2XL Games’ free racing app offers real-world prizes for in-game achievements
Phoenix – Twist the throttle and get ready to hit the dirt, because 2XL Games has revealed that Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup, the first mobile game featuring motocross legend Ricky Carmichael is available now in the App Store. Players can download the gas-powered, adrenaline-infused dirt bike racing game for free and jump into the world of professional motocross.
Utilizing the Real Rewards platform developed by BlackBox Interactive, Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup lets players earn real-world rewards for their in-game achievements, which are redeemable via YourRealRewards.com. Through the Real Rewards platform, racing fans can transform their in-game victories into real prizes from companies such as Monster Energy, Suzuki, Turner Motorsports, Fox Racing, Oakley, DC Shoes, Mechanix Wear, Kicker, Lincoln Electric, Jakks Pacific, Replay XD and more. Some of the prizes include Ricky Carmichael Signature Series Oakley goggles, sheet metal from Carmichael’s No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet Silverado, a Ricky Carmichael action figure from Jakks Pacific, a Monster Energy pack, a Replay XD Camera, a pair of Lincoln Electric Welding Gloves, a Lincoln Electric Leather Jacket and more! Be on the lookout for additional Real Reward giveaways in the coming months, with Apple iPods and Suzuki dirt bikes up for grabs soon.
Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup offers players a suite of in-game features, including a gesture-based stunt system for pulling off some sick tricks, an RPG-like system that lets players earn wrenches for gas and performance upgrades for your officially licensed Suzuki motocross bike and character, as well as full Game Center integration, which allows players to race against, send invites to, and talk with friends in-game using Live Chat. Compete online in a head-to-head Matchup mode that lets players race in real-time against friends and other racers all over the world in order to move up the leaderboards.
“As video games continue to evolve, I wanted to make sure my latest venture into the gaming world is on the leading edge of the technology spectrum and I think we’ve accomplished just that,” explained Carmichael. “Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup is a mobile application and offers players a chance to play head-to-head with one another. What’s even cooler about it is that I can play my fans and they’ll know it’s really me who they’re racing against. We’re in the process of building a really cool list of verifiable celebrity riders and that's going to help take this game the next level. I'm really stoked about the launch.”
“Ricky Carmichael is truly the greatest of all time within the viciously competitive world of professional motocross,” said Rick Baltman, President of 2XL Games. “Working with him to develop a fun game that represents the exhilaration of racing, paired with the BlackBox Real Rewards system to bring real, tangible prizes to the game makes this a terrific title that all iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners should download.”
ABOUT RICKY CARMICHAEL:
Ricky Carmichael won 102 American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla., resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional motocross racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver. Currently, Carmichael is competing full time for Turner Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series and slated to run a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series campaign. As for motocross, he will forever be known as "The Goat," which stands for Greatest of All-Time.
ABOUT 2XL GAMES INC:
Founded in 2005 by Rick Baltman and Robb Rinard, 2XL Games, Inc. develops innovative titles for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and mobile game platforms. In September 2008, 2XL shipped their first console game for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft titled, BAJA: Edge of Control, and entered the iPhone gaming space in 2009 with 2XL Supercross. For more information about 2XL Games, please visit www.2xlgames.com.