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App description: Get in the zone and get your daily zen moment drifting sideways.

Drift through a procedurally generated world full of obstacles in the zen mode or take on level mode and see if you have what it takes to become a drift legend.

Simple touch control, left and right with auto accelerate.

Endless twists and turns: Play non stop and try to beat your friend's top score with Game Center!

Relax, drift, enter the zone.

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12-14-2015, 01:59 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 366
Ohhhhh yeahhhhh! Been waiting for this one! Downloading now....

12-14-2015, 02:06 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 370
I think this game could be really great! It's not much more than almost a playable demo IMO but I like the physics, just wish there was more to it
12-14-2015, 03:07 PM
#4
A little game explanation

Hi,

I feel I need to explain just a bit about the whole idea of this game and a bit of our history developing games and what we are coming from. Because, it is a bit of a experiment we are doing with Drift Zen Racer.

We are a two man team and have been developing a good amount of games for the past 5 years now. Some have got good response, some non at all. Two years ago we developed our biggest game, Drift Club Racer 2. We spent a whole year making the racing game we felt would be really good, and we had big hopes for it. Drift Club Racer 1 did get well received, so now it was time to build upon that and deliver a much bigger game. What happened. It was a total bummer. Not a single review, no mentioning anywhere, we tried different things but no really coverage. Bad download numbers. The feeling... Aww! I have to mention, we are only making games in our spare time, we have our day jobs and a family with wife and kids, so time is precious

OK, now Drift Zen Racer. The idea is to flip it all around, starting by making the simple logic, a car, a track, smoke and a score. See how the reactions are, and take it from there. See if you gamers like the first version, is there something to build upon on or...

Yeah, it is a small game, but there are potential for it to grow. But as our situation are with not much time, we would rather deliver small games and build it up from there. The alternative are, we will not get anything out, and that's a shame now that we love to make games.

This also means that we would be more than happy to get any ideas for future updates for the game. We know a lot of you have great ideas, if you feel like, please write them here.

We hope you will try it out. Any comments are appreciated.

A little side note, and a rather fun one, is that TA mentioned Drift Zen Racer last week on the frontpage, already more coverage than Drift Club Racer 2. So maybe we have something in our hands.

This was just a little story from the real "indie" world and our story

Cheers,
Thanks for listening
12-14-2015, 03:47 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,890
Happy to support this one for sure! Top score of 7 so far. Not sure how long my zen is gonna stay, ha! This is a really tight little game, great controls, definitely has that "one more go" feel. Enjoying it so far, nice one!
12-14-2015, 04:15 PM
#6
Funny, this made me download Drift Zen Racer AND Drift Club Racer 2 the latter seems great too. A pity it didn't get any reviews. Atm it's installing. We'll see how it goes.
12-14-2015, 05:44 PM
#7
This one is not my cup of tea. Maybe the old one from 2013 is. I'll let you know when it installs, because I got an error.

In the meantime, here's a bug report: the screenshot shows how I see it on my old 4S. As you can see, it seems to be cut on the right, the score isn't shown well. Maybe it wasn't intended to run on a 4S and the screen size is that of the iPhone 5 and above, but it works quite fluent and with no hiccups at all...
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12-14-2015, 06:12 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
I will support these guys on anything they do. Drift Club Racer 2 is hands down my favorite iOS racing/drifting game. I was really bummed to hear that it didn't do well.

As far as Drift Zen Racer goes, I still really dig it. Yea, it's not full of car customizations and tracks, but that's what DCR2 was for. This is more geared toward the "pick up and play" crowd. It's actually not too bad for killing a couple minutes tho. I still feel Skiproach has the overhead drifting down pat in their games.

Like I said, I will support these guys on anything they do. I've been a supporter since the first DCR. I recommend anybody with an iPhone 5 or older to check out DCR2. (It doesn't play on the iPhone 6 at least for me.) It looks and plays great on 2X on the iPad Air 2 also.
12-14-2015, 10:18 PM
#9
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOEN View Post
I will support these guys on anything they do. Drift Club Racer 2 is hands down my favorite iOS racing/drifting game. I was really bummed to hear that it didn't do well.

As far as Drift Zen Racer goes, I still really dig it. Yea, it's not full of car customizations and tracks, but that's what DCR2 was for. This is more geared toward the "pick up and play" crowd. It's actually not too bad for killing a couple minutes tho. I still feel Skiproach has the overhead drifting down pat in their games.

Like I said, I will support these guys on anything they do. I've been a supporter since the first DCR. I recommend anybody with an iPhone 5 or older to check out DCR2. (It doesn't play on the iPhone 6 at least for me.) It looks and plays great on 2X on the iPad Air 2 also.
I just gave DCR2 a shot, after just finding out about these guys, and so far it's playing fine on my iPhone 6+. Screen flips a little weird at launch but nothing other than that.
12-14-2015, 11:51 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 472
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Your screenshots are upside-down, guys.