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.

Saturday
Jan252014

Vote for Riptide GP2 in Best App Ever FTW!

Oh the joys!  Riptide GP2 has been nominated as "Best Racing Game" on iOS in this year's Best App Ever Awards!  

If you're reading this, we're just going to go ahead and assume you agree with us that Riptide GP2 actually IS the best racing game on iOS for 2013.  I mean, think about it?  Can you bust out a death-defying Mad Monkey in Asphalt 8?  No, sir, you can not.

So please click on this handy link and vote for Riptide GP2!

Vote for Riptide GP2 for Best Racing Game
(iPhone/iPad)

And while you're at it, nominations for the Android part of the competition are open as well.  Click this button to nominate Riptide GP2 as one of the Best Racing Games of 2013 on Android!

Nominate Riptide GP2 for Best Racing Game
(Android)

For more information about the Best App Ever Awards, read the words on this page.
Tuesday
Dec172013

Riptide GP2 is in the App Store's "Best of 2013"

We are thrilled to announce that Riptide GP2 has been selected as one of the App Store's Best of 2013!

Riptide GP2 launched in July of this year, and has been a fan favorite ever since.  The new upgrade and career system, online multi-player and VR Challenge mode have helped earn an average rating over 4.5/5 stars in the App Store.

The App Store published their Best of 2013 list today. In the US, Riptide GP2 is in the "Racing Redefined" section, alongside such company as Asphalt 8, Angry Birds GO! and just a few other titles you may have heard of.  In other countries we're listed in other locations.  See below for the full list.

There have been literally thousands of new racing games this year, and to be selected and featured in this kind of company is pretty amazing. Check out the full list of games here in the App Store's Best of 2013 list here.

Of course, if you haven't already played it, what are you waiting for?  Now's a great time to download Riptide GP2 for iPhone and iPad!

Here's the full list of the countries and categories where Riptide GP2 is listed in the App Store's Best of 2013:

 

  • La reinvención de las carreras AR iPhone
  • Racing Redefined AU iPhone
  • Racing Redefined AU iPad
  • Corridas redefinidas BR iPhone
  • Corridas redefinidas BR iPad
  • Racing Redefined CA iPhone
  • Racing Redefined CA iPad
  • 新概念赛车游戏 CN iPad
  • 新概念赛车游戏 CN iPhone
  • La reinvención de las carreras ES iPhone
  • La reinvención de las carreras ES iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer HK iPad
  • Great Multiplayer HK iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer ID iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer ID iPad
  • Racing Redefined IN iPhone
  • Racing Redefined IN iPad
  • 再定義されたレースゲーム JP iPhone
  • 再定義されたレースゲーム JP iPad
  • 레이싱 게임의 진수 KR iPad
  • 레이싱 게임의 진수 KR iPhone
  • La reinvención de las carreras MX iPhone
  • Racing Redefined NZ iPhone
  • Racing Redefined NZ iPad
  • Новое поколение гоночных игр RU iPad
  • Новое поколение гоночных игр RU iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer SG iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer SG iPad
  • Great Multiplayer TH iPad
  • Great Multiplayer TH iPhone
  • Yeniden Tanımlanan Yarış TR iPad
  • Yeniden Tanımlanan Yarış TR iPhone
  • Great Multiplayer TW iPad
  • Great Multiplayer TW iPhone
  • Racing Redefined US iPad
  • Racing Redefined US iPhone
Wednesday
Nov272013

Vector Unit Thanksgiving Super Sale!

One thing we're really thankful for at Vector Unit is our awesome fans.  Not only do you guys play our games, but you send us suggestions for making them better, you post awesome comments online, and you tell your friends about us!

In this holiday season we want to give a little something back, by having our first ever Vector Unit Thanksgiving / Cyber Monday Super Sale.  The savings start early morning Thursday November 28 and run through the end of "Cyber Monday", December 2.

