Inspiration Points

What moves you?

What moves you?

Think well-made station wagons are under appreciated? Think there’s nothing like the overall style and function of a good rally car?
We want to know what turns your head when you’re walking down the street. If you’re on to something, you may just see your favorite car type in the next Drift Sumi-e update. Thanks!

DS v1.2 on its way

DS v1.2 on its way

The next evolution of Drift Sumi-e will soon be making its way to the App Store.
Included in this update is an exciting new partnership we’re happy to announce.

INTRODUCING:

The Fatlace Car.

Brought to you by Fatlace – online magazine and makers of urban lifestyle apparel and accessories.
Take this ’60s/’70s-inspired throwback, complete with Fatlace designed graphics, for a scenic [...]

Where would you like to see Drift Sumi-e next?

Where would you like to see Drift Sumi-e next?

Help us shape the future. If you already have DS on your favorite Apple mobile device, maybe you’d like to see the next evolution of the Drift Sumi-e experience somewhere else in particular. Or perhaps you have another device of choice and you’ve been patiently waiting for DS to make an appearance (DS on…DS?!).
Either way, we’d [...]


Update v1.1 Submitted

Update v1.1 Submitted

Thanks to your input and support, we’ve submitted our first update! Here’s your inside preview at what’s been keeping us busy.
Introducing:

The “1990” Car. Inspired by the decade that re-introduced the small roadster and the re-birth of some legendary sports cars.

Rush Hour. This new mode is enabled through the Options Menu. Turn this on, hit the [...]

The Art of Less is More

The Art of Less is More

So what exactly is Sumi-e and what is it doing in a drifting game? The connection between a minimal art style and a driving technique may not be immediately obvious.

Sumi-e is a timeless brush paint technique rooted in zen. At its core, su-me-eh is about achieving maximum effect with minimal means.
Capturing the essence of the [...]

DS Car Unveil at Fatlace TDC

DS Car Unveil at Fatlace TDC

When we say Drift Sumi-e has real-life driving physics, we do not take that lightly. Introducing the Drift Sumi-e Car. A real-life incarnation of its game application counterpart.
This past Sunday, the Drift Sumi-e team unveiled the Drift Sumi-e FD3S RX7 at the 2010 Fatlace Team Drift competition in Buttonwillow Raceway.

Owned and operated by Drift Sumi-e co-creator, Calvin [...]


How To Play

How To Play

Drift Sumi-e is an elegant and technical driving game. The concept of the game is to draw the smoothest drifting line possible, connecting all of the red clipping points, while drawing the line as quickly as possible in order to score the highest points. The “total score” is the combination of your “time” and “line” [...]