Krautscape is an action-packed racing game with bird-like flying cars and procedurally built racetracks.
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Mostly Positive (195 reviews) - 76% of the 195 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

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“While racing is clearly the main point of the game, it’s great fun to have the freedom to build whatever you want.”
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About This Game

Krautscape is an action-packed racing game with bird-like flying cars and procedurally built racetracks. The leading player builds the racetrack while the chasing players can take shortcuts by flying off the track to overcome obstacles. But the track is needed to score and to get speed – the vehicles don't have any thrusters to accelerate while flying.

Krautscape features three unique multiplayer gamemodes that are designed to support nonlinear gameplay and intelligent movement instead of forcing you to drive perfectly. Three singleplayer game modes introduce you to the basic mechanics of driving, flying and track building.

Key Features


  • Flying cars: Glide through the air like a bird
  • Build a racing track while driving – each race creates a new track
  • 3 multiplayer game modes with completely different goals & gameplay: Snake, Ping Pong and Collector
  • 3 singleplayer game modes, focused on driving, flying and track building
  • Multiplayer game modes are playable online, on LAN or in splitscreen mode (up to 8 players)
  • Free play sandbox mode
  • Original adaptive soundtrack
  • Steam leaderboards and achievements
  • Keyboard and gamepad support for XInput compatible devices on Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 gamepads on Mac/Linux

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card comparable to Radeon X1600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Controllers: XInput compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card comparable to Radeon X1600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Controllers: XBox 360 Pad, PS3 Controller, PS4 Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Card comparable to Radeon X1600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: pulseaudio required
    • Additional Notes: Supported Controllers: XBox 360 Pad, PS3 Controller, PS4 Controller
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Mostly Positive (195 reviews)
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SergentDickCs Go YT
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
good game nice very good ! prepared your ♥♥♥♥ edition !
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harrybarng
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 8
The idea is great and it is fun for a mini game. The handling is not great but since it is an early access hopefully it will change.
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Guardian
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 7
The best part of the game is that it has a small track and cars with terrible handling, and the best of the best is the track building, you want a sharp turn you have to fall off to do it.
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VENNINAGATE #ripsup
9.4 hrs
Posted: June 30
A very good game with some room for improvement though:
This game has two main mechanics. The first in a race builds the track in 5 directions, depending on where he drives. You can either tightly turn left or right, slightly turn left or right or drive straight. The second mechanic is flying. you can lift off the track or cut curners by extending the wings on your vehicle.
These two mechanics balance the game very well, since someone whos behind can often cut corners and overtake the one who is currently on the lead and has to build the track.

What I liked about the game:
- the game mechanic
- the look
- the music

What could be better IMO:
- its rare to find a lot of people online (so get it and play pls) :P
- the online game modes are not very well explained and I frequently see people in a races, that play bad because the dont know some basic tricks. (e.g. cutting the track in "ping pong", build towards the cube in "collect")
- in single player, the difference between bronze and gold is often just a margin, which is quiet frustrating since you need at least bronze to carry on with the next level.

Well spent 2 bucks.
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m.zhaddul
12.4 hrs
Posted: June 27
Very innovative coach multiplayer racing game.
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tirsod
1.4 hrs
Posted: June 26
Good, Fun, Runs on my potato pc. Haven't played multiplayer yet but sounds like a great idea!
Check it out!
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Hamlet
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 16
Not as advertised.
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Arcadeknight
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 10
This game needs more attention! It is an indie gem! I haven't played much... but it is certenely a game that has a lot of depth! It is single-player AND multi-player,and in a way it is kinda addicting,because some stages are hard! There are a lot of stages too!
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wizcreations
0.8 hrs
Posted: June 5
The concept for this game is great, but the execution is downright awful. This is a racing game (with flying cars, I might add) where you have no speed indicator and the controls essentially prohibit precision braking, accelerating, and turning, making it extraordinarily difficult to stay on a track that has a lot of tight corners.

