A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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This game is in early active development.
Planned release date is July 2019.
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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!

~~~ TESTED W/ X-BOX 360 CONTROLLER ONLY ~~~

  • Left Trigger: Brake
  • Right Trigger: Throttle
  • Left Stick L/R: Steering
  • A: Insert Coin / Use Weapon

~~~ OR KEYBOARD (not great!) ~~~

  • S: Brake
  • W: Throttle
  • A / D: Steering
  • SPACE: Insert Coin / Use Weapon


Published Jan 23, 2018
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorVector Hat
GenreAction, Shooter
TagsArcade, Driving, Hacking, vector

Late Backer Rewards

Get exclusive access to this game by purchasing while quantities last.

Pit Crew

You'll get access to the Vector Hat discord where I'll be hanging out whenever I'm working on the game. 

You'll also get regular builds of the game as it progresses towards its final form. 

I'll be counting on your feedback to shape the game. Welcome to the team!

Car Stereo Upgrade

You'll get access to the Vector Hat discord where I'll be hanging out whenever I'm working on the game. 

You'll also get regular builds of the game as it progresses towards its final form. I'll be counting on your feedback to shape the game. Welcome to the team!

You'll also get a digital copy of Rainbow Kitten's delicious synthwave soundtrack for Byte Driver as soon as it's finished.

High Score!

Your name* will be included in the game's default high score table. Your score will be based on the amount (to the penny) that you spend. 

You'll also get a limited edition Byte Driver Pit Crew patch**

You'll also get the soundtrack (when complete), regular dev builds, and discord access.

*Limited to 9 characters. Capital Letters, Numbers, and Spaces only.
**Please add $5 USD for shipping outside of the U.S.A.

You'll get access to the following files

byte-driver-win.zip 14 MB
Version 30
byte-driver-linux.zip 34 MB
Version 30
byte-driver-osx.zip 32 MB
Version 30

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