jcs01Australian game developer TrueAxis has released a gameplay video for their upcoming Jet Car Stunts game for the iPhone. TrueAxis is also the development team currently working on the iPhone port of Space Tripper which was due to arrive earlier this year.

TrueAxis has a history of developing the True Axis Physics SDK which appears to be the basis for Jet Car Stunts. Jet Car Stunts is described as "a fun, over the top, 3D driving game, with massive jumps, mid-air hoops, floating platforms, spiral roadways, outlandish maneuvers and impossible environments." The game is said to feature two types of play modes:

  • Platforming - the player maneuvers the car from roadway to roadway, performing connecting stunts to reach the finish line.
  • Time Trails - the player races around stunt-filled circuits to beat the lap records.

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Controls are accelerometer based along with mid-air flight controls to nudge the angle of flight or adjust speed with air braking. The trailer video looks great, but with games like this we're left wondering how well they play.

Still, we're eager to find out. It should be "coming soon" for a launch price of $1.99.

  • supakoopa

    Those graphics are stunning! It would be great to see multiplayer over Bluetooth or WiFi though.

  • supakoopa

    Those graphics are stunning! It would be great to see multiplayer over Bluetooth or WiFi though.

  • Yas

    Looks like a cross between TrackMania and GripShift...

  • Yas

    Looks like a cross between TrackMania and GripShift...

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    It will play just fine on my 3GS :)

  • http://www.games121.com Erman Haskan

    It will play just fine on my 3GS :)

  • http://www.xanadeath.com/ Xanadeath

    This looks really cool. It gives me that 'boy I wish I could be playing that right now' feeling deep inside me.

    Xanadeath

  • http://www.xanadeath.com/ Xanadeath

    This looks really cool. It gives me that 'boy I wish I could be playing that right now' feeling deep inside me.

    Xanadeath

  • Charliewayz

    Damn. Looks like some more Money I got to spend...The App Store is gonna break me man.

  • Charliewayz

    Damn. Looks like some more Money I got to spend...The App Store is gonna break me man.

  • Will

    Looks great, too bad there's no race with other cars.

  • Will

    Looks great, too bad there's no race with other cars.

  • http://MySpace.com/fatlipsmusic DISCO-qualle

    Yeah it Looks really like Track mania
    so i Hope there will Be a Track editor
    and Multiplayer !
    Would Be great for this Low entry price

  • http://MySpace.com/fatlipsmusic DISCO-qualle

    Yeah it Looks really like Track mania
    so i Hope there will Be a Track editor
    and Multiplayer !
    Would Be great for this Low entry price

  • http://strangera.com/ stranger

    Looks cool. First think in mind - TrackMania; Second - are the controls going to be good enough :)

  • http://strangera.com/ stranger

    Looks cool. First think in mind - TrackMania; Second - are the controls going to be good enough :)

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    I like the early 90's textureless, gouraud shaded-style polygons. It gives the app a distinctive, feel.

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    I like the early 90's textureless, gouraud shaded-style polygons. It gives the app a distinctive, feel.

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Looks very fun, this game with multiplayer will be great.

  • http://www.taykron.com/ matriax

    Looks very fun, this game with multiplayer will be great.

  • Ben

    Dang, this looks amazing! But it doesn't look like there will be a lot of replay value... Nonetheless, I can't wait for it to launch! :)

    Hopefully sooner than that Unify game that Touch Arcade said like three weeks ago as "well into the Apple approval system." Seriously, when is that one coming out??

  • Ben

    Dang, this looks amazing! But it doesn't look like there will be a lot of replay value... Nonetheless, I can't wait for it to launch! :)

    Hopefully sooner than that Unify game that Touch Arcade said like three weeks ago as "well into the Apple approval system." Seriously, when is that one coming out??

  • Kamazar

    Ditto, most def looks like Trackmania, my most favoritest racer ever!!! Excited!!!

  • Kamazar

    Ditto, most def looks like Trackmania, my most favoritest racer ever!!! Excited!!!

  • JimB

    This has defiantly got the Track Mania vibe. I love the graphics look, sort of reminds me of Nintendo games using the FX chip on the snes.

    I'm going the get this for sure :) And the price seems like a bargin.

  • JimB

    This has defiantly got the Track Mania vibe. I love the graphics look, sort of reminds me of Nintendo games using the FX chip on the snes.

    I'm going the get this for sure :) And the price seems like a bargin.

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like some kind of radiosity, maybe pre-baked? Great look.

    • TrueAxis

      Well spotted :)

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks like some kind of radiosity, maybe pre-baked? Great look.

    • TrueAxis

      Well spotted :)

  • mbd

    I will probably be showing my age, but seeing this reminded me of the old Amiga game 'Stunt Car Racer', even the sound design is similar from looking at the gameplay video. See SCR here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn32IgQGrOQ

  • mbd

    I will probably be showing my age, but seeing this reminded me of the old Amiga game 'Stunt Car Racer', even the sound design is similar from looking at the gameplay video. See SCR here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn32IgQGrOQ

  • Will

    I don't get it, though: "but with games like this we're left wondering how well they play." Why is it just for "games like these?" Aren't we wondering that for any upcoming game, unless you've had a hands-on exclusive or something? And what "kind of game" is this anyway?

