Road Redemption

A project in New Orleans, LA by DarkSeas Games

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Bringing back the classic Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics, and online play!
Backers: 4409
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $173,803 of $160,000
Dates: Apr 12th -> May 12th (30 days)
Project By: DarkSeas Games
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Latest News

Some Road Redemption Backers Catch a Bat to the Face

July 28th - via:
Road Redemption, which raised $170K via Kickstarter in May 2013, is only now just cancelling their 360 and PS3 versions, and maybe even the Wii U version. (Read More)

The Return of Road Rash in Road Redemption

September 23rd - via:
Road Rash was a fantastic motorcycle racing/combat series in the 90s. I enjoyed it across various platforms and always hoped the games might come back some day. It seemed that developer Dark Seas Games felt the same when they proposed Road Redemption on Kickstarter in 2013. They managed to successfully crowdfund a spiritual successor to the greatness that was Road Rash! After backer-accessible alphas, Road Redemption is finally available to everyone via Steam Early Access. So, how’s it looking right now? (Read More)

Road Rash-inspired Road Redemption secures Kickstarter funding

May 13th - via:
Road Redemption, the Road Rash inspired racer by New Orleans’ Darkseas Games, has reached its Kickstarter goal. It hit its base target of $160,000 only two days before deadline and, as is increasingly the case with these campaigns, a series of stretch goals have been announced, including Oculus Rift support. (Read More)

Sega classic Road Rash reboot gets Kickstarter funding

May 13th - via:
Road Redemption has exceeded crowdfunding target (Read More)

BR, N.O. game developers turn to Kickstarter

May 11th - via:
A group of Baton Rouge and New Orleans video game developers has taken to Kickstarter to raise money to create a new version of a 1990s video game. The nine developers, working under the name DarkSeas Games, have raised nearly $110,000 in more than three weeks through the crowdfunding website. That’s nearly 70 percent of the $160,000 DarkSeas said it will take to launch its new version of “Road Rash,” called “Road Redemption.” (Read More)

Road Redemption hits Kickstarter target with 48 hours to go

May 10th - via:
Road Redemption, which looks to be the spiritual successor to the Road Rash series, revved past its Kickstarter goal of $160,000 this morning, with 48 hours left in the tank. Just under 3,700 backers helped the fundraiser achieve its target. The mix of bikes and beatdowns is due to wheelie onto PC, Mac, and Linux in August 2014. and Wii U a few months after. (Read More)

The Final Countdown

May 9th - via:
The Final CountdownWe’re approaching the final 48 hours! We’re really hoping to bridge the funding gap. We’ve been working 24/7 doing interviews, sending out press releases, and everything else we can do to bring attention to the project.... (Read More)

Road Redemption Inspiration and Fan Trailer

May 6th - via:
ONE MORE WEEK!Well, we're down to the final week of the Road Redemption kickstarter, and we're really hoping to hit our goal. We have a lot planned for this week, including a number of interviews and press segments, but we really really need your... (Read More)

Road Redemption Kickstarter adds Oculus Rift support, XBLA stretch goal

May 3rd - via:
Road Redemption is the Road Rash-flavoured racing title from New Orleans developer DarkSeas Games. The team has released an Oculus Rift tech demo and added an XBLA stretch goal tier to its funding drive. (Read More)

Road Redemption Kickstarter Game Adds Oculus Rift Stretch Goals

May 3rd - via:
The new Road Redemption game currently on Kickstarter and under development by DarkSeas Games mixes Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics together with online gameplay. (Read More)

Stretch Goals - Xbox 360 and Oculus Rift(With Video)

May 2nd - via:
Stretch Goal #1: Road Redemption on Xbox 360 - $178,000Our first stretch goal is an Xbox 360 port of Road Redemption. A lot of backers and potential backers have been clamouring for Road Redemption on Xbox Live Arcade and we’re happy to deliver.... (Read More)

More Single-Player Campaign Details

April 30th - via:
Getting the Word OutOnce again, we’d like to give special thanks to all of our backers who are helping us get the word out about Road Redemption. The best thing you can do to ensure that we hit our funding goal is to make sure as many people as... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 28th - via:
Jagged Alliance: Flashback arrives in the Katchup this week. I’ve expected (and hoped for) a Jagged Alliance crowdfunding attempt for some time now. As soon as it became obvious that Kickstarter was a place where old franchises could revive themselves, every week that the mercenaries didn’t appear was slightly more unsettling than the last. Would I rather have a direct sequel without a crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps. (Read More)

Backer-exclusive Bike!

