A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Desert Racer is a sci-fi arcade racing game in which you race hovercars around an alien desert at blistering speeds.

Key Features:

  • Inspired by the Sahara Desert, the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest, the large map offers many different environments to explore.
  • Fast-paced races in which you compete for cash prizes.
  • 4 different hovercars to buy, upgrade and customize.
  • Many different settlements to discover and race in.
  • Smooth controls, similar to the Wipeout series.
  • Collectables to find for cash rewards.
  • Trance soundtrack.

The game should support Windows, Mac and Linux. Supports Dualshock 4 (PS4) controllers and mouse & keyboard. Controller recommended. Other controllers may be supported but this is not guaranteed.

Game developed by Jack Huntridge Dixon for the Computer Gaming Technology course at ARU Cambridge.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date May 27, 2020
Made withUnity
TagsArcade, customisation, Exploration, gamepad, Open World, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Unity
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Playstation controller
AccessibilityConfigurable controls

Install instructions

  1. Extract game folder from zip file.
  2. Run ‘Car.exe’.

Note: restart is required when changing between controller and keyboard & mouse control schemes.


Desert Racer (Alpha 0.64).zip 80 MB

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