Fueled by a minimalist aesthetic and a tangible passion for the rally days of yore, art of rally delivers a stylized rush of adrenaline and nostalgia. In development by studio Funselektor Labs, art of rally opened its roads to the public on March 26 with Funselektor’s announcement of a demo on Twitter. The following was promised as part of that announcement: “Rally in sun, rain, & night in Haapajärvi, Finland.” The game as a whole is summarized thus:
“Race in the golden era of rally. Drive iconic cars from the 60s to Group B on challenging stages through stylized environments. Will you master the art of rally?”
If the developer sounds familiar, you might have followed Funselektor’s 2015 Absolute Drift, an earlier rally project that wielded abstract visuals and a lean color scheme. art of rally promises to be an improvement on that first and well-received title, featuring an overhauled handling system that punishes less and rewards more. In its final form, art of rally will boast 60 stages from Japan to Germany, as well as regular leaderboard challenges to keep dedicated drivers firmly behind the wheel. The demo is currently available for PC, and art of rally is loosely scheduled to release in full sometime this year.