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Game Giveaway of the day — Extreme Drift

The ultimate drift racing game that you always wanted to play!
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User rating: 7 (44%) 9 (56%) 18 comments

Extreme Drift was available as a giveaway on January 4, 2021!

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     Extreme Drift is the ultimate drift racing game that you always wanted to play! This immersive, epic car game. There are dozens of cars you can choose from in this racing game, and you need to burn rubber on the asphalt if you really want to win.   If you love street racing and drifting, Extreme Drift is the coolest game you can play. These street racing are immersive and you have the unique opportunity to modify your car the way you want.There are dozens of levels to choose from, and they all come with twists and turns to test your drifting capabilities. Your focus is to try and become the best and reach the finish line first. It s not easy to do that in this seesaw, challenging simulator game. Extreme Drift offers you then best racing experience and a cool way to drift around the horizon against people from all over the world. Do you have what it takes to become the best driver in the universe? Test out your skills against millions of other players, only with Extreme Drift by downloading it today!
Features:
* “ Exciting, fun driving game
* “ Very immersive and extremely easy to play
* “ Intense drifting action
* “ Car Customization

System Requirements:

Publisher:

BD GAMES

Homepage:

https://bd-games.itch.io/extremedrift

File Size:

137 MB

Price:

$5.00

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Extreme Drift was created using the Unity Engine, so don't expect Need for Speed, Dirt, WRC World Rally Championships or Cars 2 graphic quality; however, the graphics are okay. The game starts with a configuration screen that enables you to change the screen resolution play in either full screen or windowed mode. There are five tracks to play on, but you have to unlock tracks 2 to 4. The game starts with a vehicle selection screen with 12 cars to choose from; however, to be able to use most of the vehicles you have to earn cash through racing first. Prices range from 3000 to 23000. Once you've selected your vehicle there are a couple of basic customisation features, i.e. changing the colour of the wheels and/or the smoke to the tyres. There are only eight colours to choose from, White, Yellow, Red, Black, Purple, Orange, Scarlett and Blue.
Gameplay -wise, check out the video link below. My own experience was pretty dire. Once you get used to the controls it could be fun. Changing the smoke colours adds some pretty effects, but takes away from the realism. You can play the game with either the keyboard or a controller. Pity there's no driving wheel control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipr4V8pgF80
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Whiterabbit-uk, Is Unity not a good engine for creating games for any reason you know of mein friend? Found something called YarnSpinner to try out, but seems it works with Unity.

Reply   |   Comment by Dana  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Probably the 2 most popular game engines are Unity & Unreal, with Unreal quality, performance etc. ranked 1st. Many [most?] of the big studios however, use their own game engines, or 3rd party engines that they've modified, but that takes resources [$] that smaller [indie] dev's don't have. Unity is much more accessible. And while there's nothing really wrong with it, game devs are not going to get the performance or visuals out of it to match any big name games.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

mike, Thanks. Maybe that's why Let's Play peeps recogise many of the assets across games.

Reply   |   Comment by Dana  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dana,
It depends on whether you are using the basic version or whether you are using add on packs. Some games using Unity are brilliant, others not so. It really depends on what the developer has used in the way of asset packs. There are hundreds of these available, but can cost the developer a lot of money if they were to buy many of the packs.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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On the video page that Whiterabbit linked to, says the video is for an asset kit available on Unity. Not sure how much the developer added to make a "game" for sale, but it looked like it will be fun to try it out.

I think the graphics are pretty good, especially the snow on the ground. No need for everything to be photo-realistic. I'm trying to control a car, not look at scenery. But then I started gaming in the late 70s when all we had were big pixels in 16 colors (4 on a PC) and monochrome vector displays. Back then we thought Pole Position had very good graphics!

Whiterabbit said his experience was "pretty dire", I'm sure he did better than me. After an hour playing it with keyboard, I could make it around one or two of the curves without crashing. I felt like I was improving. Then I hooked up my old MS Sidewinder joystick, turned the in-game sensitivity down to a quarter, and things were a bit better. Another hour passed and I still had trouble around the corners unless I went very slow. I looked in settings and car customization and found no way to tell it I don't the two tons of bricks in the trunk and the oily tires.

I only played the first level. I accumulated lots of points but the level never ended and when I pressed Esc to get out, I could resume to where I was, or go to the main menu and lose all my points. Apparently you need to get good enough to pass the first level, whatever that means. Might play this one again.

