Asphalt Memories – Asphalt 7: Heat

By the time of Asphalt 7: Heat’s release in June of 2012, smartphones were ubiquitous and their share of the game market was exploding. With the seventh installment, Asphalt continued towards its goal of using cutting edge technology and licensees to deliver THE premium mobile-racing experience. Now, however, the technology was moving at a pace that enabled the most dramatic leap forward since the move to iPhone. Relive all of your Asphalt Memories with us. After the success of Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Gameloft was keen to continue the franchise’s advancement. So, Asphalt 7: Heat sought to push the series arcade Continue Reading

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Asphalt Memories – Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

The Asphalt series was always supercharged. It was born of gasoline and steel, with nitro coursing through its veins. But, the sixth installment received a shot of adrenaline to get players’ hearts racing as fast as their cars. Asphalt 6: Adrenaline picked up where Asphalt 5 left off, continuing to add even more high-flying jumps and arcade action to the franchise. Relive more Asphalt Memories. Heart pounding action Just over one year after the release of Asphalt 5, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline arrived on iOS. And you can be sure that it once again upped the ante for the franchise as Continue Reading

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Asphalt Memories – Asphalt 5

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing took Gameloft’s premier mobile racing franchise and supercharged it for the iPhone. But, with Apple improving their device and other smartphones entering the market, the team quickly geared up for Asphalt 5. With the previous title offering a rolling start in terms of technology, this was a chance to supercharge the franchise. Dive back into more Asphalt Memories. With iPhone’s popularity exploding and Android arriving on the scene, the market was primed for Asphalt 5. After the success of Asphalt 4 anticipation was high, and the team had no intention of letting down fans. Improvements were Continue Reading

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Asphalt Memories – Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

The evolution of anything comes in fits and starts. Sometimes it can be a crawl, but at other points huge leaps can be made. And, while on a conceptual level, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing was “just” another step on the path to Asphalt 9: Legends, there was one notable milestone – the release of the iPhone. Apple’s first smartphone introduced new levels of power, graphic fidelity, and interactivity. All of this allowed the team to begin creating what we now all thing of as Asphalt. Some nitro in our tank Having a look back at our previous articles on Asphalt’s Continue Reading

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Asphalt Memories – Asphalt 3: Street Rules

Thirteen years in the making, the legend of Asphalt 9 has been a long and winding road. Of course, we have nitroed, drifted, and barrel rolled down that road – but still, it was a lot of work! One stop on the journey was, Asphalt 3: Street Rules. While, much like Asphalt 2: Urban GT, the third game in the series served as an evolution and not a revolution, it was still a title that made interesting changes and additions to the series. The name’s Asphalt, just Asphalt Looking back at the history of the Asphalt franchise in context, Asphalt Continue Reading

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Creating a Legend – Asphalt 2: Urban GT

In 2004, Asphalt Urban GT’s development focused on bringing a console racing experience to mobile. It was a great success, not just technically but also in terms of its critical and fan reception, so a sequel was assured. However, with the technology in place, the challenge for Asphalt 2: Urban GT was going to be topping the first game’s visuals, scope, and design, in order to deliver an even more authentic street-racing experience. Improve and iterate Asphalt 2: Urban GT’s initial concept built on those of the first game. As the original design document states, the target was to make Continue Reading

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Creating a Legend: Asphalt Urban GT

Asphalt 9: Legends is coming, and it is set to redefine what racing means on mobile. But Gameloft’s journey to this latest installment of their seminal competitive arcade racer series began fifteen years ago under the project name “High Gears.” It would take one year for this game to reach the eager hands of mobile gamers as the original Asphalt Urban GT. From the beginning Gameloft’s mission was always very clear – to bring console quality gaming experiences to mobile. These days that sounds ambitious, but in 2003 it was a true challenge of both technology and design, especially for Continue Reading

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Take the Gameloft classic games quiz!

Do you think you know your mobile game history? Well, it’s time to put that knowledge to the test with Gameloft’s classic games quiz. These 10 questions are guaranteed to test your knowledge of mobile phone games from back in the day. Stretching to the beginning of Gameloft’s back-catalog, you’ll need to remember the games that started it all, including some franchises that are still popular today! Of course, Android players who would rather try these classic games can simply download the Gameloft Classic collections now (Action/Arcade). Prove your Gameloft knowledge! How did you do? Let us know in the Continue Reading

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