FuturLab readies Mini-Mech Mayhem for PSVR

You want robots, sci-fi, battles and VR? Velocity 2X and Tiny Trax studio announces next project

“It’s a metaphor for our studio”, says award-winning Brighton firm

Award-winning Brighton studio Futurlab has revealed its next release – Mini-Mech Mayhem for PSVR.

Futurlab is keeping its cards close to its chest regarding full details of the game, but Mini-Mech Mayhem is a robot battle game, where you play the big buddy and your Mini-Mech partner is the little buddy.

Futurlab enjoyed a hit with its debut PSVR title Tiny Trax this summer, which followed the firm’s critically-acclaimed best seller, Velocity 2X.

Mini-Mech Mayhem will be released in 2018, with further details to follow.

FuturLab is also significantly bolstering its development team for the project, including hiring a Technical Director and several programmers.

“Your Mini-Mech is full of enthusiasm, passion and incredible power, but sometimes, amongst all the mayhem, this little buddy loses sight of the big picture,” explains Futurlab MD James Marsden.

“So you’re there to guide your Mini-Mech buddy to success. Any mistakes along the way can be chalked up as a learning experience, and over time you’ll trust each other, achieving many wonderful and hilarious victories together.”

“Mini-Mech Mayhem sees us return to our passion of sci-fi,” added Marsden. “Having made our debut on PSVR with Tiny Trax, we’ve learnt a lot about the format and we’re looking forward to putting these new skills to work in Mini-Mech Mayhem soon.

“We also see Mini-Mech Mayhem as a metaphor for our studio. Futurlab is PlayStation’s little buddy and we, in turn, play the role of a big buddy to our staff.

“Just as PlayStation cares about fostering our creativity, by helping us explore new ideas, we foster the creativity in our team. We shield their passionate enthusiasm from the turbulent mayhem of the games industry, so they can create something they care about, at a pace of challenge that is manageable.

“We can’t wait to share more information about Mini-Mech Mayhem. Until then, please let your friends know we’re hiring!”

Notes To Editors

About FuturLab
FuturLab is an award-winning game studio based in Brighton, UK. The company develops and publishes original games on mobile and console, its portfolio including the critically-acclaimed Velocity 2X, Surge Deluxe and Tiny Trax PSVR.


Press Contacts

Lisa Carter – Mimram Media
+44 (0) 7970 164201

James Marsden – FuturLab
+ 44 (0) 1273 420367

20% discount on Tiny Trax PSVR pre-orders available now

Micro Machines meets Scalextric' PlayStation VR slot racer available
for just £10.39/€11.99 ahead of July 25th release

PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe can now pre-order Tiny Trax for just £10.39/€11.99, representing a 20% discount ahead of the game’s July 25th 2017 release.

The European PlayStation Plus Pre-Order link can be found at

Pre-order details for PlayStation Plus subscribers in the US will be announced shortly.

Tiny Trax delivers a unique and innovative slot car drift racing experience for PlayStation VR described as ‘Micro Machines meets Scalextric’ - with an emphasis on player comfort.

The game, from award-winning Brighton-based studio FuturLab (Velocity 2X), immerses players in stunning virtual worlds surrounded by a variety of epic toy racing tracks, allowing them to control tiny cars from a child’s perspective, and watch them boost around their body, jump overhead and drift around bends.

A drifting/boost-recharge mechanic means Tiny Trax is easy to pick up, but challenging to master. Importantly, the player remains static in the virtual world, while they control the action going on around them, resulting in extremely comfortable and satisfying gameplay.

The game also boasts online multiplayer functionality for up to four players, with 12 tracks across three environments – Tropical, Fire & Ice and Outer Space – and six vehicles to choose from.

The music has been composed by leading video game composer Joris de Man, whose previous work includes Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone and FuturLab’s own Velocity 2X.

Tiny Trax received a hugely positive reception when it featured as part of PlayStation’s presence at E3 in June, encompassing the official press event, a demo pod on the PlayStation booth and the platform holder’s first ever VR livestream.

PS VR E3 Gameplay Demo:

Tiny Trax will be release simultaneously for PlayStation VR in Europe and the US on July 25th 2017, priced at £12.99/€14.99/$19.99.

“We’re tremendously excited that Tiny Trax is now available to pre-order for PlayStation VR in Europe,” said FuturLab Director James Marsden. “VR is still a new concept to a lot of people, so we strived to make a game where all the environments evoke emotions of comfort and excitement. In Tiny Trax you play as a full-sized adult in a tiny world with even smaller cars – It’s a hugely compelling and re-playable game that we hope brings a new perspective to VR.”

Gameplay trailers:


More information about Tiny Trax can be found here:

Notes To Editors

About FuturLab
FuturLab is an award-winning game studio based in Brighton, UK. The company develops and publishes original games on mobile and console, its portfolio including the critically-acclaimed Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe.


Press Contacts
Lisa Carter – Mimram Media
07960 164201

James Marsden – FuturLab
01273 420367