Riptide GP

Renegade goes cross-platform for online play (on Mobile)

We just released a whole slew of new Riptide GP: Renegade mobile updates, with one very important improvement -- you can now play friends around the world, no matter what mobile platform they're playing on.

Summer is here and so is Riptide GP: Renegade!

Riptide GP: Renegade is launching on PS4 and Steam on July 26, and Apple TV and NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV on August 2nd.  Other platform releases which include Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, and Android will be coming shortly after.

Announcing Riptide GP: Renegade

We’re pleased to announce Riptide GP: Renegade! Coming to consoles (date TBD), fans can look forward to incredible new and visually stunning race tracks, vehicles, racers, trophies, mini-games and best of all, online and split screen multiplayer.

The Sweet Taste of BlackBerry

Today Riptide GP splashes down on the BlackBerry World app store for BlackBerry 10.  

Last week we released Beach Buggy Blitz for BB10, and it's already become one of the most popular and highest-rated games in the BlackBerry World store.

We've been working closely with the team at BlackBerry to ensure that we squeeze every ounce of juice out of their powerful new BB10-based devices, and we're excited to be part of this new step in the BlackBerry legacy!

In addition to performance enhancements, our BlackBerry games also feature full Scoreloop integration, with support for Achievements, Leaderboards, and cloud storage.

You can find Riptide GP for BlackBerry here.

And Beach Buggy Blitz for BlackBerry here.

... and keep and eye out for Shine Runner, due in a few short weeks!

Windows 8 Double Whammy!

You just installed Windows 8, and now you're looking for something awesome to do with it.  What could be more awesome than a high-fidelity water racing game?

I'll tell you what would be more awesome:

TWO high-fidelity water racing games!

This last week Vector Unit released both Hydro Thunder Hurricane (published by Microsoft Studios) and Riptide GP onto the Windows 8 store, and the reviews have been great!

Until last week Hydro Thunder Hurricane was an Xbox 360 exclusive, and now for the very first time PC players around the world can get a faceful of jet-fuel-scented spray with this faithful port.  It even includes all the content of the 360 "Tempest Pack" DLC.  Hydro Thunder Hurricane offers a classic-arcade racing experience for hardcore and mid-level players.

Riptide GP has been making waves on Android and iOS for about a year now, but this is the first time it's been released on the Windows platform.  Riptide GP offers intense hydro jet racing action mixed with high flying stunts and awesome ragdoll wipeouts.  It's easy to pick up and play for beginners, but challenging to master for expert players.

Check them out in the Windows 8 Store today!

My Favorite 2-Star Review Ever

Riptide GP generally gets pretty good reviews -- about 4.5/5 stars average in the App Store and Play Store.  But there are people who don't like it.  Sometimes they don't like it because they want multiplayer or some other feature.  Sometimes it just doesn't click.

But sometimes you get a negative review that actually makes you smile.  And this is one of those:

Not that good ★★

by - Version 1.3 - Aug 8, 2012

I am a kid and I even know that this game is hardly realistic because I know if you release the gas it's like you automatically have the brakes on and also if u ride a jet ski on land it's gonna get a hole in it and it's done for however long till it gets fixed. Also a jetski that doesn't get a hole in it from driving on land will be heavy making it not go up hills or waves well. Also you hit a wall or another jetski at that speed your screwed.

Well, anonymous reviewer kid... you're right.

Nabi 2 kids tablet is awesome and Riptide-o-licious

We sometimes get approached by companies coming out with new hardware who want to talk to us about putting a demo version of one of our games on their devices.  Usually we politely decline, either because we don't like the device, or because it seems like it's going to be a lot of work and we don't have time.

But every so often a device comes along that we feel really fortunate to be able to be a part of.  The new Nabi 2 tablet for kids is one of those products.  

The Nabi 2 is an Android tablet with a whopping-fast Tegra 3 quad-core processor in it.  It has a cool looking shock-proof case.  It comes preinstalled with a bunch of family-friendly games (including our very own Riptide GP).  It has non-obnoxious parental filters and controls.  It's a full-on tablet, not just a toy.  And it only costs $199.  

It's coming out really soon, and the reviews are starting to come in.  This is definitely one we're recommending to our friends with kids.  Check it out!

Wired - Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made for Kids?

Android Police - Fuhu Nabi 2 Review

SlashGear Nabi 2 Kids Tablet Review

Helllooooo, Nook!

We just released both of our current Android games -- Riptide GP and Shine Runner -- on the Barnes and Noble App Store for Nook.

Link:  Vector Unit games on Nook

Seriously, the new Nook tablet is a pretty impressive piece of hardware.  It packs a lot of punch for $199.  At least, it runs both of our games well, and that's no easy feat seeing as how they're packed so full of 3D physicsy goodness.  

The old Nook Color ain't so bad, either, and the price is seriously right at $169.  I mean, dang-- that's like the price of a large popcorn at the movies these days.  Well, almost.  But you can't race hydro jets in a bucket of popcorn.