Something Wretched This Way Comes

We’ve wanted to make a straight-up road racing simulation for awhile. Something with no recovery and just flat out racing. When the ASO agreed to let us license footage from the Tour de France, we knew this was the opportunity we had been waiting for.

The Wretched is the story of a pro who has fallen from grace. The glory days gave way to days of over indulgence and now, faced with poor performance in the Tour so far, our hero must rise above himself and win the stage. A 10:00 warm-up, featuring a music video by UK band Redados, is followed by a 7 hour Tour de France mountain stage compressed into 35:00. In that time, you’ll have a flat-run up in which you’ll attack and attack and attack to try to get into the early break, three climbs with KOMs you have to sprint for, a breakway in which you have to swap on and off, an agressive run into the finish and a final sprint for the victory. And, oh yes, no recovery anywhere. None. Nada. Zilch.

Coming: December 8th.

The Sufferfest – The Wretched – Official Trailer from The Sufferfest on Vimeo.