Pankaku has released a free demo version of their new game called LightBike [App Store] into the App Store. The game tries to bring Tron's Light Cycles to the iPhone with a 3D implementation in which you try to surround your enemies to force them to crash into a wall.

While the provided gameplay video does look nice, in practice, the free version is a bit boring and there are issues with collision detection. There is only one level and one mode (one player) in this version. The full version is expected for release sometime in February.

Long time readers, however, should not be confused with another Light Bikes game that we looked at back in August. While we have few details of their project, DS Medialabs' version of Tron's Light Cycles is said to be in late testing and should also be released soon.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    As a huge tron fan, I would like to recommend NEUTRON which really adds a new twist to the gameplay.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    As a huge tron fan, I would like to recommend NEUTRON which really adds a new twist to the gameplay.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    As a huge tron fan, I would like to recommend NEUTRON which really adds a new twist to the gameplay.

  • matt1308

    THEY STOLE MY FUCKING IDEA!

    I had this idea on the 11-04-2008 on ipod touch fans
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110785&highlight=tron

    i want some credit!

    i'm going to talk to the creator of the app

  • matt1308

    THEY STOLE MY FUCKING IDEA!

    I had this idea on the 11-04-2008 on ipod touch fans
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110785&highlight=tron

    i want some credit!

    i'm going to talk to the creator of the app

  • matt1308

    THEY STOLE MY FUCKING IDEA!

    I had this idea on the 11-04-2008 on ipod touch fans
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110785&highlight=tron

    i want some credit!

    i'm going to talk to the creator of the app

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    Any relation to GLTron? http://www.gltron.org/
    Looks a lot like an enhanced version with new art in some areas.

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    Any relation to GLTron? http://www.gltron.org/
    Looks a lot like an enhanced version with new art in some areas.

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    Any relation to GLTron? http://www.gltron.org/
    Looks a lot like an enhanced version with new art in some areas.

  • Cougar

    It's definitely GlTron with a new skin. Given that GlTron is open source, I hope whoever made this isn't simply capitalizing on the author's work.

  • Cougar

    It's definitely GlTron with a new skin. Given that GlTron is open source, I hope whoever made this isn't simply capitalizing on the author's work.

  • aaron

    The first time I tried this game out I instantly recognized it as GLTron but tweaked..some of the features (view modes, speed up by using other player's walls as a wind break, etc) are gone, but would seem hard to implement on the touch. But yeah, definitely seems like a trimmed down version of GLTron.. specially since opengl is so easy to port.

    As for the guy above that said "they stole my idea!"... you're an idiot.

  • aaron

    The first time I tried this game out I instantly recognized it as GLTron but tweaked..some of the features (view modes, speed up by using other player's walls as a wind break, etc) are gone, but would seem hard to implement on the touch. But yeah, definitely seems like a trimmed down version of GLTron.. specially since opengl is so easy to port.

    As for the guy above that said "they stole my idea!"... you're an idiot.

  • aaron

    asa side note, i did buy the full version of this game.. if online versus mode ever makes it into it, it'll be a blast. hard mode is still a bit too easy on single player. neutron is a blast too, a bit confusing at first but a very fun game.

  • aaron

    asa side note, i did buy the full version of this game.. if online versus mode ever makes it into it, it'll be a blast. hard mode is still a bit too easy on single player. neutron is a blast too, a bit confusing at first but a very fun game.

  • http://facebook.com/kennys44 kenny steadman

    what are the port #'s for start and end to get the game to work right?

  • http://facebook.com/kennys44 kenny steadman

    what are the port numbers ( start-end) so i can get the game to work properly????

  • http://facebook.com/kennys44 kenny steadman

    what are the port #'s for start and end to get the game to work right?

  • http://facebook.com/kennys44 kenny steadman

    what are the port numbers ( start-end) so i can get the game to work properly????

  • http://www.landmassdirt.com Mike

    Landscaping Cochrane great game i love it

  • http://www.landmassdirt.com Mike

    Landscaping Cochrane great game i love it