Edge Magazine says:
“How British publisher Excalibur is driving vehicle simulation in a new, emotionally charged direction”
The rise of road trip games
With Road to Guangdong just launched, we wanted to share a fascinating article with you – one on the rise of road trip games. In the latest issue of Edge, you can read the expansive feature by Jeremy Peel, which examines the newly solidified simulation and driving sub-genre by looking at Road to Guangdong, Jalopy and Euro Truck 2.
A ‘zen’ approach
Jalopy developer Greg Pryjmachuk speaks about the sport of Formula 1, saying “The wins are made in the garage and in the pit lane. Considering this, I thought, could you remove the competitive nature and adapt the genre to take on a more zen approach?”
Needs or desires?
Meanwhile, Road to Guangdong designer Alex Darby comments that “In the context of driving, there’s a shared burden of concentration, boredom and resignation or commitment to going through with what you’re doing, which almost necessitates the dropping of emotional barriers. I think the situation really lends itself to exploring deeper human truths, needs, or desires.”