Garbage Truck! is a game built specifically for the youngest gamers in our lives. I built this game for my son, who was under two years old at the time and loved to play, and still does to this day! I hope that a young garbage truck lover in your life gets as much enjoyment out of it as he does.

I fashioned it as a sort of "interactive illustration", emulating a look of detailed watercolor truck illustrations in books of the 80s. The idea is to let kids play, touch anywhere on the screen, and not be accidentally booted out away from the fun.

Touch anywhere on the screen to effect the game; change the color of the truck, the cab, touch the sky to change the time of day, cycle through the letters of the alphabet by touching the sign, and most importantly make the truck move forward and backwards by touching the wheels (or in front or behind the truck to make it stop and go).

And no garbage day is complete until you collect the trash! Simply touch the garbage cans when they line up with the grabbing claw to pick them up, and add the collection to the total score.

There is no wrong way to play the game, no way to fail, or convoluted steps too hard for the youngest players to understand. Scores are saved automatically and frequently, so you'll always have a running tally of all the cans you've collected. And best of all there are not, and will never be, any ads, in-app purchases, links to other apps, data collected by me, or links to take the player outside of the game.

Have fun playing Garbage Truck! and feel free to contact me with feedback!

What's New

Version 1.2.1

*Fixed crashing bug with older versions of iOS
*Updated the backgrounds with better art and world decorations.
*Streamlined the scoring message system.
*Players can now "slide" the garbage can across the ground.
*Sped up the truck a little bit.


Austin Ivansmith
55.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Austin Ivansmith


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