I'M STILL UPSET...

...that on installation the game tried to open a Falcoware page -- because 1: it forced use of Internet Explorer (not my default browser, not even the Edge browser that replaced IE years ago, and 2: the Falcoware page is considered dangerous by Bitdefender (my antivirus, which fortunately prevented the page from loading). So nowhere on GGOTD page does it say this is Falcoware (or I would have skipped this game). The last thing I got from GGOTD did the same thing, so I decided to no longer try anything from Falcoware. I was tricked into doing this again, using an unsafe browser on an unsafe web page. I may try GGOTD again in a few months, but for now I'm not happy, not worth the risk, and I wish they would be more up front about who's trying to do something bad to my PC. Bye for now Whiterabbit, I really appreciate all you've done for the site and I enjoyed our (infrequent) discussions. Sorry I didn't post this earlier in the day when more people could learn from my mistake.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  19 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Mr.Dave, I agree with your last paragraph completely, 100%.

Reply   |   Comment by gardenman  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mr.Dave, thanks for the heads up about Falcoware! On "Web of Trust", reviewers talk about how their software always downloads stuff on their computers they don't want. I never trust anything associated with Falcoware. https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/falcoware.com

Reply   |   Comment by DelennDax7  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

DelennDax7, thanks for the link, it really confirmed my suspicions. Here's a short summary, makes me wonder why GGOTD risks their own reputation by dealing with Falcoware:
- Installers bring malware (toolbars, adware)
- Programs bring malware (toolbars, adware)
- They pay people to write good reviews/comments
- They spam other forums, using multiple IP addresses
- They upload malware-infested software to other sites for people to download
- Positive reviews on WOT are mostly in what I assume is Russian (Falcoware is Russian)
- Most of the few positive reviews in English on WOT seem to have the same grammar issues.
- Falcoware pages contain malware.

Ok, no one knows for sure if any or all of this is true... Whiterabbit has assured us many times in the past that GGOTD makes sure there's no malware in the program files/installers, and the adware/extra icons are all the price we pay for free software -- I agree with that, until the icons and installers lead to malicious web pages. And since GGOTD does not warn us about this, and implicitly endorses this behavior by offering Falcoware software, there is no longer a safe way to use GGOTD. I don't know if they will read any of this; my thinking is if they cared any longer about protecting their visitors they wouldn't be offering risky programs from shady distributors.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr.Dave,

Thank you for the warning. I canceled the download and will skip this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DelennDax7, I've downloaded virtually every game given away during the weekdays, most of which since November 2018 have been from Falcoware games. The main reason has been to review the games, and many I've then deleted, but only because I have literally tens of thousands of games. I've never had any issues arising from installing these games and my anti malware has never picked up on any malware.

The game giveawayof the day check all games before they are added to their download servers and in the 14 years they have been operating, they have never given away a game infected with malware.

All the games originally given away from Falcoware included non malicious adware that was coded into their installer. The adverts only showed when you booted up the game and your browser redirected to Falcowares home page when you closed the game down. These were not malicious, but were there for Falcoware to earn money from the adverts so that they could pay the developers for allowing them to giveaway the games. Basically the same system used on all of the free game sites like MyPlayCity, Gametop, TooMky Games etc. The adverts were not installed into your computers system files and never popped up like 'real' adware at any other time i.e. when you were not playing the game. Basically they were isolated to the game only and only showed while the game was booting up. For the past several months Falcoware have removed the Falcoware installer so that we now get a virtually clean game with only a browser redirect to Falcowares home page when you first install the game. The game now starts with no adverts. You still get four shortcuts (not counting the games shortcut) installed to the desktop, but these are not connected to the system and are only internet shortcuts that can be deleted immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

gardenman, I've downloaded virtually every game given away during the weekdays, most of which since November 2018 have been from Falcoware games. The main reason has been to review the games, and many I've then deleted, but only because I have literally tens of thousands of games. I've never had any issues arising from installing these games and my anti malware has never picked up on any malware.

The game giveawayof the day check all games before they are added to their download servers and in the 14 years they have been operating, they have never given away a game infected with malware.

