We dwell in a world the place 1000’s of smartphone games are launched – roughly – each three and a half seconds, however solely a choose few are compelling sufficient to turn into a morning commute go-to for months on finish. For quite a bit of folks, 2015’s Alto’s Adventure was simply that. A 2D infinite snowboarding recreation, its marriage of intuitive one-finger controls and beautiful visuals made for an nearly meditative expertise, even should you have been incessantly being pursued by indignant, stick-wielding elders. Incoming sequel Alto’s Odyssey swaps snow for the sandy desert, however you’re nonetheless on a board, and the aim stays the similar: maintain going. Taking place in three separate ‘biomes’, Odyssey provides new environmental hazards, wall driving and sizzling air balloons for you to bounce off, however in any other case it appears to be like reassuringly acquainted, and if something even simpler on the eye than the authentic. You can pre-order on iOS and Apple TV (Android will come later) proper now for a February 22 launch date. Happy driving.