Drive a constantly spinning limousine around town! Roundabout is a '70s B-Movie game where you pick up passengers, find secret collectibles, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love in a far out open world puzzle adventure - all while driving a revolving limo!
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Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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“It's a story in which love, drugs, revenge, anarchy and more all come together to form one of the most delightfully absurd games in recent memory.”
GameSpot

“By surrounding a game that punishes sloppiness with a delightfully sloppy narrative, they transformed a curiosity into something memorable.”
Polygon

“There's a surprising amount of skeletons”
GameInformer

About This Game

Roundabout is a '70s B-Movie game where you drive a constantly revolving limousine! Pick up passengers, find secret collectibles, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love in an open world puzzle adventure. Roundabout is the debut title from No Goblin, a studio founded by designers of games like Destroy All Humans!, The Gunstringer, and Rock Band!

In Roundabout, you need to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. The catch: your limousine is constantly spinning in circles! To move around in Roundabout, you need to time your limousine's movement with the constant rotation in order to curve around obstacles, buildings, and more.

Set in 1977, Roundabout tells the rise to fame story of Georgio Manos, arguably the world's most famous revolving chauffeur. While driving players around the town of Roundabout, players will learn about the dizzying highs, terrifying lows, and secret loves of a revolving limousine driver. You'll experience the seventies in the only authentic way possible: with full motion video set in the interior of a limousine.

Features

  • Drive a constantly revolving limousine through the crowded streets of Roundabout.
  • '70s B-Movie Full Motion Video throughout the game adds a new spin to a classic rise to fame story.
  • Open world puzzle action, featuring dozens of twisty streets, collectible pickups, and purchasable properties.
  • Upgrade your limousine with new hats, horns, and paint jobs.
  • A full suite of challenges to compete against your friends in.
  • Dedicated eSports speedrun mode. Roundabout is the only official eSport endorsed by a talking skeleton.
  • Big Head Mode. Also a number of equally fun game modifiers and extras that are not Big Head Mode.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 with SP1 or later, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 or faster
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics device required: NVidia 400 series or higher, AMD 6000 series or higher. Some AMD 5-series cards may also work with minor issues.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Plays best with an Xbox 360, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 or faster
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics device required: NVidia 400 series or higher, AMD 6000 series or higher. Some AMD 5-series cards may also work with minor issues.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Plays best with an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4 controller.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Tested on SteamOS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 or faster
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics device required: NVidia 400 series or higher, AMD 6000 series or higher. Some AMD 5-series cards may also work with minor issues.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Plays best with an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4 controller.
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Very Positive (317 reviews)
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Joseph Joestar
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
its good
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FoxQM
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
I wanted to love this game, but it runs awfully on my PC... oh and my other one, and this one, which is new. Yeah, it generally runs terribly.
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ospond
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 6
Not my favorite game, personally, but entertaining enough for me to stay interested and play through all the way. It's a unique mechanic that you won't find in any other game and most of the game is just figuring out how to navigate around with that mechanic.

The cut scenes are hilarious. Dying can be frustrating. Honestly, I'm not sure why I played through all the way but the cut scenes were definitely worth it.

Recommended on the whole if it seems like your kind of game. Mainly because of the cut scenes but also, not a bad way to pass the time.
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Temarh
2.7 hrs
Posted: July 31
As a game it has a simple premise, navigate your spinning car around an obstacle filled town.

What makes this game memorable is the over-the-top FMV cut scenes that are full of wonderfully silly acting, all by a host of colourful characters. A true hidden gem.
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ferret
9.6 hrs
Posted: July 22
When you look at the Roundabout trailer, it looks like a colourful crazy havoc in style of old Carmaggedon. Driving over people, blood everywhere, explosions. But it is not only about it really, only when you do few quests where you have to run over somebody. The main goal of the game is to get from one point to another and don’t crash with your car. And it's not easy as it sounds, because your car is a limousine that continuously spins around and occasionally just jumps.

Roundabout is essentially a logical platformer, where you need with the help of spinning avoid tricky deployed obstacles, including tires, which change direction of spinning of your limousine. In garages, which are scattered throughout the town, you can use removable upgrades like swimming or temporarily slow down time. You can also jump and quickly accelerate, but all at a constant spinning.

Even though this sounds like a strange feature, developers No Goblin were inspired by another game and they took it on their own. And it’s very funny. The environment is beautifully coloured and you will drive … I mean spin through several parts of the town, from the beaches to snowy mountains. You need to obtain missions in some parts of town and it feels like sort of an open world. You earn some cash for doing missions and tricks which can be spend to improve the quaint decorations on the roof and funny honking sounds.

