Embark on a lesbian road trip and beat up cultists in Get In The Car, Loser!
In games, grandiose but urgent expeditions to save the world these days are curiously bloated with millions of side quests. A city could be in dire peril, but certain destruction could probably wait until you travel 50,000 miles towards another city to pick up some groceries. Or the galaxy could be annihilated by behemoth aliens at any moment, but you still need to head out to another planet to look for someone’s missing pet.
Get In The Car, Loser!, an RPG featuring a bunch of rad lesbian warriors on an important road trip to defeat a evil cult, understands the ridiculousness of these scenarios, plainly stating that the game will not feature any side quests, maps or codex entries; just straight to the point hacking and slashing ugly monsters with three of your best lesbian friends. A modern RPG by Christine Love, who’s also known for being one of the developers behind the acclaimed visual novel Ladykiller In A Bind, Get In The Car, Loser! features the turn-based combat system that’s a staple of many JRPGs today, with its cast of characters taking up complimentary roles—including a tank who would absorb the party’s heaviest damage, and a healer who could restore the party’s health in a pinch.
What’s even more notable about the game too, is a diverse cast that’s not usually seen in games, from a non-binary boyfriend to people of colour finally getting the representation they deserve. The game is purportedly more than just about busting the asses of evil cultists, too; it’s also about a tale of self-discovery, with discussions of gender anxieties, self-image and thorny topics such as transphobia and racism being tackled. Rather than a gloomy outlook, however, the game still manages to look effusively stylish and upbeat, which is exactly what all of us fellow queers need.
Get In The Car, Loser! will see a release in September this year.
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She said "GET IN THE CAR, LOSER! I know you're not up to anything this summer, I've got the Sword of Fate, and there's an ancient evil that needs to be sealed away."
Everyone knows the story of how the great hero of legend Agi of Roses fought the Machine Devil and used the Sword of Fate to seal him away for a thousand years. Now, hateful Machine Devil cultist edgelords are spreading terror in order to summon him again, and the Divine Order that rules over our world claims that fighting them before it's too late would be "just as bad as them."
Obviously that won't stand, and that's why three young attendees of the local Academy of Order and one renegade angel from the Divine Order are heading off on a road trip to take the fight to the Machine Devil and his cultists. Will you succeed in your mission to save the world for another thousand years and hit every diner along the road on the way, or will you just be a useless gay disaster?
A lesbian road trip RPG by the co-creator of Ladykiller in a Bind about fighting for love and justice in the face of indifference, and "discovering yourself" as a useless gay disaster.
Battle Specialty: Support/Ravage
The protagonist of the story, your new goth girlfriend, and the titular loser. She has no idea how she got roped into this trip (it's because she is a lesbian disaster who would do anything a pretty girl told her to) but is going to try her best anyway. The healer of the party. Catch her hollering at the Machine Devil about how the void belongs to everyone.
Battle Specialty: Exploit/Destruction
Solid A student/queen bitch of the Academy, and the current wielder of the Sword of Fate (100% stolen). She fights for what's right and isn't afraid to drop some BIG DAMAGE to back that up. You should be excited and grateful to have had the chance to have admired her before she becomes the new hero of legend renowned throughout the land.
Battle Specialty: Exploit/Tank
Grace's cool boyfriend who actually knows how to drive. A former TA at the Academy of Order, currently taking a break to spend the summer smiling in the face of danger. Normally quiet and reserved, but is capable of projecting when it's time to tank in battle for the entire team... or when they come up with a dumb joke.
Battle Specialty: Exploit/Ravage
She big. The Thirty-Second Arm of the Divine Order and an actual literal angel, who has decided she can no longer idly stand by like the rest of the order. She's not sure if it's possible for a being operating on her plane of existence to truly relate to humans, but it seems like it would be fun to try. A completely average fighter by intent, since it would disrupt the divine cosmology if she ever unleashed her true power while fighting alongside mortals, even against the Machine Devil.
- Active time battle system inspired by classic and modern JRPGs—fight strategically and take advantage of each party member's complementary abilities in order to keep momentum on your side and make it through the gauntlet of fights the road throws at you.
- Equipment-based character progression system: each item offers different abilities based off what character you give it to, and can be rearranged on the fly at any time between fights to create completely different party builds.
- Genre-defying pop soundtrack by Christa Lee, because how can you say it's battle music if it doesn't even bang?
- Visual novel inspired dialogue system allows for optimal "shoving your foot in your mouth while shooting the shit in the backseat" experience.
- No sidequests, no maps, no codex entries. Who's got time for that when the world is in peril?!
- Girls. Just... girls... you know...??? They're great
- The Disaster Lesbian Representation We Need In 2021
By LOVE CONQUERS ALL GAMES: writing/programming/design by Christine Love (Ladykiller in a Bind), concept art by Isaac Robin (Witch Trade), pixel art by August Cartland, music by Christa Lee (Welcome to the Fantasy Zone), vocals by Jami Lynne.
Content noteGet in the Car, Loser! is first and foremost a fun adventure story about self-discovery and triumphing over evil in the face of cosmic indifference. But it's also about fighting a reactionary death cult that's sexist, homophobic, racist, transphobic, including domestic abusers and murderers. Sam will have to face evil on her journey, but she will also have to confront her own internal gender anxieties and self-image doubt. There's nothing wrong with stepping back from a fight until you're emotionally prepared for it.