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    Motor Rock

    Game » consists of 1 releases. Released Dec 16, 2013

    An isometric racing game for PC that began as a fan remake of the 1993 Blizzard game Rock N' Roll Racing. It drew heavy criticism when it briefly came to Steam as a commercial release in 2013, with many overt references to the original game unchanged; it is now available only as a free download.

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    Overview

    Motor Rock is an isometric racing game developed and published by Yard Team for PC.

    Gameplay

    In Motor Rock players take control of an intergalactic racer trying to be the best. The game takes place in an isometric view while players race against five AI controlled drivers across multiple planets.

    In between races players can purchase new vehicles, upgrades, weapons, and colors.

    Similarities to Rock N' Roll Racing

    Tarquinn vs. Tarquin
    Tarquinn vs. Tarquin

    The developers have openly acknowledged that the game is based, without express permission, on Blizzard's Rock N' Roll Racing, and in fact used the title "Rock'n'Roll Racing 3D" for most of its development. Aside from the general stylistic and design similarities to RRR, specific characters and assets from Blizzard's game are closely imitated; for example, racers called Tarquin, Snake, Rip, and Shred appear, with their portraits closely resembling the original racers, and the soundtrack contains recognizable approximations of songs licensed for RRR, like Deep Purple's "Highway Star" and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". At launch, the game even included a "Classic" announcer option that used actual voice samples from the Genesis game's announcer.

    Removal from Steam

    On December 23, 2013, about a week after its release on Steam as a paid product, the game was removed from the Steam store.

    Yard Team announced on February 16, 2014 that Motor Rock would not be returning to Steam and would instead be available as a free download on their website. The developer cited the inability to come to an agreement with Blizzard as the reason for the game's removal. In an announcement on the game's Steam Community forum, a Yard Team developer claimed that Valve was withholding $60,000 in revenue from sales of the Steam version, and refusing to refund purchasers.

    System Requirements

    Minimum

    • OS: WIndows XP,7,8
    • Processor: 1,5 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 6200 128 mb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

    Recommended

    • OS: Windows XP,7,8
    • Processor: 2,5 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600gt 512mb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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