A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Story 

The year is 1999. The self-driving cars have become self-aware and have taken over the highway. Only one person tries to drive. Her car, the Byte Driver driver, is equipped with a device of her own design, a device that can absorb the capabilities of autonomous vehicles. Her mission: to destroy the Cyber Mind, breaking the connection between the self-drivers, and bring freedom back to the road.

History  

In 1978, a unique machine started showing up in arcades all around the world. With its distinctive gameplay and state of the art vector graphics projected over a raster display, it quickly became a major hit. In 1979 more quarters were dropped in the coin boxes of Byte Driver than all of that year’s other machines put together.    

Sadly, the combination display was notoriously failure prone and arcade operators found their upkeep difficult. By 1981 the last known Byte Driver machine went offline. Since then the whole craze has been largely forgotten.   

What is Byte Driver?  

Byte Driver combines a classic driving game with a bottom up shooter. Your car runs on energy. Using weapons and bumping into things will cost you energy. Energy and weapons are obtained by hacking the vehicles around you. You’ll have to stay alert, because the sharply twisting road and countless enemy vehicles will be trying to stop you from reaching your ultimate goal. Run out of energy, and you die.   

If you're thinking this sounds like “a hard game”, you're right. Byte Driver is designed to push your reflexes to the limit. You'll be competing with drivers from around the world for the top spots on the leaderboards. The best drivers will even be able to earn a physical patch* commemorating their achievement.  

But Don't Stress! 
If you're thinking you can't do it, that's where you’re wrong. Vector Hat knows not all players like to be punished by their games, and that's why there will be a No Stress Mode where your energy never depletes. You just want to take a nice relaxing drive through the countryside, see the sights, blow up some cars in a stress free environment? No problem!



Updated 13 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(12)
AuthorVector Hat
GenreAction, Shooter
Made withUnity
TagsArcade, Driving, Hacking, Vector
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)

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byte-driver-win.zip 104 MB
Version 90
byte-driver-linux.zip 125 MB
Version 90
byte-driver-osx.zip 122 MB
Version 89
Byte Driver Original Soundtrack - MP3.zip 55 MB
Byte Driver Original Soundtrack - FLAC.zip 160 MB

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