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.