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Game Zone: Cracking Sands Racing

by daiashi

About The Game

In a world ravaged by global warfare, small pockets of survivors scratch out a meagre existence, living off the remains of a shattered civilization. Society has been reduced to a tribal state, where rank and social standing is based on one thing and one thing only: death races!

Cracking Sands is an action-packed racer featuring a band of merry lunatics driving small vehicles fitted with big guns. Your trigger finger will be tested just as much as your straight racing skills. Like the saying goes: if you can't go around something (or someone), you go through them instead. Mix and match pieces to create your own custom character and kart, then equip it with all the machine guns, missiles, mines and exotic implements of doom it can carry. Buy new parts to tweak your character and kart even further.

System requirements

Fully updated PCLinuxOS. This is a good size download, weighing in at 533 MB.


None really, since it was a mobile port. I run it on high with a Toshiba Chromebook having 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1.4 Intel dual core with no problems.

About The Company

Polarbit is an independent developer and publisher of video games and game development technology.

Founded in 2005, Polarbit has developed or published more than 30 titles for smartphones, Mac/PC and consoles. Notable titles include Raging Thunder 2, the Reckless Racing series, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 and MLB World Series 2010.

A total of more than 80 million downloads of Polarbit developed and published titles stand as testament to their experience, dedication and uncompromising attitude towards quality. Although you can create an online profile, there doesn't appear to be a multiplayer version as of yet. There is a decent campaign level to enjoy.

I chose to do the review on this game to give everyone something to play that wasn't quite so graphics intensive. I have constantly had to upgrade in the past years and spend tons of money to play the latest and greatest games out there, only to be behind before I even added the hardware to the shopping cart. It's nice to see these great games coming to Chrome so anyone can enjoy them. From what I have read, Google is planning to port most of the Android apps and games to Chrome through their Web Store. I hope you enjoy this game. It's not much, but I believe it is showing possibly a shift or at least a welcome addition to how we play PC games.

Some Gameplay Screenshots

Getting It To Run

Install Chrome browser from the PCLinuxOS repositories, then search on the webstore for Cracking Sands Racing.

Hopefully they will add multiplayer capability in the near future.

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