April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

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Nitro Racer

by stigrv - Competition Entry

A simple racer where the goal is to stay close to your opponents in order to survive.

Please note that this game works best in Firefox.

Edit: I've added a fixed version that corrects a few things in the compo version. The compo version should still work fine in Firefox though.
- Removed render bug that caused Chrome to crash when out of health, which caused you to be unable to die
- Better detection of checkpoint pass, making it harder to miss lap completion
- Slightly better looking tiles and death screen

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AndrewBC says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 8:46am

This was pretty good mechanics-wise, and nailed the theme. The explosions took me a bit my surprise and practically ended my life, but I had my volume up a bit high.

TellusE says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:31pm

Excellent use of the theme and an impressive game considering the platform :)

nitrik says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 11:02pm

Great idea, and solid execution! I'd love to see more variations on this mechanic.

someone says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 1:39pm

Interesting mechanic, nicely executed.

Endurion says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:47pm

Very nice and smooth on IE9. I had no sound at all. On the second level the other cars got ahead too far and suddenly the game was stuck.
Very interesting mechanic. You should actually force the player to get first place, even with the others attached to you ;)

Winterblood says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 9:56pm

Pretty slick for HTML5! Bit buggy though - I spun off, lines turned red, and the car just span indefinitely without blowing up.

jsmars says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 11:23pm

Interesting idea, really impressive for HTML5 too!

elbowroom says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 2:13am

I think this game is rather interesting, it has awesome music but I think I got stuck in the first lvl because of a bug.
Overall very refreshing game idea and very thematic.

May 6, 2011 @ 2:44pm

Full marks for innovation on this one, very cool concept and you proved it could work!

Didn't really buy the post-apocalyptic set up when it opened onto green fields, blue water, and healthy trees. ;)

All in all, a great effort and would love to see this developed further.

natpat says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 9:33am

It was fun - personally, I'm not one for racing games, but it was a very interesting concept, and well executed too.

joekinley says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 11:02pm

Nice game. Interesting mechanics, although it is quite hard for me.
Totally great on community effort with your sheet about used technology. Liked it. Last thing missing is just a timelapse.

stigrv says ...
May 12, 2011 @ 3:56pm

@Endurion - I'm afraid Microsoft hasn't gotten around to implement a working version of their HTML5 audio
@Dark Acre Jack - I never got time to draw the destroyed tiles. On the other side, I never got around to implement the nitros in the title either :)
@joekinley - I'll hopefully make a timelapse for the next competition

mwest says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 8:30am

Interesting idea and quite well done! Must say this is the best HTML5 entry I've played so far... most of them just crash :P.

I assumed I had to finish first, which made for an interesting get ahead but not too far ahead tension... got one of the AI cars stuck in terrain at one point leading to death :(...

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