Truck 7 of 14: Medieval

“A declaration unto the wastrels and all manner of peasantry from his majesty the Crease,
Wither to whence thou hath wandered, ye may wander atwinder the lands of DETOUR in any multitudinous manners of thine choosing. Behold, thine Medieval truck!”

The Medieval truck came into conception as a prelude to a now defunct concept for our next project. It now stands as an epitaph, as we move on to bigger, better, and scarier things. You, however, get to enjoy this truck in DETOUR! That is, after you unlock it.


Verily, this transport doth bring all thine gentlemen to the stables.

By my trowth, these wallpapers are incredible! All manner of size found below.
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And now we closeth this noble tale. Stay tunedethed for the next trucks that come yonder. Okay, I give up talking like this.

Pardon Our Dust!

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!

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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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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.

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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!

Surprise Creasemas Update!

That time of year has come again, and what a busy one it’s been! Consider this the update of Christmas Yet To Come!

Over the past month or so, we’ve had some very crazy, awesome, and otherwise cheer-bringing events!
- Sandswept turned THREE (Wow, we’ve been trucking along since December 2007!)
- DETOUR is nearing the final stages and we are now in “Bug Fixes Only” mode, prepping for release on Xbox LIVE Indie Games and a yet-to-be-unveiled PC platform at the start of 2011!
- Project 2 is secretly mounting up at the starting gate, and it will knock your socks off. Let’s just say… We’re going to try something new during the coming year. Something grand.

If you missed it, or just like reminiscing on days gone by, DETOUR is coming out really really really soon! Expect DETOUR to launch very rapidly, and without much warning. We’re almost done, we’re finishing it up, and we’re going to get it into your hands as quick as we can! It terrifies us and excites us! Our trailer has garnered over 10,000 views, which we think is pretty awesome for our first go! If you have yet to see the trailer, follow this link!

Now, like a good uncle (you know, the one who calls you a rascally devil and gives you noogies), we’re going to bring you some presents, albeit a bit late. Over the next couple weeks, during the final stages of DETOUR’s development, we’ll be unveiling all the truck skins you can find in DETOUR. Shiny renders on the way!

Soon after release, we’ll be touting how amazing this game is, because… Well, it’s made by us. And we’ve got a thing or two up our sleeve here. If all goes according to plan — as they tend not to, just the way software goes — you should see DETOUR land around February, in the area of $10. A few lucky people might get it for a bit less. Maybe even free. More on that later! Oh, but we suggest you start watching our Twitter feed. No reason. Really.

And lastly, we’d love to thank each and every one of you, our past friends, fans, co-workers, and pets, for sticking with us throughout the years and keeping us motivated to bring DETOUR to you. We adore the continued support, and hope to see it for many, many, MANY years to come!

With that, I leave you with a classic 2009 (2010 recited!) rendition of The Night Before Creasemas! Enjoy! (Click for super-big HD version!)

Happy Holidays and Merry Creasemas!

Pardon Our Snow!


Just about brings a tear to my eye. I mean, you know, if that sort of thing were capable of happening to me.

After you’re done with this lovely piece… Hop on over to our forums! Go!

Dibs on the Hotrod!

Remember when you were a little kid and totally wished you could have a whole set of sweet looking trucks? Yeah, we don’t really remember that either. Childhood was a traumatizing time for most of us. That said, we thought it’d be pretty cool to let players unlock and choose some really sweet looking trucks for use in DETOUR!

We already showed these off just a tiny bit. Still in the works, and officially the last set of 3D content we’re putting into DETOUR (Yes! That does mean we’re almost done!) Say hello to awesome. Awesome, say hello to our fans. It’s the polite thing to do.
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And bringing them to life…

Upon unlocking these trucks (no, we’re not going to tell you how, yet), players can choose which truck theme they’ll be using in both singleplayer and multiplayer. We’ve even thrown in a few designs for the delicate ladies, and those with effeminate tendencies. This isn’t just a man’s game. But it is pretty manly. I mean, we’ve got bombs and semi-trucks and bridges and stuff. Didn’tcha know?

Tell your friends. It’s the manly thing to do.

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