Episode I: Racer is among the extra beloved entries within the misplaced LucasArts canon of Star Wars games, and it’s nonetheless a disgrace we’ve by no means gotten a correct follow-up. (This is a PC website, so we don’t discuss Racer Revenge.) But we’ve nonetheless obtained that GOG release of Racer and fortunately, the place fashionable Star Wars licensors have allow us to down, the fan neighborhood has us lined.
In small half, at the very least. Rob Jin’s remake of Episode I: Racer brings the game – or fairly, its first stage – again to life in Unreal Engine 4. The demo has been kicking round since November final yr, nevertheless it’s come to extra outstanding consideration due to a video from YouTuber Bluedrake42. The demo is playable, although the hyperlink’s been up and down due to all of the current site visitors.
The creator explains a little bit of the making of on an ArtStation web page – principally, it was meant as a easy train to be taught Unreal Engine. Over the course of ten months of spare time growth, it step by step morphed into a correct demo which now options the complete first stage and a reasonably strong set of racing mechanics.
You can take a look at a little bit of gameplay beneath.
Despite some tough edges, it’s a formidable bit of labor, particularly as any individual’s first time diving into Unreal growth.
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There aren’t any obvious plans for this to develop into a full game – extra probably, it’s constructed as a portfolio-filling mission meant to make a splash with potential shoppers. Judging by the response to date, it’s an efficient try.