Jalopy

Capitalism and Economy in Jalopy, Available Now on Xbox One

Summary

  • The Laika 601 Deluxe is a trusty vehicle but you’ll need to replace tires, fix the engine block, and refuel on multiple occasions
  • Road conditions impact your Jalopy’s condition, so steer clear of collisions, pot holes and oil spills
  • Keep an eye out and you can find wine, textiles, medicine, tobacco and even some tasty sausages on the road

The rise of capitalism brings an economical conundrum. Scavenge for scraps to make a small return of investment or become a baron of the open road and smuggle contraband under the eyes of border patrols to make a sizable profit.

Jalopy sees you and your uncle embark on a road trip across the former Eastern Bloc in 1990 – and being shrewd with your money is key to a successful journey. While your scrappy car, the Laika 601 Deluxe, is a trusty vehicle, you’ll need to replace tires, fix the engine block, and refuel on multiple occasions – and none of that comes free.

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Road conditions impact your Jalopy’s condition, so steer clear of collisions, pot holes and oil spills. Drive over a pot hole at high speed and you risk a punctured tire, and an unwelcome purchase at the gas station.

Every scrap of money you can make helps to ensure you’re well-funded for vital car repairs and maintenance.

Thankfully, you’ll be able to find the odd crate on the side of the road full of valuables you can sell at shops. Keep an eye out and you can find wine, textiles, medicine, tobacco and even some tasty sausages on the road. Every scrap of money you can make helps to ensure you’re well-funded for vital car repairs and maintenance.

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The economies of the various countries you’ll venture through on your road trip differ. An item of low value in Germany may be worth more in Turkey, for instance. Watch out for special offers in stores as it’s often worth buying goods and taking them across the border with you to sell later. You’ll need to be vigilant though – certain goods are banned at certain borders, so make sure not to risk a hefty fine by attempting to smuggle illegal items.

We’d love to hear all about your adventures in the former Eastern Bloc, so why not share your stories from the road on social media with #JalopyXbox? We’ll retweet some of our favourites.

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Jalopy

Excalibur Games

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$14.99
Navigate miles and miles of tyre changing, fuel burning, carburettor busting, mud clattering terrain, through night and day, rain and shine. Adapt to whatever the procedurally generated world of Jalopy can throw at you. Upgrade, maintain and care for your Laika 601 Deluxe motor vehicle. Keep close attention to everything from the state of your tyres, the condition of your engine and even the space in your trunk. Repair each aspect of your scrappy little car and install unique upgrades to deal with the changing world. Everything from cargo weight to the condition of your carburettor will determine how your car performs on the open road. The rise of capitalism brings an economical conundrum. Scavenge for scraps to make a small return of investment, or become a baron of the open road and smuggle contraband under the eyes of border patrols to make a sizable profit. Developer Greg Pryjmachuk worked on the Formula 1 franchise from 2009 through to 2014. In late 2014, Greg began work on this new driving simulation featuring the fictional Laika 601 Deluxe car; reminiscent of the East German “Trabbie”, it will need much love and care to keep it going on this memorable road trip!