Pedestrians and tourists, take cover as the streets become even more ruthless! Hop in the taxi and rush around town to pick up the craziest customers and drop them off asap. With Chaos taxi We wanted to bring a throwback to a classic and almost forgotten arcade genre in video game history – and now it’s available for Xbox One!
Traffic speeds through the streets, pedestrians cross the sidewalks, and passengers of all kinds are eagerly waiting for you to pick them up. Welcome to New Yellow City, a city where everyone has too many places but never enough time to get there. The team did everything in their power to create the perfect arcade city.
Just like the classics, the gameplay in Chaos taxi The focus is on picking up passengers and dropping them off at the destination of their choice. Navigate crowded streets, avoid pedestrians, and drive through the park to find the fastest way to drop them off. To bring something new, we also gave players the option to defy gravity and even jump over rooftops! The biggest challenge is finding the best shortcuts around town to go even faster and avoid running out of time.
Design new yellow city
Before the team started designing the city, we all asked ourselves, “What would be the best city to be inspired by this spiritual successor?” It wasn’t long before the legendary taxi capital New York City emerged as the obvious winner. We always start by examining key locations and city maps to decide what to include. At the same time we dive into similar titles for inspiration – in this case the classic taxi games.
We initially wanted to divide the city into two parts: a main island and a smaller island, which are connected by two bridges. The goal here was to get the player to really think about which passengers they wanted to pick up based on their destination, as a trip over the bridge could jeopardize your time limit. Next came the idea of extending the bridges on a huge highway that would enclose the entire city. It would be difficult to enter, but easy to jump off. Ultimately, we let go of both ideas to focus on something new: a jumping taxi.
When we focused on the main island, a few things became very important to us. First, we wanted to bring that NYC feel to the city by including landmarks but giving them a unique little twist. Players can visit Freedom Park, Aeonian Square, Memorial Park, and many other locations (three guesses what their inspiration was). Next, we wanted to make sure the line of sight between them was clear so that players could easily find them and learn about the different routes around the city.
The next step was to add back roads to give players the ability to take even more risks and find unique short cuts. When the foundation stone was laid, we started experimenting with the jumping mechanics. What’s crazier than driving on buildings? We’ve added ramps, low buildings that you can jump straight onto, and different roofs that you can cross. Driving a taxi will never be the same again. Curious where good abbreviations are? Be on the lookout for green scaffolding on buildings, as this could be a crazy opportunity.
Passengers with a personality
Of course, it’s not all New Yellow City has to offer just driving around and jumping around. Just like it’s inspiration, it’s filled with unique citizens, each with their own story. To bring the city to life, we decided to give everyone a unique voice and dialogue. There are also various special passengers that you can pick up multiple times to get to know them a little better each time you meet them. You can pick up a hipster, plumber, rock star, and many others. Make sure to visit each rooftop as you never know who you will meet.
Start your measuring device!
Are you ready for this crazy and chaotic ride? We all hope you will have the taxi ride of a lifetime with us Chaos taxi is now available for Xbox One!
RUSH THROUGH CITY TO DELIVER YOUR CRAZY CUSTOMERS! Get behind the wheel and get ready for a brand new taxi experience! Drive around town as an experienced taxi driver Vinny or self-proclaimed “influencer” Cleo and pick up the craziest customers! Drive through Midtown in a powerful muscle car, speed past the parks in an exotic supercar, or drift through the business district in a Japanese tuner taxi. Whatever you choose, your challenge is getting your passengers delivered on time! At least if you want to make money. Navigate crowded streets, avoid pedestrians on sidewalks, or even defy the laws of gravity by jumping over rooftops! Nothing is too extreme when it comes to delivering your passengers on time! Discover the best shortcuts and get to know New Yellow City (NYC) and its passengers like the back of your hand. Are you ready for this crazy and chaotic ride? • A completely fresh and modern take on the classic old school taxi games! 🚕 • Explore and master the streets of the vast and vibrant New Yellow City. • Discover the best routes to speed up and maximize your fares! • Go hard! Getting crazy! The more risk you take and the crazier you drive, the higher your rewards! • Break the rules in seven extreme drives: from the iconic yellow cab to a full-blown muscle car! Earn enough to complete your collection. • Get to know your bizarre passengers through funny and high-voiced conversations! Take on a hipster, plumber, rock star, alien, and more! • Smash mailboxes, street lights, hydrants or anything else that stands in your way! The city is your playground. • Test your driving skills in three different game modes! Enjoy the classic arcade mode, drive around in the freeroam or take on a real challenge in the pro mode.