Tropical Heat Jet Ski Racing

Tropical Heat is a Jet Ski trick and racing competition in the tropics. Race in both Single and Multiplayer. Build up power to boost your speed to get big air jumps to perform a variety of tricks and combo tricks. Earn high scores and achievements and win all 15 races to unlock Extreme.

Download and play the Updated Single and Multiplayer, PC and Mac Demo

If you enjoy playing the demo, you can buy Tropical Heat for PC and Mac on our website!

You can buy the newly released iPhone or iPad version of Tropical Heat on iTunes!

Somatic Vision

We are a small independent studio. We have spent the last 2 years developing Tropical Heat. We love old school arcade racing games, but we also like a little bit of the physics defying fun in games like SSX. Tropical Heat is all about building up power to jump into big air to perfom as many tricks as you can while still keeping an eye on winning the race. We hope that you enjoy playing the Tropical Heat demo with your friends! If you enjoy playing, please rate the game!

We made Tropical Heat, because we wanted to play a game that made us feel like we had left the real life rat race and escaped to remote tropical islands where we could bask in the sunshine and feel the rhythm of the ocean waves as we raced jet skis with our friends just for the pure joy of it. That's how we feel when we play Tropical Heat. We hope you feel the same way when you play!


  • Customizing

    In Tropical Heat you can customize your character and Jet Ski. Play as a young man or woman. Choose your character's swimsuit, sunglasses, hair color and hair style.

  • Racing

    There are 5 days of races in Tropical Heat Each day there is a morning, an afternoon and either a sunset or a night racing heat. Win each race to unlock the next. Win all of the races to unlock Extreme mode. Race either against computer opponents or against other players in Multiplayer.

  • Scores

    Tropical Heat is not just a race to the finish line. You're also competing to get the most points, the most tricks, and the biggest jumps. At the end of each race, you can see how well you scored.

  • Tricks

    Big jumps into the air allow you to do tricks. In Tropical Heat, there are two types of tricks. Tricks performed with a Jet Ski, like a flip, and tricks performed on a Jet Ski, like a hand stand. Get big enough air and you can do more than one trick or even trick combos, like flipping the Jet Ski while doing a handstand.

  • Diving

    Ramps are not the only way to get big jumps in Tropical Heat. Using power to boost your speed, you can dive under the water which causes you to jump back out of the water. The deeper you dive the higher your jump out of the water. Dive deep enough under big waves and you can even jump over the corner of an island.

  • Achievements

    In addition to winning races and getting the best scores, there are dozens of achievements to earn while playing Tropical Heat.

  • Multiplayer

    You can race against the computer in Tropical Heat or against other people in Multiplayer. You can join a game or start your own, competing with up to 8 other players. Show everyone you are the best in the world, or just hang out together enjoying tropical paradise.

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9 comments by redblueq1 on Jul 8th, 2013

The Debut 3 Bundle is the latest collection of games seeking a place on Steam from Indie Royale. Five games -- Stained, Tropical Heat - Jetski Racing, LogiGun, Tales of Maj'Eyal and Crayon Chronicles -- from developers we hope will be the indie stars of tomorrow. There's also a great bonus album from Stephen Pearlman - The Raven - for those who beat the $8 price.

RealAxis Software’s Stained is a side scrolling action-platformer with a healthy dose of puzzles. Set in a mysterious castle featuring detailed 3D environments with a continually changing game world, the the player is kept guessing what the next puzzle will be.
Stained is available for Windows via Desura and DRM-Free.

Tropical Heat - Jetski Racing

Developed by Somatic Vision, Tropical Heat is a Jet Ski racing competition set in the tropics. Race in both Single and Multiplayer or just relax and enjoy riding on the beautiful ocean around lush tropical islands in Free Ride. Customize your character and jet ski.
Tropical Heat - Jetski Racing is available for Windows via Desura and via a CD-Key. It's also available for Mac.

A physics-based puzzle platformer from developer Sodium Eyes about a girl named June as she climbs a tower filled with perplexing puzzles. Push your abilities of reasoning and logic to the limit in LogiGun as you mix-and-match a variety of unique tools to overcome a series of increasingly intricate challenges.
LogiGun is available for Windows, both DRM-Free and via Desura.