All the games originally given away from Falcoware included non malicious adware that was coded into their installer. The adverts only showed when you booted up the game and your browser redirected to Falcowares home page when you closed the game down. These were not malicious, but were there for Falcoware to earn money from the adverts so that they could pay the developers for allowing them to giveaway the games. Basically the same system used on all of the free game sites like MyPlayCity, Gametop, TooMky Games etc. The adverts were not installed into your computers system files and never popped up like 'real' adware at any other time i.e. when you were not playing the game. Basically they were isolated to the game only and only showed while the game was booting up. For the past several months Falcoware have removed the Falcoware installer so that we now get a virtually clean game with only a browser redirect to Falcowares home page when you first install the game. The game now starts with no adverts. You still get four shortcuts (not counting the games shortcut) installed to the desktop, but these are not connected to the system and are only internet shortcuts that can be deleted immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mr.Dave, I've downloaded virtually every game given away during the weekdays, most of which since November 2018 have been from Falcoware games. The main reason has been to review the games, and many I've then deleted, but only because I have literally tens of thousands of games. I've never had any issues arising from installing these games and my anti malware has never picked up on any malware.

The game giveawayof the day check all games before they are added to their download servers and in the 14 years they have been operating, they have never given away a game infected with malware.

All the games originally given away from Falcoware included non malicious adware that was coded into their installer. The adverts only showed when you booted up the game and your browser redirected to Falcowares home page when you closed the game down. These were not malicious, but were there for Falcoware to earn money from the adverts so that they could pay the developers for allowing them to giveaway the games. Basically the same system used on all of the free game sites like MyPlayCity, Gametop, TooMky Games etc. The adverts were not installed into your computers system files and never popped up like 'real' adware at any other time i.e. when you were not playing the game. Basically they were isolated to the game only and only showed while the game was booting up. For the past several months Falcoware have removed the Falcoware installer so that we now get a virtually clean game with only a browser redirect to Falcowares home page when you first install the game. The game now starts with no adverts. You still get four shortcuts (not counting the games shortcut) installed to the desktop, but these are not connected to the system and are only internet shortcuts that can be deleted immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mr.Dave,

Many of the comments you find on sites like "Web of Trust" are based on a lack of knowledge by the poster.

A basic definition of adware is as follows:

''software that displays advertisements and is integrated into another program offered at no charge or at low cost. a type of spyware that gathers information about an Internet user's browsing habits and displays targeted or contextual advertisements.


The adverts as mentioned previously were only shown while the game was loading and did not gather information that was then relayed to the host site. For the past several months the Falcoware installer that included the low level adware was removed and we now get the original executable for the game. The only addition to the installed game is a shortcut labelled with the name of the game, which is clicked on, will take you to Falcowares page. We still get an initial browser redirect, but only when you first install the game. Once installed you have a clean game with no adverts or browser re-directions.

I must make it clear that I am not employed by the giveaway site. I've been posting reviews or commented extensively on various games ever since the game giveaway site started early in December 2006. It was entirely voluntary and I did it because I was extremely grateful for the games being given away. I'd suffered a very serious accident the previous year that left me brain damaged and almost 4 inches shorter (I used to be a fraction of an inch under 6', now I'm 5'8'') due to a broken back that was never treated. (basically I was sent home from the A&E department with bruises and a sprain. It took almost a year for the broken back to be diagnosed and seven years for the brain damage to finally be diagnosed). I found that playing games really helped with my pain management (distraction therapy). But at the time I'd lost my job due to the accident so couldn't afford to buy any games. When I discovered the main site a couple of weeks after they started back in October 2006, I noticed they gave a few games away each week; interspersed between the applications. I made sure I checked it every day from that point onwards.

I was so grateful for the free arcade games, many of which were donated by the likes of Alawar and Playrix Games, that my comments became longer and longer until I was writing full reviews. At this point I was constantly asking the giveaway staff to correct typo's and spelling mistakes, so around the time they went to weekends only (around Easter 2008) they gave me access to the admin panel so that I could do the corrections myself. As a thank you, I said I would moderate the site and forums; the rest is history.

I don't get paid for the work, but I have benefitted occasionally from the infrequent Steam games that they have given away because they have often given me a Steam key (if I didn't already have the game) so that I could post a review. I reckon over the 14 years I've been posting on this site; which amounts to many thousands of hours, I've probably been given around £100 to £150 worth of Steam games.