For a limited time you can taste the thankfulness with these awesome deals:

Save 66% on Riptide GP2

Since its premiere Riptide GP2 has never gone on sale -- until now!  This is your chance to snap up one of the top rated racing games on iOS, Android, and Amazon for a super low price!

Save 50% on the "Ultra Pack" in Beach Buggy Blitz

What's even better than smashing through a totally destructible tropical island?  Smashing through it with 100,000 coins worth of powerups!  For a limited time, you can go to the "Coin Store" in Beach Buggy Blitz and buy the 100,000 coin Ultra Pack for half price!

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, to all our U.S. friends -- Happy Thanksgiving!  And to everyone else, what the heck, Happy Thanksiving too!  Sorry you won't be stuffing yourself with turkey and pie all day, but at least you can get some good deals online!

Monday
Nov252013

Nexus 5 Screenshot Winners

We had a lot of fun going through the 460 entries we received for the Nexus 5 Screenshot Contest, and we thought what better way to celebrate our contest winners than to share them with the world!  Also, since we'll probably do another screenshot contest again in the future, you can see how our selection process works and maybe better your chances next time around.

Just a reminder on the rules -- We asked people to send in a screenshot of a Vector Unit game in action.  Out of all the entries, we picked 10 of our favorites, and then out of the eligible entries from that group, we used a random number generator to pick the winner of the Grand Prize Nexus 5.  The rest of the finalists received codes and/or T-shirts.

So in no particular order, here are the 10 finalist screenshots:

First of all, there's a Yeti in this screenshot.  Second of all, there's a fully upgraded Beach Buggy smashing into a Yeti.  Third, it takes some timing and effort to actually capture a moment like this in a screenshot.  We appreciate that.  Plus, did I mention the yeti?

One way to endear yourself to the Vector Unit judges in a screenshot contest is to get it from Shine Runner, which we always consider one of our favorite (but less popular) games.  In this case, we have a nicely framed shot of a guy getting punted out of a boat.  Yeehaw!

This is just a straight up awesome shot of Riptide GP2.  It's got tons of guys on screen all doing crazy stunts.  It's got the splash screen effect going.  AND the latest hydro jet, Scorpion. 

 We got several screenshots from the treasure room in Beach Buggy Blitz, but we liked this one the best, because it's a nicely composed, well balanced image of OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE COINS.

 

Another sweet Beach Buggy Blitz shot.  Another well composed image.  We also appreciated that the player is playing with Oog Oog and a custom-painted Dune Jumper instead of the standard car/driver.

A couple of people sent us their top score stats from Beach Buggy, but none were as impressive as this one.  No, it's not the high score that's amazing (although it's pretty darn great.)  It's the 100% career completion, with 1,003,095 career coins collected, and almost 60 hours played!  Now that's dedication!

Just another overall great Riptide GP2 shot.  We docked him a few points for using the default paint job (customization people!) but the judges loved the composition, the fact that he's busting out a Tornado, and of course the Vector Unit and Beach Buggy Blitz billboards.  Flattery will get you everywhere.

Although this screenshot was weirdly cropped, we liked the fact that he was busting along with a Drop Ship and a Mr. Happy driver.  There's just something kind of intense about this composition.

More Riptide GP2, more coolness showing the pump station in one of the later levels.  Feels epic, lots of action, and splashes.  Oh, the splashes!

And yes, another Mr Happy, this time in a custom painted Lightning.  We liked the fact that he's smashing a Lava Monster (in case you can't tell, we like smashing stuff), and also that ... actually no that was pretty much it:  Mr Happy, custom painted muscle car, Lava Monster.  

And the winner is...

So out of these entries we picked Jim Laverty's of Pennsburg, PA.  His treasure room shot was picked at random out of the qualifying winners to receive the Nexus 5.  Congrats, Jim!

And congrats to all the 10 finalists -- we hope you enjoy your prizes, and we hope that the rest of you will be inspired to enter the next time we do a screenshot contest!