Some fellow Playdate developers commented that at this point the game reminded them of Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road, Super Sprint and even Rocket League.
A few of my influences for vibe:
- Atari’s Sprint series, including Badlands
- Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road
- Wild Wheels (a car soccer game that pre-dates Rocket League by ~20 years)
And for gameplay:
- ExciteBots: Trick Racing
- Mario Kart DS/Wii
- Power Drive
- Richard Burns Rally
- The Italian Job: LA Heist
- Pro Rally
- Runabout series
- GTi Club series
- 1080° series
…so many more, some of which are not even driving games!