The track is created by the player currently in first in this racing game. That player can create sharp or gradual turns, straight track, and occasionally loops or jumps. I expected the lead player to have some extra controls to cycle through track choices for the next leg, but instead the track is generated based on where the player drives on the course. If you drive on the far left, you create a sharp left turn. If you drive slightly left of center, you create a gradual left turn. This is pretty much the worst way you could possibly build track, because anyone who has ever played a racing game knows you start sharp turns from the opposite side, so the lead player has no incentive to ever make the track turn because it would cause him to crash into the wall!

This horrendous oversight in game mechanics all assumes you could even play a multiplayer game. I have sat for over 30 minutes on the “Waiting for Players” screen and only once got a multiplayer game going, but the player dropped out of the race shortly after it began. This is probably because the stupid controls are unmanageable and the cars are all identical, thus there is no way to catch up when you inevitably fall behind unless the other player also makes a grievous mistake. There are no power ups, no speed boosts, no anything that could give you an advantage or help even the race. I’m guessing multiplayer would be a lot more fun than solo, but it seems this game isn’t nearly enjoyable enough to keep enough players interested in joining multiplayer sessions. Perhaps it might be fun if you and 3 of your closest friends collectively waste $$ on this game, but probably not.

The solo levels are also garbage. The game forces you to earn a medal on a level before the next one opens up. This means that sooner rather than later you will get stuck and be unable to progress.

The Cars-with-wings aspect is kind of cool, but flying slows you down to about half normal speed, so you have no reason to ever fly unless there is a jump in the course. Also, the car constantly veers in a completely unexpected direction when you attempt to steer while flying, so that sucks too.
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Pikachu
0.7 hrs
Posted: June 3
Good game , incredibly fun and i highly recommend it if you like racing games , and flying , if you like racing and flying this game is for you, even though i suck at this game xD

10/10 would suck again
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
55 of 64 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 1, 2014
You could say that Krautscape is almost a finished product with how polished everything is, but i hope not, the game will come out of Steam Early Access and launch after a few months of developing, i love the art style/graphics of the game, and the gameplay and it's unique ideas like the track building while you race, this is a great game for the asking pricing, it has local and online support, and a split-screen too, one thing is missing though that i find would make make recommend this game without question, there is no AI/Bots, you could say "well it doesn't need it, just play with your friends or online in a match", i could do that but what if i couldn't? i can't have my friends come play with me whenever i please, the online component of the game can be is another solution but it may die off in time, that's why bots are needed in the game and i hope they do add it when the game releases.

More info at: http://www.ksalue.com/main/2014/04/game-shock-krautscape/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSZUd3mvcwA
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 31, 2014
It's a fun and simple multiplayer game with a neat art style.

My favorite mode so far is "Ping Pong". The player in the lead creates the track as they drive. When the time limit is up, the finish line is created and first car there gets a point. Then you race the track you just built in reverse... first car to the previous start gets a point and you keep going to build more race track in that direction. This repeats a few times, so the track gets longer each round. The trick is trying to remember the layout so that you can fly between sections of the track and skip over huge chunks.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17, 2015
This game is dope, but no one's ever online.

Buy it so that people will be online.

Please?

Add me if you want to play.

EDIT: The game really needs a "Host Game" option where you can invite your friends, it's a crap shoot trying to get into games with them. Granted, it's pretty easy to do when there's no one online, but connecting itself is kind of overcomplicated.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 17, 2015
Alright, here's the deal with this game, the game got released, got attention, and slowly faded into a small community, however after a while the dev had to focus his attention on another projects so eventually the population faded into zero, luckily the dev is back! :D

About the game

The game is truely fun and competitive, it recently got a big singleplayer update(still no bots, doubt bots will ever PROPERLY happen due to how racing works), the racing + flying physics got updated recently and they need alot of tweaking, IF you get this, get it with friends because that'll be where this game shines, in competitive multiplayer.

