New free racing app an ‘authentic world of cars’
FRENCH gaming giant Eden Games has launched Gear.Club, a high-octane game that it says is more than just racing, but “an authentic world of cars with fully simulated engines, powertrains, suspensions and aerodynamics”.
The app is free on the Apple App Store and Google Play, and took a team of 30 engineers nearly three years to develop. The game debuted on Apple TV Fourth Generation as a launch-window title where it has been the number one overall app in 25 countries as well as the top-grossing app in 10 markets.
In this realistic driving experience, car lovers can collect, upgrade and customise some of the most gorgeous exotic vehicles in their performance shop, and enjoy exquisite details, such as engines and interiors, in fully rendered 3D.
Speaking about the development of Gear.Club, Eden Games founder David Nadal said: “We individually simulate every mechanical element relevant to how a car behaves. Fidelity is key and we are proud that our game engine can reproduce subtle nuances that a true car fan will be able to feel.
“In Gear.Club, every car behaves differently; some are more agile, some understeer. This is quite rare, if not unique, in the mobile space. Furthermore, all the data you see in the game is in line with reality.”
Eden Games has a robust heritage for developing racing games, with the simulation, physics and realism of Gear.Club being a result of the company’s 20+ years’ experience in research, engineering and iterative design.
The gaming powerhouse has already achieved success with highly acclaimed games such as the V-Rally franchise, Need for Speed: Porsche and Test Drive Unlimited, among other major hits on various consoles.
To achieve the realism experienced in Gear.Club, the team at Eden Games worked extremely closely with the featured car manufacturers.
The designers painstakingly replicate each model, ensuring the style and original spirit of each car was upheld and that the manufacturers can pick the design that best reflects the real-life product. “When manufacturers see the respect we have for their products and how meticulous we are, we can establish a very constructive dialogue.
“Cars are our religion and I think this transpires when they talk to us, which is why they trust us as much as they do,” said Nadal. More on www.gear.club. — WR.
A screen grab from the new drivinggame app, Gear.Club, which developers say provides more than just a racing game, but ‘an authentic world of cars’.