    • arn

      imo, the success/fun of this particular game is going to depend on how the game handles/controls, and it is not obvious that it will be good.

      • Will

        Ok, fair enough, but don't the controls make or break most games? For example, what if Ravensword has awful controls (hopefully not!)? Then it will not be good.

      • arn

        sure, but virtual dpads aren't too exotic, and if you make a bad step in Ravensword, you aren't going to be flying off track again and again.

      • Will

        Haha ok good point.

  • Will

    I don't get it, though: "but with games like this we're left wondering how well they play." Why is it just for "games like these?" Aren't we wondering that for any upcoming game, unless you've had a hands-on exclusive or something? And what "kind of game" is this anyway?

    • arn

      imo, the success/fun of this particular game is going to depend on how the game handles/controls, and it is not obvious that it will be good.

      • Will

        Ok, fair enough, but don't the controls make or break most games? For example, what if Ravensword has awful controls (hopefully not!)? Then it will not be good.

      • arn

        sure, but virtual dpads aren't too exotic, and if you make a bad step in Ravensword, you aren't going to be flying off track again and again.

      • Will

        Haha ok good point.

  • TrueAxis

    I'd like to put peoples minds at rest; the controls work very well and feel natural - so much so that you can power-slide, with the jet on full, and be right on the edge of corners, and still feel in control. Also, the in-air controls work like a dream. We spent some time getting this right because we know that this is what will make the game great.

    On some of the circuit levels it is possible to have the jet on for most of the time - shaving those seconds off the lap times. When you can do this you will know that Jet Car Stunts has the best control than any other iPhone car game out there.

    We will be posting some videos, in the near future, showing someone playing the game on a device - just to show how well the control system works.

  • TrueAxis

    I'd like to put peoples minds at rest; the controls work very well and feel natural - so much so that you can power-slide, with the jet on full, and be right on the edge of corners, and still feel in control. Also, the in-air controls work like a dream. We spent some time getting this right because we know that this is what will make the game great.

    On some of the circuit levels it is possible to have the jet on for most of the time - shaving those seconds off the lap times. When you can do this you will know that Jet Car Stunts has the best control than any other iPhone car game out there.

    We will be posting some videos, in the near future, showing someone playing the game on a device - just to show how well the control system works.

  • Veecheech

    This looks awesome, I'm excited for the next videos.

    Any hints/ideas of how soon "coming soon" will be? I can't wait to try it.

    • TrueAxis

      We are going through the final month now - just getting the last bits done and the odd tweaks here and there. The plan is to submit sometime next month. After that it's in the hands of the Apple approval process.

      • ImNoSuperMan

        Ah darn it. That means we could be waiting atleast 2 months before getting our hands on this one.

  • Veecheech

    This looks awesome, I'm excited for the next videos.

    Any hints/ideas of how soon "coming soon" will be? I can't wait to try it.

    • TrueAxis

      We are going through the final month now - just getting the last bits done and the odd tweaks here and there. The plan is to submit sometime next month. After that it's in the hands of the Apple approval process.

      • ImNoSuperMan

        Ah darn it. That means we could be waiting atleast 2 months before getting our hands on this one.

  • SteffenMozz

    Smells like 3GS-graphics! Impressive!

  • Tim

    Almost looks like a Mario Paint special level.

  • SteffenMozz

    Smells like 3GS-graphics! Impressive!

  • Tim

    Almost looks like a Mario Paint special level.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    reminds me of the ancient, yet awesome, "Stunts" a.k.a. "4D Sports Driving".

    Or trackmania-in-the-sky.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    reminds me of the ancient, yet awesome, "Stunts" a.k.a. "4D Sports Driving".

    Or trackmania-in-the-sky.

  • Mark

    I'm AMAZED that not one person here has said it reminds them of SEGA's Virtua Racing.. because that's the first thing that popped into my mind, the second thing was trackmania. This game looks amazing but i really hope that there will be some tracks WITHOUT hoops and ramps and flying... can we have a few normal-ish levels please also???

  • Mark

    I'm AMAZED that not one person here has said it reminds them of SEGA's Virtua Racing.. because that's the first thing that popped into my mind, the second thing was trackmania. This game looks amazing but i really hope that there will be some tracks WITHOUT hoops and ramps and flying... can we have a few normal-ish levels please also???

  • Bill

    This looks really impressive. Good luck with the rest of the game's development guys. Is going to be any form of online leaderboards? That really made Gripshift compulsive for me on PS3.

  • Bill

    This looks really impressive. Good luck with the rest of the game's development guys. Is going to be any form of online leaderboards? That really made Gripshift compulsive for me on PS3.

  • 2gcasereviews

    When will this be out? its been a month, and the wait is KILLING ME. I LOOVE THIS GAME! Its like Trackmania on jet steroids.

  • 2gcasereviews

    When will this be out? its been a month, and the wait is KILLING ME. I LOOVE THIS GAME! Its like Trackmania on jet steroids.

  • Broze

    This game is awesome, is out in appstore atm. One of the best games I've played on itouch. Works fine on 2nd gen ipod touch XD get it

  • Broze

    This game is awesome, is out in appstore atm. One of the best games I've played on itouch. Works fine on 2nd gen ipod touch XD get it