Rally Legends – A robot-building co-driver

What would a rally game be without pace notes and a co-driver? Rally Legends is the new 2D top-down rally game from the makers of Drift Legends. With 102 races set over 17 winding tracks, playable in both directions, remembering which way to turn takes some practice so the developers engaged New Zealand-resident Welsh artist Martin Horspool to be your navigator. Horspool is well-known in the New Zealand art scene for creating robots from junk and discarded items. http://buggyrobot.com.

“When you ask people who they most recognise as a rally co-driver it’s often [the late Colin McRae’s co-driver] Nicky Grist. His Welsh accent is well-known so we decided that a mild Welsh accent would be perfect for Rally Legends,” said Darren Cottingham, Executive Producer.

Horspool happens to play in a band ( http://www.aksamba.org.nz) with Cottingham so the two headed into a studio to record the required elements that would be used to help players navigate Rally Legends courses.

“If you listen to real pace notes they are quite complex. We simplified them to make it accessible to more people,” Cottingham added. And, of course, you can always turn them off if you don’t want to listen to them.

Visual prompts are also provided on-screen.

Look out for a car in the future which might look like it’s made from junk, too!

Rally Legends is published by Parkside Digital and Rush Digital.

About Parkside Digital

Parkside Digital is a publisher based in Auckland, New Zealand. As well as producing Flash games, it manages a number of websites for local publishers, and is responsible for http://www.driftlegends.com for iPhone and iPod touch, a number one racing game in New Zealand.

About Rush Digital Interactive

Rush Digital Interactive (RDI) develops games and business apps for smart phones, leveraging cutting edge know-how and it’s own innovative 2D and 3D technology to deliver top class experiences for world class brands. Based in Auckland’s iconic Iron Bank building, RDI prides itself on being an ideal and highly skilled engineering partner for projects across key disciplines. For more information on RDI, please visit: www.rushdigital.co.nz.

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