Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula 1 Grand Prix series.
Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula 1 Grand Prix series. The original version, created for BBC Micro and published by Acornsoft in 1984, included the Silverstone track only. More tracks were added to the Commodore 64 version, published by Firebird. On the C64, the title became a hit.
Created with the suggestions of an actual Formula 3 pilot, David Hunt, the game was much more realistic than any other racing game seen until then. 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 challenging: players had to use several keys to control the car, not just a simple joystick, to improve realism. Despite this, Revs was a commercial success, and it's considered a cult game.
See Also: Legendary Game Designers: Geoff Crammond
Review by: Manu
Published: 4 February 2017 9:04 pm