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IndyCar Racing is Papyrus' second racing game, four years after the release of Indianapolis 500. With an official license, all the real track names and designs are available (eight in total), with authentic sponsors and logos. Other features include multiple TV-type replays, a comprehensive garage and setup routine and breakaway parts when making contact with other cars. This is a pure open-wheel simulation, based on the American races, with realistic car handling and room for racing techniques based on grip, ideal racing lines, and throttle-to-brake interaction.
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|Production U.K. by Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd.|
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Road surface textures were added during development when the team noticed that Geoff Crammond had used the technique in World Circuit (1992). The game originally had eight tracks, but seven more were added in an expansion pack, and the Indianapolis track was available through another add-on after the proper licensing was secured.
About 300,000 units were sold worldwide.
- Computer Gaming World
- June 1994 (Issue #119) – Simulation Game of the Year
- June 1994 (Issue #119) – Best Female Voice-Over Acting (for Virginia Capers for her role as narrator)
- Electronic Entertainment
- March 1994 – Editors' Choice Awards: Best Game (Honorable Mention)
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #85 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
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Game added by Derrick 'Knight' Steele.
Game added March 7th, 2000. Last modified November 11th, 2023.