Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Watchlist: Stress Taxi

Title: Stress Taxi
Developer: Thousand Gears
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya
Releasing 2014
Stress Taxi is the only game that will require large doses of reflexes, precision, wit and madness. Your mission is to transport all types of cargo: passengers, explosive goods to more remote and dangerous locations of different planetary systems. Escape through labyrinthine secret tunnels or caves at full speed without scratching your brand new Jetpod.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw Stress Taxi was the movie The Fifth Element. Like the movie, Stress Taxi features a futuristic city, hovercars, taxis, but that's where the similarities end. Stress Taxi's gameplay is remeniscent of Wipeout or F-Zero, as you race through winding, serpentine tracks, sometimes against other jetpods, sometimes carrying passengers, other times just evading hazards. You play as a special agent working undercover as a taxi driver, taking any passengers and cargo from aliens to chemical weapons to criminals. However, the game isn't just a series of tracks, but varied open worlds to explore and discover missions and secrets, a world of towering downtown skyscrapers, deserts, and dangerous jungles.
Stress Taxi will allow you to customize your jetpod with the best chassis, fuel tanks, shields, weapons, and more, building the vehicle to tackle missions how you want. The game has been in development for two years; you can learn more about it on the official site and IndieDB.

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