Version 0.8.5 is out now with a new Game Mode, a new Region, a new Platform and more!
New Region – The Rocks
Welcome to The Rocks. The latest region in Metric Racer is the edge of the inner planets. Race through Icey canyons and between floating asteriods. Jump across through the new portal mechanics and race by new Sandbox Entities! Jump in and check it out today!
New Mode – Tournaments
Race across the system in the new Tournaments mode. Earn medals and out run the competition in new tournaments across each system. As this is the a new addition to the game I’d love some feedback of what you would like to see added in to tournaments, to make them more gripping and engaging!
New Platform – Mac OSX
With v0.8.5, Metric Racer is now available on Mac OSX! You can now race across the stars on any of the main platforms supported by Steam, be it Windows, Mac or Linux! All of your settings, saves, sandbox files will sync over through Steam Cloud allowing you to customise and race and then pick back up on any platform!
Achievements and Tighter Steam Integration
Show you are the top racer with Steam Achievements in Metric Racer. This challenges you to make it to first place in every mode to truly prove you are the best. Not only be the fastest on the track, show you are the fastest. Along with Steam Achievements is Steam Rich Presense which will let your friends see where you’re racing in Metric! This is in preperation for Networked Multiplayer coming to v0.8.6!
Further Fixes and Improvements
Along with the highlighted items above, there are a number of other fixes and improvements as well:
- Improved Shield Visuals
- Unorived Track Bloom
- Added New Sandbox Selection Options (Select All by Type etc…)
- Added New Sandbox Entities (Ice Shards, Asteriods etc…)
- New Track Themes added.
- Imprved camera views when racing/taking corners.
- A Number of other bug and stability fixes.
Upcoming 0.8.6 Release
The next release of Metric will have the long requested feature of networked multiplayer! Stay tuned on Discord below to know how you can join the multiplayer tests! And as always, you can always try out the latest and greatest in the Experimental Branch. Join us on Discord or Twitter! to stay in the loop of what’s the latest.
This is a passion project, and I’m grateful for everyone who has played Metric and given feedback! It’s still evolving and growing but is getting closer and closer to my vision every day. These updates will be big ones and so they’re taking a little longer, and your paitence is greatly appreciated.
Keep in the loop with everything going on or chat with me over on Discord! Until then, I’ll see you all on the track.