Ride Your Light Cycle Hard With Encom!

Ride Your Light Cycle Hard With Encom!

A free light cycle battle game allows you to relive those Tron memories. Fight for the Users!

Ever since the release of Disney’s 1982 film Tron, people have imagined owning their own light cycle and playing against other programs on the Game Grid.

The first game to replicate this was the Tron arcade game released in 1982 to coincide with the film. Offering a simple birds eye view, players could feel like they were part of the film. Other official games have also featured sections with light cycles such as Tron 2.0 and Tron: Evolution.

The fans, however, have also created their own versions from scratch with the most famous release being Armagetron Advanced. This version supports many modes of play including “capture the flag” and multiplayer over the internet.

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More recently I discovered  a new home made version, Encom, written by Hungry Yum Games.

Featuring beautiful graphics and original music inspired by the film Tron: Legacy, written and performed by ADN Compositions, this is certainly the more attractive of the two games in my opinion.

You can play against the computer or other users in a split screen mode. Another unique feature is the ability to make your light cycle jump the light trails although many would consider this cheating.

Encom is available as a small download of less than 20mb for both Windows and Macintosh computers. The game is free although the developers do ask for a small contribution for all the hard work that went into creating this game.

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John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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