Dodreams announced today the launch of the most fan-awaited update yet to its hugely popular mobile title, Drive Ahead!, introducing a cross-platform WiFi multiplayer feature to the game. The update went live during the weekend and currently Drive Ahead! has reached the top five iPad & iPhone racing games chart in over 60 countries, including UK, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The gladiatorial racing battler, with seventeen million downloads and over one million daily active players, has been conquering the vastly untouched local multiplayer mobile game genre during the past year with its rough yet retro style and its active and continuously growing 700,000-player fan community.
Drive Ahead! is a unique local multiplayer game which, in addition to single player sessions, lets players challenge each other in one-on-one battles around the same device. The single most requested feature by Drive Ahead! fans is the Wi-Fi multiplayer mode, which enables the players to go head to head against opponents via a local Wi-Fi network. This is the first step in taking the local multiplayer game into a real-time player versus player online multiplayer experience.
“We listen closely to our 700,000-strong fan community on Facebook and Everyplay, where the players enjoy sharing and watching each other’s wacky gameplay videos”, said Erik Pontiskoski, Dodreams CEO. “So far the players have recorded and shared two million video clips on the Everyplay channel, making it the second most viewed game video channel on Everyplay.”
Drive Ahead! is a strictly skill-based game. Players can access a wider selection of vehicles and unlock new arenas, but succeeding in the game is strictly based on head knocking talent and performance cannot be improved with money. This is also visible in the game’s retention figures; in order to succeed the only option is to practice and play more.