It's likely that many have tried to go surfing before, but just can't get the hang of it, and let's face it, it's not an easy sport. Well now, you can go surfing from the comfort of your couch with "The Journey" developed by YouRiding. For those that haven't heard of YouRiding before, they are a game studio that has been developing games for mobile platforms since 2007. And they have over 1 million players around the world playing their games. So it's safe to say that they are fairly popular, when it comes to Android games.
The Journey has over 300 real waves, and that is paired with some pretty stunning graphics and even more impressive is the intuitive controls that The Journey sports. This game will allow you to travel around the world, and ride the perfect waves, as well as being able to pull off some big moves. Some of the waves that are included here are Pipeline, Teahupoo, Mundaka, Snapper Rocks and Trestles. The company used real-life physics to make these waves feel realistic, as if you are actually out there riding these waves. They even have brands like Superbrand, Quiksilver, Rip Curl and more, which allow you to customize your character in the game. There are also some pretty detailed tutorials available, as well as riding tips from professionals and world champions in the surfing world. In this game you can invite your friends to play with you online, and the company is always rolling out updates to improve the graphics in this game.
This game is what you would call "free to play". Meaning it's free to download and play, however there are some in-app purchases available as well. These in-app purchases range from $2.00 to $47.99. These purchases are not required to play the game at all, but they do enhance the experience. The Journey is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and higher, allowing most modern smartphones – and even some that are a few years old – to play the game with ease. It's a fairly lightweight game, coming in at about 85MB in size. So most smartphones should have enough space to download and install it.