Hey BuyCorp Employees!
After an incredible journey we’re pleased to announce that on March 31st we LAUNCHED Drive Buy on Nintendo Switch and Steam. You can now show your rivals who’s boss in this crossplay car combat game with a delivery twist! Pick a drive, get behind the wheel, and CATCH THAT PIG 🐖
Calling all Nintendo Switch players: IT’S HERE! 📦
Prospective BuyCorp employees can now get ahead of the queues and pre-order Drive Buy on the Nintendo Switch eShop. That’s not all, we’re also running a 20% discount from now until the 8th of April!
Take the battle to the streets and get your hands on this wacky car combat game before everyone else.
“Selling is good, buying is better. Buy more at BuyCorp.” Jeff Sellmore, BuyCorp CEO
What does every evil megacorporation need? An ace team of delivery drivers to GET STUFF DONE. Let’s meet BuyCorp’s roster:
In Season One of Drive Buy, there’ll be six characters to unlock and play. Each character comes with their own customisable vehicle, a unique play style and handling, and of course a dramatic and probably heartbreaking backstory.
It all began when BuyCorp started to implement a new, dangerous brainwashing technology in the neon cityscapes of Drive Buy. Posters and billboards started to appear encouraging the VERY LOYAL customers of BuyCorp to BUY MORE STUFF. Keep an eye out and you’ll spot them around the game! Just don’t stare at them for too long… 😵
This weekend we dropped all the content for Week 2 – more maps, more modes, more mayhem! Our Two Bridges map is (temporarily) gone and in its place are two exciting unreleased maps for your feedback!
Each week we’re mixing up what’s available to play in the beta, so drivers can expect something new and exciting each time they log in. This week our focus was twofold: the Steam Game Festival, and showcasing two never before seen maps in the Drive Buy universe!
Greetings, Drivers & BuyCorp employees!
Since our last dev blog post, we’ve been hard at work getting the FINAL BETA (say what?!) ready for our brand new vehicle combat game ‘Drive Buy’. Thanks to all the fantastic player feedback, that day is nearly here. Make a note in your calendar for the ‘get set, go’ mark on the 29th of January 2021, when we’ll be launching our beta. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and join our Discord for news and information on how to take part.
So, what’s changed?
Absolutely tons of work has gone into Drive Buy since you last saw it! Even though we’ve been through QA for 90% of the features, we know we’ve still got a few things left we really want your feedback on. Here’s what to expect from the beta:
An evil retail empire needs an evil CEO. So, let me ask you, who’s that evil CEO? Jeff Sellmore of course! In this development post we wanted to introduce you to Jeff Sellmore and his wild vision for the BuyCorp empire, after all, every player in Drive Buy is an employee of BuyCorp, so you better get to know Jeff in a bit more detail.
It’s been a great two weeks in development. We’ve made some exciting edits to the build, including a new package design, map changes and more level lighting changes. We’ve been working on improving the game visuals with a focus on improving player visibility and making the delivery flows much smoother.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a blimp dropping hundreds of packages into the world. The last few weeks have been really exciting with several large features being implemented for this latest release.
In order to keep you up to date with every tiny detail, we’ve got a changelog at the end of this post – so take a look if just want the detail.
In Drive Buy, everyone works for Buy Corp. Buy Corp are a massive corporation who control retail, advertising and a load of other stuff. Most importantly to the game, Buy Corp control the brainwashing advertisement screens that “persuade” customers to buy their products. As a driver, you have to race in your delivery vehicle to get the stuff to customers as quickly as possible.
The game world has the job of telling the story of customer retaliation against Buy Corp, in this case, graffiti that plasters the walls of buildings. The message is clear: customers don’t want to be hypnotised or spend money on stuff they don’t need, but Buy Corp is highly persuasive. It’s David (the customers) vs Goliath (Buy Corp) and you fit in somewhere in the middle.
This week we’ve added a new preview map for you to try called “Canary” — it’s surrounded by a breathtaking water feature and it’s really fun to see far across the map.
When driving around Canary the water is most noticeable at the northeast side, with skyscrapers surrounding it. This level is loosely based on Canary Wharf area of London which is right next to the Thames, it looks super dystopian when lit up at night
We’ve also started marked out the career section on the main menu so in the coming weeks we will be resetting the XP earned for every player so we can fully test this out. More details on that next week.