Glide through futuristic race courses at breakneck speeds and eliminate those who stand in your way. BallisticNG is a moddable action packed anti-gravity racer developed as a love letter to the original Wipeout trilogy.
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May 30, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is an important tool in developing a game that the growing community wants. It enables us to implement features people want to see during the development instead of after so the final game is what people wanted from the get go.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“BallisticNG will be releasing on December 20th 2018.”

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

“The full version will not differ much to how the game presents itself now, we like to release updates as often as possible so we hope the transition between Early Access and the full version is pretty seamless. However the full version will fix up any remaining issues that the game has, this is the most important step before we leave Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently in 0.9, one major release away from our full version.”

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

“The game (starting 21st September 2017) costs $5 to aid us throughout the remainder of development and all post-release development we plan. Once out of early access, the game's price will increase to $8.”

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

“The community's input since the beginning of our Early Access period has been a high priority. We are extremely involved with the community on the game's official Discord, and a lot of feedback on there usually ends up getting implemented. We like to treat everybody on a level playing field with our outlook on community interaction being that we are players of our own game and as such shouldn't shoot down ideas or criticism unless we have tried out the idea or looked at the angle that the criticism is coming from first.”
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August 1

Release Date Trailer - BallisticNG Releasing December 20th!

Release Date
It's with great excitement that I bring you this news, BallisticNG now has a release date of December 20th! To celebrate this announcement a new trailer has been made and we’ll be giving away 10 free copies of the game, for details see below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tEJNBmmJvU
While December is still a while away it has been chosen as it provides more than enough time to get the game ready for release. There is still plenty of balancing and polish to come so having this time is very important to ensure that 1.0 is as good as it can be.

At first the game will be launching here on Steam and on Itch.IO for those who want a direct download, we’ll also be looking at other PC storefronts after release. Quite a few people are wondering about a console release too. Console releases are not on the roadmap, we’ll be looking at potential opportunities after release but there are no promises for it right now.

Giveaway
On August 11th we’re going to pick 10 people at random to receive a free copy of BallisticNG, for a chance to win a copy all you need to do is head over to the game’s Discord server and leave a message in the #giveaway channel. We’ll choose 10 people on the day and send out keys via PM.

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/ballisticng

Soundtrack
With the extra time the game’s soundtrack is also being extended! There are currently 4 new songs added to the game and that list is still growing. These new songs will be a free update to the soundtrack as the game releases, new purchases will also be getting these new songs at no extra cost. The soundtrack will also be releasing on Bandcamp and will be streamable on Soundcloud. One of the new songs is currently streamable right now, go check it out:
https://soundcloud.com/user-116019374/vonsnake-outer-reaches

Atlantica
Finally we have the return of a track removed in 0.8.2 – Atlantica! The track has been re-imagined with the game’s current standards for the 1.0 release. It remains a difficult circuit but is nowhere near as tight or unforgiving as its original counterpart introduced in 0.3. Here’s some screenshots:







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July 16

MacOS Steam Controller Hotfix

Just a quickie: A small hotfix for 0.9.4 on MacOS has gone out to address an issue with Steam Controllers not being recognised.
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About This Game

BallisticNG is an action packed anti-gravity racer developed as a lover letter to the original Wipeout trilogy. Set in the year 2159 you glide through futuristic race courses armed to the teeth with deadly weapons to aid you in taking first place.

Features

  • 17 tracks set in unique locations, 12 of them reversible for a grand total of 29 playable tracks
  • 13 teams and a lineup of super fast drag ships
  • 14 pickups for all your combat needs
  • 6 gamemodes (Race, Time Trial, Speed Lap, Survival, Knockout and Eliminator)
  • A singleplayer campaign to challenge your skill
  • Two player splitscreen with dual-monitor support
  • A thumping 90s inspired soundtrack featuring 34 tracks spanning across Techno, Jungle, Neurofunk and Drum and Bass
  • A modding tool suite to import your own ships, build your own tracks and program your own gamemodes, weapons and more

Physics

BallisticNG recreates the physics of a time long gone. Playing the game is all about getting into the zone and becoming one with the ship, practicing every nook and cranny of every track until you can do it with your eyes closed. Feeling the speed isn't about what the HUD tells you, but how the environment swooshes past you and timing the right maneuvers at the right time to keep the flow going. If you're looking for a quick game, lower speed classes provide you with a more laid back experience. You can even disable weapons if you want a good clean race.

Visuals

The game is built as if it were running on real 90s hardware. Low poly ships and environments create simple yet visually rich scenes that can run on most hardware. Retro 3D options are available to emulate hardware limitations from the 90s, modern effects are also available so you can make the game look old, new or anywhere in-between.

VR Support

BallisticNG has beta VR support with no compromises on game functionality. All modes, tracks, ships, online and mod content are supported! Tweak the game with the VR options to get the most comfort out of your experience.

Cockpit Mode

Each ship has a unique cockpit which reflects the design you see on the exterior. When in cockpit mode the game processes the audio to make it sound authentic, complete with the sound of rain splashing on the canopy and displays flickering as you take damage from weapons, everything you need to get cosy in your high speed future racer.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Additional Notes: Requires OpenGL 3.2+
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit distro
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires OpenGL 3.2+
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit distro
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires OpenGL 3.2+

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