Drone Racing League Launches Drone Racing Arcade Mobile Game
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s leading professional drone racing property, launched its first mobile game, Drone Racing Arcade. Powered by Skillz, the leading mobile games platform, this first-of-its-kind mobile game is available now as a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
Beginning this December, DRL will pit Drone Racing Arcade players against one another in Skillz-hosted Drone Racing Arcade tournaments for the opportunity to win exclusive prizes. The Drone Racing Arcade mobile game provides a new immersive experience that gives DRL fans a way to take part in the drone racing action.
“The Drone Racing League is a sport for everyone, intersecting technology, sports and entertainment,” said Anne Marie Gianutsos, DRL’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our Drone Racing Arcade game is the ultimate first foray into flying drones on mobile and gives players a fun, free and easy way to experience the thrill of drone racing,”
“The popularity of drone racing has skyrocketed into mainstream culture as one of the most adrenaline-fuelled action sports of our era—so it’s a thrill to announce the Drone Racing League is teaming up with Skillz for their expansion into the competitive mobile gaming universe,” said Skillz CEO and Founder Andrew Paradise. “Pushing the limits of innovation, competition and fun, we’re delighted to welcome players into the world of drone racing, which has become such a beloved sport in every aspect of the consumer experience and is now giving its millions of fans a new reason to thrill-seek through high-flying Skillz-powered tournaments and mobile gaming competition.”
The Drone Racing Arcade mobile game brings the drone racing experience to a new platform, with players competing against the clock, maneuvering DRL drones through neon-lit courses filled with obstacles, gates, coins, and boosts to score the most points and prove that they are the top drone pilot. The player controls the drone via simple touch-screen maneuvers, focused on rising, pushing and tilting the drones — providing players with a feel for real-life drone racing skills and commands such as throttle, pitch and yaw.
The Drone Racing Arcade game makes its debut during the 2021-22 DRL World Championship Season, which airs on Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on NBCSN and Twitter. The season sees the world’s best drone pilots race high-speed drones in spectacular courses through virtual DRL SIM maps and iconic sports arenas such as FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, home arena to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, and the Las Vegas Strip outside T-Mobile Arena for the DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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