The Next Penelope is a new indie project by one-man French developer Aurelien Regard who has just posted an early gameplay video which you can watch above.
The Next Penelope is a futuristic racer with an overhead perspective and strong influences from F-Zero as well as vintage anime and greek mythology. The game also features shoot ’em up elements and boss battles, putting a unique spin on the racing genre. One interesting gameplay feature is the fact that abilities such as boosting, shooting, and teleporting all cost energy, giving a real sense of strategy to the game.
Aurelien plans to release the game on Windows, Mac, and Linux. He also hopes to port the game to handhelds and home consoles at a later date. Stay tuned for more details on The Next Penelope.