Monday
Apr072014

Riptide GP2 Steam Update #1: Multiplayer Improvements!

We just released our first update to the Steam version of Riptide GP2, which includes a handful of asked-for feature enhancements and a few minor fixes.

All users are strongly encouraged to update to this latest version, since you'll need it to enjoy online multiplayer games on Riptide GP2 going forward.  But also becasue it's awesome.

The largest enhancement is an improved Online Multiplayer QuickMatch Mode:

  • Allows you to see who else is in the Lobby with you. 
  • Allows you to join a Match that's in progress at the next Race start. 
  • Shows you the status of each racer while you're waiting. 
  • Allows up to 6 players to race simultaneously!

These improvements and others should make it a LOT easier to join multiplayer matches, and to get matches going with 4, 5, and 6 players.

Highlights - Update 1 (Apr 7, 2014):

  • Added Multiplayer Waiting Room for Quick Match 
  • Fixed Cloud Sync issue for save data. You can now sync properly on multiple machines. 
  • Increased MP Stability 
  • Graphical enhancements 
  • Art improvements 
  • Economy tweaks to rider progression 
  • Various other bug fixes

Full Changes - Update 1 (Apr 7, 2014):

  • Waiting Room Screen for matchmaking 
  • Cloud Sync fix 
  • Added fresnel term compute to jetski paint shader 
  • UI focus state bug fixes 
  • Removal of unnecessary UI text 
  • Helmet tweak 
  • Rider female model tweak for shoulder and groin 
  • Rider Shoulder texture and mesh tweaks 
  • Updated Display Settings 
  • QuickMatch now tries to join you in lobbies with people from your friends list, if found. 
  • Render state cache bug fix and performance improvement 
  • Attract mode camera target bug fixed 
  • Adjustments to the starting grid 
  • Cross-version incompability enforcement added

Thank you!

Thank you for all the great feedback! We maintain a prioritized list of issues that are reported by our players so don't hesitate to hit is up for fixes, changes, etc. in the Steam Riptide GP2 Official Game Group Discussion Forums!

Thursday
Mar202014

Riptide GP2 Announced for Xbox One & PS4

Our flagship racer Riptide GP2 will be coming later this spring to Xbox One and Playstation 4.  

Like the Steam version, this enhanced version of RGP2 features improved graphics, online multiplayer, split screen multiplayer, ghost racing (VR Challenge), and of course all the excitement you know and love in Riptide GP2.  We'll also have full support for Xbox Live and PSN features like leaderboards and achievements/trophies.

Oh, and did we mention it runs at a silky smooth 60fps at 1080p on both consoles?

The Xbox One version was revealed at GDC this week.  In particular, players and press reacted positively to one amazing feature -- split screen multiplayer with six -- count'em, six! -- simultaneous racers.  Riptide GP2 is actually the first 3d racing game EVER to support 6 player split screen.  You have to see it to believe it.

Dan Hsu from Gamesbeat tweeted this pic and comment regarding the 6-player mode:

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Mar042014

Humble Mobile Bundle 4...Now with More Riptide GP2!

We here at Vector Unit love us some Humble Bundle.  Pay what you want for great games, and a bunch of the money goes to charity!

And we are very pleased to announce that Riptide GP2 is one of the games included in the newest Humble Mobile Bundle for Android!  Humble Mobile Bundle 4 features six unbeatable games:  Pay what you want to receive the legendary strategy game Catan, the free-running parkour-inspired chaser Vector, the stunt-filled hydro jet racing game Riptide GP2 and the apocalyptic sharp-shooter Zombie Gunship. If you pay more than the average, you'll also get to experience the atmospheric side-scroller action adventure game, BADLAND and form your squad in the advanced tactical combat of Breach & Clear.

Use the widget at the top of this post to buy your copy of Humble Mobile Bundle 4 today!  No, seriously, don't wait too long -- the Bundle is only available until March 18, 2014!

Saturday
Mar012014

Riptide GP2 Coming to Steam March 7

Vector Unit is excited to announce the Steam Powered edition of our flagship racing game, Riptide GP2, will be available on Steam March 7! 

This is the most polished, feature-rich version of Riptide GP2 currently available on any platform. It's got the full career mode with a brand new, never before played "All Star" series. It's got support for 6-player online MP. It's got split screen MP for up to 4 players. Ghost racing. Trading cards. The list goes on, and I haven't even mentioned the improved visuals and screaming-fast framerates!

Check out the  Riptide GP2 on Steam homepage for screen shots and other details.  

 

Friday
Feb212014

Beach Buggy Blitz Bonanza Giveaway

I have good news and bad news.

First, the bad news:  Apple has asked us to remove the "Redeem Code" feature from Beach Buggy Blitz, which means we won't be able to give away coin pack codes to iPhone and iPad players in the future.  Oh No's!

Now the good news!  We decided to have one last massive prize blowout before the iOS update comes through, and give away 40 coin pack codes to our fans!  Plus, oh yeah:  20 Beach Buggy Blitz T-Shirts*!  This is our biggest giveaway yet, and all you have to do is enter below! 

This contest and the codes are valid for EVERYONE:  iOS, Android, BlackBerry10, everyone!

Giveaway starts at midnight tonight, and ends on February 25, 2014, at 11:59 pm PST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*T-Shirts will be awarded to US residents only. Non-US residents are still eligible to receive codes for in-app purchases. See "Terms and Conditions" for details.