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Skill-based Stunt Racer FutureGrind Coming to PS4

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Owen Goss's Avatar Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 // Co-Founder, Milkbag Games

Hi, we’re Owen Goss and Matt Rix, and together we are Milkbag Games, the two-person team making FutureGrind. We are extremely excited to announce that FutureGrind will be coming to PS4!

FutureGrind

FutureGrind is a game all about skill, tricks, and speed. We think it’s a bit like Uniracers meets OlliOlli. The game is played on a track made of rails that run through a 3D environment: some rails are blue, some are red, and some are white.

As the player, you control a futuristic, motorcycle-sized vehicle called a “grinder”. Your grinder has two wheels: one blue, and one red. You have to get from the start of the track to the end in one piece, while scoring the most points possible.

Be careful: do NOT let the wrong wheel touch. Your blue wheel can touch blue rails, your red wheel can touch red rails, but touch the wrong rail and you’ll cause a short circuit. Watch out, short circuiting leads to, well, a bit of a mess.

FutureGrind

Survival is important in FutureGrind, but it’s really just the baseline. In order to succeed, you’ll need to get good at doing chains of tricks. Points are awarded to you based on how you grind on the rails. Balance on top of a rail for a Manual. Boost up into the bottom of a rail for an Undergrind. Dangle from the top of a rail for a Hanger, and so on. Rack up long grinds to increase your score. Do flips in the air for big points. Transfer between rails flawlessly to build your chain multiplier. Only skilled players will earn endorsements from The Sponsors and progress through the game.

FutureGrind

Did I mention that the talented musician bignic is writing a complete, original soundtrack for FutureGrind?! Because he is, and it’s amazing. One of the songs is in the teaser video above, but if you want to hear more, head over to his Bandcamp page and check out the 4-track EP of FutureGrind music he just put up. It’s good stuff.

We’re really excited to bring this game to PlayStation! We’ve made great progress on the game so far, but there’s still a lot of work to do. We’ve got a bunch of different environments planned, all with multiple tracks in them, as well as new grinders and all the bits and pieces that tie everything together into a finished game. Keep your eyes on PlayStation.Blog and the official FutureGrind site for more news about the game. We hope that you’ve enjoyed what we’ve shown today!

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+ JFK23TB on February 23rd, 2015 at 7:07 am said:

well you can count on my money. looks great!


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+ slambert215 on February 23rd, 2015 at 7:10 am said:

This looks awesome! Will definitely buy


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+ M1NAT3K on February 23rd, 2015 at 7:31 am said:

WOW! That looks so good!


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+ BabakanooSH-_ on February 23rd, 2015 at 7:42 am said:

This looks pretty fun and challenging, might just pick this up


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+ OnTheBus666 on February 23rd, 2015 at 7:49 am said:

Looks rad awesome soundtrack


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+ reekeecast on February 23rd, 2015 at 8:13 am said:

This reminds me of Uniracers. Loved that game.


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+ Superstone on February 23rd, 2015 at 8:22 am said:

This would make a great Vita game


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    + Owen Goss on February 23rd, 2015 at 9:50 am said:

    We would love to bring FutureGrind to Vita as well as PS4. It’s something we’re working toward, but not something we can promise yet. :)


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+ Ry_Ratchet on February 23rd, 2015 at 8:41 am said:

Oh man that looks great, any chance it comes to Vita?


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+ Trendy_Kid on February 23rd, 2015 at 8:59 am said:

Ooooo this looks FUN!


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+ Owen Goss on February 23rd, 2015 at 9:52 am said:

Thanks for all the comments so far! If you have any questions, I’ll be around to answer what I can. :)


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+ silvertab120 on February 23rd, 2015 at 10:52 am said:

Looks incredibly fun, but being colorblind, I’m not sure I’d be very good at it :-\


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    + Owen Goss on February 23rd, 2015 at 11:14 am said:

    Colourblindness is something we’re thinking about. We haven’t worked with the colours to make them colourblind useable yet, but it is something we’re aware of.


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+ PanTheMan16 on February 23rd, 2015 at 1:12 pm said:

That trailer really got me pumped for Futuregrind. Can’t wait!


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+ ImCharming325 on February 23rd, 2015 at 3:40 pm said:

Oh my god, this looks so addicting!


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+ alrawi2003 on February 23rd, 2015 at 4:16 pm said:

this game looks good ish.

so is the wheel that is blue can only touch the blue rode and the pink can only touch the pink rode


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    + Owen Goss on February 23rd, 2015 at 5:55 pm said:

    That’s right. The blue wheel can only touch blue rails, red wheel on red rails. There are also white rails that are safe for both wheels. But you can grind your wheel along a rail in a bunch of different ways for different tricks.


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+ Alex_Yagami on February 23rd, 2015 at 5:12 pm said:

Awesome! Looking forward to some sick beats


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    + Owen Goss on February 23rd, 2015 at 5:57 pm said:

    Definitely give bignic’s FutureGrind EP a listen. We *love* the music he’s writing for the game. :)


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+ David2Crazy on February 24th, 2015 at 5:48 am said:

Looks awesome. Always looking for a game I can lose myself in while listening to podcasts (currently that game is Rogue Legacy), this seems to fit nicely. I’ve also always wanted a Uniracers sequel, and this appears to be the closest we’ll come.


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+ Jeemo88 on February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 am said:

I’m crazy excited for this game as well, but colorblindness is crippling in a game like this. Even though it may back it “less asthetically pleasing,” a colorblind option makes this game a must-have for me.


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