It's a marvel of modern video game economics that 'spiritual successors' have gone from game-forum daydreams to a viable cottage industry. Fuelled by crowdfunding and early access schemes and by an ageing gaming population with strong nostalgic yearnings, this industry is ready to honour any dormant title that still stirs fond memories, no matter how obscure. Rather sweetly, it also sometimes brings the games' original creators back into game development after decades away.
Grip: Combat Racing review
Developer: Caged Element
Microsoft has unveiled another batch of titles heading to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, with Sniper Elite 4, OlliOlli 2, Rise & Shine, Sheltered, and Grip: Combat Racing all due in November.
A big new update to Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor, was released this week - and it adds multiplayer.
Grip - spiritual successor to Rollcage - pulled in to Steam Early Access this week, bringing with it three playable tracks and a tremendous amount of engine noise. Having spent a couple of hours driving myself, quite literally, up the wall, I can confidently say that Grip shows tremendous promise but needs a bit of work.
Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor, has launched on Steam as an Early Access title. There it costs Ł11.99.
The people behind Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor, have canned its Kickstarter.
Grip, the Rollcage spiritual successor we reported on last month, has launched a Kickstarter.
Remember Rollcage, the 1999 Psygnosis-published PSone arcade racer? Grip looks a lot like a spiritual successor.