Tuesday, March 18, 2008


As you may remember from previous outings, I'm a bit of a fan of the Mad Max style post apocalyptic setting. And I was there when they shut down the Auto Assault server for the final time.

Lately, I've had a hankering for some car/gun action. This lead me to Roadwar 2000, a game I actually vaguely remember from back in the day. It's pretty dated, and I think the combat may be totally broken on my copy, but the core idea is pretty cool. So I'm building a strategy game based on it. Sort of.

I've settled on a hex map of the U.S. and Southern Canada for the setting. This is actually going to be a great pain, due to an overwhelming lack of high quality affordable (read FREE) map assets. The core of the game play revolves around you as a gang leader recruiting a gang, finding useful stuff in the aftermath (like vehicles, guns and food) and rebuilding civilization. Of course the mutants, cyborgs and invaders are all against you in this.

I'm still looking for a name, too.


David said...

The maps in Mapquest or googleearth aren't any good to you?

For a name - how about Car Wars or Dark Future?


David said...

Or even the maps from CAA.


JP said...

Actually, I am gong to rip off one of those digital sources. It is going to be a lot more work than I wanted to do, but it should look keen.

David Badilotti said...

Mad JP?

For Winnipeg, it would be Pothole wars. Hey, theres a game. Keep ahead of the Winnipeg potholes. Of course no one could win.

David said...

Games Workshop had the Dark Future rules on their site as a free download.