Race cars, tracks, obstacles
Skills required / taught:
coordination, quick reflexes, basic knowledge about how a car works,
race track memorization
Become the #1 race car by
obtaining licenses, gaining money during races, building and buying
better cars and improving driving skills
Gran Tourismo was originally only sold in Japan but the popularity
of the game led to an American version and then a European version
being sold in other countries. After five years of development time,
it was well-received publicly and critically, shipping a total of
10.85 million copies worldwide as of April 30, 2008. The game has
started a series, and to date has spawned over 10 spin-offs and
How it Works
Gran Turismo is fundamentally based on the racing simulator genre.
The player must maneuver an automobile to compete against
artificially intelligent drivers on various race tracks. The game
uses two different modes: arcade and simulation. In the arcade mode,
the player can freely choose the courses and vehicles they wish to
use. Winning races unlocks additional cars and courses.
However, simulation mode requires the player to earn different
levels of driver's licenses in order to qualify for events, and earn
credits(money), trophies and prize cars by winning race
championships. Money earned by winning can be used to purchase
additional vehicles, and for parts and tuning of all vehicles.
Massive Content - Gran Turismo features 178 cars and 11 race tracks,
how long is your game? If it keeps players coming back for more,
will there be more to come back to? Many iPhone apps offer a short
free version and a full paid version. Keep this is mind when
creating levels or adding extra features.
Editable Characters -
Take a hint from Gran Tourismo, Poker or even Myspace and Facebook.
The ability to make your character your own dramatically increases
your desire to play the game.
Speed - challenge your player's ability to achieve goals at alarming