Based off the Source engine Goat Racer is a vehicle combat gamemode for Garry's Mod. It's an arcade-style game in which you have to race to the finish first. You can do this by straight out racing or you could improve your chances by buying weapons and upgrading your vehicle. The action is high-paced, crazy and offers MORE then 6000 ability/upgrade/weapon/paintjob/vehicle combinations. If you're lucky you might find yourself firing a flack cannon from a Lamborghini at 300 MPH.
Beta success, bugs must be fixed and what's next? This is GoatRacer update #3.
Posted by Zemog on Dec 28th, 2009
Well, the beta (December 26th) was a complete success, racking up some nice racing footage and having some fun. I got enough money from just loosing to get me a jet engine. With it I increase my chances of winning. Of course that's just one of extremely many tactics. We're all too low level to unlock awesome vehicles and weapons, so it all started with these normal jeep races without weapons. Later on we found out that the airhorn worked superbly;
...and we made a tower!
There will be another open beta today at the IP 188.8.131.52 if you want to join. If you want to skip the horrifying wait of 40mb worth of content to be downloaded you could always download it from here (Does not include actual game mode for copyright reasons, Lua files will download very quickly):
The only bugs visible on the beta were that the player models in the vehicles somehow ended up far from their original vehicle.
And that some times the timer bugged itself after voting a new map, so we couldn't join the race. Oh, I also promised to make a complete list of weapons, upgrades and abilities added so far.
Gigantic Lazer Cannon
Mouse aimed turret
Proximity mine deployer
Auto Aiming Turret
Short range rockets
Long range rockets
Mouse aimed rocket
Jumping mine deployer
Saw blade launcher
MGSG (Massive Goat Spam Gun)
Abilities (You can only use one of these):
Invisibility (Donator only)
EMP generator (Seriously expensive, donator only as well)
(And more, probably including armor upgrade)
Normal Jeep (start vehicle)
VW golf (2008) (quite cheep)
Chevrolet Corvette (this is beginning to cost!)
Ford Mustang (this is quite expensive)
Toyota Supra (this is überly expensive)
Lamborghini Murcielago (This is extremely quadruply expensive)
Next up? Custom skins. You can purchase custom paint jobs from the menu.