mardi 27 mai 2008

Challenge your friends!

Among the new functionalities we have recently implemented on Line Driver, the challenge might be the most important one in terms of gameplay and virality. It's now possible to challenge your friends with your best lap time by sending them an email directly from the game. So they can race against your best ghost car, beat you and challenge you in return.

For this purpose we now have to save every challenger ghost car on our servers and we made it possible to embed a game with a challenge on a blog. According to me the experience is really fun fun but we can do even better. We're going to improve it within a few days by adding the name of the challenger over the ghost car and messages from the anchorman to prompt you to beat your challenger.

I hope the challenge will help to boost the virality of our Line Driver!

For those who want to challenge me, you can try to beat my best lap time on this race inspired by a Mario Kart SNES track.

Have fun!

jeudi 15 mai 2008

Line Driver, why?

First of all I'm a HUGE fan of the arcade classic hit Super Sprint. My friends and I used to spend nights driving these tiny vehicles, fighting for the precious wrenches! I never found any flash car game as addictive as Super Sprint and we wanted to make one with Line driver.

The second source of inspiration is of course Line Rider. According to me, one of the key for the success of Line Rider lies in its ease of use. Draw a line and press play, that's all you have to do to enjoy yourself. We wanted the Line Driver drawing tool to be as simple as that : draw your track and race!

Briefly speaking, with Line Driver we would like to offer an experience at the same time simple, creative and fun. I Hope we'll make it :)


vendredi 2 mai 2008

Hello world!

Line Driver's blog is out! Before giving any info about the game and our work, you can try this very simple "8 o'clock" circuit or design your own track.

My best lap time: 09'909 09'676, have fun!