This Fantastic Trailer Portrays Its Game as 20-Year-Old Vaporware

Fake magazine covers, Shigeru Miyamoto quotes, and an assortment of buses make for quite the combination.


Omnibus, a game in which you drive a bus that can't stop and somehow avoids resembling Speed in the slightest, has gotten a new trailer, and it's something special.

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Devolver Digital, known for creating and supporting some wacky games in the past, today released the trailer above for Omnibus. It's positioned as the latest entry in a series about vaporware, and makes it seem as if development on Omnibus started more than two decades ago. It goes on to feature fake magazine covers, tweets, and a profane quote from Shigeru Miyamoto; suffice it to say, you really need to just watch it for yourself.

In reality, Omnibus is a game that attracted more than $8,000 on Kickstarter (where $5,000 was the goal) and is now close to release. It has you take control of a speeding bus that can't be stopped or slowed down. There's a mission mode where you'll try to complete various objectives, and another mode where you just try to pull off tricks and earn high scores. There's also a multiplayer mode for up to four players where they'll compete for the highest score while pulling off tricks and flips, as well as a deathmatch mode.

The game launches this spring for PC, where--as you might assume from the not-exactly-cutting-edge graphics--the system requirements are quite light. It requires only a 2.4 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, and it'll even run on Windows Vista--Vista!--should you be unfortunate enough to still be running that.

A price isn't shown on Steam, but in the meantime you can try the demo that was released with the Kickstarter campaign last year here.

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