Winners & nominees 1st IMGA MENA

Escape: Close Call

Studio/Developer
Tarboosh Games
Country
United Arab Emirates / Turkey
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About Escape: Close Call

Escape: Close Call is a 3D car chase game, set on a large scale map (confined by breakable fences), you have to escape from the police, SWAT and army, while you evade and maneuver through the different landmarks, objects, and AI controlled NPC (non-playing characters) found all over the place in order to Es ape through a gate that opens after 10 minutes!

There are 12 power-ups all in all which players can use to increase their survival chances and last for 10 minutes in a single run to Escape the gate! Such power-ups include a mounting a turret, planting a decoy, spreading viruses, wearing a stealth shield, armoring up with a rock mode and many more.

Escape was originally created to be a tense game that's also addictive and goal oriented, and once a proof of concept video was made it was greenlit on Steam Greenlight in less than a week, reaching top 10 status out of all games on Greenlight. It was released on Steam (PC/Mac) two months later, on the 24th of March, 2016, and has been getting regular updates since. A VR update was added, and more modes are being prototyped currently, including a multiplayer addon.

Escape: Close Call is an adrenaline pumping driving game which rewards near crashes with style points, encouraging risk and thrill seeking. Escape enemy vehicles increasing in difficulty while completing missions, maneuvering through the landscape, and earning coins to upgrade your vehicle with weapons.

What makes my game unique?

The game is unique based on the following terms: - The original concept of style points earned by performing risky moves (like close calls, skids, standoffs, matador standoff, under call, etc). - The AI for police cars chasing the player was done in a very complex manner in order to make the challenge real, the police cars do adopt to the situation and react accordingly rather than simply following your track. - The polished look of the game and the cinematic camera movement during standoff, entry and crash scenes. - The game supports VR

Why could my game win an award?

Escape: Close Call is a fun challenging game that delivers on its promise. Thousands of hours were put into Escape to make it as fun and as challenging as it is. In addition to the following amazing features: - Steep learning curve. Easy to learn, hard to master. - Cinematic Close Calls when barely managing to evade enemy vehicles. - Standoff mode where you challenge enemy cars as a matador. - Game mechanics that reward thrill seeking and risk. - Diverse power-ups that can be upgraded and personalized. - Novel sense of progression through unlocking stages. - 25 different vehicles that the player can drive, each with its own mechanics and advantageous properties.