Slingshot Racing for iOS uses ropes and hooks to send your cars flying.

In order for society to remain mobile, we must rely on expensive, dirty fuels that are becoming increasingly scarce. Who would have thought that the final solution to alternative energy would be born of an iOS game? That’s right: Snowbolt Interactive and Crescent Moon have the answer to cleaner, faster cars, and the answer is grappling hooks.

Slingshot Racing

Slingshot Racing

Slingshot Racing is, as its name implies, game about racing with the aid of slingshots. Steampunk-style cars equipped with grappling hooks race around twisty-turny tracks, and sling their hooks on poles that are stationed at vital junctions. The momentum whips them around, and the racers go hurtling down the next furlong.

You’ll want to play Slingshot Racing on an iPad, if you have one. The game supports up to four simultaneous players on a single tablet. There’s also retina display support, and leaderboards courtesy of Game Center.

Slingshot Racing

Slingshot Racing

Slingshot Racing is being developed by Snowbolt Interactive, which is a studio built from former members of Frontier Developmentsā€”the ladies and gentlemen who worked on games like Kinectimals for Xbox 360’s Kinect peripheral, and LostWinds for WiiWare, iOS and Android. It’ll be interesting to see what the team can do with some old-fashioned cars and a handful of rubber bands.

Slingshot Racing will be released in the second quarter of 2012, so keep up with Gamezebo for more information about the cars of the future.