Star Drift Evolution is a minimalistic racing game about taking corners the most fun way possible: by drifting! Race on a wide variety of stylized tracks, ranging from simple dirt ovals to challenging rally tracks and perfect your lines. Will you evolve to become the fastest drifter?
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Oct 30, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“While the game is already completely functional, we would like the feedback of the community on some areas that we want to improve.

Mostly, the game is still a bit rough regarding its presentation, UI and feedback. This is definitly worth improving to deliver a more polished and engaging experience.
We also want to work on improved netcode for better synchronization and new modes like team racing for online multiplayer.
New cars and tracks are also on the list to make this game a complete package with lots of variety.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depending on reception, I can see the game being extended, polished and improved for up to 1 year. After that, expanding it with track and car DLCs is realistic.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Depending on community feedback, there are several areas to work on:

- improved UI/feedback/gamefeel
- new multiplayer modes (team racing, spectator modes)
- more tracks
- improved track details for existing tracks
- more cars
- lightweight/simplistic track editor
- new single player modes (e.g. police chases, stunt modes)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is completely playable, including single-, local- and online multiplayer. It has been tested for many months now and should already provide a solid and fun experience.
The amount of content and playtime is, in my opinion, already in good shape with 60 tracks and 30+ cars.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Initially our idea was to not change the price when we leave early access and instead offer new content like tracks and cars as DLCs.
However, we realized that we do NOT want to confuse players with a bunch of DLC choices and want players to experience the game in its full variety with all tracks and all cars, and have fairness in multiplayer. This, in our opinion, makes the game much cleaner, with no player being excluded from content, but also easier to maintain, as new content can instantly be added without implementing DLC checks.
So, instead, the final release might see a one-time price increase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“There already is a discord channel with a community that has grown during beta testing. The goal is to center the community around that. The discord channel is also advertised in-game.”
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About This Game

Star Drift Evolution is a minimalistic racing game about taking corners the most fun way possible: by drifting! Throw the weight of the car into twisty passages and feel the drifts! Perfect your lines and climb spots on the leaderboard! Race against the AI, friends in online and local multiplayer and ghost replays from other players!

Compete on a wide variety of tracks, ranging from simple dirt ovals to challenging rally tracks. Try out different cars to find the perfect one for a given track and surface. Forget how time flies while fighting for that one spot in the leaderboard!

Will you evolve to become the fastest drifter?


Features:

  • Minimalistic but challenging gameplay: easy controls with hard to master car physics! it's all about steering and sliding!
  • Track variety: simple dirt ovals, advanced mixed surface racing tracks, hardcore gravel and snow rally tracks... enjoy a high variety in difficulty and style
  • Car variety: over 30 cars with balanced power, differing in speed, acceleration, grip and downforce, including customizable liveries
  • Campaign: race against the AI and beat fixed times to progress through the campaign with over 60 Tracks that get increasingly difficult
  • Flexible camera system: highly customizable, ranging from top-down, to 3rd person bird-view, to closer behind-the-car and hood cameras
  • Leaderboards: compete for the best lap time on each track, as well as a global leaderboard measuring your total performance across all tracks
  • Ghost Replays: race against your own personal best ghost or download the replay of the closest opponent from the leaderboards and climb your way up!
  • Replay Viewer: watch any replay from the leaderboard and choose from several camera angles, inlcuding a freefly drone camera for cinematic screenshots and clips
  • Multiplayer: online P2P multiplayer and 4 player local split screen to play with and against friends
  • Instant Play: start a race with just 3 clicks! simple and clean UI to get you racing quickly
  • No grind: unlock tracks and cars naturally as you progress through the campaign and be competitive right away





Controller and Wheel Support:
The game has full controller support and allows to manually change the button mapping in-game. Testers have also reported that their wheel (Thrustmaster T150 in this case) worked after manually mapping the buttons correctly, however, wheel support can not be guaranteed for all wheels.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.0+
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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