April 26th - via:
First, we want to give a big thanks to all of our new backers. You don’t know how overjoyed we are to have so many awesome supporters.  We’re so excited for you guys to get your hands on Road Redemption. After a lot of deliberation, we’ve... (Read More)

Road Redemption targeting Wii U, pending Kickstarter success

April 23rd - via:
Road Redemption, a spiritual successor to Road Rash currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, will be ported to Wii U by Dark Seas Games if it successfully secures support. Dark Seas Games lauded the Wii U's tablet controller as a great tool for local multiplayer, bypassing the need to split the primary screen. The developer also considered support of the Unity engine and the Wii U's 2GB of internal memory as deciding factors for porting Road Redemption. (Read More)

Console Ports (Backer-exclusive update)

April 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – April 21st 2013

April 21st - via:
Two $100,000 winners this week and a few other projects close to the finish line. While I was compiling the column this week, I realised I was keeping track of the number of projects that apparently ‘contained roguelike elements’. It’s about 90%, although to be fair I stopped keeping track almost as soon as I’d started so that figure is entirely made up. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall the term being anything like as popular 12 months ago. Of course, some would argue that the meaning has been lost and that anything with procedural generation or a modicum of difficulty is now wearing the roguelike hat, but that in itself surely tells us something. Games want to be like rogue, which is far more agreeable than the days when every other one wanted to be like a soldier or a space marine. (Read More)


April 20th - via:
Great news! After just one week we’re already more than 1/3 of the way toward our funding goal! This really is a dream come true for us. When we started this project, our goal was to make the game that we’ve been dying to play, and it’s great... (Read More)

Three Kickstarter Games You Should Fund

April 19th - via:
We all know about Kickstarter and how people have been using it to create some awesome things. Things like the OUYA console, Doublefine’s new game, countless accessories and devices for the iPhone and iPad. But, because this is New England Gamer I wanted to highlight some games that should definitely make you think twice about skipping Kickstarter when finding new games. Now let it be known that I have had a negative thought about Kickstarter especially after Doublefine was trying to fund their game. Turning kickstarter in to a glorified pre-order system. I want Kickstarter to continue to thrive, but I want it to be done by people who truly cannot afford to put their game out. But I digress. (Read More)

We are doing an ama(ask me anything) on reddit today! We need your support!

April 18th - via:
This is just a small update to let you guys know we are doing an ama on reddit right now. It would be great if you guys could come show some support.  Reddit has been one of our major funding sources and if we have a popular ama it could really help... (Read More)

New Weapon + Fan Art + Console Ports

April 18th - via:
We hope you all got a kick out of the wooden barbed wire baseball bat, which is kickstarter-exclusive for all backers. As an added thank you for all of those in the DIGITAL DESTROYER CHROME TIER and above, we present the chrome barbed wire bat . The... (Read More)


April 17th - via:
Great news! After only 5 days, we’re nearly at 30% of our total funding goal. We’re planning a big announcement in the next few days that should get Road Redemption noticed by a ton of new supporters. We’d really appreciate you all giving us... (Read More)

Your Feedback (Game Modes)

April 15th - via:
We want to thank you guys again for all your support here, on facebook, and on message boards. Thanks to your involvement, thousands more people have seen the project. Your design suggestions have made a very large impact on us and will have a great... (Read More)

Kickstarter-Exclusive Weapon Reveal

April 14th - via:
We’re excited to reveal the identity of the Road Redemption Kickstarter-exclusive melee weapon: the stun baton! It was a tough choice, as we had a number of options in mind, but the suggestion from backer Jacob V put the stun baton over the top.... (Read More)

Off to an amazing start!

