Remember the Sealink? Not the actual structure, but the iOS game that let you race a rickshaw across the Worli-Bandra Sealink. Jack in the Box Worldwide has upped the ante in auto racing and released Bang Bang, a game only for the iPad. The game was produced by Jack in the Box Worldwide and was developed by Robosoft Technologies. It features an auto that you have to drive from one part of Mumbai to another, dodging obstacles and collecting clapperboards (Bollywood element) and cupcakes along the way. The game can either be controlled by tapping left and right arrows to direct the rickshaw or using the accelerometer. As you get promoted to new levels, you're taken on more challenging routes in the city, for instance, the first level takes you from Colaba to Nepean Sea Road. A higher level will take you on the Sea Link, while yet another level will take you on the Expressway.
Ready for another round of rick racing?
The game is meant to point users towards the Bang Bang Films reel, while, of course, enjoying a race across the city. There is an ad break, which features a tv commercial produced by Bang Bang Films. There are also 22 billboards in the cityscape of the game that can be purchased as an ad space. Siddharth Banerjee, who produced the project for Jack in the Box Worldwide, said that, “Every day there are hundreds of games uploaded on the iTunes Store. But only a few are from India. We [wanted] to create something that’s true to the spirit of Bombay, high on entertainment [and] engaging, yet meets the purpose… As a developer, this is my first involvement with an iOS game and I’m 100% sure that Bang Bang is a game that will make every Indian developer proud.”
Bang Bang is available for free for the iPad running iOS 3.2 and up from the iOS App Store