Archive for October, 2010

A message to Reckless Racers everywhere

We can’t begin to express how happy we are that so many people out there have purchased and are enjoying Reckless Racing, and about all the positive feedback you’ve sent our way by e-mail, in forums and through AppStore / Android Market. Facing off against all you guys in on-line races has been a real blast so far, and we look forward to loads more MP races in the weeks and months to come.

We are however also aware that some users have had trouble downloading game data and creating new on-line user accounts. Simply put; the game servers have not been able to keep up with the onslaught. We’re extremely sorry about these issues, and promise you that we’re doing our utmost to stay on top of the situation and make sure everybody is able to install and enjoy the game as intended.

For now, if you find yourself stuck on the game title screen with a loading bar that does not seem to be filling up even after waiting for more than 2 minutes, shut the application down for 10 minutes or so and try again. There is no need to reinstall the application. Also, make sure you have a working Internet connection. We recommend WiFi, but 3G should also work.

We’ve also seen some cases where Android Markets licensing server won’t allow players to start the game, even though they’ve just purchased it. If you encounter such an issue, verify your Internet connection and try starting the game again after a few minutes.

Again, we are extremely sorry about any problems you encounter that prohibit you from enjoying this fantastic game. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you’re having any issues (or if you love the game, for that matter) through our contact form.

Kind regards,

The Polarbit team

Warning! Addictive and potentially mindblowing

Biohazard Here at Polarbit, we care deeply about the gaming community and would like to take this opportunity to say: whatever you do, do NOT go into Android Market or the iTunes AppStore right now and purchase the newly released top-down racer Reckless Racing.

It’s highly addictive and has been known to hook players in mere seconds, leaving them lifelong addicts to the intense old-school racing gameplay, the graphics – among the most beautiful ever seen on a handheld device – and the rich community and multiplayer features.

For the love of god, do not watch this video of the game in action:

Polarbit interviewed by Linux User & Developer

Tommy chats with Russell Barnes from Linux User & Developer about Android Tablets: http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/interviews/android-tablets-a-developers-view/

Polarbit releases portfolio for Nokia N8

Leading developer and independent publisher Polarbit announced today the release of their games portfolio on the newly released Nokia N8 smartphone.

Polarbits N8 line-up includes acclaimed street racer Raging Thunder 2, arcade flight-sim / shoot-em’up Armageddon Squadron and a range of varied titles from many different genres such as FPS, strategy and puzzles. Common to Polarbit titles are their excellence in 3D graphics and playability, as well as their rich connectivity features, such as real-time multiplayer and global, cross-platform high-score lists.

Says Polarbit founder Mitri Bautista Wiberg: “The N8 is one of this years most hotly anticipated smartphones, which is saying something. We are supremely confident that the N8 will sell in major numbers, and would not miss being part of this launch and the opportunities it entails for anything.”

Polarbits Ovi portfolio is available here.

New locations for paid apps in Android Market

Looks like Google have added support for paid apps to a few new countries – including Sweden (Yay).

http://market.android.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=138294