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Slow Roads delivers a cool endless driving experience in your browser

Slow Roads delivers a cool endless driving experience in your browser

Zoom / Slow Roads allows you to drive through endless, dynamically generated landscapes in an easy way.

Ars Technica

A few days ago, it was a developer based in Edinburgh, Scotland called Anslo announce slow roads, an easy-to-use free driving game with stunning procedurally generated landscapes that plays in a web browser. It’s available in slow It does not require any logins or installations to play.

many Driving video games It locks you into rules that can make driving feel stressful, which is great if you’re in a competitive mood. But sometimes you may want to relax and enjoy the ride. This is the place slow roads Come. In the game, you cannot crash, fail or lose. The road stretches forever with beautiful landscapes. If you veer off the road, press “R” to reset your vehicle’s position on the curb. Even roads are optional: drive off-road or underwater if you want to.

The game works in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers.

Driving controls in slow roads simple. Use the standard WASD keys or the arrow keys on your keyboard to operate your vehicle. “W” (or up arrow) is acceleration, “S” (or down arrow) is brake. “A” and “D” (or left and right arrows) deal with steering. You can boost your car by holding the Shift key or double clicking on “W”. In addition, “C” changes the camera angle, “Q” and “E” cycle with available weather and lighting conditions. And if keyboard controls aren’t your thing, you can switch to mouse-based guidance instead.

brown anslow slow roads Using a 3D JavaScript library called three.jsThe developer goes into detail, describing the technical background of the game in the format Medium postIncluding creating the infinite map on the go and dealing with physics. It’s a fairly sophisticated tech show that’s fun too.

When playing for the first time, the graphics are clearly not the goal slow roadsAnd this works in her favour. It has minimal visuals and sound effects partly because the game can be cumbersome for some devices. Anslow wrote in slow roads Instructions. “Although improvements are constantly being added.”

if slow roads slow for you and you have a good GPU in your device, make sure GPU hardware acceleration It is enabled in your browser. For example, in Chrome, click the ellipses button (three dots) and open Settings. Next, click on the “System” menu in the sidebar, then flip the switch next to “Use hardware acceleration when available” to the “On” position.

Anslo considers the game essentially complete but is soliciting donations that might fund feature additions such as improved weather effects (like rain), more vehicle types, and console support. There are no plans for an open source release right now, but it hasn’t been ruled out. In the meantime, Anslo is committed to maintaining slow roads “Available for free and ad-free” according to the game’s “About” page. “Enjoy this as a respite from escaping capitalism.”