Get in the Car, Loser! is a lesbian road-trip RPG, from Christine Love (Analogue: A Hate Story), featuring art by comic artist Isaac Robin and pixel artist August Cartland, and audio by Christa Lee and Jami Lynne. This is a hell of a team, releasing an incredible looking title that’s been at least four years in the making – I’m probably not alone in being surprised that it’s free.
It’s pretty common for Indie RPGs to take inspiration from the “golden age” of SNES RPGs, i.e. your Final Fantasies 4 through 6, your Chrono Triggers, and so on. Get in the Car, Loser! pushes hard against that, which is cool – instead, it draws inspiration from modern RPGs, with a combat system built around ideas like cooldowns and staggers and weapon upgrading. I’m still pretty early in the game, but so far I’m enjoying the combat a lot, and I’m very excited to see where it goes with its ideas in the later acts. Don’t miss this one!