Burt, Ava and Gavin are three Space Marshals who got suspended for misbehaving and breaking the code of conduct. The punishment for this is suspension. Cold, hard, cryogenically frozen-in-box kind of suspension, commonly referred to as the “Think Tank” by the marshals, where you get to ponder on your mistakes and better yourself – or you won’t get reinstated.
They’re being held in holding cells aboard the Space Marshal space ship named the Artemis which is a universal max security penitentiary. The biggest and scariest criminals are locked up there.
During our protagonists suspension time there is a prison riot overthrowing the control of the vessel. All guards and crew are slain. All tracking and security technology is disabled or destroyed. T.A.M.I. the resident A.I. and commander of the Artemis is abruptly deactivated.
The new commanders of the ship quickly changes course and vanishes deep into the shady Backspace sector. This largely uncharted territory is notorious for criminal hideouts and corporate black-ops sites. Otherwise, no one except the adventurous or desperate go there. It’s out of reach of the law.
The destination in Backspace is an inconspicuous looking moon with inhabitable conditions and a low population of mostly missionaries, where they abandon the Artemis in orbit to its own fate and exodus to the surface.
Time passes and life support aboard the Artemis starts to fail. Space debris damages the hull and resources are dwindling. Soon breathable air and heat will be gone. This kicks the emergency protocols in effect where the resident A.I. is rebooted and reactivated.
TAMI quickly assesses the situation and decides to set the three remaining captives loose. They’re the only chance of recapturing the extremely dangerous fugitives.
And there it is, Phase 3 just went live! Get the update now to blast away your opponents on 8 new tracks!
Besides the new tracks, weapons and A.I. opponents, Phase 3 also includes a new hovercraft, new music, graphics options for lower performance devices, tons of new challenges, new ranks to climb, and much more! Enjoy your free update if you already bought the game, or head to the App Store now and pick up the ultimate futuristic racing experience!
Take a look at our game page for more info, screenshots and a trailer.
Yet another game release under the belt! This makes for Pixelbite’s 10th game! This time it’s a futuristic hovercraft racer running in a smooth 60fps. Take a look if you enjoy a good speed induced adrenaline rush! In the mean time, we’ll continue working on the upcoming Phases. As usual with our games, the first release is just the beginning!
The Drift mode
The Drift mode in Reckless Racing is a little different from the regular race modes. This is a short primer to introduce you to the new mechanics and get you drifting like a pro. Soon you’ll realize that racing is a lot more fun while sideways and really not all that difficult. After all, you only need to turn a little harder in a corner to start drifting. Then it’s all about balancing the slide with the steering to stay on the road.
Take a look at our video tutorial below, or continue reading this post.
Kazen 86 and Super XR are the two drift kitted cars in Reckless Racing. It’s highly recommended you upgrade them to fit your drifting style:
- Focus on upgrading handling over power for an easier controlled car.
- More power and less handling mean more aggressive drifting which can yield more points but is also more difficult – and, some would say, more fun!
The Drift rules
Fast lap times are not your concern while drifting; drift mode is all about earning drift points! As soon as you start going sideways the drift score counter appears above your car and starts ticking. The better and longer your drift is the faster the points tick in. The quality of your drift is determined by the following:
Duration is by far the most important factor. Aim to keep your drift going for as long as possible, by any means necessary. Taking the long way around the track is usually better than going for the apex in every corner. A good drifter can even sustain a single, continuous drift over a whole lap. This is done by linking drifts together, meaning that if you start a new drift immediately after another one ended, they will count as one. This is key to truly dominate the leaderboards and a pro drifter always plans one corner ahead in order to set up a chain.
Score and bonus
Regardless of how your drift ends (even by crashing), you will always receive the current points from the drift score counter. But if you end the drift in a controlled manner, by straightening out your car, you’ll get double (2X) the current points.
- If you let go of the accelerator your car will slide more sideways instead of pulling forward. This is good if you turned too early and think you are going to hit the inside barrier.
- Learn the minimum angle required for drifting to keep a drift going through the more straight parts of the track.
- Different routes might need different car setups. More twisted and bendy tracks generally benefits from more traction.
- Use the whole road. Sticking to the outer edge of corners may give you enough room to extend a drift until the next corner.
- The better your current drift is, the more time you have to start a new one for a successful chain. Very short drifts can’t be chained.
The Drift mode is available in Reckless Racing 2 for iOS, and Reckless Racing Ultimate for Win8. Android version is coming later.
Finally the super-duper secret “Project Future” is now revealed! The real title for our latest game is Repulze. It’s a futuristic racing game that takes the genre to a new level. With beautiful graphics, super-fluid gameplay based on polarity energy and repulse power technology you’re in for whole new racing treat! In addition you’ll have nine challenging levels to master, six slick hovercrafts to obtain and 10 ranks to climb. Check out the teaser!
UPDATE: Repulze will have multiple game modes, also known as Phases. The first phase to be released is a solo racing time trial where the goal is to push the speed limit to the max!
And there it is, Reckless Racing 2 is out on the App Store as a universal app and on the Android Market as well. The whole office takes a breath of release celebrating our biggest project yet with a massive cake. Then it is back to work as usual. Reckless Racing 2 may have been released, but the work is far from over. Now it is time to listen to the feedback from all our fans, gather ideas, design new cars, tracks and game modes for upcoming updates. Good times ahead!
Our latest game just popped up on the App Store and Android Market, and this one ain’t a racing game! It’s called Penguin Palooza, and it’s Pixelbite’s first attempt at a smaller, more casual game. It’s about bouncing penguins to safety by creating trampolines. It’s quite an addictive break from racing games, so head on to the game page for screens, videos and more info!