- We've previously covered the 'physics toy' phenomenon that is Line Rider, but seems like it's time for a couple of updates to the insanely popular Flash toy.

Well, firstly, as you may have spotted, indie development studio inXile has licensed the game for a DS and Wii release, both expected to ship in Spring 2007 - it explains: "According to the title's original creator Bostjan Cadez, Line Rider is a "toy" that allows players to construct their own track filled with as many ramps, hills, and jumps as they can imagine utilizing a pencil tool. Once the player is done creating their course, they can send a virtual sledder down the route until he wipes out."

Secondly, the creator of the beautiful 'Jagged Peak Adventure', 'unconed', has created 'Urban Run' [YouTube link], the latest in his series of wonderfully designed Line Rider illustrated adventures. The game is an example of a) how physics games work really well, b) that one-man toys can make amazing games, and c) that indie studios can pick up on phenomena quickly and easily - all of these are good for the game biz! [Semi-via Waxy.]