Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula One Grand Prix series.
Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula One Grand Prix series. The original version, created for the BBC Micro and published by Acornsoft in 1984, included the Silverstone track only. More tracks were added on the Commodore 64 version, published by Firebird. On the C64, the title became a hit.
Created with the suggestions of a real Formula 3 pilot, David Hunt, the game was much more realistic than any other racing game seen so far. For example the terrain was not flat, it was modeled using a 3d map, the opponents had rudimentary AI and the movement of the cars was calculated applying real-life physics law. The game was also quite difficult to play, since to control the car you need to use several keys. Despite this, Revs was a commercial success and it's considered a cult game.