Monthly Archives: January 2013

Welcome to Beta 2.1!

Hello everyone,

As stated yesterday by Hylis, the Beta 2.1 is now out! As usual you only need to start ManiaPlanet to update it.

The Beta 2.1 update featured:

  • Improvements of the ManiaPlanet User Interface
  • ManiaHome is back inside each Title and will display the information about the current Title (for example if one of your friend beat your time in TrackMania, you’ll not see this notification on your ShootMania feed)
  • ManiaHome will have a featured news area at the top of the feed which will display the messages with medias (images or .bik (video))
  • Sounds improved
  • Change about +0 (+0 is activated after 400ms)
  • More blocks
  • TrackMania skins fixed

A detailed changelog is visible on this image:Have fun!

ShootMania opens its Beta

Hi everyone,

We know many of you are eagerly awaiting the official release of ShootMania, and that is why we are sorry to announce that we have decided to postpone this release until the 10th of April 2013, allowing us more time to polish the game and open it to even more players during the beta phase.

We want ShootMania to be a huge success for all of you who believe and support this project since the very beginning, and we want to take the time and resources required to reach this level of success. For this, we have decided to go to the players all over the world, and invite them in a grand open beta phase starting on the 12th of February and lasting up until the release date in April.This extra time, as well as the feedback of even more players, will give us the opportunity to work more on the tweaks and innovative updates in the planning for the game. During this additional time, we will work hard on delivering the best gaming experience to the passionated ShootMania and TrackMania communities.

I would like to particularly thank all the players who support the project since the very first alpha and beta phases, and hope that you will understand this difficult and important decision that we have taken.

More is coming on ManiaPlanet, but first, see you tomorrow on ManiaPlanet for the update to version 2.1 !


Christmas Contest Winners announced!

Congratulations to all participants!

We received a ton of really nice and fun visuals for this contest!

We made a tough choice and here are the winners:


1st Place: Ronald from Netherlands for his wonderful Christmas Tree and sockets

2nd Place: Nicolas from Germany for his cars in his garden3rd Place: Anton from Sweden for his poem:

Put on your Christmas suite, drive that dangerous route.  When you crash with that car, it might leave you a scar or even worse, you might just say.. Au Revoir.

It doesn’t matter anymore, because I just did my choir. I cleaned my room then stepped on the gas, and everything became totally bad ass.

I put on my helmet it all went so fast; my wreck in the canyon wasn’t my last.
I pressed spacebar and started it over, this time with a Land Rover.

After countless of tries; I couldn’t believe my eyes.
There it was, the finish line, the trophy was all mine!

I want to end this silly poem by saying thank you, you guys at Maniaplanet will always be my ground crew!

Happy holiday’s dear friends, after all those crashes, I hope that I can make amends.
Best wishes,


1st Place: Paul from Florida for his maps edited “Happy Holidays”

2nd Place: Evan from Minnesota for his ingame Santa Car

3rd Place: DanoDude from Australia for his Christmas screenshots

You’ll receive your swag bags worth of $50 and your free game copy in the coming weeks! Congratulations and we hope you had the best holidays!

Happy New Year! Check out your inbox for ShootMania.

Hello Everyone,

We hope that you had a good holiday. We wish you all the best in 2013 (2012 was not the end of the world)!

For ManiaPlanet®, 2013 ushers in the release of ShootMania®: Storm followed by two upcoming TrackMania2 titles.

To celebrate the New Year, we will be sending out ShootMania: Storm Beta 2 invitations to everyone who signed up via the official website before 7 pm GMT yesterday at!

Those who signed up after the deadline will be invited to participate in the final beta! If you’re interested in registering for the final beta, you have until 1/16/2013 to sign up at

This will not affect TrackMania² BETA signups. TrackMania² Stadium and TrackMania² Valley BETA sign ups will still be open.

Remember, it’s still possible to pre-order ShootMania: Storm with a discount through this link.

Welcome, new beta testers!