Check out Spectra 8Bit Racing for Windows 8.1, a fantastic arcade style gameWritten by Ron on May 14, 2014 - 05:42PM @ronwinbeta
Featuring an exclusive soundtrack and stunning graphics, Spectra is a fantastic twitch racing game that is sure to provide you with hours of entertainment. Available for Windows 8.1, this app runs for $5.99 and you can snag a free trial to check it out.
"Spectra is a beautiful twitch racing game that will have you on the edge of your seat, even if that seat is on the bus or the train! Blast your nimble ship down intricate ribbons of light in time to a thumping all original soundtrack by Chipzel (Super Hexagon, Size Does Matter). Spectra will have your ears pumping and your heart racing as you drift into a trance with just one objective. Survive till the music stops! A true callback to arcade games of old; mastery of spectra will require all your twitch skills and the beautiful retro style graphics will have you just itching to go dig up your Atari!" the app description reads.
The game is very simple - you race against the beat on a procedurally generated track. Players must navigate around obstacles and collect points while trying to drive with the best style possible and stay on the road. Spectra features ten unique music tracks which are used to generate levels. Here are the key features of the app:
- Exclusive soundtrack from chiptune legend Chipzel
- Procedural levels for UNLIMITED playthroughs
- Stunning 3D graphics
- Cross platform cloud save
- Full controller support on RT and Pro
For those that did not know, this game is also one of the first 25 indie games to be made available for the Xbox One. The game is also coming soon to Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. Hit the download link below to snag the app for Windows 8.1. You can also take a look at the game in action via the video embedded below.
Thanks Steveo for the tip!