Absolute Drift is the most incredible, simple and addictive game that even non gamers can play. No need for a fancy simulator or even a wheel. This game is best enjoyed using a good old fashioned keyboard, especially when you’ve got something else you should be doing. Indie game developer Funselektor brings us a physics-based casual game for both PC and Mac where the key to earning points is simple: drift and keep drifting as long as possible.
The game walks you through the controls by dropping your car in the Play Zone where you are greeted with an aerial view of the entry and basic controls spelled out on the ground. There is a tutorial level as well for perfecting your steering, a skill needed to earn points. Then, it’s off to one of the several levels or mini games within the game. Race on the tracks or collect points in timed levels. There are so many obstacles to explore, and each will earn you extra points: catch some air, drift beneath a structure, and destroy the red blocks.
The full version of the game will officially be released at the end of 2014 and will include a Gymkhana mode. Funselektor tells CT that this new mode will let players choose their own route through the course to score points while drifting around obstacles, a little like the Gymkhana mode in Dirt 3. New levels will be unlocked by completing skill tests, and high scores will be shared via online leaderboards. Research is now underway for making a local multi-player mode.
So, what to do in the meantime? There are demo versions of the game available for download to Mac or PC to keep you hooked for a little while. Don’t worry, it seems things are moving fast for this game. This week, Absolute Drift went on Steam Greenlight where Steam account holders will rate it until it gets enough support to be available on the network. The developer will also launch a website soon to keep everyone informed of the latest features and give a release timeline. We can only imagine great things will come after seeing what the demo can do.
Give it a go yourself and let us know what you think of Absolute Drift.