UFG Associate Producer Dan Sochan has introduced ModNation Racers for Sony's PlayStation 3 console today.
To quote: Greetings from United Front Games, in Vancouver British Columbia. We're really excited to finally be able to talk to you about ModNation Racers.
It's rare as developers that you get the opportunity to make the game you've always dreamt of creating, but that's the fantastic situation that we're in. We wanted to make a game that had the pick up and play accessibility of a kart game, with the depth and handling of a classic racer.
So, we made ModNation Racers, a fresh take on a classic kart racing game that empowers you, the player, to personalize the entire game.
Vinyl art & collector toys were an inspiration for us as we set out to create a game about creativity and self expression. It was in this spirit of creativity that we developed our character, kart and track editors.
We wanted to give the user the ability to make whatever they wanted, but do so in a way that felt like playing and not working. For example, you just drive and the track is created behind you, so it's intuitive and fun.
An expression that came up early in development was "anonymity to superstardom", which is exactly how we want the user to feel. You create your ideal character, kart or track, then upload and share it with the world. Next thing you know, you're ranked as one of the top designers in the ModNation community!
In the coming months, we'll be able to share a lot more information with you.
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