Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Truck 6 of 14: Camo

Well this is pretty cool. Blotchy camo pattern is always a favorite amongst the…

“Hey, wait a minute,” you say… “All they did was add a camouflage pattern to the regular truck!”


It’s not a hammer or toilet seat that costs the government four hundred dollars. It’s this rockin’ paint job!

War changes a person. And apparently makes you use the term “rockin’”. But those of you that are comfortable with change, you can change your wallpaper! Various sizes found below.
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One more fun thing to throw in here… The DETOUR “Platformed” trailer is almost up to 11k views! Thanks to every one who watched it! Tell your friends!

That’s all for now! Over and out.

Pardon Our Dust!

Truck 5 of 14: Brick

Check out this truck we built. It’s built out of blocks, but not those heavily copyrighted blocks that every one talks about and plays with and steps on and all that stuff.

In the dark cold of the night… One lone cube can mean the difference between life and immense pain. It’s the Brick truck, kids.

May pose a choking hazard for drivers under the age of 3.

You heard them. Keep this truck away from toddlers, infants, and middle-aged men who use the word “stoked”.

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Play on!

Pardon Our Dust!

Truck 4 of 14: Evil

While we wait for things to funnel through the funnels and code to be coded, we’re showing off all of our Truck themes you can use in DETOUR, complete with awesome wallpapers. Last week we did the Holy Truck, so naturally, the Evil truck is next!

Feeling… Bad?

Our company has a wide variety of employee training courses. We recommend “Maniacal Cackling 101″ for new hires.

Mwa-ha-ha and all that!

Do you have a desktop? That’s great, because we have wallpapers for your desktop. Touch these wallpapers.
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Pardon Our Dust!

Truck 3 of 14: Holy

No exciting announcements this week (oh, it’s coming), but we are going to unveil the Holy Truck, another of the many cosmetic truck skins you’ll be able to unlock and use in DETOUR.

For those angel types.

It’s not called that because it has holes in it.

Yeah, that one probably wasn’t very clever. We should fire our writer, but… Meh, too much work.

I mean, it’s not … Saintly enough? Yes, that will do. Check out this angelic wallpaper to adorn your desktop with.
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brb we’re in crunch time on DETOUR.

Pardon Our Dust!

Truck 2 of 14: Carnival

Content. Friggin. Complete. Holy cow. (Oh wait, we cut those last week)

Holy Truck, for that matter. Oh wait, the Holy Truck comes later. We’re having trouble taking in that DETOUR is content complete. This means there is no more art left to create. Kind of blows your mind, right? Right. Just as the therapist said. Deep breathing accompanied by a girlish squeal of delight.

The Carnival truck. Here.

This clown-themed decoration is sure to awaken your foes deeply repressed childhood traumas.

Creepy. Just as the other trucks, this is purely cosmetic in-game, but just enough to give you that little flare you need to beat your opponent, probably. Maybe. Anyway, here’s a unique wallpaper to adorn your desktop with.
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And with that, we’re in major crunch time, with a huge PC-related revelation on the way. We’ll speak again soon. Oh yes, we shall.

Pardon Our Dust!

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?)
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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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