Kickstarter Campaign for DEAD BY DAYLIGHT–Inspired Racing Game DEADLANE Has Officially Launched
You've probably had a chance to play a Need for Speed game in your life, you've possibly heard about Dead by Daylight — but chances are that you have no idea what Vscape Studios' fresh hybrid of the two series is.
To change that, the Minnesota–based game developer has shared a never-before-seen trailer for their debut project — inspired by the aforementioned franchises — titled Deadlane. In the upcoming racing game — which will arrive on Steam on October 1, 2021 — six contestants will take part in a brutal race for survival.
While the last player will assume the role of a ghost — Grim Prix — their rivals will do whatever it takes to stay ahead of the cursed soul and avoid being eliminated at the end of the lap. Grim Prix's situation will be tough, but the curse will actually increase players' speed and make them immune to all on-road obstacles.
To bring Deadlane to life, Vscape needs your help — and if you're interested in playing the title one day, you can always support the game's ongoing Kickstarter campaign and help the team reach their $30,000 goal.
"Our goal for the game was to have an advantage quickly turn into a disadvantage at any time," Co-Director Rick Alcala said. "Both racing and horror focus on building the player's adrenaline, so the idea of going all-in on that made the entire team very excited. We best compare Deadlane to the thrill of riding a roller coaster. It's a ton of fun but it can be really horrifying," the studio's co-founder added.
To learn more about its unique features, take a look at the official Deadlane Kickstarter trailer down below:
Deadlane is a horror/racing game which pits the player against five contestants in a race for survival. Inspired by asymmetrical horror games such as Dead by Daylight and beloved racing franchises such as Need for Speed. As a multiplayer horror-survival game, Deadlane aims to expand the genre by blurring the line between hunter and victim. At the start of each lap, the last-ranking racer will be transformed into the ghost racer known as "Grim Prix". The Grim Prix curse holds many perks as it increases the player's speed while also being immune to on-road obstacles. However, the player possessing the Grim Prix curse will [...] be eliminated at the end of the lap - regardless of where they ranked in the race.
Deadlane is coming to PC (via Steam) on October 1, 2021.