One fateful night, in a slightly well lit room, there started an event, an event quite like lots of other events before it, a seemingly ordinary event. Hosted by the creator of toribash, hampa, this event required its contestants to create a racing game, given only the weekend to complete it. As an added bonus hampa himself would take part, although he would be excluded from the list of potential winners.
Many a contestant came forth, keen to prove themselves and win the prize, but in the end only two emerged victorious. Fizik and Box. Although their respective games were considered good, given the time in which they made it, it was hampa’s own game that shone the brightest. Out of the ashes of that event emerged an amazing new racing game called pii racer.
The game was such a success that hampa decided to continue working on it and improve it for all to play. Some said it was “the 2D trackmania” while other said it was “omg awesome” and others even described it as “so much fun”.
Today pii racer, although not fully released yet, has more than 100 user created levels and more than 500k has been given out in prizes to those who conquered the times above all others. The (slightly disputed) king of the game MrAakash holds the highscore in almost all the most popular levels and has on over 400k of tc by devastating others scores and placing his own upon the throne of 1st place.
I talked to hampa about the game and gained a few valuable insights. Readers will be happy, if not ecstatic, to hear that the development of the game still continues to this day and should continue for the the foreseeable future. If everything goes well we can expect to be able to play pii racer not only when we have a computer near us, but almost anywhere with plans to port it to iOS.
We can also look forward to some pretty exciting updates. Take the following with a pinch of salt though because nothing is for certain at this moment. A few ideas were bounced around there might even eventually be a multiplayer mode, with optional tc betting.
In conclusion we can be pretty sure that pii racer has a long and glorious future ahead of it. A few quotes from hampa should sum it up perfectly :
“I’m working on an update with some much needed improvements. If that goes well I’ll port it over to iOS” followed by “I have a list of features I want to try as well, that might take a few weeks to go through all of them”.
That’s all for now dear readers, but should you have any questions about this wonderful game feel free to ask about it on the pii racer thread on the news section of the forum.