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Vector Unit announces new game Shine Runner, available now

Vector Unit, the folks behind Riptide GP (one of the best games for Android ever), has let us know that a new title -- Shine Runner -- will be available tomorrow in the Android Market.  Imagine the same type of amazing physics and graphics used for futuristic Jet-Skis in Riptide GP, but imported into a moonshine runners airboat deep in the southern swamps, complete with gators, shacks, stumps, and revenuers.  The game's goal is to maximize your score over a ten day period of smuggling through rivers and bayous, while keeping a step ahead of Johnny Law.  But I think I'm going to end up with the same mindset as Ralf Knoesel, Vector Unit’s Technical Director, who says:

Our theme for this game is simple.  Two words: ’Redneck Chaos.’ Yes, there’s strategy to the trading meta-game, but personally I just love smashing alligators into chicken coops, punting cops off the tops of levies… I’ve been working on Shine Runner for months now and I still laugh when I’m playing.

You had me at redneck chaos, Ralf.  Hit the jump to see a few more screenshots and a gameplay trailer, then join me as we all wait patiently for tomorrow.

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Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • haha - actually looks fun and I hardly find any games for the phone any good.
  • Any word on a THD version? I don't want to buy this twice.
  • Sweet game for 2 bucks works on all 4 of my devices HP Touchpad cm7 Dell Streak 7 HTC EVO 3d and Acer Icona A100
  • Vector Unit..has let us know that..Shine Runner..will be available tomorrow in the Android Market." Well then, I shall be playing this tomorrow!
  • Riptide GP has the biggest problem with turning in any racing game. on all the phones and tablets i have tried it often just doesnt turn and you go right into a wall. everyone of my friends like it for the graphics and 2 mins later are playing another game. it just feels like, your turning and it turns just barely and there is no way to avoid just going right into the walls while the other racers make a perfect turn. sometimes i think its due to the waves, but it happens at all random times.
  • I have it and it runs very smooth with very nice graphics on both my gs2 and tab 10.1. Also I currently have the single game high score on the open feint @ over $500K
  • I cant seem to break about 125K. Any tips??
    jeff t