sound affects how it increases with speed

PsySal says ...

Great idea, i really like the idea of a one button car racing game! Sounds were fun too =)

dertom says ...

Yeah....a real blockbuster-game. simple and good! Perfect for coffeebreaks...veryvery good job! In difference to the other I didn't here the sound :(

Jonathan Whiting says ...

Cute and fun, definitely gets the scalectrix feel down perfectly. Fantastic for 3 hrs.

demonpants says ...

If I tried really hard I'd get almost the same time as when I held the button down. Either way I thought it was pretty fun and the sounds really made me laugh (The muppet comparison is spot on).

HybridMind says ...

gosh-- brought back nice memories of playing those old electric car track racing games with family. Those only had one button too!

great for 3 hrs effort, very simple yet solid idea. Love the sounds and the crash graphic. Best time I could get was around 17 secs. Holding down buttons only received best time of 20 seconds..

ondrew says ...

I liked the physics of the game, very nicely tweaked.

The minimalist approach really amplifies the gameplay.

My record is 17.30s and I can't beat it no matter what I do :).

matrin says ...

Funny sounds. :D I am not very good at these kind of games, :P, timed in at 20s.

threeeffhex says ...

I'm giving this really high marks, because you've made a really fun little game in a really minimal elegant way - if it was possible to give it 10/5 I would, love it.

caturday says ...

Clever. Better than expected. Solid execution of a simple concept - well done.

Archive for the ‘LD #13 – Roads – 2008’ Category

soltcras post-compo

Posted by
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 8:16 am

Thanks for all the nice comments. My best time is 13.78, so those of you stuck around 17 seconds will have to put in some more effort 😉

I’ve added some stuff to the game, mainly the option to generate random tracks (and save/load them). Also I added mouse controls for one player, in case keyboard sharing gets uncomfortable. Furthermore, there’s a fullscreen mode and slightly different track graphics.

The game still starts up with the same default track, and the gameplay code/simulation hasn’t changed.

Download here: soltcras.zip


Posted by
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 8:00 pm

Yay, I’m entering! Spent about three hours on this, although I went most of this day thinking about the idea (which was initially a lot more ambitious). It turned out kind of cute though, and I’m happy with it. You might be able to have a few minutes of fun if you’ve got an opponent available, or even just putting down a few solo laps.

Win32 package: drpetter_ld13_soltcras.zip

(might be portable, for those who feel like compiling… get portaudio and glfw)

(edited 28 minutes after deadline adding a simple framerate limiter to make it playable if vsync doesn’t work)

original, packaged before deadline: drpetter_ld13_soltcras_old.zip

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