Drift Stage looks and plays like a love letter to classic arcade racing games


I haven’t felt this compelled to share a Kickstarter in quite a while

One look at Drift Stage in motion — a few quick seconds into its main theme song — and it’s love.

This is a racing game for PC/Mac with one hell of an art direction currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The pitch isn’t super in-depth, but a “very much a work in progress” playable demo more than makes up for it by looking, sounding, and feeling good. Download that here.

Drift Stage developer Super Systems Softworks cites Outrun 2, Daytona USA, and Ridge Racer as influences, just so you know what you’re getting into here. Considering how much money has come in so far, I expect the studio to blow past its $30,000 target. Stretch goals? We’ll see.

Console players will surely want in on the fun.

Hot damn.