What is the main advantage, however, is the story. It is narrated through FMV sequences that are very endearingly amateurish. Small studio due to their "budget" accommodate videos as short monologues of passengers with a female driver Georgio. Amateur actors take their roles with passion and you look forward to see more of it.

I haven’t encountered any major bugs while playing, just when the limousine jump into the air. I don’t mean when you crash, moreover, it takes only about five bumps into obstacles before the car explodes and returns to a nearby checkpoint, or to a repair shop in the garage. And I swear you’ll do this a lot. I am thinking of using the jump and jumping over roofs. Several times it happened to me that the car was stuck in the texture, flew into the building and blew up or crashed into invisible barriers.

Roundabout is truly indie game, the graphic design and movie sequences feels cheap, but it’s followed by the irreplaceable charm, from which some other little studios can inspire. This is an ambitious project that may look strange on paper, but in practice it works very well, because Roundabout doesn’t take itself seriously. Storyline is short and lasts for several hours, but the game is trying to prolong the game with pile of challenges plus the percentage performance of missions, which allows you to play again to achieve 100% in it. And you need to really try and endure dozens of explosions to achieve it. At these times, the game can be frustrating, but there’s no other game with a similar theme, nor a sense of humour so I can recommend it.

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Backseatgamern
48.9 hrs
Posted: July 13
Probably the silliest idea I've ever heard of. The acting in the cutscenes is beyond terrible and over the top cliché storyline that dosen't even make sense. This makes the scene of roundabout. The story about a limousine taxidriver who no matter what will keep spinning around no matter what. You will end up killing several pedestrians and the game rewards you for it.

All of the things I've named are reasons why I absolutely love this game. I would even dare to say that it's worth buying at full price because the acting is so terrible that I fall in love with the whole cast. I love this game in the same way I love the song 'Chocolate Rain' and the movie 'Dude where's my car?'

I bet it would be even funnier to play while being high, just putting out there. Seriously pick it up, if you're not ready to pay full price at least pick it up on sale. Totalbiscuit did a first impression video on the game that you could check out to get a better feel.

11/10 would run over hundreds of pedestrians again.
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Gabe
4.8 hrs
Posted: July 9
I am a 10 yar old girl on my dad's acount. THIS GAME IS AWESOME. I actully can't stop playing. It is hard but fun. My favorite characters are the two kids going to school.
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Discopears
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 6
Dave Lang's Turnover is a wonderful little game. My only complaint is that I wish there were more.
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ZombieFreak2
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 5
You drive a spinning limousine...
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I'm Going To Jail
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 3
♥♥♥♥ing difficult
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
As a game it has a simple premise, navigate your spinning car around an obstacle filled town.

What makes this game memorable is the over-the-top FMV cut scenes that are full of wonderfully silly acting, all by a host of colourful characters. A true hidden gem.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Not my favorite game, personally, but entertaining enough for me to stay interested and play through all the way. It's a unique mechanic that you won't find in any other game and most of the game is just figuring out how to navigate around with that mechanic.

The cut scenes are hilarious. Dying can be frustrating. Honestly, I'm not sure why I played through all the way but the cut scenes were definitely worth it.

Recommended on the whole if it seems like your kind of game. Mainly because of the cut scenes but also, not a bad way to pass the time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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1,016 of 1,256 people (81%) found this review helpful
183 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
This game is great, because I'm in it, but also because of all the gameplay and other stuff.
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122 of 138 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 18, 2014
Wow, Roundabout is one of the most casual, fun experiences of the last few months, maybe even years. Don’t go and expect a deep game, because Roundabout doesn’t take itself seriously, not even for one moment, and that’s its biggest appeal and the reason why it is such fun. This is one of the reasons that I play games.

