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Wheels of Aurelia
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Wheels of Aurelia is a narrative road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s. Half racing game, half interactive fiction, it tells the story of Lella, a restless woman driving on the roads of the western coast of Italy, the famous Via Aurelia.
Wheels of Aurelia plays like an old-school isometric arcade racer, except that you get to chat with your passenger while driving. The story takes places at the end of the 70s – a time of terrorism, kidnappings, and political turmoil in Italy – and it will introduce you to that world and its dynamics thorough a cast of characters that you have never met in a video game. It's up to you to discover their motivations for driving along the coast of Italy and away from their homes.
Based on your choices – and the places you'll decide to visit – you may end up in car chases, illegal street races, or in tense debates that will make you wonder who your travel companions really are.
NOTE: Steam keys are included!
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Authors||Santa Ragione, PaoloMonkey|
|Genre||Interactive Fiction, Racing|
|Tags||3D, Colorful, Driving, Female Protagonist, Isometric, italy, Narrative, road-trip|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any), Joystick|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, Configurable controls|
|Mentions||Announcing the itch.io Midwinter Selects...|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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Is it going to be updated any soon? (Not running of the latest Catalina)
yes! for sure, trying to find a day to work on this, we are about to launch Milky Way Prince and working on Saturnalia so we haven't had a chance yet, sorry for the wait!
Love this game! The soundtrack is especially commendable. Like 70s European art rock? Something like that?
Thank you! Italy has its own strand of Prog Rock, and the songs in the OST were indeed written to recreate those sounds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Italian_progressive_rock_groups
Great game with Linux support!
I love this game! The graphics are so unique, the music is incredible, and i enjoyed the story and the characters. It's short but it has many endings so you can replay it many times. Thank you so much for creating such a cool game.
Hey. I'm not able to run the game on OSX 10.15.3 (Catalina). I believe that it's because they've removed 32-bit support with this update, so any app needs to be 64-bit. Any chance you'd be able to update?
Same here (but 10.15.5), but the error I get is "you must buy this game to play" after a 400 http error from the itch.io API :/
Yes :( we will upload the 64 bit version soon! sorry.
Hi! This looks like a lot of fun, but I can't get it running on Ubuntu 18.04. When trying to launch it from the itch.io client nothing happens. Anyone know what to do?
Played this once through on Playstation. I really enjoyed it!
On Windows and not able to get past car selection screen. Controls stop working entirely once I reach that part.
Hi could y'all tell me what is the games playtime? I wanna record this for my YT channel because it looks super fun but I don't want to make it too long of a series
each playthrough is ~15 minutes, there are 16 different endings in total.
Impossible to get further than car selection (the menu in general is quite broken and nothing launches (kunbuntu 20.04)). Very sad, 'cause the game looks nice!
Unfortunately, this one doesn't work on the latest Mac OS (10.15.4)
Sorry! We'll update (and notarize...) in the next few days!
I'm italian and i can't stop laughing at the trailer
My review can be listened to as a short podcast (In German only, sorry.).
Short: I love the game very much for it's round and really unique design. The dialogues could have gone more into depth. But the 70s Italian atmosphere is great through the music and the landscape you drive through. After playing 6 sessions I spent a whole morning just searching for all the teased events in the game (the name of my character Lella, Aldo Moro who was kidnapped, abortion legalization in Italy, etc.).
good game, here is a gameplay sample