Race and Drift with Drift Mania Games, featured on new Windows* 8.1 Tablets

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Drift Mania games feature the exciting and challenging practice of controlled drifting and sliding sports cars.

Drifting a car is the practice of turning a corner at high speed and allowing the car to go into a controlled slide. It requires a careful combination of speed, handling and control. Once a car begins sliding around a turn, it’s up to the driver to maneuver the car correctly to avoid spinning out of control.

The series of Drift Mania games by Ratrod Studio Inc. provide an exciting and fun game where players drift sports virtual cars right on their Intel® Atom™ tablets for Windows* 8.1. Players score points based on four main criteria: speed, line, angle and impact.

Drift Mania’s games feature numerous car control features including two acceleration modes (pedal and throttle bar), steering sensitivity adjustment, variable throttle system and hydraulic handbrake. The games also feature numerous levels, different camera configurations, replay systems and adrenaline-fueled soundtracks.

When developing the Drift Mania series of car games, Ratrod Studio Inc. took advantage of its status as an Intel® Software Partner in the Intel® Developer Zone, which provides assistance with business planning, product development and optimization, marketing and more. Ratrod Studio’s developers used Intel tools, code and support to optimize the Drift Mania games for the powerful features of Intel Atom tablets for Windows* 8.1. Plus, the company received additional inspiration and guidance from the Intel Developer Zone communities.

“We created an action-packed car game that puts the player behind the wheel of some of the most exciting cars, with realistic driving responses and control,” said Pat Toulouse, President at Ratrod Studio Inc.

Drift Mania games takes advantage of the high processing speeds of the Intel® Atom™ processor, touch capabilities and high resolution screen of new Windows* 8.1 tablets. The games features stunning 3D graphics, multi-touch capabilities, fast-moving gameplay and more.

“Drift Mania games provide high-resolution 3D graphics and fast gameplay that requires a high level of computation power available on Windows* 8.1 tablets,” Pat noted.

The development support provided by the Intel Developer Zone has encouraged Ratrod Studio Inc. to explore further options to develop new apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of new Windows* 8.1 tablets.

Ratrod Studio Inc. is an entertainment software company that specializes in developing and publishing interactive Web content and games for a complete range of platforms including mobile devices, PC and console systems. For more information visit: http://ratrodstudio.com.

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