Drive into action-packed off-road kart racing mayhem. Race against a field of rival drivers with unique personalities and special abilities. Explore Egyptian pyramids, dragon-infested castles, pirate ship wrecks, and experimental alien bio-labs.
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Positive (34) - 100% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 27, 2020
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The Beach Buggy Racing games have been around for a while, both on console and mobile, but Beach Buggy Racing 2 for Steam PC is a very new game for us. Although we have polished the core off-road kart racing gameplay over years, with BBR2 we are trying to create a fundamentally new approach to the overall structure, and we want to get as much player feedback as possible while we're working on it.

In particular, we are trying to perfect the ability to play cooperatively in splitscreen mode in just about every part of the game, from championship races to arena battles to career/story mode. In addition, this is the first time we have put a Beach Buggy Racing title on Steam and we would like to get as much feedback from our community as possible while we are developing it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our plan is to release the game before the end of 2020. That said we want the game to be as fun and full-featured as possible, and if we need to take longer to polish it, we will. We understand it is very important to maintain clear communication with our Early Access players and the Steam Community about our estimates and progress. We're not going to make promises about dates, but we will promise to be transparent about where we're at and where we're headed, and zero in on a final ship date as we get closer.”

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

“The current version of BBR2 is focused entirely on split screen multiplayer championships. As we flesh out the metagame, we'll be increasing the variety of content, such as new tracks and vehicles, as well as adding additional game modes.

The next main features that we have planned are arena-based battle mode, career mode, and weekly leaderboard tournaments.

We do not currently have plans for online multiplayer. This is a local gameplay experience, with all multiplayer focused around split screen and single player controls. That said the game does work well with Steam Remote Play!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

(Updated 3/13/20) - The current version of the game allows 1-8 players to play single-player or split-screen championships, as well as single race events. We'll be adding more content, particularly tracks and vehicles and game modes, as we finish polishing them.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features. We have not yet settled on a final price.”

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

“We welcome community feedback, particularly in relation to balance, control tuning, difficulty, and feature set. Please post messages, ideas, and bug reports in the forums. Please also be patient and keep in mind that we are a small team (6 people) and although we do read everything, we may not be able to respond immediately to all posts.”
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Instructions for the first release of BBR2

Hey there! Welcome to the very first release of Beach Buggy Racing 2 on Steam Early Access!

We want to let you know a few things before you get started. The early release of this game is a bite-sized nugget of what the final game is going to be. There's not much instruction, or metagame, or story (yet). You just jump in, race and blast each other with Powerups, and have fun. But you'll have moar fun if you know a few things:

  • You can play this game with 1-8 players: that's any combination of 1-4 XInput gamepads, a keyboard, and any number of non-XInput gamepads (like PS4). Any controller that's connected will appear ghosted at the bottom of the screen. Hit START on your gamepad or SPACE on your keyboard to toggle that controller activated or de-activated. It's more fun with friends!
  • Gamepad controls are pretty standard R-trigger accelerate, L-trigger brake kind of stuff. A and B use powerups, Y uses your special ability.
  • Playing with keyboard? Arrows control the car, S uses Powerup 1, D uses Powerup 2 and A uses your special ability.
  • Boost start! That's fun. Hit the A button gamepad or S on keyboard right when the countdown says Go.
  • Powerslide! Only losers don't powerslide. On gamepad, tap the brake when you're turning to start powersliding. On keyboard, hit W...it stands for "Why is powersliding controlled by W?"

The first release of this game is really simple. It's just jump in, have some fun, jump out. We'd love your feedback on controls and other stuff.

In the coming months we'll be adding a bunch of new content. For starters, more tracks and more cars. But most importantly, we'll be fleshing out the other areas of the game. We're going to add a Career mode with a story, and a battle mode and more. Your input is really important to us -- that's why we're doing this Early Access thing. So please let us know your thoughts in the Community forums.

Enjoy!

- The Vector Unit team

UPDATED 3/5 to reflect latest features and controls

About This Game

This is the Early Access version of Beach Buggy Racing 2


You know the drill: you should buy this game based on its current state, so you won't be too disappointed if we all get hit by a bus and never end up finishing it. Which by the way is totally not going to happen (knock on wood.) Us getting hit by a bus. What probably is going to happen is we're going to keep adding new tracks and new game modes, and checking the forums to read how you guys like (or don't) the stuff we added, and going back and making changes, and issuing more updates, until at some point we decide enough is enough, put a fork in it, and call it done.

Until that day, please enjoy the game and lay on us whatever constructive feedback you care to share in the forums. We promise to at least consider it.

What's this game about?


Beach Buggy Racing 2 is set in an action-packed, surprise-filled world of off-road kart racing mayhem. Race against a field of rival drivers, each with a unique special ability. Explore Egyptian pyramids, dragon-infested castles, pirate ship wrecks, and experimental alien bio-labs. Attack other drivers with over 40 different Powerups like Dodgeball Fury, Donut Tires, Death Bat, and Chain Lightning.

What's currently in the game?


We're updating the game regularly while it's in Early Access. Please see the latest release notes above, as well as the Early Access description, for the most up to date description of what's currently in the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Split screen multiplayer requires at least one compatible gamepad or keyboard and a second gamepad.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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