April 14th - via:
Dear Road Redemption Backers,  We want to thank you all so much for supporting this project. Having the opportunity to work on this game has been a fantasy for a lot of us since we were kids.  It’s just overwhelming to find so many people who... (Read More)

Road Redemption Revives Road Rash On Kickstarter

April 14th - via:
Hey remember when EA used to be a good company and made awesome games like Road Rash on the Sega Genesis, and to a lesser extent, the PC and PSX? Well, another company going by the name of DarkSea Games has decided to revive the concept of Road Rash with a game called Road Redemption and it's everything us Road Rash fans have longed for in a sequel. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 14th - via:
Last weekend took on a life of its own, which is the sort of thing weekends should probably do more often, and I was stranded away from my trusty keyboard and therefore unable to type words about games that might exist at some point in the future. This was a sad thing. Fortunately, missing a week means that there are more winners than ever before and the bumper crop contains two games that I’ve played and enjoyed, at least three that I look forward to playing when they are released and a project that makes me realise how much I want to play with an Oculus Rift. (Read More)

Road Rash Homage Road Redemption Seeks Support on Kickstarter

April 12th - via:
If you grew up loving the Road Rash series on the Genesis, Road Redemption might be something you’re interested in kicking a few bucks into. The devs aim to make something in line with the original series, so those fearing something like Road Rash 64 don’t need to worry too much. The usual array of weapons from that franchise will be here, as well as some new things like a gun and sledgehammer. A gun makes some sense, although I’m not sure why someone would risk a murder charge in a race on public roads for a fairly small amount of money. The sledgehammer’s another oddity because how on Earth could you ride AND bonk someone with it? Enough logical issues, let’s get down to business here. The goal is to raise $160,000 in a month, and if that happens, it’ll see release on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. Stretch goals include console releases, and possibly even something for the Oculus Rift although specific amounts needed to achieve these haven’t been revealed yet. (Read More)

Road Redemption, a spiritual successor to the Road Rash series, gets a Kickstarter

April 12th - via:
Road Rash fans, we’ve got some good news for you today. Dark Seas Games has informed us about the Kickstarter campaign for Road Redemption, a spiritual successor to the Road Rash series, a game that promises to bring back the classic Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics, and online play. Not only that, but you can find below some in-game footage from its early build, so waste no time and go watch it. (Read More)

'Road Redemption': Spiritual Successor To 'Road Rash' Starts Kickstarter Campaign

April 12th - via:
Motorcycle combat is making a comeback. Or at least it's trying to. After a recent Reddit thread caught the attention of "Road Rash" creator and programmer Dan Geisler, there was apparently enough interest in a new "Rash" game, so a Kickstarter campaign has begun to bring the "Rash" experience back. Like Us on Facebook "'Road Redemption' takes the motorcycle-combat racing gameplay, pioneered by the 'Road Rash' series, and brings it to the next level. 'Road Redemption' brings state-of-the-industry combat controls, insane crashes, destructible environments, AI, ragdoll physics, and online multiplayer to the classic motorcycle combat/racing formula." (Read More)

Indie Studio Turns To Kickstarter For Road Rash-Style Game

April 12th - via:
Road Rash is one of those games that's difficult for some gamers to forget. The motorcycle-combat series debuted in 1991 on the Genesis, and it received a steady stream of sequels over the following decade. Though few of the actual games lived up to the original premise – win a motorcycle race by any means necessary – the concept stuck with players. It's been 10 years since Road Rash: Jail Break hit the Game Boy Advance, and an indie studio has waited long enough. (Read More)

Road Rash Spiritual Successor Hits Kickstarter

April 12th - via:
DarkSeas Games has announced a Kickstarter for Road Redemption with the goal of “bringing back the classic Road Rash-style gameplay, with next-gen graphics, physics, and online play.” (Read More)

Road Redemption, a Road Rash spiritual successor on Kickstarter

April 12th - via:
DarkSeas Games is looking to finance a spiritual successor to Road Rash through Kickstarter. Road Redemption is a Unity-based game for PC, Mac OSX and Linux featuring a single-player story revolving around biker gangs and drug distribution routes and online multiplayer. As you can see in the announcement video above, the Road Rash influence is palpable. (Read More)

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