Let's hope the dev keeps working on the game!
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 14, 2014
Played it at my friend's home. IT'S AWESOME! Unbelieveable how awesome this game is. As first I thought "ugh, what is this..." played it for 2 minutes and felt in love with it. The AWESOME point about it - YOU generate the track, your enemies don't know what's coming. I mean, as first you make a track that is straight, suddenly you make a sharp right turn& so does the track generates at the goal a sharp right turn. Your enemies can't react that fast so they fall off the track.. but hey, it's not over yet.. they decide to press SPACE and fly back on the road! It's AWESOME! We just need more players, so guys - buy it, add me & lets play! :)
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The concept for this game is great, but the execution is downright awful. This is a racing game (with flying cars, I might add) where you have no speed indicator and the controls essentially prohibit precision braking, accelerating, and turning, making it extraordinarily difficult to stay on a track that has a lot of tight corners.

The track is created by the player currently in first in this racing game. That player can create sharp or gradual turns, straight track, and occasionally loops or jumps. I expected the lead player to have some extra controls to cycle through track choices for the next leg, but instead the track is generated based on where the player drives on the course. If you drive on the far left, you create a sharp left turn. If you drive slightly left of center, you create a gradual left turn. This is pretty much the worst way you could possibly build track, because anyone who has ever played a racing game knows you start sharp turns from the opposite side, so the lead player has no incentive to ever make the track turn because it would cause him to crash into the wall!

This horrendous oversight in game mechanics all assumes you could even play a multiplayer game. I have sat for over 30 minutes on the “Waiting for Players” screen and only once got a multiplayer game going, but the player dropped out of the race shortly after it began. This is probably because the stupid controls are unmanageable and the cars are all identical, thus there is no way to catch up when you inevitably fall behind unless the other player also makes a grievous mistake. There are no power ups, no speed boosts, no anything that could give you an advantage or help even the race. I’m guessing multiplayer would be a lot more fun than solo, but it seems this game isn’t nearly enjoyable enough to keep enough players interested in joining multiplayer sessions. Perhaps it might be fun if you and 3 of your closest friends collectively waste $$ on this game, but probably not.

The solo levels are also garbage. The game forces you to earn a medal on a level before the next one opens up. This means that sooner rather than later you will get stuck and be unable to progress.

The Cars-with-wings aspect is kind of cool, but flying slows you down to about half normal speed, so you have no reason to ever fly unless there is a jump in the course. Also, the car constantly veers in a completely unexpected direction when you attempt to steer while flying, so that sucks too.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 5, 2015
It needs a ton of work, but is otherwise fun. Very unique game that i recommend and i hope that online mode gets more players. It takes practice and doesn't handle quite like a typical racer. It is a mix of arcade and sim in its current build. The colors are... eh, something else. I really recommend those get changed around.

Would like to see the ability to make your own tracks, perhaps some different kart designs down the road or hoverships.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 1, 2014
Love this Game, especially the look & feel of it. Great idea to be able to make the track while you're in a race! 10/10 Would HIGHLY recommend for anyone who loves the idea of Mario Kart, but with fewer items thrown at your neck, and more "Oh Woops, I made you fall off the Track!". Oh, and don't forget: You can fly too!
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17, 2015
surprisingly fun making who knows what while waiting for someone to join (not that anyone really joins, I think I've played against three people)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=444374901

Buy it so we can play together
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 2, 2014
[INFORMATION REFLECTS BETA AS OF 4/2/2014]
The game is very good and lots of fun when you can find other people to play with, although that's tough at the moment. Still some glitches where your car will get stuck if you hit a blockade too fast.

BACKSPACE key will reset your vehicle.

Gliding isn't quite as accurate (in terms of physics) as you would want. I think they need to spend some time with a glider to understand what will happen when you turn hard left/right. Other than that, though, I like this title. Looking forward to keeping an eye on it.
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