Samantha · Aug 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Go on a Midnight Thrill Ride with Dark Roads

Many folks out there just have a deep appreciation for simple games, including yours truly. I’m not sure if it’s because of the distinct art styles not normally seen with resource-hungry 3D epics, the simple casualness and addictiveness of their gameplay, or just the fact that it may not take as much effort to enjoy. Merge these aspects with a spooky, midnight bike ride, and you have Dark Roads.

Developed by XDA Forum Member laubak75, Dark Roads’s gameplay consists of bumping and traversing your way over challenging terrain on your motorcycle. Controls include simple forwards and backwards arrows, while tilting your device one way or the other will allow you to flip forwards or backwards when you’re in the air. The objective? Don’t land on your head, back, or anywhere but your two wheels. The further you go, the higher your score gets. Fans of casual games will appreciate the modest, yet eerie and atmospheric grayscale graphics and the appropriately spooky, yet pleasant background music with organs, creaking doors, and a haunting choir.

Dark Roads checks all the boxes, be it atmospheric art style, addictiveness, and simplicity. If you want to give it a go yourself, you can download it for free from the original thread.

Hint: The moon will rise with every bike flip


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