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Line Rider

Web Based Drawing Game


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Published 12/27/2011 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Line Rider is a simple but entertaining web based game that gives users the freedom to guide gameplay through drawn lines. The user creates a series of lines that their character slide rides down. The user can create any design they like and see how the character navigates their virtual obstacle course on their sled. The homepage features a list of top movies and tracks as well as announcements. A version has been introduced for iPad users. The user can customize the look of their lines by selecting different colors from the limited list provided. A straight line and erase tool is also provided as well as a zoom feature. Users can save or delete their track while a play and stop button controls when the character navigates the track.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Line Rider first appeared in September 2006, a result of the efforts of Slovenian student Bostjan Cadez. The game was originally added to the Deviant Art website on September 23rd of that year. On December 20th, 2006, Line Rider was acquired by inXile Entertainment. The company purchased the console rights and redesigned the game for Nintendo DS, Wii and iPhone gaming platforms. It earned an award for Best Web Toy in 2006.

What are the differences to other apps?

Line Rider is a deviously simple game that gives the user a great deal of entertainment for their time investment. If the user has a mouse or similar tool, then they can play Line Rider online. The creativity options are limitless. The user creates a track and the character attempts to navigate it. Gravity elements are factored in, so some tracks may cause the character to stop or fall if not properly designed. Line Rider lets the user use their imagination without making game play too complicated.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Line Rider combines simplicity with maximum entertainment. The user doesn’t have to spend a great deal of time learning the interface and can jump right into the fun part of the game. There are no creativity limitations. The user can customize their track and attempt to build something that the character can manage to maneuver through. The concept is very simple but gives the user almost unlimited options when it comes to customization and style.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can play the browser based version of Line Rider without registering for an account. As soon as the user arrives on the homepage, they can access the game interface. The user only has to start drawing on the interface to build a track and play the game. A registration option is available to users who wish to access all features. A white “Register” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage takes the user to the registration form. The form requires a username, email address, password and date of birth. After checking the terms and conditions box at the bottom of the form, the user can submit their information and access their account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Line Rider is available to all users for free. As soon as the user arrives on the homepage they can begin playing the game without signing in. Those with an account can access additional features at no cost. Additional versions are available and come with a fee. The user will have to pay $2.99 to download Line Rider HD for their iPad. Console versions are also available and will vary depending on where the user purchases the game.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Line Rider is a fun game for anyone of any age group. Children, teens and adults can all create unique tracks and see how rider friendly they really are when the character rides through. The game content relies entirely on the user’s imagination and creativity. The user can build a very simple track or go to great lengths to create something straight out of an amusement park.

  • Anyone can play without an account by visiting the website
  • Top tracks and videos are featured on the homepage
  • iPad and console versions are available
  • Users can work with different colors, straight lines and an erase tool
  • Line Rider caters to a diverse age group


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