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Race Control Director - Racing themed arcade/simulation game

11-15-2016, 08:15 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
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Race Control Director - Text based race control

Release: 6 April 2017

Hi Touch Arcade people!

I'm announcing my first ever mobile game: Race Control Director. You guys are the first ones to know about this game. Touch Arcade is just as much my home as a gamer as you guys. The funny thing is, when I joined Touch Arcade, I didn't even know how to code yet! I joined Touch Arcade two years ago when I bought my first iPhone (I know.. so late..). Maby some of you know me as a member who posts something now and then. April this year I quit my university education and started to learn how to code iOS apps all by myself, with the help of some internet courses. I then coded a few apps for some festivals and eventually started with this project in September. So that's the story behind this game.

Some explanation about the game:

Race Control Director is a text based game where you act as a racing director. You make decisions based on events which are happening on the race track. You can deploy yellow flags, send out the safety car and if a driver is overtaking while yellow flags are being waved, you penalize them. The game is currently in the works and being developed by Fabian Bouwmeester.

Why arcade/simulation? The game is short session based and playable with one hand, although you have to know the rules of track racing. Such as when to deploy yellow flags or when someone needs to receive a penalty for inappropriate racing behaviour.

I'm planning to make the app paid without IAP. Also there is an option to edit all driver names, so seeing "Donkey Kong just did an incredible overtake! Insane!" is totally possible.


​Use flags, penalties and even the safety car
(fully working)

Promote and relegate from race leagues
(fully working)

Hundreds of events where you have to react
(fully working)

Team radios and car sounds gives you that extra feeling
(fully working)
Add real driver names or even add your own name
(fully working)


EDIT: Beta is over, release is 6 april!
The game is currently polishing up for the beta, so you can still sign up for the beta, as it's almost ready! If you want to participate, go to the website and add your email address. NOTE: use the same email address as your Apple account! The beta will be available late February 2017. And please, only use the website to sign up. Do not post your email in this thread.

Any questions are very welcome, I'll try to answer when possible.

Kind regards, Fabian Bouwmeester, aka fabianb as a fellow TA member.

Game website

My LinkedIn

Contact me
  • For game related questions, ask them in this thread
  • For business related questions, ask them on LinkedIn or send a message on the game website

Last edited by fabianb; 04-05-2017 at 04:09 PM.
11-15-2016, 08:36 AM
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Wow looks nice

11-15-2016, 02:06 PM
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I'd like to be a beta
11-15-2016, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Invictus91 View Post
I'd like to be a beta
You can totally sign up on the website: racecontroldirector.com

Thanks for the interest.
11-15-2016, 04:03 PM
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Race Control Irector? That D needs more prominence.
11-15-2016, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nini View Post
Race Control Irector? That D needs more prominence.
Yeah that's something I've played a lot with, although this was the best outcome. Do you have any ideas how to improve it?
11-17-2016, 12:11 PM
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Posts: 1,009
Development update:

Team radios and car sounds gives you that extra feeling
(planned) changed to (works, I only have to add more)

That means that team radios are now working so you can actually hear drivers complain. Who doesn't want to hear that, right?

Oh and all questions are welcome if you have any.

Last edited by fabianb; 11-17-2016 at 12:14 PM.
11-25-2016, 07:39 AM
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Hello again. I'm still working on the sounds. I got the team radios working ingame, as I said in the post above. I currently programmed it that there are unique team radios in different situations. For example, you hear different team radios when the safety car is out, than when the red flag is active.

As I'm currently writing the content of the team radios, I thought: maby the Touch Arcade members have some cool ideas for team radios. So what would you like to hear? Maby you have a special team radio that you find funny. Let me know in a post below! Thanks.
11-28-2016, 10:35 AM
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Wow! This looks amazing! Great work.
11-28-2016, 12:03 PM
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Signed up.
Looks amazing.