Daily Driver: Influences

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!