Here's a fun Friday story for you- Disc Drivin' [$2.99 / Free / $4.99 (HD)], if you've never heard of it, is an a turn-based racing game that both Jared and Arnold can't get enough of, still. The basic idea is if you took a game like Mario Kart, but gave it online turn-based multiplayer, and used a flick-based shuffleboard-like mechanic to race your discs around a track. We've got a pretty extensive review in the books, but since then, the game has been updated a whole bunch of times with all sorts of new stuff.

Anyway, in a recent short interview with AdWeek, Rich Sommer, the actor who plays Harry Crane on AMC's Mad Men dropped some interesting details on the gameplay habits of the cast and crew:

Disc Drivin’ is a racing game that I’ve been playing a lot lately with Jon Hamm; Jay Ferguson, who’s also on the show; our head hairstylist; and our makeup artist.

Celebrity endorsement for apps and games isn't a new thing, but it always seems like whenever a celeb' is tweeting about the game they're playing, it's usually the same ultra-popular junk everyone else is playing. Disc Drivin', however, is seriously obscure compared to something like, I don't know, Temple Run.

So, yeah, if the folks behind Mad Men are playing Disc Drivin', you totally should be too. Right?

[via AdWeek]

  • Arnold Kim

    Yep, I still love it.  Challenge me: "arn"

  • Adams Immersive

    Great game—and the TA thread notes that an update is in the works!

    EDIT: just noticed that the AdWeek article misspells it “Disk” with a “K.” I hope the developer adds the phrase Disk Drivin’ to the app description ASAP, so searchers can find it!

  • Jared Nelson

    Wow, talk about the last headline I ever expected to see today. 

    Hey Mad Men dudes (or anybody else), if you're reading, this bring it on. My username is 'Boardumb'. 

    I've got your number, Jon Hamm.

  • Crunchewy

    Unquestionably my most played game of all time on my iPhone/iPad, and really pretty much on anything. I've been playing it I believe since it was released and am still play it nearly every day. I don't know anything about Mad Men, but at least some of them have good taste in games!

  • John Dickerson

    I'm still playing it everyday. Great game.

  • blindspot

    Y'all oughta know that Rich Sommer is dyed-in-the-wool game geek who frequents

  • squirpe

    Other games come and go on my iphone/ipad - this has stayed since the first time I bought it - it is truly great.

    kel808 if you want a game 🙂