I'm trying to track down a shareware racing game released somewhere between 1999 and 2004 - or at least, my parents found it bundled in a computer magazine during that time.

Here's what I remember about it:

  • It was a Win9x game, 3D Flat shaded with hard edges and basically no textures, no actual transparency and rather sparse geometry; It wasn't due to low settings, it was just stylized like that;
  • It was open world;
  • The scope of the game was basically collecting (pinkish?) waypoints randomly placed around the map within a time limit;
  • It was probably made by an European dev;
  • the "buy the game" screen showed a few other maps, including a "rainbows in the sky" fantasy setting.

It seems that most websites curating shareware games have just disappeared from the face of the earth, so I haven't found any reference about it online.

Does my description ring any bells to anyone?

  • Interstate 76 or Interstate 82 ?
    – Alan B
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 11:59
  • Nope, it was clearly a small team or one-man made game. Much more lo-fi than the Interstate games. Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 12:45
  • 1
    Can you remember which magazine it might have been ?
    – Alan B
    Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 13:23
  • 4
    An italian magazine by Future Media called "Giochi per il mio computer" which was the local edition of "PC Gamer". I've already tried browsing archive.org for some clues but couldn't find anything. Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 13:33
  • 1
    Since I see there's one close vote, I won't wait to mention that, if you don't get an answer here, try /r/TipOfMyJoystick or the #identify-a-game channel on the MobyGames Discord.
    – ssokolow
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 7:10


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .