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Road Pirates, Sources of Inspiration 2

red-robot-1Another source of inspiration for Road Pirates comes from Life is Crime, a game by Red Robot. Now I haven’t yet played this game so I don’t know a whole lot about it, but there’s one thing that it has in common with Road Pirates. That one thing is the “Real World Map” concept. Similar to Life is Crime, Road Pirates will use the real world as a means to engage in combat. When two players approach in the real world, they will engage in battle. The exact mechanics of the battle haven’t been worked out yet, but we’re working on it. However, the real world map concept will very likely not really have any effect on duels between convoys aside from engaging battles. Basically, the only real importance of the map will be to locate your garage (or base) and to locate other players (including bots). It’s also very likely that you will only be able to engage battles on the highway, however, you would not have to physically be on the highway. Instead, you could send out your crew (or military) to remotely fight convoys off in the distance. Another aspect of Life is Crime which we would like to see in Road Pirates is for it be free. That is, the game will be entirely free and you don’t have to spend a dime, but there will be a store in which you can purchase upgrades and premium booster kits that will really help your game. Of course, this is all just speculation and nothing is a fact right now. The only thing that is certain about Road Pirates is that it will be about pirates… and roads.