Short cuts

General concept

I have a dream of a racing game. This dream will most likely never become a reality, but why not spread the idea? The core consept is a wild, weird, actionfilled, politically incorrect and flexible racing game; A crossing of Need for Speed: Rivals, Mario Kart and Carmageddon.
And, yes, I know some elements may be controversial.


Weather Daytime and nighttime Based on Need for Speed Rivals / Hot pursuit When you crash, there will be absolutely NO instant replay, slow-mo, scenic / theatrical view or resetting. The camera view won't change during the crash. Light and light-ish impacts makes you loose some speed and get some damage. Medium impacts slows you down even more (maybe even to a stand still) and gives you more damage. Hard crashes makes you explode, fly for a distance or roll around. Your vehicle flyes or rolls, it will continue to do so intil it ends. Then you will be able to continue racing. If no wheels have contact with the ground for at least 5 seconds, your vehicle will be placed in the middle of the road. Replay

Types of race

Single race: Regular race.
Speed record: Setting the time record on the track.
Knockout: Same consept as in Need for Speed. You race on one track. The last to cross the finish line for each lap is disqualified.
Knockout series: Like Knockout, but this time in a series of tracks. The last across the finish line for each race is disqualified.
Death race: You get a point for each pedrestian you hit and you loose one for each animal you hit.
Endurance race: A time based race; You race as far as you can within the time limit.
Long disdance race: Self explainatory. The routes for this type of race are:

  • Bergen – Oslo - Bergen
  • Bergen – Ålesund
  • Ålesund – Oslo
  • Bergen – Ålesund – Oslo
  • Sartor – Bystasjonen – Bøvågen
  • Sartor – Bystasjonen – Totland

Routes and tracks

The tracks are based on real roads and tracks.

  • Bergen – Oslo
  • Bergen – Ålesund (through Voss, Stryn and Fyrde)
  • Ålesund – Oslo
  • Sartor – Hjelteryggen (the old route)
  • Hjelteryggen – Storavatnet
  • Storavatnet – Bystasjonen
  • Bystasjonen – Sandviken
  • Sandviken – Åsane
  • Midttun – Totland
  • Austmarka – Bøvågen (including the alternative route through Manger)
  • Byrkjelo – Stryn
  • Bildøy – Hellesundet, Øygarden
  • Eikåsbanen
  • Lyngåsbanen
  • Rudskogen
  • Arctic Circle Raceway
  • Hitra motorsportssenter


The cars are mostly cars most people could get and afford.

  • Audi A8 (that ALWAYS explodes and therefore ends the race)
  • BMW M3
  • Cadillac Eldorado
  • Chevrolet 210
  • Chevrolet Bel-air
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • de Lorean
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Ford Mustang (that freaquently breaks down and ends the race)
  • Go-cart
  • Lancia Delta HF integrale
  • Land rover 110 (1983-1990)
  • Mazda Miata
  • Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, 1976
  • Mitsubitsi Colt
  • Motorised coffee cup
  • Motorised shopping cart
  • Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, 1973 model
  • Sitrontre
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Celica
  • Tricycle, kid sized
  • Volkswagen Golf (that sometimes breaks down and ends the race)
  • Volvo 245
  • Volvo 360


  • Banana peel: Hitting it makes you loose grip
  • Missiles: Guess what it's for...
  • T-Rex-horn: If you use this, someone will be attacked by a T-Rex, and it MIGHT be yourself
  • Cop radio: Activate this and an opponent will hopefully get arrested

Other elements

  • (de)activate music, radio, speaker and map reader
  • (de)activate weapons
  • (de)activate cops
  • (de)activate cop weapons
  • (de)activate animals, pedestrians and traffic
  • (de)activate attacs of deers, earthquake, avalanches, T-rex, helicopter, jumping blue whale and falling trees
  • (de)activate Game Over if the car gets too much damage
  • Statistics and records for tracs and cars
  • ALL damages can be seen through the entirety of the race
  • Number of opponents can be chosen
  • Choose between regular pit-stops or the quicker drive-through-repair-point
  • Running over animals will be punished... always
  • Music can be used from CD, MP3 (HDD), streaming and internet radios


Sources of inspiration

  • Death race
  • Need for Speed
  • Gran Tourismo
  • Le Mans
  • Vanishing point
  • Mario kart
  • Speed busters
  • Carmageddon

Inspirasjon for music
Based on techno and rock. Even if you can choose CD, MP3, streaming and internet radio as source for the music, the game would bring its own score and OST. Inspiration for the music can be found here:
  • Goldeneye (film, 1995)
  • Need for Speed
  • Gone in 60 seconds (film,
  • Vanishing point

References / easter eggs

Every game with respect for itself should have easter eggs and / or references to general stuff. This is no exception.

  • Train wreck from Gone in 60 seconds
  • Plane flying in the sky, just like in the Test drive games

Special edition

Ofcourse there would be a special edition; Not a DLC, but a seperate release with bonus matherial.

New tracks

  • Le Mans (Circuit de la Sarthe, all editions)
  • Monaco Grand Prix (all editions)
  • Nuremberg (all editions)
  • Daytona
  • The route Claude Lelouch did in Paris in the film "C’était un rendez-vous" 1976

New cars

  • Batmobile, 1966
  • BMW M1
  • de Lorean (Back to the future edition)
  • Ferrari 275 GTB
  • Ferrari 288 GTO
  • Ferrari 308
  • Ferrari 512 (all editions)
  • Ford GT40
  • Italdesign / Alfa Romeo Scighera
  • Jaguar C-X16
  • Jaguar D-type
  • Jaguar E-type
  • McLaren F1 (all editions)
  • Porsche 917 (all editions)