231609_2Drawing games are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Out of all the different control methods on the iPhone, few are more natural than simply drawing on the screen.

Draw Race [App Store] takes a unique approach on racing games. Employing the familiar drawing mechanic, you literally draw your racing line around the track. The speed of your finger controls how fast or slow you go and once the race starts your car tries as hard as it can to stay on the line.

If you draw too fast around a corner your car can spin out so there is a small skill curve to the game as you get a feel for how fast you need to draw compared to the handling capabilities of your car. Currently included in the game are 20 tracks, and once you complete a race in the single player mode you'll be able to race other people online and compete in time trials.

The developer released the following trailer:

Flyloop [App Store] utilizes a similar drawing mechanic, only this time you're drawing circles around butterflies to catch them as they fly across the screen.

What initially appears as a tranquil game of catching butterflies in a field quickly escalates in to frantically drawing circles trying to match pairs. The game has an acoustic guitar soundtrack, and global high scores if you're in to that kind of thing.

Watch the trailer for Flyloop to see it in action:

Both of these games use screen drawing in different ways to create entirely different gameplay experiences. Draw Race and Flyloop are both worth checking out if you want a couple of simple fun games without needing to use virtual D-pads or tilt controls.

App Store Link: Draw Race, 99¢ - Flyloop, 99¢

  • 5duc29

    I remember seeing the video to Flyloop... Does look very relaxing. It looks like the same creator that did Touch Physics, with the drawing and music similarities.

  • 5duc29

    I remember seeing the video to Flyloop... Does look very relaxing. It looks like the same creator that did Touch Physics, with the drawing and music similarities.

  • Carlos-Sz

    And don't forget Fishmaster that has the same Flyloop approach.

  • Carlos-Sz

    And don't forget Fishmaster that has the same Flyloop approach.

  • JPanther

    Looks nice, might take a shot at Draw Race.
    Does anyone know if you race against the CPU in single player? I didn't see any opponents..
    Online play is a big plus.

  • JPanther

    Looks nice, might take a shot at Draw Race.
    Does anyone know if you race against the CPU in single player? I didn't see any opponents..
    Online play is a big plus.

  • http://www.weplayiphone.com different

    JPanther - Yes, there is a blue AI car, which can be pretty tough to beat! The game will allow cars to move through each other as it's all about the line that you're drawing and whether it's faster or not.

  • http://www.weplayiphone.com different

    JPanther - Yes, there is a blue AI car, which can be pretty tough to beat! The game will allow cars to move through each other as it's all about the line that you're drawing and whether it's faster or not.

  • Anba RedLynx

    Drawrace
    Yep there is Ai car... When you beat that car in track you unlock the global multiplayer game in that specific track also. Update was just released and we made it bit easier on first tracks. When you play global multiplayer on that you are automatically racing against next best driver in your country or global list. Depending witch one is selected.

  • Anba RedLynx

    Drawrace
    Yep there is Ai car... When you beat that car in track you unlock the global multiplayer game in that specific track also. Update was just released and we made it bit easier on first tracks. When you play global multiplayer on that you are automatically racing against next best driver in your country or global list. Depending witch one is selected.

  • JPanther

    Thank you! I'll be getting my hands on it very soon :)

  • JPanther

    Thank you! I'll be getting my hands on it very soon :)

  • swarmster

    Flyloop appears to be heavily inspired by the greatest Orisinal game, Floats.

    http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/floats.htm

    I don't think I've ever been more addicted to a game than I was to Floats at one point. I was reflexively trying to lasso things of like colour everywhere I went, like a crazed druggie going through withdrawal.

    I'm not sure how I feel about playing such a close copy, but I'm sure I'll cave. It does remind me how much the people at Orisinal need to make every one of their games for the iPhone.

  • swarmster

    Flyloop appears to be heavily inspired by the greatest Orisinal game, Floats.

    http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/floats.htm

    I don't think I've ever been more addicted to a game than I was to Floats at one point. I was reflexively trying to lasso things of like colour everywhere I went, like a crazed druggie going through withdrawal.

    I'm not sure how I feel about playing such a close copy, but I'm sure I'll cave. It does remind me how much the people at Orisinal need to make every one of their games for the iPhone.

  • http://www.hiddenappgems.com Jaden

    You forgot to mention that there is a limited flash version of Draw Race on their website:
    http://drawrace.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=5

  • http://www.hiddenappgems.com Jaden

    You forgot to mention that there is a limited flash version of Draw Race on their website:
    http://drawrace.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=5

  • cookiemonster

    draw race multiplayer looks like loads of fun, i gotta check it out

  • cookiemonster

    draw race multiplayer looks like loads of fun, i gotta check it out

  • Spoon Tangy

    For the record, good is it may be, Flyloop is about as close to a complete rip-off as you can get (i.e. mechanic, name, subject matter) of this gem from almost a decade ago by Eric Zimmerman and Co.:

    http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/loop.jsp

  • Spoon Tangy

    For the record, good is it may be, Flyloop is about as close to a complete rip-off as you can get (i.e. mechanic, name, subject matter) of this gem from almost a decade ago by Eric Zimmerman and Co.:

    http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/loop.jsp

  • Adams Immersive

    Some more credit where due: Glenda Adams' "Comet Cowboy" was the first _iPhone_ game to use the draw-and-capture mechanic :)

  • Adams Immersive

    Some more credit where due: Glenda Adams' "Comet Cowboy" was the first _iPhone_ game to use the draw-and-capture mechanic :)

  • CoolFrost

    Draw Race looks good. Planning to buy it. I do have Flight Control and Harbor Master so this would be the third.

  • CoolFrost

    Draw Race looks good. Planning to buy it. I do have Flight Control and Harbor Master so this would be the third.

  • michael

    I want to know...does the leaderboard screen of DrawRace really say "YOUR better than __% of players"? Sorry, but that grammar is a dealbreaker for me.

  • michael

    I want to know...does the leaderboard screen of DrawRace really say "YOUR better than __% of players"? Sorry, but that grammar is a dealbreaker for me.

  • neilw

    Boogaloopers was the first I saw the "draw and catch" mechanic, and dates back to the late 90's (OS 7.5 or somesuch). I totally loved that game for a while...

  • neilw

    Boogaloopers was the first I saw the "draw and catch" mechanic, and dates back to the late 90's (OS 7.5 or somesuch). I totally loved that game for a while...

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Draw race is fun but has some bugs that need addressing... Game freezes whenever you try to post scores on the server. This is even using the updated version that was supposed to fix it...

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Draw race is fun but has some bugs that need addressing... Game freezes whenever you try to post scores on the server. This is even using the updated version that was supposed to fix it...

  • Jenny

    I think the folks who made the looping game did a really nice job of bringing those two great flash games to the iPhone. You can call it a rip off but it looks like they put a lot of work into the atmosphere Which gives it it's own unique feel. If there were already games like this on the iPhone, I say good job for being the first 'rip off' worthy of making headlines. You couldn't get that game type 'to-go' and now you can, so I say thanks

  • Jenny

    I think the folks who made the looping game did a really nice job of bringing those two great flash games to the iPhone. You can call it a rip off but it looks like they put a lot of work into the atmosphere Which gives it it's own unique feel. If there were already games like this on the iPhone, I say good job for being the first 'rip off' worthy of making headlines. You couldn't get that game type 'to-go' and now you can, so I say thanks