Developer Blog

Find out what's happening with GeneRally 2's development.

This is where we post updates about the development of GeneRally 2.

You can stay up to date with what’s going on by reading here; following us on Steam, Twitter and Facebook; or by getting notified by email!

Happy New Year 2023!

Posted: December 2022

  • General

As the last day of 2022 fast approaches, all of us working on GeneRally 2 would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

2022 has been an exciting year for us, and 2023 should be even more exciting with the planned release of GeneRally 2 into Early Access on Steam sometime in northern-hemisphere spring!


If you haven’t already, please wishlist GeneRally 2 on Steam and if you want to stay up-to-date sign up to the newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


The Track Editor: Painting Tools

Posted: December 2022

  • Track Editor

Drawing the track

Last time, I shared my first impressions with GeneRally 2 Track Editor. Today I want to talk about the painting tools, in other words about drawing the track. This can be divided into two parts: editing the surface, and editing the height of the track. Terrain Type menu contains tools for painting the surface of the map.

The heart of the Terrain Type menu is the Surface Type tool. Currently there are 14 surfaces to choose from. Some of them are familiar from GeneRally 1, such as darker and lighter tarmac, grass, sand, mud, and snow. The biggest change from GeneRally 1 comes in the form of several tarmac types that only differ by their colors, such as green and blue. These have been included so that the users can create more delicate painting patterns, for example kerbs with varying paint schemes or trackside ornaments.

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Post Author: TuomoH

TuomoH

Tuomo is one of the admins of GRIF and a track-maker with almost 300 tracks released for GeneRally 1. He has played GeneRally for 20 years and thinks it’s the best game ever. He is currently building tracks for GeneRally 2!

The Track Editor: An Introduction

Posted: November 2022

  • Track Editor

“Whoa! GeneRally 2 is alive!?”

This must’ve been the thought of many people when the posts about Steam wishlisting started hitting the Internet. For me it was special news for other reasons: one of them was the fact that, for the first time in my life, I saw content I had created on a Steam store page. I am, of course, talking about the track screenshots.

You see, the team invited me to create tracks for GeneRally 2 using its Track Editor while also doubling as a play-tester and bug hunter - and I leapt at the chance.

As of the time of writing, I’ve spent around 15-20 hours with the GeneRally 2 Track Editor. The Editor, like the game, is not yet a finished product so I wonโ€™t talk about things that will change, but I am thrilled to be able to share some of my impressions with you all!

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Full Update: 1148 words, about 6 minutes to read.


Post Author: TuomoH

TuomoH

Tuomo is one of the admins of GRIF and a track-maker with almost 300 tracks released for GeneRally 1. He has played GeneRally for 20 years and thinks it’s the best game ever. He is currently building tracks for GeneRally 2!

Wishlist GeneRally 2 on Steam!

Posted: November 2022

  • Steam

Today is a big day - you can now wishlist GeneRally 2 on Steam ๐Ÿฅณ

We’re excited to show you what GeneRally 2 looks like at the moment - and hope that you’ll support us by hitting the “Add to Wishlist” button on the Steam store page.

Wishlisting helps us out in a number of ways:

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ It gives us a good idea of how many people are interested in purchasing GR2.
  • ๐Ÿ“ข It lets us notify people who are interested, about the game’s upcoming launch.
  • โญ It helps others to find the game on Steam, too!

With those things in mind, we hope you’ll consider supporting us with a click of the Wishlist and Follow buttons.

As easy as one, two… done!

As easy as one, two… done!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in getting this far with GeneRally 2 โ˜บ๏ธ


Email Signups for News, Surveys and Testing Opportunities!

Posted: September 2022

  • Newsletter

As of today, you can sign up to receive more information about GeneRally 2 ๐Ÿ˜Š

We have two options available to you:

  • GeneRally 2 Survey & Newsletter List
    • ๐ŸŽฎ Have a chance to participate in GeneRally 2 user testing.
    • ๐Ÿ“ Receive user surveys relating to GeneRally 2.
    • ๐Ÿ“ข Receive GeneRally 2 updates via email.
    • Interested? Click here to subscribe.

or…

  • GeneRally 2 Newsletter-only List
    • ๐Ÿ“ข Receive only GeneRally 2 updates via email.
    • If you only want the newsletter, click here to subscribe.

Whichever option you choose, we will not spam you and we will not sell, trade or otherwise misuse your email address - we’ll only use it to keep you up-to-date on GeneRally 2-related things. And, of course, you can always keep up-to-date by looking right here, on the GeneRally website!

Those of you who signed up to receive updates via email during the previous GeneRally Player Survey some years ago may already be signed up for surveys, testing and the newsletter. If you’re unsure whether that’s you, you can sign up again ๐ŸŽ‰