There’s now a cell recreation all about drone racing, and it was created by one of many greatest leaders in drone racing, The Drone Racing League. Plus, this cell recreation is free for obtain within the iOS and Android app shops.
DRL on Monday dropped what’s known as Drone Racing Arcade, a cell recreation that simulates being a racing drone pilot. The cell recreation was created by DRL in partnership with Skillz, which is a cell video games platform.
As a part of the sport, you’ll initially compete towards a clock, the place you’ll race digital DRL drones by means of digital programs. Like precise completed race programs, you’ll fly round obstacles and thru gates. However distinctive to the cell recreation model, you’ll additionally be capable of fly round amassing cash and boosts to rack up much more factors and talents.
To fly, you’ll use easy touch-screen maneuvers that mirror racing with a bodily drone. Like bodily drone racing, you’ll must rise, push and tilt the drones to make it fly on the best path, providing you with a really feel for real-life drone racing expertise and instructions equivalent to throttle, pitch and yaw.
Obtain it now, and from then you will have a month to constructed up your app racing expertise. That’s as a result of this December, DRL will enable gamers to take part in Skillzhosted Drone Racing Arcade tournaments, which entails precise, unique prizes for the winners.
“Our Drone Racing Arcade recreation is the last word first foray into flying drones on cell and offers gamers a enjoyable, free and simple strategy to expertise the joys of drone racing,” mentioned DRL Chief Advertising and marketing Officer Anne Marie Gianutsos.
Skillz makes many on-line cell multiplayer video video games, and is the corporate behind Tether’s Solitaire Dice recreation and Outplay’s Bubble Shooter League.
You’ll be able to watch the sport’s trailer under:
The Drone Racing League is within the midst of internet hosting its 2021-22 DRL World Championship Season, which is a mixture of esports and actual drone racing, that airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBCSN and Twitter. On this season, the world’s 12 greatest drone pilots face off by means of 14 ranges of racing, enjoying in each bodily sports activities arenas and through DRL’s SIM digital maps. Some iconic arenas they’ve raced by means of embody Allianz Subject in Minnesota (dwelling to Main League Soccer’s Minnesota United) and the FedExForum in Tennessee.
The DRL 2021-22 season premiered on Sept. 29, 2021, whereas the DRL Algorand World Championship Season 2021-22 finale is ready to play out reside on Jan. 5, 2022, and airing for distant audiences on Saturday, Feb. twelfth and Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. The general public finale race might be held throughout the identical week as CES in Las Vegas, and tickets are free (although you will need to register upfront).
This newest drone racing cell recreation marks one other step in making the world of drone racing extra accessible to any pilot, even if you happen to’re not one of many fortunate few racing on TV for the world championship races. DRL additionally has its personal drone racing simulator for each PC and Mac, in addition to PlayStation, Xbox and Steam. That simulator means that you can fly digital drones by means of digital variations of well-known areas together with NFL stadiums and historic palaces. Whereas the newly introduced cell recreation is free, the precise simulator prices about $10.
And all that work to make drone racing extra accessible appears to be paying off. DRL informed The Drone Lady in April 2020 that its common year-over-yer viewership elevated by almost 200%. In the meantime, its digital drone racing participation elevated by 90%, and its social media fanbase grew by 60%.