Posts Tagged ‘Mad Riders’

What Did I Just Watch? – Mad Riders

By Nathan Grayson on May 26th, 2012.

Maybe he's the only one in the entire world who's actually right-side up.
A few weeks ago, I was accosted by a disarmingly elderly-looking salesman during the after-party of a gaming event. While everyone else clutched refreshing beverages in their keyboard-calloused hands, he brandished a clipboard in much the same way a soldier would handle a firearm. His spiel, which ended up sounding sort of like an elevator pitch for Gamification, was all at once targeted and messy – like a SWAT shotgun that fired heaping gobs of butter. It was the weirdest thing. I walked away – or escaped, really – not quite grasping what he was trying to tell me, but understanding that he wanted people to notice the goddamn hell out of it.

And now, I’m getting an eerily similar feeling from the latest trailer for Ubisoft and Dead Island dev Techland’s Mad Riders because, well, goodness. Lots of things happen in this trailer. Occasionally, they’re even related. First it’s a parody, then it’s a parody of itself, and by the end, I think it might even be parody of that parody. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe. You might even do all three at once. So maybe have an ambulance on speed dial – just in case.

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Lively Island: Techland’s Mad Riders

By Alec Meer on May 21st, 2012.

Why isn't there an ET bicycling sim yet?

What… where…. Who? Videowhats? I’ve been away for a week (pleasure not work for once, although the weather did its best to undermine that) without internet teats to suckle upon and I currently have about as much idea of what’s going in the land of videogames as I do about ballroom dancing. While the RPS Hivemind straps me into the Rapid Retraining Device, I’ll leave you with news that Dead Island devs Techland’s next, and entirely who do the voodoo-free, offering will be turning up in a mere nine days’ time. After the dark, divisive concept album that was Dead Island, Mad Riders seems to be Techland’s equivalent of the ninety second punk single. It’s got quadbikes. They are ridden. Madly. Basically, it looks like Mario Kart but with crash helmets and no magic shells.
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Off Road And Off Their Meds: Mad Riders

By John Walker on February 15th, 2012.

He sure looks mad!

Techland are a developer famous to different people for different things. Some know them as the people behind the Call Of Juarez series, others for last year’s very decent Dead Island, and others still as the racing game team who gave us Nail’d. (Oddly though, they don’t seem to know this about themselves, with a website that doesn’t mention the latter two games at all.) It’s in their racing guise that they offer Mad Riders (also not mentioned on their site), an Ubisoft published off-road arcade racer that just about gets a mention on their site.

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