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Our second stop for the Drive Buy Roadshow was with our friends at Ustwo, known most recently for their beautiful Monument Valley game series.

‘Dizzy Totem’ emote

Staying true to our word of bring something for the developers we visit, we created 2 custom emotes for the event, the Dizzy Totem and Laughing Crow.

‘Laughing Crow’ emote

It’s always great fun playing with other development studios, the feedback is essential, but most of all, UsTwo Games enjoyed playing Drive Buy!Next stop is Payload Studios, creators of TerraTech.

If you want to take part in the closed beta, you can get yourself a key at DriveBuyGame.com

Streaming Every Tuesday, 5pm

We’re now streaming every Tuesday at 5pm GMT. If you missed this week, catch up on last Tuesdays stream on the Glitchers Youtube channel and join us next time.

The best part of our weekly streams are getting to play with the community. If you’ve already got a key then hit us up on our Discord and come play with us on the stream next Tuesday.

From now on we’ll also be streaming ad-hoc throughout the week, so keep an eye on discord and twitter for our stream announcements provided by the Restream.io service (thanks!).

Tuesday 12th March at 🕔 5pm GMT on Twitch

Exclusive Unlocks!

Get exclusive unlocks for streaming Drive Buy.

We’re more than happy for you to stream Drive Buy to your audience, just mention where your viewers can join the closed beta — DriveBuyGame.com.

We’ll be rewarding streamers posting to our Discord #streaming channel a special gift card filled with some exclusive unlocks.

How can I get involved?

  1. Post your video to YouTube or Twitch
  2. Send us the link on the Glitchers Discord #streaming channel
  3. We’ll post a confirmation that we see it, and the gift card will be ready to open next launch

THIS WEEK IN DEVELOPMENT

Whip mines by boosting and using handbrake
  • Powerup tweaks-Mine whipping
  • Magnet power-up now drags rival drivers towards your vehicle making it stronger and easier for new players. Escape it with… boost!
  • Added ‘BREAK ICE’ to the ice-beam. Reduces the length you’re stuck in ice by 2 seconds, so get MASHING that button.
Break ice by smashing the A or X button
  • Added table of assets for showing what items you can unlock in the closed beta. Check it out at DriveBuyGame.com
  • Added ‘Volume Sliders’ for fine-grain audio control
  • Tweaked keyboard controls, still lots of work to do here
  • Updated Unity to 2017.4.22f1
  • Planned new lobby flow and universal game list
  • Planned region-less game joining

The latest build is available now on Steam.

Shout Outs

And thanks to everyone else for playing, hope to see you in the upcoming weeks.

And Finally…

250 new keys have dropped, see you in the game over the weekend! Still not got yours? Make sure you’re on the list at DriveBuyGame.com and we’ll be dropped more keys next week.

Show your support: Wishlist Drive Buy on Steam, join Glitchers on Discord and follow Drive Buy development progress on the Glitchers dev blog.

Share this insider knowledge with your friends on social media and invite them to sign-up for the BETA.
Stay tuned for more details on our Discord and Twitter. More questions? Give our FAQ a read!

This post features the Drive Buy roadshow, an event where we go to friendly game studios and bring a custom build of Drive Buy that features stuff about that studio. It’s kind of like high fiving, but with a video game.

Our first stop was with our friends at Chucklefish, known for loads of cool indie games such as Starbound, Wargroove and Stardew Valley (amongst others).

We featured what has become our very favourite emote – the Chucklefish! We also plastered the Kingsland map with advertisements for Wargroove which looked really cool.

Playing Drive Buy with some of the Chucklefish crew!

You can ask for the Chucklefish emote it in our Discord #lounge with your Steam name.

Thanks Chucklefish!

This week we welcomed 250 new drivers to Drive Buy by sending out the 1st wave of steam keys. Today we’re making good on our word of dropping more keys in our next wave, so say hello to another 250 drivers! The weekend should be full of Drive Buy goodness, let us know how you get on in our Discord.

stuff we did

If you spot a Glitchers badge next to a drivers name, then you’re playing with Glitchers staff!
  • Hints were added to “Learn To Play” screen
  • Smoothed out network lag for bad internet connections
  • Fixed steam invites to work from players other than the host
  • Added player badges
  • Fixed some issues with keyboard input
  • Loads of tiny bugfixes

250 steam keys are going out to the first wave of closed beta players today. Check your inbox, if you’re in then boot open Steam to redeem the key. Now you can start delivering products to the brainwashed masses!

For the first 250 players, your career in Drive Buy is just beginning. Behind you are another 250 drivers and another – you get the point.

We’ll keep dropping keys in waves, every few days until everyone has a key. If you didn’t get one this time, keep an eye on your inbox. If you haven’t registered yet, go to DriveBuyGame.com

Why are you dropping in waves?

Drive Buy is a multiplayer game and the technology that powers it hasn’t ever had many players using it at once. By sending out the keys in waves we can test how stable it is and tweak it whilst it’s under pressure. By doing it this way, we’re more confident we can keep game sessions smooth and pings silky.

I saw a bug! What do I do?

Submit bugs anytime by pressing [F1] on your keyboard, leave a comment on either our Discord or forums with steps to reproduce the error and we’ll look into it.

I haven’t received my key?

Check the email you signed up with (or sign up at DriveBuyGame.com) to get access and look for an email with the subject line “Welcome to the Drive Buy Closed Beta” – also, don’t forget to check your spam folder.

Still no key?

You may not have been in Wave 1, but hold tight, new players are being added all the time.

Can I play with my Steam friends?

Sure, but you’ll need to get them to sign up at DriveBuyGame.com before we can send out keys.

How long will the beta last?

Drive Buy will be in Closed Beta for an undisclosed time. When we know more about our release date, we will share this with the community.

What can I do in the meantime?

Show your support: wishlist Drive Buy on Steam, join Glitchers https://glitchers.com/discordon Discord and follow Drive Buy development progress in the Glitcher dev blog.

Share this insider knowledge with your friends on social media and invite them to sign-up for the BETA. Stay tuned for more details on our Discord, Forum and Twitter.

More questions? Give our FAQ a read! That includes any content creators that would like to capture it, stream it and share it.