When it comes to gaming, a handful of developers have not just marked their presence but, in essence, have become synonymous with innovation. One such standout name is Grease Monkey Games, a thriving Australian-based subsidiary of Animoca Brands. Founded in 2013, Grease Monkey Games has seen continuous growth, and today, it constitutes an exemplary team of 60 exceptional minds. Their shared vision? To craft aesthetically superior games that seamlessly combine the digital with the robust Motorsports’ physical world.
The team, under CEO Arran Potter’s able guidance, shifted their focus from their renowned Film and VFX career to create original IP games in 2014. Mirroring their unarguably eventful journey, the company’s games have seen an overwhelming response, enjoying more than 45 million downloads across the globe. Testament to their success are their well-celebrated creations, Torque Burnout and Torque Drift 1, which combined have over 45M downloads.
In 2022, Grease Monkey Games ™ took another strategic leap by unveiling Torque Motorsport. This brand, deeply rooted in their dedication to innovation, is not just another name in the market. It represents a holistic approach to the automotive community, intertwining content creation, part sales, event sponsorships, and game development. With this initiative, Grease Monkey Games reiterates its commitment to not just create games, but to genuinely elevate and reshape the automotive landscape.
Their most recent innovation? Torque Drift 2. Don’t mistake it for just another racing game. This unique title promises to bestow a pristine and unparalleled drifting experience, packed with ground-breaking features.
“Torque Drift 2 isn’t your regular race to the finish line – this game promises a unique simulation that goes beyond gaming. It’s all about authentic drifting.”
Experience Realistic Drifting with Torque Drift 2
With Torque Drift 2, you witness a whole new level of virtual racing. The game is designed to deliver not only an exhilarating racing experience but also a real-life feel of drifting, which is seldom captured in this fidelity in the realm of sim-racing games. Here’s what you can expect:
- Authentic Drifting: Experience the thrill of drifting in a safe, virtual environment. The mechanics are designed to mimic real-life physics, taking your drifting experience to an entirely new level.
- Phygital Integrations: Torque Drift 2 stands unique with its innovative features designed to elevate your gaming experience. With these integrations, the line between the physical and the digital continues to blur
In fact, you will be able to buy digital products and receive discounts on real car parts directly from the Torque Motorsport e-commerce site.
Experience Torque Drift 2’s Thrill With Its New Trailer
Breathe in deep, let your anticipation surge, and prepare yourself for a heart-racing experience! The diligent TD2 team is thrilled to pull back the curtain and present our latest achievement— the launch of Torque Drift 2’s new trailer.
Bringing the high-octane thrill of drifting directly to all the passionate fans, this trailer provides a sneak peek of what you can eagerly look forward to once the game makes its debut on the Epic Games Store.
You don’t want to miss out on this gripping glimpse into the high-speed world of Torque Drift 2!
Check out the official Torque Drift 2 trailer:
A Nostalgic Ride Down Memory Lane
Immerse yourself in the essence of drifting culture as Torque Drift 2; set in a fictitious Japanese city whisks you back to its origins. Whether it’s the neon-lit city streets, picturesque rolling hills, or the distinctive drifting scene – everything awaits your discovery. Though set in Japan, the thrill isn’t limited to one region as players will find themselves in professional drifting arenas across Formula Drift’s US competition locations, including iconic places like Long Beach, Road Atlanta, the Irwindale Speedway, and many more!
Reality And Virtuality Collide In Torque Drift 2
The creators churned their creative engines to full throttle when venturing into the design realm of Torque Drift 2. Their overarching ambition? To fabricate an immersive reality fuelling the adrenaline rush of the virtual gaming world. Using the cutting-edge technology of LiDAR and photogrammetry, they meticulously scanned true-to-life cars, keeping the smallest details and textures unfalteringly accurate. This painstaking endeavor spawned a fleet of game vehicles that were not just digital mirages, but almost identical twins of their real-world counterparts.
Learn more about how they scan race tracks & cars here: Taking REAL Cars And Turning Them Into Video Games!
But, the Torque Drift 2 team were not content with creating mere exceptional digital replicas. Aiming for the pinnacle, they replicated real-life tracks and genuine racing personalities. This stirred up an impressive synergy between the actual world and the gaming universe – an emblem of their unyielding dedication to generating a unique racing experience for players. This mix of reality and gaming doesn’t merely add an aesthetic appeal; instead, it vividly sheds light upon their ongoing commitment to offer an unbeatable racing experience.
Therefore, Torque Drift 2 emerges as an exceptional exhibit of this seamless union between the tangible and the virtual, proving to be more than a game – a testament of reality translated beautifully into the gaming universe.
Two Dynamic Realms Of Racing
- Street: Imagine the seductive allure of Japan’s nocturnal scenes, where drifters congregate, either to show off their cars or to partake in adrenaline-pumping drift challenges. Here, it’s not simply about the machine, but the art of control and precision.
- Pro: This is the track of legends. In the spotlight and against the backdrop of cheering crowds, drifters engage in structured competitions, where their skills are assessed on a host of criterion from speed to style.
The game’s city, nestled in the heart of Central/Southern Honshu, artfully merges the charm of both old and new drifting generations. Players will navigate through varied landscapes, from busy docklands to tranquil hill race tracks. In this continuously-evolving drift culture, players are invited to create their own legacy.
A Whole New Level Of Gameplay
- Collect: Torque Drift 2 brings you an amazing opportunity as a player – owning your gaming experience. Through digital collectible items, you can personalize and even create a source of income from your digital assets, thanks to Web3 technology.
- Customize: Go beyond the ordinary with a multitude of customization features that Torque Drift 2 offers. Every achievement you earn gets immortalized through the secure and transparent blockchain technology.
- Create: Unleash your creativity with Torque Drift 2’s enabling tools. Craft and shape your own unique content, using both the in-game tools and other available platforms.
- Connect: Building community is central to Torque Drift 2, just as important as the cars themselves. You can foster new connections, and strengthen existing ones, through a state-of-the-art communication system.
- Compete: With everything from head-to-head races to grand automotive showcases, Torque Drift 2 offers a whole new level of thrilling competition.
The game has roles for everyone:
- Tuner/Mechanic: These are the masters of creating specialized car setups for specific driving needs.
- Artist: Are you a creative spirit? Artists design car paint jobs, decals, and unique crew branding.
- Event Organizer: These are the masterminds behind both grand tournaments and intimate crew meets.
- Crew Owner: These are the pillars that forge tight-knit drifting communities, fostering camaraderie among pack members.
- Driver: As the star of the racetrack, drivers leave a legacy etched onto their cars and parts, all secured on the blockchain.
Now And Next
Gear up, gamers! Get ready to ignite your engines and unleash your excitement as Torque Drift 2 races onto your screens. Imagine yourself diving into the chock-full customization garage, snapping the coolest shots of your prized rides in the photo booth, and exploring an overwhelming assortment of cars and parts. But remember, this is just the starting line. Down the road, an ambitious and enticing roadmap is gleaming, promising multiplayer challenges, heart-stopping drift battles, and a whole lot more.
Torque Drift 2, however, is not just another gaming experience. It’s an electrifying journey to the throbbing heart of automotive and drifting culture. As it revs its engine and revs, ready to leave its skid marks on the Epic Games Store, it guarantees to serve up a drifting experience that’s in a league of its own. So folks, fasten your seatbelts, grab your gear shift, it’s time for Torque Drift 2!
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