12/10/2011 | by Uli Köhler
We figured it’d been at least 2 days since you’d heard anything about The Art of Flight, so happily we can report that there is an online game movie tie-in type thing, just like the Hollywood movies have. The fact that has videogame music straight from the 1980s makes it even more awesome.
If you can’t be arsed doing any work this morning and fancy fingerbashing a virtual Travis Rice to tune that sound like they’ve been taken from Streets of Rage (ask your dad), then this will be right up your alley, me old china.
Go to artofflightmovie.com and get wild.
Here’s the chatter…
Red Bull introduces “The Art of FLIGHT” game on ArtofFLIGHTmovie.com, allowing fans to ride Alaska’s breathtaking backcountry, crest remote mountain peaks, overcome gravity and stomp snowboarding’s most progressive tricks alongside pro snowboarder Travis Rice and the world’s best riders. Players rely on dexterity and fast reaction time to power the Travis Rice character through jumps, flips, spins and grabs across three tricky levels of terrain features. The game can be shared and players can challenge friends using Twitter and Facebook in the quest to reach the top of the worldwide prestigious leader board on artofflightmovie.com.
Created using photorealistic graphics, experience three unlockable levels set in three of the world’s most storied mountain ranges: the Alps, the Alaska Range and the Andes. Players are dropped onto the top of a peak then challenged on slopes with various terrain features as they navigate the way down mountain. Points are gained through tricks, speed and by pulling big airs.
Level one starts off in the Alps backcountry, where the player can throw spins and flips. Upping the ante in level two, the game’s next stage is set on Alaska’s more challenging slopes. Players have to harness speed, get massive air, balance and jump to accomplish infinite spins in order to step to the next level. Having survived the wild ride in Alaska, a flight to the southern hemisphere lands in Patagonia for the final and most daunting level. Deadly slopes give way to extreme mountain ridges, frozen sheer slopes and razor-sharp peaks, which emerge to threaten even the most experienced snowboarder. Level one and two are available now, level three will unleash soon.
Navigation for “The Art of FLIGHT” game runs off the keyboard’s arrows and space keys, which are used in conjunction to control the character. Points are earned by jumping higher and landing spectacular trick combinations. But just as in real life, push it too hard and riders may lose balance and risk falling or losing speed, resulting in a loss of points. Grab your lift ticket to play online today and make a mark on the prestigious worldwide leader board at artofflightmovie.com.
“The Art of FLIGHT” game is developed by Red Bull Media House in cooperation with Less Rain.