This series of articles will be my analysis and study on racing games. It will be my attempt to dissect the racing game genre and discover the fun and game play mechanisms that make racing games fun.
It is based purely on self study, analysis, from my experience as a game developer on a racing game (Anomaly Racing UT2004 Mod) and from my experience as a gamer of racing games.
Racing games are fun, no doubt. Not only for the gamer, (or racer, if you like) but races are also fun for the spectators to watch. So where are the fun hidden, in a racing game?