Crescent Moon is publishing its first racing game later this May. It's called Slingshot Racing, and as its name implies, the core action loosely revolves around slinging your cars around tracks. Its twists are in its hooks, literally. Each car is equipped with a grappling hook, so you'll actually be flicking cars' hooks on pieces of the environment as you race. The steampunk-stylized visuals help to explain this weirdness away.

Slingshot is being developed by Snowbolt Interactive, which is a collective of ex-Frontier guys who helped with titles like Lost Winds and Kinectimals. We expect to be impressed with this one considering those chops.

We'll be hearing a lot more about this in the future, so stay tuned. Also, check out these screens. This thing is a looker.

  • mrjr84

    No Asterope mention? ;)

    • http://twitter.com/nixarn Niklas Wahrman

      Thanks for remembering my game =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Honaker/33611193 Dustin Honaker

    The slingshot / grapple hook reminds me of rocket jockey from back in the day... amazing game, hope this is similar!

  • swarmster

    Fingers crossed for Universal/Retina/iCloud support. Been itching for a top-down racer ever since Reckless Racing 2 dropped the ball.

    • http://twitter.com/SnowboltGames Snowbolt Interactive

      It will have support for all those things, including Retina display on the new iPad :-)

      • swarmster

        Awesome news! I haven't said this in a while, but: insta-buy. Heck, if it's as good as it sounds I'll gift it to people.

      • http://twitter.com/SnowboltGames Snowbolt Interactive

        That's what I like t hear. I don't think you'll have played anything quite like it before it really is a lot of fun :-)

  • Adams Immersive

    I’m not sure how central the grappling hook mechanic is; it doesn’t seem to be required for turning, since I can’t spot it happening at all in the screenshots.

    • http://twitter.com/SnowboltGames Snowbolt Interactive

      We disabled rendering of the grappling when we made the screenshots for our website. Now the game has been announced we will provide updated screenshots as soon as we can.

      • Adams Immersive

        Ah! Cool. Well, you had me at steampunk!

  • jay401

    Rocket Jockey meets Draw Race 2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    The idea sounds really cool. Can't see any grappling on the screenshots though so I hope this isn't just a gimmick. 
    I don't know how far in development it is but I think the graphics need to be improved. And slightly zoomed out for the iPad.

    • http://twitter.com/SnowboltGames Snowbolt Interactive

      Graphics improved eh? We'll see what we can do :-)

      As I've just replied elsewhere the screens were taken with the grapple mechanic removed. Now the game has been announced we will be providing updated screens as soon as we can.

  • http://twitter.com/Tasty_Poison Tasty Poison Games

    Looks good guys!

  • http://twitter.com/nicolinux nicolinux

    Looks very nice. Interesting style.

  • http://twitter.com/SnowboltGames Snowbolt Interactive

    Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments :-)

  • http://twitter.com/pocketpcandgeek Masa

    If this game is so great than their RPG that's sound great.