Take one part time-trial racing, two parts technical mastery and a pinch of puzzle solving, and you’re close to encapsulating Trackmania. This weekend, qualifiers for the 2017 Trackmania Cup are taking place, and it’s like watching Formula 1 racers attempt to solve a physics-based Rubik’s cube with their cars.
It just...the madness begins immediately, and for five minutes, it does not stop.
Trackmania Turbo, a game that was initially released on the Nintendo DS in 2011 (though which has now been “completely reworked”), is coming to modern consoles (and the PC). And, true to Trackmania style, it looks like a lot of fun. It’ll be out in November.
Red guys fight blue guys in what may be one of the more ambitious games on the horizon, the goofily-named Shootmania.
Imagine Babies? Imagine Doctor? Try Imagine Town, the virtual world based on the successful game series, spearheading Ubisoft's online gaming lineup for fiscal year 2010-11, with Might & Magic Heroes Kingdoms, Trackmania 2, and two unannounced titles in the works.
Valve isn't the only developer makes moves to expand this week, as French publisher Ubisoft has acquired Nadeo, the also French developers responsible for the wildly popular TrackMania racing game series.
While you're taking in that shakycam above, this Twitter feed says Trackmania 2 will be a PC release at launch ("No XBLA, PSN or Mac ports. Nadeo only want to focus on PC.") and will feature four splitscreen modes: Cup, regular championship, team, and cooperative. Nadeo is said to have spent three years working on it.