If Falcoware did include real adware or malicious spyware or any other malicious software, sites like "Web of Trust" would have literally thousands of comments about it. The last comment was made September 2019 and only 54 comments have been posted since the first one was posted back in May 2009, over a decade ago. We would get as many comments in a day if there really was malware contained in a game given away here. Ever since the giveaway site included their Themida wrapper, you could guarantee virtually every giveaway that some community members would say their anti malware suite had tagged the giveaway as malware. Themida wrappers (that wrap the weekend games) can also be used to hide malware, so some anti malware would automatically label any program wrapped with Themida as potentially dangerous. This then led to some community members reporting the giveawayoftheday to sites like 'Web of Trust' as suspicious due to their ignorance (not meaning this as a negative towards community members). It took several months for the giveaway site to be given a clean bill of health. Unfortunately negative comments even unjustified ones will impact those sites as I'm sure it impacted the giveaway site while it was tagged as potentially unsafe.

Sites like the Web of Trust are great sites, but they can also be abused and end up giving community members a false impression of some sites that are actually safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Whiterabbit-uk,

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to once again explain all this; it always helps at the time, but the problem keeps popping up, because the root cause is something which is now endemic everywhere, including games: Mistrust!

Take something as potentially useful and valuable as automatic software updates: The developers continually update and correct the SW, and users get the benefits without having to ask for them (ie, check if there's a new version and DL it), right? But if the new version/correction also includes changes or additions which the user wouldn't like or accept, is it a benefit or a breach of trust? The difference is whether the user knows and agrees beforehand what they'll be getting (in my case, I usually don't allow automatic updates for that reason).

Stephen, you usually have ready-made texts to explain about the Themida wrapper, the 'ads in exchange for free games' "deal", and Falcoware specifically; the difficulty is on letting site visitors know about this before they try to download games -- and, since many just glide over any 'warning notice links' (like they do with SW licenses), I don't see any way to end this once and for all...

Reply   |   Comment by alexyu  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk, I understand your position. Some people have more trust in companies than others. I have less, and I have my reasons. Like Mr.Dave said, I also will not install any Falcoware on my system. I test each game/software in a virtual machine first (when possible). As soon as I see the Falcoware shortcuts or logo, I dismiss that game. I won't even waste my time loading it.

GGOTD use to give away games from more reputable sources. I wish they would go back to that.

To be honest, I'd rather see NO free game for the day, than to see another Falcoware game given away. At a minimum, warn people that it's from Falcoware on the page so that I and others won't waste our time downloading it.

Happy holidays to all and best wishes.

Reply   |   Comment by gardenman  –  18 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk, thanks for your in-depth reply. I understand WOT can be wrong because it doesn't represent scientific test results, but just the opinionated experience of average people. I didn't get any malware warnings about the downloaded game, but Bitdefender would not let me get to Falcoware's "malicious" home page. I had no choice during the install process, the malicious page was forced on me. I don't mind when other companies open a page in my current/default browser to show me what they have to offer. I don't object to ads that I can close. When I get a warning from my antivirus about a web page, I pay attention because it's a very rare thing. I visit dozens of web sites every day, many are new to me. Yet Falcoware sets off alarms. They only way I can be sure Falcoware is clean is to back up my system, turn off my defenses, visit their site, and see if anything goes wrong over the next several months. Not my idea of a good tradeoff for a free game. Falcoware can choose to have a clean site, like most others, but they're doing something that's not right. Other programs that show ads or redirect me to a web page do not cause alarms.

As for GGOTD, they used to say "Falcoware" when a game was offered by Falcoware. And back then, I never had a problem with alarms from my antivirus. Now that GGOTD hides the fact that a game is from Falcoware, I see alarms. From my perspective, what else can I think other than something evil is going on? I have enough games to keep me happy for years, don't need to add risk for more from GGOTD. -- This is all purely my observation, my opinion, my choice. I wish you and visitors to GGOTD the best of luck. I think GGOTD has provided a good service for developers, distributors, and people looking for a fun way to fill some hours, and I thank them for all the good stuff I got, all the game devs and distributers I learned about (and the additional products they sell). For me, it's time to move on for a while.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  17 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr.Dave,

I agree that they should still inform the community that the game is being distributed by Falcoware; I don't know why they stopped.

Stay safe and hopefully catch you again sometime.
p.s. if you wish, you can connect via my Steam account. Just search for Whiterabbit-uk. I use a Cheshire cat as an avatar.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  16 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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