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Hot Rod Hustle

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Tyler Thomas

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Hot Rod Hustle is an MMO racing game that's inspired by games like Street Rod I & II and Motor City Online.
Backers: 115
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $8,583 of $23,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 13th (30 days)
Project By: Tyler Thomas
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Latest News

Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via:
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

Kickstarter SOS: Hot Rod Hustle

February 4th - via:
If you grew up in the 80s, you probably played your fair share of DOS games. California Dreams published a little game back in 1989 called Street Rod, and it’s a title a lot of us remember very fondly. If you loved that old racing game, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a new Kickstarter project inspired by it and it goes by the name of Hot Rod Hustle. (Read More)

Tyler Thomas Talks Hot Rod Hustle

February 3rd - via:
Tyler Thomas wants you to experience some of the great car games of the past. We’re talking the Street Rod series and Motor City Online, games that all met with varying degrees of success at their prime. Tyler’s dream is to bring his creation, Hot Rod Hustle, to the masses. To have thousands of building, modifying, and racing their very own hot rods. To have everyone experience the rush of winning in a pinks race, and the humiliation of losing all that you hold dear. The only way that’s going to happen, though, is if he can raise the money he and his team need to complete the game the Hot Rod Hustle Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Hot Rod Hustle in the news!!

January 29th - via:
Hey HRH Backers! Just wanted to let you guys know about some of the media coverage that your game is getting. Go us! (Read More)

New racing MMO looks to Kickstart its engines

January 23rd - via:
A new racing MMO has taken to Kickstarter this week. Inspired by Motor City Online and anime film Akira meets Street Rod, Hot Rod Hustle is part racing sim and part RPG set in a blended 2-D/3-D persistent world that will be accessible across multiple platforms. (Read More)

Drawing Backers!

January 21st - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  Here is a speed drawing of one of HRH's backers and biggest supporters, Alex.  Artist Eli Hyder went and stole a picture from his Facebook account!  We hope you like it... (Read More)

A better look!

January 20th - via:
Here is some early concept art by Eli Hyder. One of many levels in Hot Rod Hustle.  A dusty desert scene filled with rowdy drinkers.  A bikers Diner/Bar, where the stakes are higher.  The customers meaner.  The opponents tougher. As you level-up... (Read More)


January 18th - via:
Hey everyone!! We are so excited about this game and the fan support you all are showing!! We want to thank you backers and show you some cool new art we have going. Take a look at some of Eli Hyder's new concept art! Here is an early level in our... (Read More)

We are on our way!

January 18th - via:
Hey Hot Rodders! WOW - we are blown away by the support we have gotten in these first few days. Thank you so much for showing your love and giving our project a great start. Starting now we will be posting project updates, concept art and other fun... (Read More)

Hot Rod Hustle To The Starting Line

January 16th - via:
Do you remember Motor City Online? No? Don’t worry, most people don’t. It was a unique MMO from EA released in 2001 that discarded the usual mages and fighters you normally see online in favor of American muscle cars. Players could hoon around in their customized cars finding other people to race for prize money and bragging rights. The game was officially shut down in 2003, but not before it attracted a small but dedicated following. (Read More)

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