Synthwave and 80s-inspired Neon Drive drifts onto PS4 next week

Time your driving to the melody across eight levels

Hello! I’m Vladimir, a game designer at the Fraoula studio. We’ve been hard at work to bring our newest game – Neon Drive – to Playstation 4, and I’m excited to announce it will hit Playstation Store 8th August.

Neon Drive is a journey back into the 1980s – a time when people still wrote letters, and when they thought – as Douglas Adams put it – that “digital watches were a pretty neat idea”. To be fair, back then we were secretly expecting to have robot coworkers and drive flying cars by the year 2000.

1980s were also a time of the first computer music – digital synthesizers were all the rage. Computers made possible simple games, and game designers started exploring new genres such as racing, lane dodgers, top-down shooters, side-scrollers and platform games. But back then the equipment was not cheap – you had to go to the arcades to play the best looking games, which were often so challenging that you had to spend dozens upon dozens of coins just to complete a single level.

Neon Drive takes all this and blends it into a nostalgic love letter to the ’80s. With a couple of exceptions, though: you won’t have to go to the arcades every time you want to play, and neither will it cost you an arm and a leg. Au contraire, once you purchase the game, you’ll have all the time in the world to finish it.

Neon Drive brings you 8 levels, each with a unique theme and a surprising twist in the gameplay. Using a two-button control scheme, you’ll have to make your car avoid oncoming obstacles, timing your moves to the rhythm and melody of an awesome custom-made synthwave soundtrack, composed and produced by Gustav Eriksson Pengus.

Now I suggest that you simply take a deep breath and relax. It will help you sharpen your senses and prepare you for a battle with your own reflexes that you won’t soon forget.

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Hi, Vladimir. Any chance of a PS Vita version?



Vladimir Stanarevic, Game Designer, Fraoula 03 August, 2017 @ 17:41

Hi! We don’t have plans for a PS Vita version at the moment.

The sunset in the second screenshot looks similar to the cover art for the FM 84 album Atlas. And by similar I mean identical.

I really want to play a nice arcade racer, but the gameplay is a as simple and bland that is not more than street racer for the atari 2600 with cool graphics..

Love the visuals on this but cant help think that they are wasted as you spend most of your time looking just ahead of the car.

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