We met with The Binary Mill developers this week at GDC and discovered they had a very cool looking racing game that's in the works. The Binary Mill were the developers behind the bullet-hell shooter Assault Squadron.

Mini Moto Racing puts you in the driver's seat of a top view of one of 4 different vehicles, each with different handling characteristics. The different vehicles include Sports, Hatch, Big-Rig, and Pick Up. The sports car hugs the road, while the hatch allows you to drift. Individual characteristics are upgradable including grip, top-speed, acceleration, and nitro, with specific models favoring one characteristic or another.

The game comes with both single-player campaign mode as well as individual races and four player local multi-player. Campaign mode consists of 5 different cups with 4-6 races that you need to complete with bronze or better in order to advance. Every race gives you an opportunity to earn money and other upgrades on each track, so you can feel like you're making some progress even if you don't win every time.

The most striking thing about the game when you first see it is the beautiful graphics and almost toy-like car feel to the game. The game is rendered in 3D with a dynamic camera. This also allows them to do cool things like nighttime courses and changes in camera angles and views as you accelerate down the track.

Be sure to watch the video. The game comes with 4 different customizable controls that should appease most players. The game should be coming out in the next month or two, so we'll keep tabs on it and take a closer look when it's done.

  • http://twitter.com/BrettArchibald Brett Archibald

    Looks good - BUT - I hope there's more steering options available to us, other than that left-right slider bar. I really do not like that steering method...

  • Raphie123

    Looks really nice, but I think the cars look too bigs for the track... Anyway, we'll see how it does :)

    P.S Watch the video carefully, it's "Mini Motor Racing"...

  • zack

    Looks nice! Been waiting for a more arcade-y and less realistic racer for a while. Reckless racing never really did it for me. Gimme some RC Pro-am!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Raczynski/668591493 Andrzej Raczynski

    hope its not all wasted on a tiny screen only.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Raczynski/668591493 Andrzej Raczynski

    hope its not all wasted on a tiny screen only.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I really like it.. this is waht I was hoping Cube Racer would turn into.

    • Stirolak26

      F@k sony and nintendo.

  • gee

    graphics look really nice.

  • Cameronsucks

    Win.

  • Anonymous

    A rival for Reckless Racing! The presence of the nitro may be added adrenaline to gameplay.

    But i prefer a more distant view, to watch the whole track. Equal to the legendary "Iron Man Super Off-Road"

  • Guest

    This games looks awsome. Hope its better then it looks. Love the tiny cars but look a bit to big for the tracks. Cant wait to play it. When does it come out??