If you've been watching our Twitter feed lately, you no doubt know that we're deep into beta testing on Mad Skills Motocross, a video game we're releasing on the iTunes App Store on Jan. 10 in conjunction with Swedish developer Turborilla. It's compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
To say that this game is addicting would be an understatement. We thought we'd ask some of our volunteer beta testers for their take on MSM, and this is what they had to say.
"I have said it before and I will say it again. MSM is the best side scrolling motocross game ever. It is insanely addictive and so much fun to play. With the recent addition of Open Feint challenges the game has been raised to a whole new level. Being able to challenge your friends to your best times is awesome. Beware, this game is a massive productivity killer as you won’t be able to put it down after you start playing."
www.twitter.com/racerxvt (not a volunteer, but still....)
At first MSM was a fun game, now its an evil addiction. The kind of addiction you like to keep around for a while. With the OpenFeint integration, you are challenged mentally each time you compete in a challenge [against your friends]. You definitely learn how to control your emotions and remain calm when you finally take the lead (after trying 100 times) coming over the last jump and the checkers are in sight. Just like in real life racing; remain calm and win. Get nervous and you will crash to a spectacular series of tumbles, bumbles, and the famous ohhhhuhhhh from your digital friend. Good thing you can click restart and try again. Feed the addiction!
As soon as I found Mad Skills Motocross for my desktop a year ago, I was hooked. I remember playing for hours at a time. Now, the addicting excitement of MSM is in my hands and it's impossible to put down! Not only am I constantly wanting to progress through the game, but I can't put the phone down until I beat challenges sent to me from friends. The integration of friend challenges and leaderboards for all 50+ tracks guarantees MSM will never get boring...and I will never get anything done.
Follow Mad Skills Motocross on Twitter at twitter.com/madskillsmx, or sign up for email notifications at www.racerxonline.com/madskillsmotocross. Look for the official trailer within a week or so. In the meantime, here's an early, low-res clip of Kevin Husted playing one of the simple tracks.