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THE GAME VIRTUAL race FEATURES

For the second edition of THE GAME, you can enjoy an enhanced game interface, brand new scientific and educational content, as well as multimedia content sent from the real BWR boats. Just like the previous edition of the virtual race game, players can race against the real Barcelona World Race skippers, now with increased accuracy and intensity thanks to upgrades to the boat polars, reefing, autopilots and the opportunity to create groups of players.

THE GAME is the only virtual ocean race game to date in which players can choose the option to view their boats in 3D, a feature that has been optimised for the for the 2014/15 edition.

The game is also accessible on iOS and Android mobile phones and tablet devices, with push notifications for sail changes when the breeze shifts or a storm moves in.

FEATURES:

  • .Enhanced graphic interface
  • .Improved 3D viewing with WebGL
  • .Apps available for iOS/Android
  • .App specifically for tablet devices
  • .Reefing notifications (via app)
  • .Enhancements to yacht polars and reefing
  • .A variety of stats and stats by skipper on the webpage
  • .Motor improvements
  • .Geo-located map points with scientific facts and educational content
  • .Improved playability
  • .The possibility to create Teams

Furthermore:

  • Tracking of the boats in the real race
  • Real-time weather data and forecasts for up to 48 hours supplied by UGRIB
  • Points of Interest with text, photos and videos from the BWR throughout the course
  • Competition between the virtual boats and the real BWR boats
  • Multilingual platform
  • 5 different sails
  • Reefing and sail repair kits available
  • 3 types of autopilot
  • Real IMOCA 60 polars
  • Realistic 3D graphics with coastal profiles and weather for location (rain, clouds, waves, wind, day or night)
  • Join the player community on the website or Facebook
  • Form player teams
  • View a list of achievements and scores

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