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Road Rash designer 'ready' to make a sequel

The Road Rash series always left me wincing when my motorbike would wipe out at high speeds. There hasn't been too much wincing since the series concluded in 1999, but that could change if developer Dan Geisler has his way.

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The Road Rash series always left me wincing when my motorbike would wipe out at high speeds. There hasn't been too much wincing since the series concluded in 1999, but that could change if developer Dan Geisler has his way.

Geisler, who was designer and programmer on the first three games of the series, said he was "burned out" after the last game and needed a break. He told Reddit (via CVG) that "I'm ready to do another one now. I just needed 20 years off. I'm ready to make a better one now. I miss playing it too. If there is enough interest, I'll do a kickstart (sic) on it."

Apparently Geisler has already given it some consideration, saying that although EA had the rights to the Road Rash IP, "we don't need no stinking rights" for motorcycle combat. He followed up by saying that he'd make a new version in 3D, but restrict the physics. "I would keep the mechanics 2.5d. when you go full 3d physics I think you lose something."

There have been various incarnations of the game since Geisler's involvement ended with RR3 in 1995. EA has namedropped the franchise numerous times over the years, most recently with Criterion calling the franchise "a good fit."

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    March 13, 2013 1:05 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Road Rash designer 'ready' to make a sequel.

    The Road Rash series always left me wincing when my motorbike would wipe out at high speeds. There hasn't been too much wincing since the series concluded in 1999, but that could change if developer Dan Geisler has his way.

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      March 13, 2013 1:25 PM

      This would make me very happy. Also, bring back Skitchen'

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      March 13, 2013 1:27 PM

      I remember playing Road Rash on my Amiga about twenty years ago. Good times!

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        March 13, 2013 1:47 PM

        Loved my Amiga. Earl Weaver Baseball, Bards Tale, Defender of the Crown. I was so excited when I upgraded the RAM on my machine for 512K to 1MB.

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          March 13, 2013 3:06 PM

          Right? My dad was something of an Amiga hound. He had the 500, 1000, and 2000. He eventually gifted the 500 to me and the 2000 to my brother, who has gone on to acquire a 1200, 3000, and 4000, as well as the Amiga Forever emulator. I still bust out the 500 from time to time and spend the weekend gaming!

          Some of my favorites...

          Any of the AMOS games
          Any of the SEUCK games
          Deluxe Pacman
          Golden Eagle
          Artillerus
          Tanx
          Magic Pocket
          Action Fighter
          Arkanoid and Arkanoid II
          Crystal Hammer
          Superman
          Robocop

          And a thousand others I can't think of right now.

          Ahhh, nostalgia...

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      March 13, 2013 2:23 PM

      Been looking forward to clubbing someone in the face at high speed for ages.

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      March 13, 2013 3:10 PM

      what would a Road Rash sequel have that Burnout Paradise with motorcycle DLC doesn't?

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        March 13, 2013 3:43 PM

        Hitting people with chains, knives, etc.?

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      March 13, 2013 3:34 PM

      Been waiting for this a long time. No high hopes until I even see it in the making. One of my all time favorite games hands down though.

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      March 13, 2013 3:44 PM

      On my face.