Self-published by the noted French designer Croc, Bitume was his first game. Released in 1984 and edited further in 1986, it is a post-apocolyptic RPG using ideas similar to the Mad Max film franchise. The game was later re-published in different editions. Bitume is the French word for asphalt/tarmac, signifying the life on the road. The modern world is destroyed by the arrival of Halley's Comet too close to Earth.