Truck 1 of 14: Hot Rod

Happy New Year, one and all!

2011 is going to be… Well, let’s just call “The Year of Sandswept”. With the impending release of DETOUR, and what we have in store later on, your socks will be blown off (and probably eaten). Sandswept will emerge from it’s lair, reaping vengeance or wrath or a plague or bunnies upon the world. One or all of those. DETOUR is just a foot in the door for us. It’s a pretty fine looking foot, too, for our first game. Come 2011, Sandswept is strapping down for some serious business and a much more intense level of game development. You have our word on this. You are in for one hell of a ride.

But this is not why I am here. I am here to tell you about DETOUR.

DETOUR is a game about fun. Actually, explosions. But there is also fun. And trucks. And it’s also about building stuff. In fact, it’s actually a pretty sweet game all in all. But that’s not why I’m here today. I am here about the fun. I mean the trucks.

Cue the Hot Rod truck, stage right.

The Hot Rod
It doesn’t make your trucks go faster, but it will make it harder for your opponent to tell whether or not they’re on fire.

Hah! Witty indeed. Purely cosmetic, but just enough to give you that little flare you need to beat your opponent. Assuming they aren’t also sporting a really sweet set of trucks… Anyway! Since we love you, we’ll be rolling out a new truck every few days up until release, along with a unique wallpaper for each one. Enjoy these various sizes of a super-charged wallpaper, for those of you who have desktops. (Right click save as, or click to preview then save. Whatever puts fuel in your tank, right?)
800×600 - 1280×1024 - 1440×900 (Wide) - 1920×1080 (HD Wide)

On a more somber note, we’ve been finishing up the development of DETOUR at an awesome pace, and in the turmoil, we’ve had to cut a few features. We’re deeply sorry and it is a sad day indeed. We cut wildlife, cosmetic and otherwise, from the game. No longer shall you hear the pitter patter of tiny bambi feet before your truck comes to a screeching halt with a brand new eco, uh, friendly hood ornament. Not that you ever did.

It’s an udder shame. Yeah, I went there.

Let us all have a moment of silence for these low-poly critters of days gone by.

Right then, moving on! Stay tuned to (and our “tweetz0rz” as the kids say) because we’ve got about 11 more trucks to show off before DETOUR’s early 2011 release, which is bearing down on us like a rabid grizzly bear! That is, if we didn’t cut those too.

Pardon Our Dust!

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