Ubisoft has bought Parisian developer Nadeo, known best for the car-jumping and route-planning TrackMania series of games.
Nadeo Studio has released TrackMania Nations Forever to the Internet.
Here are the two greatest things about Trackmania: The instant restart, and bouncing on water. The two encapsulate everything you need to know about the lunatic action racing, with its crack-like "one more go" addiction, and the nonsensically playful fun of when you when and you and... CRASH.
French publisher Focus Home has announced that TrackMania United - the latest release in the addictive series that mixes racing, puzzles and track design - will be released in America next February.