Hill Climb Racing is a 2D physics based driving game by Fingersoft. It was released on Google Play and for devices using Apple’s iOS in 2012. During its first year of release it was downloaded over 100 million times. Combined with its sequel, Hill Climb Racing 2, the entire franchise surpassed 1 billion downloads in April 2018.
The object of the game is to collect coins while driving through racing stages. Driving consumes gas or battery for electric powered vehicles (even if you’re not moving), which players can replenish by picking up gas canisters or batteries along the way. The player can „die” in various ways, such as if they run out of gas or hit the avatar’s head on the ground or ceiling (in levels such as Cave). Coins may also be earned by performing „tricks”, difficult maneuvers in the air, or by reaching set distances during given stages. Coins may be spent on upgrades, or to unlock new stages and vehicles. Different stages have different attributes, such as different gravity, traction, terrain (elevation) or obstacles that will slow the player down.