Following the recent test launch in Canada that propelled the game to the top three grossing spot in the Racing category, and into the Top 50 overall Free Apps on the App Store, Sky Pirates Racing by Vancouver’s Fathom Interactive is now available globally for the iPad, iPhone, Amazon Kindle Fire and on Facebook, while the Google Play for Android version will be available next week. Sky Pirates Racing is a 3D cross-platform multiplayer game where players compete in real time. Racers must speed through a three-lap, six-player race on their magic-powered Glidewings. The game is the latest addition to the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra franchise, featuring steampunk-inspired visuals designed by renowned pop surrealism artist Camilla d’Errico.
The new game kicks off with eight race courses ranging from bright green meadows and cold arctic landscapes to scorching sand dunes, with plans for a new track to be added every two weeks. As players fly through the tracks, they must make clever use of six magic crystal power-ups to boost their speed, burn their rivals or drop tornados to slow others down; ultimately outsmarting the other racers to beat them to the finish line.
Players can race as any of the eight unique characters, or use a wide range of options to create their own characters and improve their Glidewing’s performance. New players start off with 2,000 crystals that they can use to purchase more power-ups, costumes and Glidewing parts from the in-game store.
Weekly content updates are already in the pipeline, promising more tracks, features and characters, including the skilled but cruel Pirate King.
Sky Pirates Racing is free to download from iTunes, and is compatible with the iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the iPod touch 5th generation. The Facebook version is available from Facebook Apps. The Amazon Kindle Fire version for Andriod is also available now from Amazon.
Players on any of these platforms will be able to play with each other in real time. Challenge your Facebook friends to a race from your iPad or Android device.