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App Creation #29 – Game Inspiration – Real Racing 2 [VIDEO]


The lights are red – your hands grasp the steering wheel in anticipation – the constant revving of engines echo through the track and all that stands between you and victory is the ever increasing stress on both the car and your mind.

Phone to Tablet

Real Racing 2 is a feature packed title that includes a wide assortment of race tracks, cars and modes. Real Racing starting its life on a mobile phone, the game then transcended onto the tablet market with new high quality visuals and increased overall graphical quality.

The transition has proved to be a wise move as Real Racing HD and its sequel has consistently earned the top placing on the podium for its genre.?

It’s Your Turn

Unless you shelled out on an expensive steering wheel accessory or own a gaming console that has motion controls, the simulation of actual driving can be a distant one. Real Racing 2 attempts to change all of that with a twist and a turn.


By tilting in this instance an iPhone, you replicate an instinctual action of steering – a natural reaction to the screeching of tyres on asphalt, the exhilaration of acceleration and the roar of an engine.

The immersion of actually steering a whole device and not just a peripheral is simply breathtaking, especially on such a large screen. When twisting the iPhone, the vehicle’s dashboard doesn’t follow and instead remains in the correct position.

iTunes Store Links: Real Racing 2 | Real Racing 2 HD

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow me to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Written by James Woodcock

James Woodcock is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

Experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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