A New Year, A New Name: Obliteracers!

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Space Dust Racers always felt like a working title to us. It wasn’t particularly descriptive of the core gameplay, and was a little longwinded to say. From our very first public appearance at GDC 2014, we’d had chats about finding a better name, but it was always something to be swept away for a later date… we had more important things to worry about after all, like building the game!

But one dark and stormy night, Grigor burned the midnight oil flipping through a thesaurus trying to lock in on what it was that made our combat racing game great. At 3am he cried aloud “EUREKA!”… then profusely apologized to his wife for waking the baby.

We’re sure you’ll agree Obliteracers is much more on point for the combat-oriented gameplay we’re going for… we’re as much about the destruction as we are about the speed!

We have a lot more to talk about over the next few months as we wind up for our PC release. You can help us out by letting your friends know about the game, and if you haven’t already, click Follow on our store page so you’re notified when you can buy the game. Or don’t, I don’t care, I’m not your dad.

PS. Remember when we said we were doing early access? So yeah, about that. After a bunch of long talky meetings with lots of doodling on notepads, we kinda decided not to do that and just release instead. The reason is because we want your first experience with Obliteracers to be super awesome and slick and polished and amazing, and early access just wasn’t going to give us that experience. Call us traditionalists. So thanks for your understanding.
tl;dr WE LIED! AHAHAHAHA!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.