“This neon blast from the past isn’t just eye-and-ear candy, it’s also a pretty darn challenging arcade swipe-a-thon.”
– Harry Slater (GameZebo)
Synthwave-Driven Arcade Game Chaser Tracer Launches on Android & iOS
Beat the Oblivion Orb in this ‘80s action extravaganza
NORTHPORT, New York – April 14, 2021 – Adki Works’ Chaser Tracer is launching today on Android and iOS! Featuring a nostalgic synthwave soundtrack and endlessly addictive arcade gameplay, Chaser Tracer delivers finely tuned, blood-pumping ‘80s thrills to smartphones and tablets everywhere.
Sporting cool vaporwave visuals and a soundtrack to match, Chaser Tracer dares you to safely deactivate a mass extinction device known as the Oblivion Orb – racing against time to decode thousands of alien symbols before it annihilates all life in the universe.
In Chaser Tracer, you decode alien symbols in the form of shapes that vary in size and complexity by tracing them with your fingers. A security device designed to protect the Oblivion Orb, the Chaser will stop at nothing to carry out its mission. Decode the symbols before the Chaser does – but be warned: It will get stronger the closer you get to deactivating the Oblivion Orb. If all else fails, make generous use of your power-up slots – simplifying a symbol or slowing down the Chaser, for example.
“At its very core, Chaser Tracer is a little trip down memory lane,” says Adam Zerlin, co-founder of Adki Works. “The initial idea was based on a game we played as kids: Duck Duck Goose. This simple concept of being chased by something led to the idea of Chaser Tracer. To take things up a notch, we explored procedural generation of shapes – which was then incorporated as the core foundation for level creation, player hazards, and even the design of the power-ups.”
“Our first prototypes of Chaser Tracer consisted of a single shape outlined by a series of waypoints,” says Masaki Pierce, co-founder of Adki Works. “The objective was to reach all the waypoints before your opponent – the AI – caught up. To give players the full ‘80s experience, both sound effects and soundtrack were created using period-accurate (and totally rad) synths like the Yamaha DX-7 and CS-80; Roland Jupiter-8, TR-808, and TR-909; and Sequential Prophet-5.”
- Ear-pleasing synthwave soundtrack.
- ’80s-inspired biomes and matching sound effects.
- Procedurally-generated world for maximum replayability.
- Useful power-ups to help players through 100 gnarly levels.
- Achievements and leaderboards make it easy to strut your stuff!
Pricing & Availability
Chaser Tracer is now available on Android and iOS for FREE. The game includes in-app purchases.
Screenshots & Logos
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ChaserTracer
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ChaserTracer
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chasertracer
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/adki-works
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZyoTRhJpIqZC4FnFNE04A
About Adki Works
Founded by Adam Zerlin and Masaki Pierce – and headquartered in Northport, New York – Adki Works is an indie studio created out of an overwhelming love for games. The founders’ mission is to make games they want to play – leveraging a wealth of technical experience to deliver polished, endlessly engaging titles on mobile and beyond. To learn more about Chaser Tracer and Adki Works, please visit https://www.chasertracer.com and https://adkiworks.com.