Did you know that racing games made up 5,2% of video game sales in 2014? Thanks to Statista for that insight. 5,2% may not be massive, but it is a good portion considering there are so many video game genres, suggesting that it is still a favorite to some.
I don’t think the pioneers of the automobile age could ever have envisioned how the roads and cars would forever change, so too, how their inventions would shape the future. But now cars are such an intrinsic part of our lives that even young children know what and what not to do in and around them.
Cars are so much a part of our lives that we can drive cars long before we obtain a license, we can crash them and survive every single accident. We can change the color of the body at the push of a button. Yup you guessed it, I’m not talking about real cars anymore, I’m talking about the superfast, incredibly durable and extremely fun racing games that are out there.
Most racing games have a similar core story, fast cars, interchangeable assets and car fixtures, and of course, the ability to choose the avatar that suits you. It’s lights, camera and action all the time. King of Crash is none of that. It’s simply a quiet game that lets you hold the responsibility of making sure that the two cars just don’t crash into each other.
So where does the need to speed in and out of our daily lives originate? It’s doesn’t seem to be isolated to cars and racing. Perhaps it’s in the way we see our lives now. Maybe it’s from a need to feel alive and feel thrilled (again). Whatever it is, one thing’s for sure, you can enjoy an exhilarating racing game of speed from your own home, even in your pajamas. Just be sure to remember when you go from video game to real-world application, the excitement may double, maybe even triple, but the danger goes through the roof and often, there’s no coming back from a race gone bad. Always drive responsibly.