Finally! Regular Show Dimensional Drift for Cartoon Network is online! Last week, we were extremely happy when we were noticed that the game was available for everyone! This is a racing game (single and multiplayer mode) made by a great and talented team.
The game is right now availableÂ at Cartoon Networks’s website and during the development process we have created a lot of tools and workflow improvements that will beÂ included in the next Flare3D’s version.
AdriÃ¡n Rodera, Art director and Game designer says about the game:
For us, this game had three major challenges. The first one, involves bringing back to life the old gamesâ€™s spirit where you felt that “win” was hard to achieve, but the reward worth it. You can find this feeling in classic games like “Prince of Persia” or “Megaman”. Today, games show a difficulty level that is like a guided ride across the parkâ€¦ these games, forgot the satisfaction obtained by the users once a hard target is reached. DD tries to recover that feeling rewarding the userâ€™s effort after every new challenge faced by the player.
Secondly was to get an online game with astonishing graphics and a smooth gameplay. This challenge is closely related to the technology that you are going to use. We evaluate pros and cons from different technologies and decided that Flare3D provides a good balance between power of rendering and development workflow. One of the most important requirements was that the game must be run in the same way through different web browsers and Flash is perfect for that, this game only requires the Flash player that is already present in the 99% of computers. Flare3D gave us all we needed to build the racing game that we wanted.
At the end, the hardest challenge… build a game including not only customizable cars and different character’s skills but also keep a “real” balance between them. This was the way we found to make every car feels different and balanced with the gameplay. This brings a wide range of driving sensations and avoids frustration along the game.
While I’m writing these last words of this post, Regular Show Dimensional Drift reached the 1st place in only three days and is the most popular game at Cartoon Network!!!