Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Northern Softworks was established in 2017 by Michael O’Kane and Tom Mathews. Our goal is to create games that feel new, yet familiar; accessible to all but with depth for those who look for it. Our games focus on feel and style over accuracy and realism. This is achieved through an emphasis on intuitive controls, tailored animation and responsive systems.
Northern Softworks’ first title Inertial Drift is a fast paced arcade racing game for fans of retro arcade racers.
UNIQUE GAME MECHANICS
Inertial Drift features an intuitive twin stick control scheme to make drifting easy and accessible for new players while also providing depth for more experienced players.
Players have independent control over steering and drifting using the right and left sticks allowing for precise control over their car’s position and orientation.
The handling properties of cars are influenced by the application of throttle and brakes, with each car reacting in a unique way. This makes each car a new puzzle to explore and master.
Utilize these skills in various race modes, style mode and local multiplayer