Revhead is an ambitious open world car racing game set in Australia, in which you buy, race and overhaul old bangers to transform them from broken down old wrecks into supercharged racing cars.
Revhead is a game that recognizes that the driver is just a small cog in what makes a successful racing team. It’s a game in which your mechanical skills are just as important as your racing skills, with you buying old cars and fixing them up with whatever parts you can source (such as salvaging them from broken down cars). Each car in the game is built up of around 100 different components, each of which can be swapped out for other parts and as you’re on a tight budget you have to be careful what you buy.
Testing is also an important factor in your success. You have to pay close attention to your car, see how it handles, watch your temperature gauges, check if there’s any strange noises coming from your hood and keep an eye on how smoky it is. You’ll also need to tweak it so that it suits your driving style – a car’s no use if the man and machine aren’t working in unison. Of course even the cheapest parts that you can source require some money, so you’ll also be able to earn cash (and pink slips) by challenging others to races, doing work in the garage and by building custom cars for locals.
Revhead is an indie game, so it’s unfair to expect Gran Turismo or Forza levels of fidelity, but the fact that you don’t have multimillion dollar budgets to buy cars and parts already makes it a more authentic racing experience. In Revhead you don’t just buy a showroom car, slap on a few generic upgrades, take it for a few races then buy a faster car. These cars that you renovate from the ground up are your cars, when you do finally build the perfect racing machine it’s down to the fact that you selected and tweaked each single one of those 100 odd parts yo work perfectly in unison. Building the ultimate racing machine takes a lot of blood sweat and tears – that’s what being a Revhead is all about.
To sign up for the Revhead Beta send info about yourself and a description of why you’d be a good candidate for testing to firstname.lastname@example.org