This week we discussed Wheels of Aurelia by developers Santa Ragione. Though technically still in beta, Wheels of Aurelia is a complete experience that expertly blends a driving game with a focus on characters through the use of a interactive fiction. As their website says, “Based on your choices – and the places you’ll decide to visit – you may end up in car chases, illegal street races, or in tense debates that will make you wonder who your travel companions really are.”
Each play session takes 10-20 minutes and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is available for $4.99 on itch.io. We highly recommend this game for someone looking for a truly unique and extraordinary experience centered around something ordinary we have all done before: having a great conversation while driving.
Links for this episode:
- Gamasutra – Interactive fiction meets arcade racer: Designing Wheels of Aurelia
- Pic of the Wheels of Aurelia cabinet at Fantarcade
- Desert Bus (The Game)
- Full Throttle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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