Yup, GRIP Still Looks Great

Yup, GRIP Still Looks Great
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Things seemed dire for the Rollcage-inspired arcade racer GRIP almost two years ago. The game had raised more than $162,000 from fans, but that wasn’t enough to stop developers Caged Element from cancelling their crowdfunding campaign and targeting the Early Access route instead.

And guess what? So far, it’s worked.

Development on GRIP has been continuing throughout, leading to the 90’s racer launching through Steam’s Early Access in February. It’s gone under the radar quite a bit since the flashy Kickstarter campaign, but the game still looks fantastic.

A new trailer has just been pushed in the last day or so, and it hits all the same beats that the developers were targeting in the original Kickstarter campaign. It’s fast, the explosions look good, there’s plenty of space on the tracks and hitting a cliff sends your view absolutely spinning.

Yup, that’s everything I wanted from GRIP.

It’s available now for $US16, although the game only has 7 courses and 4 vehicles at the time of writing. Online multiplayer hasn’t been patched in yet, but users are reporting that the controls are very tight, which is probably the main thing any racer like this needs to do.


    • PS1, for the first game anyway. I remember this as my PS1 had [still has!] a Rollcage themed skin on it, which I got out of some sort of PS gaming magazine at the time.

      • Again, noiiice! I started feeling that hype tingle in the base of my spine as i read” [still has!] a Rollcage….” *Squeeee?!* ” Themed Sticker.” D’oh!
        Still very cool, don’t get me wrong. I get to save a bit of dignity now because I was about beg n grovel to buy your PS1 copy of Rollcage!

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