Flippfly is a little game studio based in Wisconsin, USA
Flippfly was founded around April 2012 by two brothers. We aim to create games that are new, clean, and fun
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a racing game about becoming a master at the art of drifting.
Absolute Drift was originally developed by Funselektor Labs and released on the Steam platform in 2015. Flippfly has teamed up with Funselektor to create the Zen Edition of the game for PS4. Flippfly is publishing the game and collaborating with Funselektor to add several new features, listed below.
- Explore a huge open world with challenging missions and 30+ drifting events
- Drift with 6 customizable vehicles
- Over 3 hours of electronic music
- All new: “Event Challenges” for each of the game’s 30+ tracks
- All new: Drift Lines: a new way to earn extra points for experts
- All new: Replays and ghost cars
- All new: tutorial and hint system to help beginning players learn the art of drifting
- All new: 5 “Midnight Events” to challenge the most experienced drifing masters
What is your first gaming experience?
I can’t remember! Probably playing an NES at a superstore with my dad and brothers. I remember being blown away by excitebike.
What got you into programming games?
I used to get the big Sears catalogs they sent out before Christmas, and obsess over games and game systems. Once my mom said “Aaron, you should just make them yourself.”
And I thought that was a good idea.
What development tools or coding did you use?
I started out by learning BASIC on a C64.
What hurdles did you have making your current game?
Our current game, Absolute Drift, went pretty smoothly! Perhaps the most difficult part is getting through the technical requirements needed to get onto the Playstation 4.
After the completion of the game what game will you make?
We’re also working on a gardening-themed game called Hexarden.
What other games have you made you made?
You can find these on our website, flippfly.com.
Before making indie games, I worked in the AAA game industry, on games including Modern Warfare 3, Singularity, and others.
My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
I always had a soft spot for my first computer, the C64.
What is your favourite retro game?
Loved the original Legend of Zelda.
Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
Yep, I’ve got a PS4 and a WiiU, though I haven’t had time lately to play! One of my favorites from recent memory was Journey.