This Halloween I have a new treat for everyone- a multiplayer remake of Death Race, an infamous arcade game from 1976. Video game developer Exidy built the game as a modification of their popular Destruction Derby game in which drivers hit cars to win points. In Death Race they instead were challenged to run over monsters called “gremlins”, which in the primitive graphics of the time looked like stick figures that resemble people. To add to the confusion the “gremlins” give out a high pitched scream when hit. This game marks the earliest controversy regarding video game violence and as such has a special place in video game and computer software history, as never before had a program been as attacked in the media as Death Race. Now you and your friends can play against each other in a web-optimized multiplayer remake!
The game is also fully open source and was developed using Phaser and Socket.IO!