Tales of Maj'Eyal

Darkgod's Tales of Maj’Eyal is a roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers.
Tales of Maj'Eyal is available for Windows via Desura and for Mac & Linux via a CD-Key.

Crayon Chronicles
Crayon Chronicles offers a relatively short but action-packed RPG experience that randomly generates the level layouts each time you play. You are encouraged to play through the game more than once thanks to the random nature of the environment layouts, but also because the developer - Outer Grid Games - keeps track of the interesting facts about each play-through so you can compare your adventures to others'.
Crayon Chronicles is is available for Windows via Desura and via a CD-Key.

The Bundle Album $8 Bonus
The bundle bonus album is from Stephen Pearlman (Haberdashery) who has been crafting synth-pop since 2004. Strongly influenced by Erasure and Björk, his productions are lush and incorporate multi-layered cinematic sounds with pop sensibilities. Bundle bonus album The Raven represents is an electropop adaptation of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Beat the $8 price to get this bonus album.

View interviews with some of the developers whose games we've have been featured in different Indie Royale bundles on our YouTube channel check in for the latest videos.

You can find more information on The Spiral Groove Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. As ever, the bundle is cheaper the sooner that you purchase its (unless, of course, some kind purchaser opts to lower the price for others) although there is tremendous value here whatever price you pay.

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Tropical Heat Mac OS X Demo

Tropical Heat Mac OS X Demo

Jan 22, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Download the Tropical Heat demo (for Mac OS X) to play Shimmering Wake, a race in the sun through beautiful tropical islands on top of sparkling ocean...

Tropical Heat Windows Demo

Tropical Heat Windows Demo

Jan 22, 2013 Demo 1 comment

Download the Tropical Heat demo (for Windows) to play Shimmering Wake, a race in the sun through beautiful tropical islands on top of sparkling ocean...

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Sutrabla Jul 13 2013 says:

First of all, I am not against DRM. I beleave DRM like Steam or Desura are great, you can re-install as many times you want without worrying about installers, patches, CD's and so on. However, I am not for DRM that will decrease the confort of legitime users like Always On DRM or Activation limits. I would not have a problem with those if it would never cause problems, but as we all know Murphey's law... I install-remove games when I want to play them. I'm not gonna keep games installed on my HDD forever. Because of this the activation limit might very well be the worst kind of DRM. Do the used activations expire over time? Anyway, I hope you find a good solution as tbh, contacting devs or publishers to ask to reactivate the game is not only a waste of time, it's also anoying for all parties involved.

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SirPrimalform Jul 13 2013 replied:

Quick note, Desura isn't DRM. A lot of games on Steam require you to run them through the client, there is no such requirement on Desura. Not only that, but Desura allows standalone installations without the client, so Desura is in no way DRM.

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Sutrabla Jul 14 2013 replied:

Ah, my bad. I thought Desura offered the same. On/off-topic... this game was removed from greenlight, which is unfortiunate.

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SirPrimalform Jul 14 2013 replied:

I didn't know games got removed from Greenlight, I thought if they didn't make it they languished forever. Perhaps he took it down himself?

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trolletamok Jul 13 2013 says:

Hmm.... Limited activations DRM is one of the few I can't stomach.

Thanks to those who pointed it out, I guess I will skip this then.

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dhrverbruggen Jul 13 2013 says:

Indie Royale changed the discription under the picture. It say's now windows with limited use CD key.

Why din't you pointed it out on your website and on desura?

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juanjavaloyes Jul 14 2013 replied:

Now on the Desura description says: "DRM PROTECTION ALLOWS 3 ACTIVATIONS PER PURCHASE" too. NOW. After I bought the game!. I won't trust Desura anymore. I can (AGAIN) buy a game tomorrow, thinking it don't have any DRM, and after finding it has one and after a LOT of complains, what will they do? They will add a legend. Yes. AFTER everybody bought it. Sorry Desura, I don't trust you anymore.

