Trackoons

Trackoons is an 8-person local multiplayer game for PC/Mac/Linux, where you play as raccoons facing off in a race in downtown Toronto. 

There’s a problem, though — you’ve eaten far too much, your belly is too full, and you’re too stuffed to jump! The only thing you can do is to use your joystick and swap positions with the runners adjacent to you and hope maybe they’ll hit an obstacle and fall out of the race, leaving you safely in the lead: Winner! Gagnant!

Trackoons is an uncooperative game which requires you to be ruthless and toss your fellow raccoon friends into obstacles. In real life, Trackoons uses a custom-built 8-person joystick rig, in which the joysticks are positioned in such a way that all 8 players must squish in — physically messing up their friends while simultaneously messing them up in the virtual realm.

Trackoons was originally made as part of Dames Making Games’ Gym Jam game jam in Spring 2015 in collaboration with Maggie McLeanRobby DuguayRobert Peacock, and Yuliya Boublikova.

 

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Exhibitions

Events, exhibitions, and festivals Trackoons appeared at
 

TIFF digiPlaySpace (Spring 2016)

Trackoons appeared as part of TIFF's digiPlaySpace — the annual interactive exhibition for kids, featuring installations, video games, and creative production activities from artists all over the world.

Bit Bazaar (Winter 2015)

Trackoons was showcased at Bit Bazaar Winter 2015 — the videogame arts & crafts market + zine fair that happens a few times a year here in Toronto.

DMG Arcade + Tournament (Summer 2015)

Trackoons appeared at Dames Making Games' arcade at the Ontario's Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre during Pan Am Games! It was also part of a tournament alongside other DMG games, in which the winner took home a custom-skinned Nintendo 3DSXL.


Collaborators

Trackoons was originally made as part of Dames Making Games’ Gym Jam game jam in Spring 2015 in collaboration with some of our amazing and talented friends.

Maggie McLean

Robby Duguay

Robert Peacock

Yuliya Boublikova