Voidspeed Outlaw

I’ve made no secret of my love for pixel art. If you show me a video game with a beautiful pixelated aesthetic, I will pay attention for sure. So when I spotted Voidspeed Outlaw, I was immediately intrigued.

Now, one of the things that’s interesting about Voidspeed Outlaw is that it’s a racing game that brings to mind classics like Wipeout and Star Wars Episode I: Racer. However, due to its retro-inspired look, Voidspeed Outlaw looks more like the Genesis classic Road Rash visually, which is an interesting design choice.

While pixel art is used quite frequently in platformers, roguelikes, and RPGs, I’ve not seen a whole lot of modern racing titles take advantage of it. One of the things it changes about the game is the vehicle movement. Instead of having super-smooth animations, there are limited frames of the vehicles from different angles, which gives the gameplay a little bit of clunk to it. With Voidspeed Outlaw, though, it’s the sort of clunk that you’d expect from a restored classic muscle car rather than from your beat-up 2006 Ford Taurus.

Personally, I love the futuristic desert and cityscape environments, as well as the retro feel of the vehicle design. Visually, this game is a treat, and I certainly hope it plays well too. The premise has a lot of potential.

Also, the title sounds super badass.

Voidspeed Outlaw is slated to come out on Steam in 2021, and a listing page has already been created in case you want to add this to your wishlist. You can check out the announcement trailer below.

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