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juanjavaloyes Jul 13 2013 replied:

Wish they've added that description before I bought the bundle, I should've skipped it. I don't know about their future bundles, but this is not good. This is a bad precedent

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asheskitty Jul 13 2013 says:

Please REMOVE this game from Desura ASAP. Your attitude attitude toward users and DRM is not welcome. Deleting legitimate comments undermines your credibility. Please come back when you have learned from your errors.

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ThreeSon Jul 13 2013 replied:

What comments were deleted? I really hope Desura isn't the same as Steam, where they allow game developers to delete any comments they don't like on their game's store page.

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Momo1991 Jul 14 2013 replied:

Apparently constructive criticism is not sitting well with this developer. Frankly everything he's said so far clearly points that out. Frankly I'm surprised any comments remain here at all...

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spodamayn Jul 13 2013 replied:

My comment was deleted by the dev, along with all of juanjavaloyes' comments. There were probably more, but I don't remember all of them. A lot of the comments I've seen deleted weren't offensive at all.

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SirPrimalform Jul 14 2013 replied:

Mine was deleted, but I guess it was mildly offensive... I called him childish.

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juanjavaloyes Jul 13 2013 replied:

I didn't knew my comments were deleted!! LOL. This developer is really creazy. If he don't like to read his REAL CUSTOMERS opinions, I don't know where he could end with his product. He really thinks that without that kind of DRM everybody will pirate his game? Nobody will buy it? Excuse me Mr, if you want to sell your game, make a good game and put a good price according to it, that's not a secret. Ask Notch, Dennaton Games, Jonathan Blow and another dozen (or hundred?) indie devs if they sold more because DRM. They DIDN'T use DRM!!! Ok, you can say "Steam" (except Minecraft, of course), but if you want to, you can buy DRM-Free versions from their games too!

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ThreeSon Jul 14 2013 replied:

Minecraft does have DRM (you have to register and log in to Mojang's server before you can play). Otherwise you're right on

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SirPrimalform Jul 14 2013 replied:

Actually, if the game is on your computer you can play offline. By which I mean I can move my backed up install to a new computer that doesn't have an internet connection and play. That's DRM-free.

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ThreeSon Jul 14 2013 replied:

Well lucky you then; it's not working for me that way. Game just sits there at the login screen looking for an internet connection that isn't there and won't start.

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SirPrimalform Jul 14 2013 replied:

Hmm, it's possible they've changed it recently, I haven't played in about 3 months. What used to happen was it would ask if you want to play offline.

I even tested its 'DRM' when I reformatted my laptop a few months ago. It worked fine on a completely clean install of windows without even being allowed to log in (didn't just turn off my internet connection, I deleted my saved username and password as well).

EDIT: Just tested it now, it definitely works. Are you sure you have the game installed properly? If you run the launcher without the game installed then you have to log in once to download the game (the launcher isn't the game and the log in is basically equivalent to logging into GOG to download a game there).
As long as there is a .minecraft folder with Minecraft in it then you don't have to log in. That folder is the thing you need to back up along with the launcher, the launcher isn't the game itself.

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ThreeSon Jul 14 2013 replied:

Alright, it's possible I interpreted the initial launcher as "the game" and that's what was just hanging there not doing anything nor letting me play (but then that would be twice we have to log in - once to download the launcher from, and again to download the game from the launcher?).

I will give it another try and see what's up.

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SirPrimalform Jul 14 2013 replied:

Ah, that's true... you do have to log in twice. Once the game is downloaded you should be able to play offline though. The problem you had definitely isn't by design, so if the game is present then there's some kind of bug. I wish you luck with it!

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Tropical Heat Jet Ski Racing
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Lowest Rated (7 agree) 1/10

Not only have the developers of this game erased my review, they seem to also have erased my rating of their game. So it seems that they are not satisfied to delete any comments that raise issues, but now even ratings and reviews are not safe from their attempts to control the discussion of their game, and the very restrictive DRM that will leave you with nothing to show for your money, should the company fold, or just decide they no longer want to run the servers. The game itself is a fairly mediocre…

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