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Drag Racer 4 : Perfect Run

03-31-2009, 11:16 AM
#1
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Drag Racer 4 : Perfect Run

Not sure how many have played it, but "Drag Racer" was an incredibly popular flash racing game a few years ago. I developed it, and since about January 2009 I've started developing a new version of it for the iPhone with touch controls, easier interfaces and a much more polished engine.

Here's the youtube vid of the gameplay :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOUshaDhK8M


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Let me know what you think! The game is pretty massive already and we're planning for a late April release with full customization of about 25 cars, a big tournament structure, tons of challenges and in the future an online mode where players can connect to each other and race/trade their cars (we're planning this to happen with the release of the 3.0 SDK so we can take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity).

Thanks,
Adam Telfer

Last edited by salsamd; 03-31-2009 at 04:24 PM.
03-31-2009, 11:28 AM
#2
I think it sounds like you aren't rushing it and that, to me, is a sign of a proud, smart developer

What you've outlined I'll probably check it out. Thanks for posting this on TA and welcome. Good luck with the game,

Richard

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03-31-2009, 11:30 AM
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Looks like you're putting a lot of work into it, and most importantly, a lot of options for us as the people who play the game.
Sounds great and will definitely be keeping an eye out on this one....
03-31-2009, 03:23 PM
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Is the framerate a bit choppy or is it just on my end?

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03-31-2009, 04:04 PM
#5
OMG I use to love that game! I can't wait for this one to hit the store!
03-31-2009, 06:07 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
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Wow, I used to play that. If you have a Nissan 350Z look-a-like care im sold!

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04-02-2009, 01:44 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
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Definetly a 350Z0-like car, we're trying to bring all the cars back, just changing up back lights or slight mods to the car to keep it legal.

Thanks for the feedback! we're definetly trying to keep it slow and polished. We don't want to post and then watch it plummet into the void that is the appstore right now. There's alot of other racing games on there and we want to differentiate from them as much as we can (since it really isn't a typical racing game at all).

If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this it would be much appreciated. We're putting alot of time into usability and interface design so that people can get excited about the game just by looking at the pictures in the app store. Other then that we're looking into pricing strategies that will differentiate us from the other big racing apps like pink slips and need for speed. And, of course, we're working on making sure the core game is the same as the original drag racer that everyone got addicted to so easily. Let me know if you have any suggestions! Thanks.
04-02-2009, 11:19 PM
#8
Some requests

I think a wifi online would be awesome, and also a local multiplayer so you can play against your friends close by. And for the manual option if you could shift it with your fingers sort of like using the mouse in the flash version would be cool.

Thanks and good luck this game looks like its going to be great!!!
04-03-2009, 01:25 AM
#9
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When I read the title, I thought this was going to be like RuPaul's TV show. Now that would be a fun game.
04-03-2009, 05:10 AM
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The shift mechanism is brilliant! Has that ever been done before on a touch screen device?

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