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What is it?

The myth, the legend,.. It is here! The very first Burnin' Rubber! 
See where it all started and how it evolved from one of our first racing games to the series it is now. Are you ready to experience the first Burnin' Rubber ever? You can get this game for FREE by becoming a Hero through our patreon! https://www.patreon.com/xformgames


- 3 Vehicles
- 3 Worlds & 6 Tracks
- 3D graphics, sound and stuff
 - Burnin' Rubber has been upgraded from a webgame to a full standalone title!
- That's about it ;)

Improvements & Fixes

- We went through hell and back and the game is working. Biggest fix ever!
- Most art & sound assets are uncompressed
- Where possible we're using the highest resolution of textures we have, some have been upscaled for proper use on higher resolutions.
- Implemented bloom.
- Support resolutions up to 4k!
- Experimental gamepad controls
- For consistency reasons we have switched the nitro & handbrake buttons around. Sorry BR purists ;)
- Don't forget Control for looking backwards! Press 1, 2, 3 or 4 to look around your car.
- Proper, elegant Win10 fix! - Credits to TOMYSSHADOW aka Anthony Kleine 

Known Issues

The game is very old, running on obsolete technology. However it should work without any major issues, although a random crash might occur. 
You can quit in the main menu, pressing Ctrl + Q during game - or old skool by pressing the window close button.

System requirements

Burnin' Rubbber  should run properly even on older machines (5+ years old). This version does use a bit more video memory due to the some higher resolution menu and world textures. Please note performance will degrade more when running the game in a higher resolution and with more of the experimental advanced features turned on as these are not hardware accelerated. We recommend running the game in 1280x960.


Burnin' Rubber  is 4:3 and runs in a window.  Only experimental fullscreen functionality (Alt+Enter). Best fullscreen result is your native resolution.

Burnin' Rubber  was made with Adobe Director, which has become obsolete over the past few years.  We are trying to keep this game (and our other games) from being forgotten or lost.  The game is fully functional, even on Windows 10.

Please mail for help or any issues to support@xformgames.com

You can get this game for FREE by becoming a Hero through our patreon! https://www.patreon.com/xformgames
You can also follow us at work on twitter @XformGameDev
Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/Xform 
Or watch game footage on http://www.youtube.com/xformgames

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreAction, Racing
Tags3D, Retro, rubber, shockwave, Singleplayer


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

burnin-rubber-windows.zip 190 MB
Version 5

Development log


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can't get this to run well on win11 at all and it's only using like, 15% cpu? is this just my issue or a known thing

also running w/o anti-aliasing on causes it to encounter a script error every frame but not in the garage


please add BR2 in the game

HELLO XFORM game!!!!!!!!

A beautiful trip to my childhood. No problems here, as far as technicalities go. Pretty perfect soundtrack. Now, what about the second game?

I'll play the third and fourth one, but in terms of racing, I think the second was the best and I'd like to revisit it too. Thanks for everything.

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Thank you for your kind message. We still plan on releasing the 2nd one as well.
There are couple of caveats. Beside being pretty busy atm BR2 has some odd 2d menus which are toughto scale and manage. We already did a bit of work though but I cant commit to a date

Alright. Looking forward to play it when it comes out.


can you please STOP putting games on zip files?

it is really annoying because i need to pay dor the winzip thing to get this going


If you install and use the itch app you can directly install the games - just like you would with Steam for example. Most Windows can extract zip files without any other programs as well.


WinZip isn't necessarily required to open zip files. Windows explorer already has the ability to open and extract them. A program I'd recommend using is 7Zip, it's free and supports a wide range of archive file types.


Xform, you forgot to remove shockwave ad, just like other standalones did.

And also i'm waiting for standalone version of Area Zero and HydroStorm 1.

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Is Burnin' Rubber Shift/Cartapult comming?

When will any of the traffic slam games be released as standalone games?

I can move them up a bit, but we have couple of games in the backlog to do first. We're going as fast as we can... 

Like to do them though :D Especially the first.  I am most 'scared' for the second one as that is Flash


Yeah. I can only copy the url and play it in Flash Player Projector 32.0 So, is there possibility to add traffic slam 2 to itch.io?

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When will Burnin' Rubber 2 standalone be released?


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Requests for days, Burnin’ Rubber 2 PLEASE?!


Hi XForm! Are you guys going to make a standalone version of Army Of The Dammed? If so I be glad to buy it.

Wow..the latest update makes the CPU step up its game this time, and the game overall runs a bit smoother. Thank you! 

No thanks! I made a small error when implementing some basis gamepad controls which indirectly influenced a bit of the AI behaviour as well :( Sorry

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;-; My childhood, now it’s paid. I wanted to play this as standalone yet I play it on Internet Explorer browser.

(;-;) My childhood game,😂 IT’S BACK!

Hey Xform, did you fixed the AI problems we had earlier?

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Hey Xform, can you publish Burnin’ Rubber 2? Make Sure you Check the game, source codes. The Shockwave had your game files & Unity3dgames has publicly available.

Xform said that they will release BR2 standalone. Be patient.

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PLease fix This Problem in this game! Game should be difficult, like Opponent performing well turns, crashes into player by the very back end of corner of where it’s, to turn your car very hardly towards backwards.


AI behaviour has been addressed in the latest build

But the cpu should perform well like it did before!

It is the same - there have been no changes to the AI behaviour. Maybe your memory of the game is different than it actually was. It has been a while ;)

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Hey xform, do cars flip In this game? Because when I hit computer opponent in Desert Canyon above the bridge, the car flew inside the canyon mountain. then this happened:! The car was upside down when respawned above the bridge, but the it sank under the bridge, & car was straight when sank, but again it flipped & sank, then respawned. Had to take the weird screenshot. Also, when Computer Oppnent’s car at starting on bridge hit me, I flew out of the level, but then respawned. Imean, i flew out really far, I can see the level’s in geoid shape!

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Hey Xform, you know the game’s still on shockwave? If you paste this Burnin’ Rubber Shockwave Preloader link In Internet Explorer 11’s Address bar, you can play this as standalone version, because if you played this on any browser, it’ll download on your computer! Then there’s Unity3dgame’s weblink. Highly recommend having Adobe Shockwave already installed & Microsoft Edge’s Internet Explorer mode. Highly recommend having Adobe Shockwave already installed & Microsoft Edge’s Internet Explorer mode, then click on run control if it asks to run “Shockwave ActiveX Control”. This means that they’ve your game files, even though shockwave removed them from their page, but the files of this game’s still there. & I’m pretty sure it’sn’t out of place.

Would’ve prefered without bloom, but thats fine. Thanks for adding controler support, even I used laptop keys for playing.

You can turn off bloom in the advanced section of the starter. It should be off per default though...

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I was addicted to Burnin' Rubber as a child! 

I tried out the game, and it was awesome! Also, I subscribed in Patreon!

It was awesome exept the fact that opponent ai is broken. 


To be honest, I thought I was the only one. It gets stuck in the very few seconds of the game, like “WHY WONT WONT YOU TURN DAMN IT”

Hopefully Xform will start fixing bugs in thier games.

Finally :D

:D Did you played back in those days?


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ok i played back in 2013-2016, later, I stopped. Because I didn’t got interest anymore. I even stopped playing burnin’ rubber 4! The reason’s I was not interested anymore, like i stopped playing burnin’ rubber 3, 5HD




omg i can't believe



epic, i want to play it, but i can't buy it, maby some day.

NO, if you want to play & can’t resist, buy it. It’s in-budget game. You should buy it, not someday.