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Pitch Black

by ReactorScram - Jam Entry

Drag-race 400 meters through the darkness.

Hold Left Control down to disengage the clutch. Then tap Enter to start the car. Then hold Up or W to rev the engine until the green light comes on.

Credit for the sports car model goes to "Teh_Bucket" -

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Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:05am

Killer! This is what I really wanted to go for

abaines says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Cool game, I like the atmosphere.

Had to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. and move some of the libs out the way for it to run.

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:26am

I liked the idea, but the cars sound was a bit off. It need to rumble, but instead sounded more like a cat. I really liked the gear switch with the visible clutch. All in all not bad for a base to a game.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:06am

This was an interesting concept for a game. The light got stuck on red for me after my first race.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:06am

11.93 IS MY BEST! Took me a while to understand the start sequence. For those having trouble... hold the clutch down, THEN start the engine and rev. Lovely game though, really enjoyed it. Nice work.

Shael says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:43am

This was so fun. got an 11:62

g12345 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:46pm

A nice and short experience.

Satisfying if you have a driver's license and you have never do this kind of racing before.

euske says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:55pm

I liked the atmosphere.

Tijn says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:06pm

This is right up my alley. I love car stuff! Why don't all racing games implement clutches?

My best time was 11.50 by the way. I was able to run the Windows version on my Mac using Wine :)

Crefossus says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:11am

Nice game. The actual gameplay feels polished and fun once you get started (I missed pressing f1 for a little bit :D).

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:51am

surprising car game, real enjoy the ambiance

alsantour says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:07am


Yumeito says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:17am

Epic game :)

dcolgan says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 2:33am

I liked it, but the instructions I found confusing, I figured out the starting sequence, but no matter how long I waited revving my engine, the light never changed. I thought the sound and visuals were great.

TimBeaudet says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Pretty neat, different, art style. I managed to get an 11.47 and found it quite fun trying to get lower. Missed the ability to downshift at the end of the strip!

Really neat you show the clutch engagement, not sure what the torque output of the motor is, I suspect linear perhaps so shifting at the last possible moment being the best point, I could be completely wrong about that.

dollarone says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 11:34pm

sorry man, can't run it in linux - Segmentation fault (core dumped) - and it's all pitch black in windows.

ReactorScram says ...
Aug 20, 2016 @ 2:20am

dollarone: I might know why it's black on some GPUs. I have fixed that bug on Pandora / Linux and it will hit Windows next time I have WINE running.

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