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International Racing Squirrels
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Aug 25, 2012 @ 6:29am
Dec 4, 2013 @ 11:25am
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We got greenlit!


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“Remarkably slick…with a playful spirit and sharp wit” The Observer

"Playniac has developed quite the interesting management sim. Mechanics evolve as the game progresses and features abound." IndieGame Mag

"A surprisingly deep management sim that hits that dark magic sweet spot of addictive gameplay" Turnstyle News[]

“Fascinating (race) management sim. Brilliantly, the title combines two challenges: budgeting and behaviour management.” Guardian Gamesblog

“A well-presented game, with a sinister undertone behind the humour and apparent cuteness.” Rock Paper Shotgun

“One of the best management games around.” "My new favorite game on Kongregate."
Kongregate community[]

About the Game

International Racing Squirrels is a race management sim where you run an errant gang of misbehaving squirrels, who act a bit like glamorous soccer stars. It is set in the dark underworld of the international squirrel racing scene. Bribery, debt, hotel room trashing, gambling and secondary careers in reality TV or the pop charts are rife.

In the up-tree urban training facility you purchase squirrel homes, build up your team from a selection of bizarre characters and train them up using running machines, lift weights, receive massage and practice the ancient martial art of Squdo. When your team's ready, it’s off to the racetracks in their private jet. From jungles to futuristic cities and streets to deserts, the squirrels face a barrage of opponents who get harder as the game progresses. You watch the race progress from above with live-generated race commentary and, as team manager, dive in with mini-game boosts and power-ups when it’s time to overtake.

Don't take our word for it - find out how good the game is right now by playing the free version at We are working hard on the supercharged desktop version for Steam users with 100+ improvements, 160+ Steam achievements, 16 fantastic race tracks, 100+ interactive storylets, 100+ crazy squirrel accessories and... a cat with a 32-miaow vocabulary.

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Please vote for us on Greenlight today so we can bring you this exciting release!

Key Features

* Totally original game that appears simple on the surface, but gradually reveals more complex mechanics over 25 levels. Over 30 hours of gameplay.

* Compete in 16 different races and three race classes, with increasingly challenging opponents and bigger prize money. Unlock secret tracks only available to true experts! We are adding EIGHT exciting new tracks especially for Steam users.

* Deploy four in-race power ups - will you use the jet pack, acorn grenade, grappling hook or power shield?

* House your squirrels in a repurposed road cone, a broken motorcycle helmet, an abandoned cardboard box or a derelict birdhouse - each upgrades through four levels of luxury.

* Buy and sell a selection of 12 bizarre squirrel characters, each with an amusing bio, including Nano Norah, Hurricane Harry and Hissing John.

* Shop in the comprehensive store, with a crazy selection of energy drinks, racing shoes, goggles, helmets and squirrel bling. You can even send your squirrels go-karting or mountain climbing. We are adding over FIFTY new shop items for Steam users.

* Train your squirrels with fully animated running machines, weights, massage and the squirrel martial art Squdo - each upgrades through four levels of effectiveness and awards your team members critical stats boosts.

* Use cash, current accounts, savings accounts and credit cards to manage your acorns however you want - borrow loads or save up and splurge; it's up to you!

* Face more than 100 dilemma-inducing interactive story scenarios that affect not just your money, but also your squirrels' strength, stamina, focus and mood - what will YOU do? We are adding over FIFTY challenging new scenarios for Steam users.

* Over 160 Steam achievements included in the game.

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Asynithistos Apr 16 @ 11:16am 
Any update on release?
Toxic Avenger Feb 11 @ 3:08pm 
that song in your trailer is amazing! this looks really fun!
Pop Culture Victim Jan 5 @ 7:04pm 
the music is just too good for such a childish game. breaks my heart
Dwelfusius | Were-axlotl of D:OS Dec 28, 2013 @ 11:14am 
when is this available for pc?
Compulsory Circumcision Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:20pm 
I wan to play it~
Alpha Hunter Dec 13, 2013 @ 1:43pm 
Hello.I'ld like to play yor game and make you tube videos about it. I'll advertise your game.All i want is your game files? What do you think?
Gr@zy Helvetti Oct 29, 2013 @ 1:29am 
Kiva musa
Apathy [Toast] Oct 8, 2013 @ 1:47am 
Not going to upvote it (not my type of game) but I do love the song. Wish you good luck.
alexanderneeley Oct 1, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
I like the song in the trailer.
AsteriCorvus Sep 14, 2013 @ 9:01pm