I was looking through my Twitter feed earlier, and I noticed that @petermolydeux‘s account had been given back to him. For those of you who are unaware, this is a Twitter account parodying Peter Molyneux, the famed British game designer. Twitter suspended the parody account because people actually thought it was Peter Molyneux and then became confused, and I can understand why. Some of @petermolydeux’s tweets were of some the craziest video game designs ever, although most of them border on absolutely ridiculous. Anyway, back to the story. @petermolydeux tweeted an idea once about a racing game where you control the road instead of the car. This sounds like an absolutely crazy idea, but someone decided to take his joke and turn it into an actual game. I now present Roadeo.
This has to be one of the most inventive games that I’ve seen in a quite a while. In Roadeo, you can play as either the road or the car. The game requires two players (both on the same keyboard) to play, though, so playing by yourself is quite difficult (if not impossible). But anyway, if you can find a person to play with, it turns into a very enjoyable game. You can either play against each other or you can both cooperate. If you play vs. mode, the person playing the road tries to create a very difficult path to follow and tries to get the player driving the car to crash. In co-op mode, one player tries to get the road to reach the finish line, and the other player tries to get the car there in one piece.
I have to say, this is one crazy idea for a video game, but it works. I especially dig the country-style music playing in the background; it goes well with the name of the game. I don’t understand why you can’t play against (or with) a CPU player, though. It’s kind of hard to find people willing to share a keyboard. Anyway, I just wanted to share this crazy game with you. You can play it on Kongregrate’s website here, and I’ve posted a video of the game below as well.
So what do you think of Roadeo? And what are some of your favorite Peter Molyduex ideas?