Mastering the Drift mode!

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.

 

The cars

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
  • Angle
  • Speed

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.

Advanced techniques

  • 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.

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Our latest title Repulze is coming soon!

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!

 

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Reckless Racing Ultimate announced

 

Pixelbite is excited to announce Reckless Racing Ultimate for Xbox Games for Windows 8. It will be available at launch and can be played on any PC, laptop, or tablet with Windows 8.

Reckless Racing Ultimate is the fusion of both previous Reckless Racing games in one – with added exclusive content and features tailored for Xbox Games and Windows 8. There are 50 beautifully crafted race routes with a selection of 24 cars and trucks to master.

Go to the Reckless Racing Ultimate game page!

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Drift away

Something very common among many game developers today is DLC’s and title updates for their games. The idea is to add content to an already existing game to make the lifetime longer and/or improve the game. We’re no different than other game developers in that sense, and want to expand Reckless Racing 2 with new content based on what our fans want to see. For Reckless Racing 2 we have been working on a new race mode that really feels like a perfect match; Drift. But adding something new like this is rarely as easy as it seems! [···]

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Pixelbite to Nordic Game!

This year we will have two representatives at Nordic Game in Malmö 24-25 of May. We won’t be there as exhibitors but we will have Joakim Feldt, artist and Kasper Iversen, associate producer present. They will mingle, network and listen to sessions during the days. So if you’re there and would like to talk to us, try to look them up!

 

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Reckless Racing 2 released!

 

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!

Go to game page

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What's new? Reckless Racing 2 of course!

Hey all racing fans out there! We’re very sorry that this blog hasn’t been as up-to-date as we planned and hoped but now it has got an revival. So what’s new? Well a lot of things have happened since last time we shared a post to the world. That time about the awesome coffee machine we procured… One big thing we’ve been working on is Reckless Racing 2 (“omg are you serious? That’s awesome!” might be your reaction. Yes we’re very serious), a sequel to the beloved and successful Reckless Racing. The game will be available for Android and iOS in the beginning of February. For many of you, this might be old news since as this post is being written it’s only a few days left until release. But for some this is totally new and it might be fun for all of you to get an little insight in how and why we made this game.

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