Getting to Greater Than Games' Gen Con 2017 booth was a snap, but fighting our way through the masses of people waiting to demo Spirit Island and and the newest title Lazer Ryderz proved to be a bit difficult. The TechRaptor Gen Con coverage team did get a chance to see Lazer Ryderz before our interview appointment at a press-only event held earlier in the week, but we were hungry to see more of Lazer Ryderz in person.
We spent some time talking with Greater Than Games Community Manager Craig McRoberts about the characters, game play mechanics, aesthetics and purchasing availability. Check out the video below to get all the details straight from our interview.
Lazer Ryderz is a tile laying racing game that heavily borrows from the '80's aesthetic and was successfully funded via Kickstarter. Players race across intergalactic space to be the first to capture three prisms, all the while attempting to avoid collisions with other players, as well as spinning out. The speed at which players get across the board depends on what gear they're in; higher gears cover ground more quickly but make successfully turning more difficult, while lower gears are much safer for turning but are slow in gaining the advantage. In addition, each character has access to a special once-a-game ability that is unlocked after they've captured their first prism.
If you're interested in seeing how the game plays, Rutledge Daugette and myself demoed a game that demonstrated some of Lazer Ryderz's core mechanics and game play.
The game comes with tile pieces and character stands for four players, all of which are done up in a glossy, sparkly paint job. If you're interested in picking the game up for yourself, it's now available for pre-order on Greater Than Games' website for MSRP of $39.95
What are your thoughts on Lazer Ryderz? Does it look like the kind of game you'd be interested in playing? Let us know in the comment section below.