International Racing Squirrels

★★★ INDIECADE 2012 FINALIST ★★★
★★★ INDIECADE EAST 2013 FEATURED GAME ★★★
★★★ GAME CONNECTION 2013 FINALIST ★★★
★★★ DEVELOP INDIE SHOWCASE 2012 FINALIST ★★★

Get your international squirrel racing team to the top in this exciting race management sim. Run your up-tree urban training facility, build up your team, equip and train them. Then it’s off to the racetracks in their private jet. From jungles to futuristic cities and streets to deserts, the squirrels face a barrage of opponents.

Watch the race progress from above with live-generated race commentary and, as team manager, dive in with mini-game boosts and power-ups when it’s time to overtake. Spend your winnings wisely. But watch out – squirrels are unpredictable and love the high life.

We ramped up the financial elements by adding a whole banking system – use it to get rich or wreak havoc!

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REVIEWS

★ “Flat out brilliant.” IndieCade 2012 Red Carpet Awards judges

★ “Remarkably slick…with a playful spirit and sharp wit.” The Observer

★ “Playniac has developed quite the interesting management sim. Mechanics evolve as the game progresses and features abound.” IndieGame Mag

★ “An absurdist skin stretched over a surprisingly deep management sim that hits that dark magic sweet spot of addictive gameplay” Turnstyle News

★ “An outstanding experiment in hybridizing genres (…) a truly clever experimental game (4.5/5 stars)” Indie Game Reviewer

★ “Check out International Racing Squirrels because who wouldn’t.” Dailymotion AppJudgement

★ “Fascinating race management sim. Brilliantly, the title combines challenges.” Guardian Gamesblog

★ “A well-presented game, with a sinister undertone behind the humour and apparent cuteness.” Rock Paper Shotgun

FEATURES

★ Totally original game with over 25 levels and over 30 hours of gameplay.

★ Compete in 8 different races and 3 race classes. Unlock secret tracks only available to true experts. Exciting new tracks coming soon!

★ Use cash, checking accounts, savings accounts and credit cards to manage your acorns however you want – borrow loads or save up and splurge; it’s up to you!

★ Deploy four in-race power ups – will you use the jet pack, acorn grenade, grappling hook or power shield?

★ House your squirrels in a repurposed road cone, a broken motorcycle helmet, an abandoned cardboard box or a derelict birdhouse – each upgrades through four levels of luxury.

★ Buy and sell a selection of bizarre squirrel characters, each with an amusing bio.

★ Shop in the comprehensive store, with a crazy selection of energy drinks, racing shoes, goggles, helmets and squirrel bling.

★ Train your squirrels with running machines, weights, massage and the squirrel martial art Squdo – each upgrades through four levels of effectiveness and awards critical stats boosts to your team members.

★ Face dilemma-inducing interactive story scenarios that affect not just your money, but also your squirrels’ stats – what will YOU do? New scenarios coming soon!

★ Did we mention UP-TREE URBAN TRAINING FACILITY!

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