inXile entertainment announced they will release a version of the internet phenomenon Line Rider for the iPhone and iPod Touch in September 2008. The new version of Line Rider will be available on iTunes for $2.99 and will feature the ability to upload and download tracks on the web at the official Line Rider Web site www.linerider.com. Created in September of 2006, Line Rider was an immediate online sensation with millions of players worldwide and thousands of videos posted on YouTube.com showing off users “custom” Line Rider tracks.
Line Rider ‘fan boy’ TechDawg will be collaborating with inXile to create some groundbreaking tracks that will be available for download from the Line Rider web site. The iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ version will feature a touch interface and will allow users to playback tracks in a ‘movie’ mode as well as upload tracks to the Internet for others to download and play. Players will be able to search for tracks by track name and/or author, rate other people’s tracks and browse the list of “Most Recent Tracks” as well as “Top Rated Tracks”.
The iPhone and iPod Touch versions of Line Rider will allow players to sketch out tracks for a virtual sled rider, much as they did with a mouse in the original Web version of the game that debuted in September 2006. It will also include a “movie” mode for players to record tracks, and upload feature to share them with others online.