Haulin' Oats is a board game about truck driving, the US highways, and oatmeal. Four players compete to deliver their cargo then return to the warehouse while avoiding various dangers along the way. Take part in sabotage, races, curses, and more to get the upper-hand.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The full scope of the game took longer than expected and we wanted to get the game out in front of players sooner in the process. The community has already given excellent feedback in the form of bug reporting and feature suggestions. This kind of collaboration can only make the game better for those who play it. We are also hoping to integrate a good number of accessibility features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Implementing all of our major features and activities, as well as suggested additions, may take a few more months.”

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

“We plan for the full version to have fully functional multi-player, racing and betting, collectibles for the table top, controller and Steam Deck support, accessibility features, and more animations and polish.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has full single-player against bots, multiplayer against friends / foes / bots, achievements, leaderboards, statistics, server back-ups, and some unlockables.”

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

“The game will not be priced different during or after Early Access.”

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

“The community can get involved in the development process through the Steam community forum, our Discord channel, or even by e-mail. Everyone is highly encouraged to join in on the process.”
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About This Game



This is a digital board game about truck driving, the US highways, and oatmeal. During your time as a truck driver for the Starkham Oatmeal company, you will be tasked with delivering crates of delicious oats to the local grocery store. The roads are fraught with dangers, as well as delights, so be sure to take along a trusty co-pilot and / or pet.

Arranged as a digital board game, you will encounter a wide variety of characters and obstacles ranging from drug cartels, bike gangs, random maniacs, pop stars, police, serial killers, and the few folk that aren't completely crazy. Make your way around the board and collect your wages every time you complete a delivery then return to the warehouse. Use it to buy spare parts for your truck, the favor of lot lizards, or sometimes bribe your way out of trouble.



When you start a game, each player will get to choose one of eight different drivers; with three locked by default. Each has two strengths and weaknesses, like bonuses to truck ramming checks or penalties to dealing with the law. Mix and match the different drivers with co-pilots and pets to get the upper hand against your opponents.

Just like the drivers, each co-pilot and pet has one different benefit and disadvantage. If you get a bad Incident card draw, you might just accidentally leave 'em at a truck stop somewhere for an opponent to scoop up. If none suit your play style, you can choose to play without one if you want.

Special guest characters (drivers, co-pilots, and pets) can be unlocked through different quests or by doing certain things a bunch.



Old friends from our previous games make surprise appearances. One cannot go through Starkham without seeing familiar faces like Bill Finnigan or Aloysius. They are sometimes found in Encounter or Incident decks. Depending on who you find, they may have a mission for you or an item to barter.

There are a lot of other characters as well. Scattered throughout the Incident, Encounter, and Resource decks various characters await you, either to rob you blind or give you mini-quests to complete. Heck, some might just need something as simple as a ride down the highway a bit or a wee bit of your money.



A quick and dirty list of features, for those of you who like bullet-lists:
  • Music by Azucar, Yoshua Shafer, Joseph Couden a.k.a. Scary Ghost, and El Castor
  • All hand-drawn art
  • 36 squares all filled with adventure
  • 8 different drivers, 8 different co-pilots, and, of course, 8 different pets (including special guests)
  • 50 different cards per Encounter, Incident, and Resources deck
  • The usual breakdown of statistics and leaderboards to measure yourself against
  • Play with others in online or LAN multiplayer
  • Achievements that actually unlock stuff



Whether your driving record is spotless or you've played one of our games before, get some quicker in-game unlocks with the Mileage Club! For each of our previous games that you've owned or played (demo, family share, or free weekend), you will unlock guest characters or table accoutrements.

Haven't done so or don't got 'em? Don't worry, you can get all the same characters and bonuses by just playing the game. And with a little elbow grease.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains adult language, adult situations, very mild descriptions of intoxication, very mild descriptions of prostitution, and mild descriptions of violence. All text-based.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-core AMD / Intel
    • Memory: 800 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad-core AMD / Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 3.3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.12
    • Processor: Whatever Macs use
    • Memory: 800 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 12.6
    • Processor: Whatever Macs use
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 3.3
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or higher
    • Processor: Dual-core AMD / Intel
    • Memory: 800 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or higher
    • Processor: Quad-core AMD / Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any supporting OpenGL 3.3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Only if you like sound

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