If you take a second to look at the screenshots you might think you’re dealing with a Crazy Taxi clone here, only shown from an isometric perspective. But I’m glad to say that you couldn’t be more wrong. In Roundabout you control a limousine (driven by a female driver named Georgio Manos) that spins around. Always and all the time. This makes navigating through the streets damn hard, but oh so much fun. And it’s the essence of Roundabout.
You’ll die frequently while playing this (not literally), especially later in the game when there are even more objects to avoid. Dying doesn’t really have a penalty; you just spawn at a checkpoint. The checkpoint system could’ve been implemented at bit better, because sometimes you spawn very close to where you died and sometimes the game takes you more than a few steps back. This is random; I had times where I would die at the same spot and respawn at totally different places. Small annoyance, but nothing frustrating and it certainly didn’t make the game any less fun.
There’s lots of stuff to do in the city/world of Roundabout, but your main objective is to pick up passengers and bring them to a specific location. Along the way you can pick up coins that will increase your multiplier. Bring your customer to their location unharmed (well, the limousine shouldn’t be destroyed is what it actually means) and you’ll earn a nice amount of money in return. But hit something along the way and the combo is lost. You can also stand still if you think you’re about to hit something and that way bank the combo instead. The money can be used to buy cosmetic things like a different limousine skin, hats (for on your limousine) or horns. Or you can buy some properties that will eventually make you more money to buy even more stuff.
Contrary to what you would expect is that Roundabout is an open world game. Meaning you can go anywhere you please and take on any job you want. There’s no set order. Discovering the world at your own pace makes the game so much better. Whenever you’re not taking on missions you can drive around and find hidden collectibles, do some challenges, find more cash, try to complete challenges in order to unlock more power-ups, buy properties and even perform crazy jumps (yes, you get the ability to jump after a little while). And this brings me to the power-ups that you can equip, but bear in mind that most of these have to be unlocked by completing a certain objective, like running over 2500 people, or hitting a certain amount of traffic cones. But anyway, you can eventually unlock a boat to drive over water, a tool to make your limousine smaller or a weapon that shoots traffic cones. There are more power-ups to unlock and they’re usually quite handy. So it’s only logical that you have to work a little for it. During your first playthrough you’ll probably use the slow motion power-up the most. It does exactly what it says and it allows you to drive easier on busy roads.
Missions can be finished in one way, but each mission has a set of objectives that range from ‘don’t hit anything’ or ‘don’t explode’ to ‘collect every coin’ and ‘don’t use power-ups’. Completing these objectives affect the rating you’ll get at the end of each mission. If you want to 100% the game you have to complete all of them. Some are relatively easy and some are harder than you might think.
Each mission starts and ends with a FMV movie, and sometimes one is triggered halfway through a mission, or at a checkpoint. Okay, so it’s basically quite random.
The actors and actresses in these little clips are terrible at acting, but they do this intentionally. These could be people randomly picked up from the streets, I don’t know. It’s so cheesy and corny that at the same time it’s also very funny. And some of these spoken lines (actors and narrator) really are funny. The movies give the game an identity of its own, which is a smart thing to do when you start a new IP like this.

The graphics are cartoony and use a lot of bright colors. Textures are sharp but not extremely detailed and the engine runs at a solid 60fps. There is a bit of stutter when the FMVs start though, but this doesn’t happen all the time fortunately.
The voice acting is cheesy and mediocre, but as I said, this was done on purpose. Same goes for the acting. The sound effects are relatively basic with people screaming, cars crashing and explosions. No big effects here. The music has a 70s funky/soul vibe to it and this is exactly the vibe the game is aiming for, since it’s set in the 70s.

Unfortunately this isn’t a very long game and if you speedrun through it I guess it could be completed within 90 minutes. But you’ll probably just enjoy the story and if you take your time, occasionally going out of your way to collect and buy stuff, then this game could easily take you 4 hours or more. I finished the game around 40% (about 4 hours of playtime), so 10 hours total playtime would be a fair guess if you ask me. Considering the price of the game this is more than enough content. And there are still the standalone challenges that you can play to earn a place on the Leaderboards.

Roundabout is nothing short of excellent. I had an amazing time with and I wish it was longer, with even more missions to complete. It’s become an insanely fun game meant for young and old gamers alike and you owe it to yourself to buy (and play) this. You won’t be disappointed, believe me.
Now, where’s my approval stamp ?

[Rating: 83/100]
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76 of 89 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Most of us have been gaming a super long time by now, and anyone who's been around can tell that ideas are slowly running dry. Innovation is something more or less absent from the game industry as we see the market pump out bland shooters, uninspired retro platformers, Diablo-likes, or roguelike-likes sticking with elements they know sell while struggling to find ideas that haven't been exhausted already. Every great once and awhile a game comes a long and changes everything capturing the hearts of players everywhere by simply presenting us with a mechanic so strange and simple yet is an absolute blast to play. A game that makes the player stop and ask "Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?"

