Metal Drift is a futuristic arena combat game in drift-tanks. It is team-based with online multiplayer. You can level up your player and your weapons over time to unlock more weapons and upgrades for your tank. Metal Drift features 56 different tank configurations with various weapon and upgrade selections to choose from. In addition, the drift-tanks have a unique energy system that allows the pilot to direct acquired energy into a speed boost or to power up weapons for extra damage. The game also features 5 different arenas, each with their own racing lines and boost tunnels.

Report article RSS Feed New Metal Drift Level: Javelin

A review of our upcoming Metal Drift mega-update.

Posted by BlackJacketGames on Dec 22nd, 2012

So we finally have a solid release date for the next big Metal Drift update! Jan. 17th!

We’re packing a lot of goodness into this one. It’s really multiple updates worth of goodness in one. The big addition is a brand new deck, complete with an entirely new look! If you were sick of beige and metallic blue, we’re mixing it up with greens and purples!

Next big change is the combination of our demo and full-copy servers! This will give everyone more actual humans to destroy.

Lastly, the HUD has been completely overhauled. After 3 years, finally every weapon has its own reticle! The power up animation is now identical, and obvious, across all weapons. Also added; a widget to indicate turret/chassis alignment, and a ‘boost’ indicator.

Javelin In-Game_01

The new deck was holding everything up. It’s actually taken 2+ years to hammer this sucker out. I foolishly tried about a dozen new game-play ideas before I finally came back to the tried and true elements that we love about our existing decks.

The new deck, ‘Javelin’, is more open; so rockets are probably going to get some more play here. But pacing and flow are similar to ‘Master’ (I hope).

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elija
elija Dec 23 2012, 2:02am says:

Looks good.
HUD looks solid, probably too bright(on the dominant side) for my taste.

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BlackJacketGames Author
BlackJacketGames Dec 26 2012, 11:14am says:

Thanks! You can set the brightness/color of the HUD in the user options.

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Wiweeyum Creator
Wiweeyum Jan 28 2013, 2:00am says:

Best part is the Demo folks playing with the legit folks.

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