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App description: Leave 'em in the dust!

From desolate wastelands to abandoned post-industrial suburbia, tire-burning dust eaters come together to risk life and limb in the CarDust challenge. Glory, riches and frequent oil changes await you on these inhospitable tracks!

* www.91mobiles.com: 4/5 "This game is surely one of the best car racing games out there on iTunes Store."
* www.iphoneclub.nl: "(...) you can enjoy it, and if you like the genre, you won't be disappointed." (from Dutch)

Compete with these hard-boiled veterans in multiple locations to win the CarDust Tournament. Test your mettle in six battered, bizarre, age-old vehicles trying to cross the finish line in front of all others. Employ unusual, highly experimental (and probably illegal) technologies to gain an edge on your opponents! Race against the ghosts of the past - either yours or those of other racers (through OpenFeint).



This package includes, among others:

- five peculiar vehicles remotely resembling cars (plus an unlockable sixth vehicle!)

- five richly featured 3D tracks - desolate desert, abandoned factory, outback town, ruined dockyard and mountain ridge (plus an unlockable sixth track!)

- never-seen-before time warp and position switching powerups

- two casual race modes: QuickRace with up to 5 AI opponents, and TimeTrial enabling you to race your own ghost, or compete against world's best driver

- Big Tournament mode: race on four different tracks and score the most points to unlock extra content

- three difficulty levels, making for a smooth learning curve

- over 30 achievements waiting to be unlocked (including a very special secret achievement!)

- full OpenFeint integration with leaderboards and TimeTrial ghost competition with the best player currently out there!

Will you accept the CHALLENGE?
06-01-2012, 07:37 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 223
Looks interesting, but not sure I can justify $1.99

Any gameplay impressions?

06-01-2012, 04:46 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,083
06-04-2012, 07:41 AM
#4


Note:

The Learning Curve is so bold that I ask myself if the Developer forgot that this Game should be fun and not feel like I had to be literally the Video Game Colin McRae himself to master this Game even on Easy.
06-11-2012, 02:52 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Such a shame this game seems to have clumsy controls. Looking at the screenshots the buttons are ridiculously placed. Dont devs look at existing games which are similar for a clue about what controls work well ? Is the left and right button really placed like that ? Terrible decision.

I do like the look of the graphics and the 'mad max' style cars but its a classic case of a ridiculous control system which seems to totally ruin it.

I dont get that many people (here and i'm sure other sites) would gladly test for free but devs dont seem to bother.

Shame as i wanted this but seeing the placement of the buttons, nope !
07-02-2012, 03:40 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Krakw, Poland
Posts: 5
Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
The Learning Curve is so bold that I ask myself if the Developer forgot that this Game should be fun and not feel like I had to be literally the Video Game Colin McRae himself to master this Game even on Easy.
We have just released 1.1 update, which addresses this issue thoroughly. There are two new difficulty levels ("true" EASY and MEDIUM) in addition to the most difficult HARD, which stays the same as in 1.0.

Both Free and Full versions got updated, so everyone is welcome to try it first for free before buying .

The Free version AppStore link is as follows:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/cardust-free/id530069540?mt=8

Regarding the controls issue raised by psj3809 - point taken. We work on new control schemes and will try to release it in the following update. So, hopefully, you'll finally find the game worth trying .

Spectrum Entertainment
http://www.cardustgame.com/

Last edited by Nuanda; 07-03-2012 at 01:55 PM.
07-02-2012, 05:05 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Krakw, Poland
Posts: 5
We have a small promo code giveaway for CarDust today:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=143069

So go there and get a promo code for you.

Spectrum Entertainment
http://www.cardustgame.com/
07-05-2012, 04:44 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Krakw, Poland
Posts: 5
Along with the 1.1 update release, we have a short CarDust sale: it's $0.99 all the coming week - for all those who hesitate .

Spectrum Entertainment
http://www.cardustgame.com/