Roundabout is unlike any other game I've played, utilizing a concept more original since the world was graced with the likes of Katamari Damacy and its genre bending gameplay and definitely channeling that same spirit of creativity and imagination. The humorous 70's B-movie story of Georgios' epic rise to becoming the worlds most famous rotating limousine driver is told through the campaigns many quick narrative driven missions. Each twist of the story brings you to different locations on the map, with key events being triggered by large yellow exclamation points that are just as tricky to get to as the missions are to complete.

For such an out there and crazy concept Roundabout works incredibly well and plays like a dream with the swift and responsive controls of a rotating object through maze-like obstacles that is slightly reminiscent of the offbeat classic Kurukuru Kururin which spent more time in my GBA than probably any other game available for the system. Roundabout takes this concept of quick wit and extreme navigational skill to the next level, applying the quirky but obsessively fun sport of spinning to a GTA style sandbox world with an impressive map that you are free to explore at your leisure.

Don't feel like continuing the campaign? Tackle some side missions or test your skill against the world with some speedruns. Don't feel like pushing your rotating skills to the test and just want to relax? Take a spin around town and use your hard earned cash to buy various property, upgrades, and cosmetics in the form of hats and new horns! The choice is really yours, Roundabout is a sandbox with tons of possibilities offering open ended explorative gameplay that anyone can hop right into.

You'll spin your way through bright and sunny suburbs, crowded streets of the city, all the way to the snowy outskirts of the countryside all in a hilarious and dramatic journey to face down your ultimate rival and take back the title as the best spinning driver around. Finding your way to events is almost as much fun as the events themselves as you fight to go with the flow and use the rotation in your favor, bumping and crashing into everything in the process. You'll be whipping around in circles bringing your colorful cast of customers to their designated drop-off points in the fastest possible time like some sort of tweaked out Crazy Taxi.. Crazy Limo?

Roundabout has a seriously great sense of humor and tells its B-movie story in the best way possible; FMVs. Those not familiar with the long lost form of pop-culture might find this aspect of the game to be cringe-worthy, but as an old school fan of the likes of Tex Murphy, Bad Mojo, and Night Trap the style satisfies every nostalgic craving perfectly and even exceeded all of my expectations of what sort of imagery campy yet memorable FMVs are capable of.

You don't have to be a fan of FMVs to fall in love with Roundabout, though. It's a game that bursts with a style of its own, a game by people with a great sense of humor targeted towards those who don't take themselves too seriously. Its addictive and accessible obstacle course rotating action set to only the grooviest of tunes and the spiffiest of visuals. Roundabout comes from a history of quality game making, and has nothing but love put into its collaboration, making this one hell of an entertaining trip
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47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
I don't think I've played a game that was as instantly charming as Roundabout since Katamari Damacy. The core mechanic is fun and satisfying to master, and the FMV cutscenes are downright delightful.
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Visit the city of Roundabout and help Georgio Manos, who is clearly not a woman, fight against an evil rival copycat chauffeur, the police and centrifugal forces, and maybe even help him find love!

Framed by gloriously trashy 70's style FMV sequences, the gameplay of Roundabout comes as advertised with a twist. Causing mayhem on the streets comes naturally when trying to maneuver a car that never stops spinning. Inspired by games such as Kuru Kuru Kururin, controls are responsive, yet actually controlling where you drive is challenging.
One can play through the main story fairly quickly, yet that is only part of the game. Numerous fun challenges await, there are collectibles en masse to be found, and a good amount of customizations to be unlocked. As a finishing touch, there's several goofy extra options, such as the Roundabutt mode.

If you are looking for a unique gameplay experience, and enjoy indie games that take themselves seriously, but have a lot of fun while doing so, Roundabout might just be your kind of game. The store page offers a demo, so go ahead and see if revolving is your thing as well.
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This is a good game IF you find the cutscenes funny. Otherwise it's going to be hell, because it's short and repetitive, and the FMV is basically the driving force behind playing. (A few fell flat for me, but overall, I'll recommend them.)

There's some optional content, however: ABSOLUTELY buy the deluxe edition. The behind the scenes footage, alternate builds, and cut content were some of the most fun I had with the game. It's telling that while the game wore me down by the end, I finished it just to see where the hell this lunatic story went, and I want to see what No Goblin does in future. They've almost guaranteed my purchase.

Unless it's like... I dunno. Some sort of Postal 1 clone or something. That one I would probably skip.
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154 of 239 people (64%) found this review helpful
161 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
this game has lesbians, but it has gameplay, too - your move, Gone Home
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