The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics cards 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “Trackmania”

Feature: Listen to these dads

Podcast: What do we play with our kids?

The dadification of games continues. So we’re going full Dad this week on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, as we’ve been asked to talk about the games we play with our children. Alec’s daughter is excited by the unlockable characters in Rayman Legends (and she’s also strangely fascinated by Battletech). John’s son is a bit younger and likes to watch his dad diving…

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Feature: Neon paintball

Have you played… Shootmania?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Shootmania: Storm was an athletic multiplayer shooter. You moved fast, you jumped far and you only had two types of gun (one of which only appeared when you stood on a certain type of platform). It was about skill, not gear. Everyone died in the same…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Feature:

This 20,000 Car Trackmania Video Is Creepy

I will never get sick of Trackmania [official site] videos, whether it's of the Press Forward variety or the lots-of-replays-merged-into-one variety. The latter is what you'll find below: a video showing 22,000 Trackmania cars speeding, leaping, flipping around the same track, each one of which was originally controlled by a real player.

Tagged with , , , , .

Trackmania Turbo Slows, Is Delayed Till Early 2016

Trackmania is a glorious thing. A joyful, sunkissed, loop-the-loop arcade racing game about incrementally learning the impossible geometry of user-made tracks until you're able to hit their boosts, ramps, and dodge their pitfalls in a single continuous run. Trackmania Turbo [official site] was due to be released before Christmas with some new features - the most important of which is that it's very blue and…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Feature:

Trackmania 2’s Press Forward Maps Are Amazing

One of my favourite niches among level design communities are creations which are designed to pinball players through their geometry without requiring your control. Levels for the platformer N, for example, which allow you to sit back and marvel at their daredevil complexity, or race tracks for Trackmania [official site] in which you need to do nothing but push forward. An example of the latter…

Tagged with , , , .

Zoom Zoom: Trackmania Turbo Announced For November

The twists, ramps, jumps, vertical roads, and loops of Trackmania are a delight to me. The arcade racing series is wholly silly yet still encourages and rewards very careful driving as you try to top the time trial leaderboards. They're jolly nice games. The last lot in the series sadly split different environment and vehicle types off into separate games, but they're coming back together…

Tagged with , , , , .

Shootmania Platform: Free Speedrun Mode For New Players

Shootmania is to shooty games as Trackmania is to racing games: streamlined, almost austere, a platform for user creativity, and French. But though Trackmania cut away chaff to focus on the fundamentals of completing tracks quickly, Shootmania's own abstractions - unusual laser-y weapons and unique modes and so on - made it hard to comprehend to people trained on other multiplayer shooters. Shootmania Platform might…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Feature: Trackmania Forever And Ever

Ten Years Of Trackmania

It is Trackmania's Tenth anniversary. It is worth remembering. It looks like one car. Then the race starts, and from this single vehicle fan out a thousand ghosts – swerving left and right, zooming straight ahead. A sea of overlapping roofs crash forwards over the track, undulating over hills and ramps, lone cars spinning out like flecks of foam. This thousand-car wave is part of…

Tagged with , , .

Feature: Inexhaustible Trackmania

Looping The Loop: A Chat(mania) With Nadeo

With Trackmania having made its triumphantly quirky return with Canyon, we thought it might be opportune to have a little chat with Nadeo about what they are up to. We spoke to Edouard Beauchemin, who talked about the inexhaustibility of the game, Nadeo's plans for the near future, and the power that their games put into the hands of players.

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Goes Fast: Trackmania 2 Canyon Footage

Our eagle-eyed internet informants have spotted Trackmania 2 footage - actual game-being-played-by-a-dude footage! - and I've posted it below. Might be one of those Soon To Be Zapped typed situations, as we don't seem to have got this from Mr Ubisoft directly. It looks suitably slick, and just about mad enough to be Trackmania. And yes, I used the same screenshot again, wanna fight about…

Tagged with , , , .

Trackmania 2: The First Footage

Cars. Cars wot go fast. That's what we need, in this week of shooting and portal-making and dragon-slaying. The Trackmania series remains glorious, giddy and essential, and the full-on sequel's been far too long coming. The information's being drip-fed out, annoyingly -so far only one screenshot, but now we get a little look-see at how this grand old racing fantasy looks in motion...

Tagged with , , .

Feature:

RPS Verdict: Trackmania United Forever

You find our bickering crew mid-insult, as they talk bad about John's mum and make fun of Kieron's general confusion in the face of existence. But there's a purpose to this gathering, and it's to discuss the most recent Trackmania games. Let's see how we get on. John: We should totally print this. A verdict on how Kieron can't do jokes. Kieron: Kieron can't read,…

Tagged with , , .

Feature:

The Making of: Trackmania

[Since the new Trackmanias are tearing up the internet, I thought it'll be a good time to dig out a Making of interview with Nadeos's Florent Castelnerac. This interview was performed in the lead up Trackmania Sunrise and focuses primarily on their first game. Florent was agreeably driven and funny, even through the occasionally broken English. Re-reading this a few weeks after I wrote about…

Tagged with , , , , .

Trackmania Nations Rightnow

The latest version of anything-goes arcade/puzzle racer Trackmania is out, and it's free. Unfortunately the Trackmania Nations Forever website is currently taking more of a hammering than would, if I had a hammer, the morning, and the evening, all over this land. Having eventually had it working long enough to reach the download page, turns out it's actually a forward to Filefront. The download is…

Tagged with , , .

Trackmania Without End

Things we don't talk about much on RPS: deforestation, owls, pudding, longjohns, Sonic the Hedgehog, and cars. Well, let's fix that latter at least. A car game we can all get behind is smashy finger-steering fun 'em up Trackmania. On April 16th, the latest version, Trackmania Nations Forever is to be released. And it's free! Free! Free like the pudding-soiled longjohns Sonic the Hedgehog would…

Tagged with , .