Play the pre-alpha demo of the '80s inspired Power Drive 2000

Power Drive 2000—or, as I am affectionately renaming it, Synthwave Album Art: The Game—is an '80s-style arcade racer with a talking car. It's Outrun meets Knight Rider, by way of Kavinsky. It's also on Kickstarter, with a prototype demo that you can try right now.

It's similar to the recent and excellent looking Drift Stage, albeit with a darker, more sci-fi infused aesthetic.

Multiple game modes are promised, most of which are some form of time trial. Local and online multiplayer is also planned. And the soundtrack? It's being supplied by a wide variety of synthwave artists. Which makes sense, because... well, look at the thing.

As for the Kickstarter campaign, the team is hoping to raise $45,000 CAD. It'll be a close thing. Just over $36,000 CAD has been raised, with only 56 hours remaining.

If you'd like to try the "extremely buggy and glitchy" pre-alpha demo, head over to the Power Drive 2000 Kickstarter page.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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