War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, which is why in Dead Star Runner the battles are being fought on the racetrack. By convicted criminals seeking fame, fortune, and hopefully freedom. Here’s the thing. These races aren’t exactly just running your ship around a track trying to outpace your opponents. Where’s the fun in that? You’re a criminal. Think dirty. Play dirty.
That’s right. In Dead Star Runner you can toss any trick that the game allows you at your opponents. Aside from actual live ammo fights during the race you can also destroy the other ships by getting them to ram into asteroids and other obstacles. The racer with the highest score gains the glory and a nice chunk of resources for your sponsor colony. Which is what the game is pretty much about.
In the universe of Dead Star Runner war has been replaced by this sport. Instead of sending ship upon ship and soldier upon soldier to die for the glory of their nation they’ll be pitting only baddies against each other while the crowds cheer on the carnage and destruction. Sounds like a fun pastime, no? It certainly sounds like an interesting take on the usually boring racing game. Especially when the only rule is that there are no rules. Or something.
As you would expect, your ship can be customized to your hearts content between matches. Perhaps even upgrading it for better performance and firepower. After all, you want to be the first across the finish line with the highest score. Any advantage you can get can mean the difference between being first and being in last place. Dead Star Runner will be released on Windows PC and Steam if the campaign gets funded with Mac, Linux, and PS4 ports as stretch goals.
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