A new Road Redemption video is here to remind you that work on the “spiritual successor” to Road Rash is still underway.

It’s been awhile since we heard anything from Road Redemption – and you do remember Road Redemption, don’t you? Squeaking through Kickstarter last spring, it’s a high-speed game of violence on two wheels that’s heavily inspired by the classic racer Road Rash.

And while it hadn’t exactly dropped off the face of the Earth, it had been a couple months since the last Kickstarter update, which was itself just a request for input on how to implement co-op multiplayer. Acknowledging that stretch of quiet, the team has released a new gameplay video showing off some of the improvements that have recently been made.

The trailer includes some graphical updates as well as early implementations of the Uzi and grenade launcher, and while it is admittedly not much to look at, the game is still fairly early in development at this point. Paul Fisch of developer DarkSeas Games also noted that the video was captured on a laptop, at “medium settings and a lower resolution.” In the full release, he added, “Cars can drive correctly or all lanes can be oncoming traffic. In this video it was all oncoming traffic.”

Perhaps not the most exciting update ever, but as an old fan of Road Rash I’m happy to see that the wheels are still turning. Road Redemption is currently expected to be ready to roll in July 2014 for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Source: Kickstarter

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