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    Ludum Dare 27

    August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds

    Ludum Dare 27 — August 23rd-26th, 2013
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    SMS Racing - hlink - Jam Entry

    Please give me feedback on Steam Greenlight! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=174330379


    SMS Racing is a time trial arcade racer that captures the thrill of texting and driving.

    More info, including a list of available versions / downloads:

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59lfV_000A

    This was built on top of the stock Unity racing game demo, which can be downloaded from the Unity Asset Store.

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    Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:50am

    Your game is really funny ! Innovative hilarious concept and so true, if you dont respond in 10 secs you are judged lol. Nice one !

    Drachlen says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:38am

    I love it so much. What a great idea.

    vids says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:26am

    Great idea!

    In real life, when you're trying to text while driving, you don't look away from the road but bring the phone to a height where you can move your eyes between the road and the phone. Well at least that's how I do it in real life and it's great fun imo. Try having both things available at the same time so it's no more a game about just driving and messaging speed but also how the player decides to switch between the two.

    deepnight says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:30pm

    Excellent take over the theme! :) I laughed continuously watching the gameplay video.

    CuberToy says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:37pm

    Enjoyed it, really fun interpretation of the theme.

    Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:57pm


    Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:19pm

    Wow, really nice game.

    quill18 says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:31pm

    Brilliant concept!

    Calahagus says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:37pm

    That was hilarious! I found myself groaning when I had to type out more than 3 letters (something something disrespectful generation) and the landscape was fun to look at, I mean, when I didn't have to respond to a text of course. My biggest had to be the lack of reverse indicators, and I found myself going backwards more than once. But overall this was fun and hilarious, well done!

    Cory Martin says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:54pm

    When I hit 'send', my message disappears from the text field and it doesn't send. I'm playing the OS X version. Am I doing something wrong?

    xgeovanni says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:24pm

    Crashed after a while for me, while I was driving around with no friends. Here's the crash report folder if you can make use of it: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/127476718/Etc/2013-08-26_161556.zip

    Falcon says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:29pm

    Easily the funniest game I've played so far. Well done. xD

    Spaceoff says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:18pm

    Absolute genius. I totally love the concept.

    nintendoeats says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:06pm

    Wow! I was working literally on this idea with somebody several years ago. We even had the same camera angle. We were focusing more on the texting than the driving though, I think you made the better call.

    TaleLore says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:10pm

    This is a pretty interesting game.

    loolpolo says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:15pm

    Fun idea!

    jomomomo says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:24pm

    Fantastic... just... fantast.. oops I crashed.

    vittorioromeo says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:02pm

    Very funny entry! I love it!

    LordHellMaX says ...
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:54pm

    That's a crazy and genius idea! Game crashed on me but I guess I just died while texting... :) Good job!

    TravisChen says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:50am

    YES. 1000x YES. Stay in school.

    Oxydam says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:09pm

    Very fun idea. Original exploitation of the theme.

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:22pm

    Had fun, but it crashed on my computer as I (believe I) was approaching the finish line.

    ratking says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:25pm

    The car controls are shitty, but I guess that's not what the game is about. Hilarious idea!

    aquilicoco says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:48pm

    Good idea

    AdamHarte says ...
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:03pm

    Awesome game, and super funny.

    iiechapman says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:27am

    Very funny idea, way harder than real life

    GaTechGrad says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:52am

    Neat concept. Really kept me busy responding to text messages.

    daOyster says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:02am

    Awesome and fun use of the theme. I can already see the news networks using this as a basis for what it's like to text and drive. But in real life I believe it's a little easier and you have a tad more situation awareness then in this. Overall, good execution of the idea, saved it to play later after the rating period is over too.

    zillix says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:11am

    fantastic. great take on the theme!

    Angrycrow says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:42am

    OOOOOOOOO DEAAAR! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!! I .. this game is amazing. Literally. my mind is amaze right now. Excellent and political and just plain awesome. Please rate my game. http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=5288

    hlink says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:49am

    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone!

    Added a Unity Web Player version and fixed the crash that a few people reported with the Windows version.

    dancingflame says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:16pm

    Great idea! Lessons learned: Do not respond message while driving. lol~

    euske says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:40pm

    This game should be used in a driving school.

    MinionStudios says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:24pm

    Hilarious! Glad you're getting some press for this. At first I was like...

    lekochen says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:20pm


    zlowrance says ...
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:12pm

    Amazing idea, great execution. Id be surprised if this didnt win!

    sittaman says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:12am

    Very creative!

    blackotus says ...
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:37pm

    I love this game!!!
    It looks and sounds great, and its really unusual!

    Also, I laughed out loud when I failed to reply the first time :P

    Great work!

    Zuige says ...
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 9:53pm

    Brilliant game! Found you on Nerdcubed's channel! :)

    EncryptedCow says ...
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 3:49am

    Amazing. That's all I can say about this.

    g_o says ...
    Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:28pm

    Pretty neat game.

    NightShadow0 says ...
    Sep 4, 2013 @ 2:51pm

    This game has taught me that having no friends feels awesome. Nice work!

    lesterpig says ...
    Sep 8, 2013 @ 10:09am

    Did you use unity packages for graphics environment & collisions ? Nice concept.

    Split82 says ...
    Sep 9, 2013 @ 11:53pm

    Idea is really nice :)

    Mekuri says ...
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 9:12pm

    haha, very funny idea!! Personally I would've liked if the cell phone were in view of the road when typing, so you ad least had a chance to drive :P
    Really great idea!!!

    Pickens Inc. says ...
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 1:12pm

    Fantastic! Love the racer itself, but the SMS made me smile and grimace at the same time, and that countdown is really pressurizing. The text to speech lady is also hilarious.

    You probably already know this, but OfficialNerdCubed, my favourite youtuber featured your game in his video "3 Free Games Friday 40" :D so congratulations, that's been my dream.

    nilo says ...
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 10:37am

    Since it's based on a demo, I find it hard to rate the graphics and sound, since most of it probably comes from the demo itself. However, great and fun idea! really innovative.

    hlink says ...
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 6:07am

    @lesterpig - it was built using the Unity Racing Tutorial which you can get on the asset store. It's more of a mod than an original work, to be sure.

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