Dead Static Drive, the stylish and inventive mashup of driving, surviving and monster unaliving, has finally locked in a launch window after many, many years of eager players pestering Melbourne studio, Reuben Games, for a release date.
Thanks in part to the team’s monumental efforts to secure funding from VicScreen‘s Victorian Production Fund, it’s been able to announce that Dead Static Drive will launch in Q3 2024. While that’s certainly still a long ways off, it’s exciting and heartening to see the hard work of a local studio recognised and supported by VicScreen in a way that puts light and respite at the end of a long (and spooky) tunnel.
“The VicScreen application process was rigorous and competitive, and we’re proud our application was approved by a panel of our peers, it means so much” said Leena van Deventer, Creative Producer at Reuben Games.
Creative Director, Mike Blackney, used his very handsome voice and words to convey the excitement over finally getting the project over the line, “I’m thrilled to receive this support to get the game finished, and make it everything we’ve dreamed of. I hope people enjoy playing Dead Static Drive as much as we’ve enjoyed making it, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Grand Theft Cthulhu. Dead Static Drive is a horror survival adventure. You’re on the road. The world begins to fall apart in front of you. Your friendships will make every bit of difference as order collapses and the people you meet fight for their own survival.
Dead Static Drive will land on both PC and Xbox when that Q3 2024 release hits, where it’ll also enjoy a presence as part of Xbox Game Pass, hopefully meaning as many people as possible are able to give it a go. You can also wishlist the game on Steam right now.