Tail Drift - An Arcade Flight Racing Game. Coming June 2014

01-19-2014, 11:10 PM
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Tail Drift - An Arcade Flight Racing Game. Coming June 2014

Hey everyone - here to introduce the game we’ve been working on - Tail Drift. I’m part of a small new studio called Attract Mode Games, and we’re looking to bring a fully featured version of our game to iOS in June 2014. Tail Drift is a unique arcade flight racing game where you compete on tubular track, moving through floating islands, clouds and caves.



Tail Drift won Unity’s Flash in a Flash competition back in 2012, and we’re excited to take that idea and create a fun racing experience.

Some of the features we’re adding are:
- Upgradeable racers
- Heaps of tracks with unique environments
- Multiple racing leagues to play through
- Plenty of game modes, including classic racing, time trial and elimination
- Daily challenges with rewards
- Leaderboards to compete against your friends, and the world.


If anyone wants to check out the “Flash in a Flash” version, you can here play it right now - it requires the Unity web plugin. You can play the prototype demo here.

Here is some concept art






We will be regularly posting updates here, but you’re welcome to also follow us on twitter at @attract_mode, like us on facebook at facebook.com/taildrift, or read our blog at blog.attractmodegames.com

Let us know what you think - we’re super keen to get your feedback on what we have so far.

What kind of things do you like to see in racing games? We want to make a game that the community loves, so let us know what you like.

UPDATES
22 Jan 2014 - Dev Blog: Designing a Racing League
28 Jan 2014 - Dev Diary: Episode 1
29 Jan 2014 - This week Elliot talks about the environmental art in TailDrift
30 Jan 2014 - Today Elliot discusses the aircraft design in Tail Drift.
4 Feb 2014 - Dev Blog: Creating a Workshop for Upgrading Aircraft
17 Feb 2014 - Dev Diary: Episode 2
24 Feb 2014 - Dev Diary: Episode 3
3 Mar 2014 - Dev Diary: Episode 4
15 Jun 2014 - Android Beta Update!

Last edited by Mr_Snuffle; 07-07-2014 at 04:38 AM. Reason: Content Update
01-19-2014, 11:16 PM
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Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,338
Looks great! Will keep an eye on this for sure.

01-19-2014, 11:40 PM
#3
It makes me think of thatgamecompany
01-20-2014, 12:31 AM
#4
Related in any way? Or inspired by Proun?

Youtube link | Pop Up

Not saying you're copying or anything, just curious. Proun was the first game that came to mind when I saw your game.

Last edited by Bronxsta; 01-20-2014 at 12:59 AM.
01-20-2014, 01:30 AM
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Related in any way? Or inspired by Proun?
Not saying you're copying or anything, just curious. Proun was the first game that came to mind when I saw your game.
Proun does look great - I hadn't actually seen that track before. Looks like a user created level from back in 2011.

We're massive fans of Proun at Attract Mode. Tail Drift is going for more of an arcade experience with multiple racing leagues, different racing modes, vehicle upgrades and stuff like that. It's more Mario Kart meets F-Zero on a tube than the hardcore reflex based gameplay of Proun.

If you like Proun, then you should like Tail Drift too

Check out the demo and let us know what you think: http://bit.ly/1aCLZv6

Last edited by Mr_Snuffle; 01-21-2014 at 09:52 PM. Reason: Cleaned up double video
01-21-2014, 09:26 PM
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Want to know more about the racing leagues? We just posted our first dev blog.

http://blog.attractmodegames.com/des...racing-league/

Let us know what you think.
01-22-2014, 02:53 AM
#8
Wait until that time.

Pine Entertainment
01-22-2014, 03:39 AM
#9
Looks great! But... June? Aww. : (

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Originally Posted by Mr_Snuffle View Post
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What kind of things do you like to see in racing games? We want to make a game that the community loves, so let us know what you like.
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- Online multiplayer
- Ghost racing
- iCloud syncing
01-22-2014, 08:02 AM
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Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Posts: 274
Like Mike said, them islands look swee...uh, wait (checks words not related to candy and saga) really great
Hope you will include weather to affect the racers, or flying whales, huge rabbits, stuff like that :P

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