Coffin Dodgers is, perhaps, the first racing game where you can put missile launchers on a nice old lady’s Hoveround. Isn’t that enough reason to back it?
It’s a quiet day at the Sunny Pines retirement facility when a strange new resident arrives to shake things up. Death has grown tired of long hours with no overtime and terrible benefits, and has chosen Sunny Pines as the ideal location to rest his laurels. This is a working vacation though, so having so many “customers” so close by will make his job an easy one.
That is, until the other residents of Sunny Pines decide to fight back.
In Coffin Dodgers, you play as one of seven elderly members of the Sunny Pines community. The game is racing, and the prize is Not Dying. There’s more to events than just a quick shuffle in your walker to the bathroom or seeing who can eat the most prunes, though. When Death is on the line — or on your rear wheel — the time to play fair is gone, and what you’re left with is a no-holds-barred arcade racer with a quirky cast of characters and a lot of visual charm.
• Race and battle against the Grim Reaper and his army of monstrous zombies.
• Customise your mobility scooter with cool weapons and awesome modifications.
• Battle your way through 21 exhilarating races and challenges set around the beautifully crafted 3D world.
• Select one of the 7 quirky retirement village residents whom you want to save.
• Stunning 3D open world gameplay environment.
• Multi player gameplay experience.
Developer Milky Tea has, admittedly, little real experience in the gaming industry. With a work history focused mostly on advertising campaigns for department stores, where the company’s real experience lies is in graphical design, and that experience is easily visible in the creative design behind Coffin Dodgers’ visuals. If you’re making a push to legitimize yourself in the games industry, you can do a lot worse than a funny, tightly designed arcade racer, and that certainly seems to be their goal with Coffin Dodgers. With plenty of weapons and customization options visible on the Kickstarter page, it looks like they are hoping to pack a good amount of game into their project.
Plus, zombies. Who doesn’t like zombies?
Milky Tea is hoping for Coffin Dodgers to hit iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and even the PlayStation Vita, and with three weeks left to go on its Kickstarter campaign anyone interested in helping to fund it has plenty of time left to do so.