In the world of games there’s a small but beloved subgenre of childhood toys come to life turning regular homes into giant levels. The latest game in this field is Pocket Wheels, a unique mix of racing game and 3D platformer.
Pocket Wheels is not new with versions of it knocking around for some time now made by single indie developer Florian Wolf. We bring it up now because we haven’t see anyone talk about it before and we happened to come across it thanks to the #PitchYaGame! hashtag on Twitter.
“Pocket Wheels is a racing game with 3D platformer elements featuring a toy car with various abilities. So fasten your seat belt and take a ride through various themed rooms full of objectives in this unusual crossover,” reads the official description of the game.
The platformer elements from the game come from the fact that your little toy car has a pair of wings to fly around with a grappling hook for extra reach.
These more 3D dimensional movement options have been missing from games like this in the past. What little kid – or adult for that matter – only races around with toy cars like regular cars would?
“Pocket Wheels is about the childhood dream of having adventures in the house with your toys. 🏡🚗 Explore multiple themed rooms filled with various objectives and collectibles. 🌟” Wolf writes.
Pocket Wheels is still in development and has no planned release date just yet. Those who want to help with development can gain access to the Alpha version by signing up on Patreon.
Those who want to keep track of it when it comes to market can add it to their Steam wishlists as it already has a store page on the platform here.
If you want a game featuring drivable toys right now there’s Toybox Turbos from Codemasters released in 2014. It still holds up as a casual isometric racer. Also check out the LEGO Speed Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4. It doesn’t go so far to shrink down the world for the proper effect, but it brings with it the superb driving of the Forza series.
Returning to Pocket Wheels and Wolf has also released a trailer showing how far the game has come over two years of development.