Line Rider Now Available on Sprint and Verizon
The best game to feature stickmen and winter sports since SkiFree.
If you've spent any time on youtube, or internet forums/image boards, then you've probably heard of Line Rider. Since its creation, it has generated over 16 million page views and 11, 000 videos on youtube. First developed in 2006 by Bostjan Cadez, a Slovenian university student, it's essentially a cross between a drawing program, a bobsled run and The Incredible Machine. You lay out the course with the pencil tool and then let the physics system take over as you launch your hapless sledder down the starting hill. The program became a hit after people discovered that these sledding runs could be set to music and combined with the free form drawing tool to create humorous or artistic videos (and capitalize on a number of popular internet memes).
The mobile version of the game first came out in Germany in 2006, but the Sprint/Verizon deal marks its first appearance in the United States. It comes with all the features that made the original a hit including 9 line tools, line-based puzzles, the ability to add music and sound to playback and pre-loaded tracks to help new players get started. You can also, of course, upload your runs online for the rest of the world to see.
I'd seriously recommend playing the game with a digital stylus of some kind because trying to draw anything with a phone keypad is going to be a nightmare. It seems like a good way to occupy a few minutes during a break where you don't really feel like doing anything physically or mentally strenuous.
For more information on the game, visit http://www.linerider.com/en/get-line-rider-mobile
Revamped console and PC versions of the game are also in development by inXile Entertainment.