Heading Out is a narrative racing game inspired by classic road movies: Vanishing Point, Thelma & Louise, The Duel, Two-Lane Blacktop etc.
Get behind the wheel of an iconic muscle car and travel through the mythical American West. Participate in illegal street races. Escape from the police. Or just enjoy a drive through beautiful plains and curvy mountain roads. Heading Out is a game for everyone who yearns for freedom, space and speed.
Thanks to its rouge-like-ish structure, individual runs in Heading Out will be radically different every time. It is up to the player to decide their destination and the route they will take. During the journey they have to pay attention to the car’s condition, money, gas level and the police who’s on their tail. The player may encounter more than 100 unique events presented in the form of short comics. Almost every one of them concludes with a meaningful choice – its consequences will impact the rest of the journey. Will you share fuel with a stranger? Will you call your old friend? Or maybe get into a fight with stoned hippies?
A character creator in the form of a psychological test will allow the player to create their perfect driver. What are you most afraid of? What are your dreams? Are you close with your family? Radio hosts following the main character’s journey will learn more about the driver over time and comment on both their actions and past.
Release date: late 2022. Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch.