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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Dev Kickstarts for the Finish Line
Dan
Special Text
Brisbane, Queensland
13129 posts
Earlier in the year, Stainless Games -- and indie studio comprised of the creators of Carmageddon -- revealed that they had managed to secure the rights of the brutal racing franchise back from publisher Square Enix and were working on a brand-new game, aptly titled Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

The 50 person indie studio has reportedly invested "over a third of a million dollars" into the game so far, but will need more scratch to get the game over the blood-stained finish line. So the obvious answer following all the other recent indie success of course, is a Kickstarter campaign.
Now we have our baby back we really don’t want to have any creative control of the new game wrestled from us by a corporate investor, a publisher, or space aliens trying to subvert humanity using subliminal messaging in video games. We want to make sure that the game we make is the game that we (and Carmageddon’s fans, and a new generation of Carmageddon fans who don’t even know they want it yet) want to play.
With 29 days remaining, the fund has already raised $70,000 of its $400,000 goal and at this rate looks very likely to blitz that.

Watch the pitch video below for more details and head over to the kickstarter page if you feel like joining the cause.

10:34am 09/05/12 Permalink
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TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4859 posts
hell yeah im donating for this awesome game!!!
10:49am 09/05/12 Permalink
Grundar
Melbourne, Victoria
83 posts
Ah Carmageddon! So much fun back in the day, Carmageddon 2 just as fun. Now if only some one would bring back Interstate '76/'82.
11:01am 09/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4860 posts
I pledged $50
11:04am 09/05/12 Permalink
The GuVna
Brisbane, Queensland
1795 posts
Hah wow haven't thought of Interstate 76's in years. Still hasn't really been a game like it, it was like Mechwarrior with cars, with a groovy soundtrack & desert theme. Still remember having an RV with 5 massive chainguns firing forward at once, would destroy an enemy in seconds but alas pressing all their fire keys ment I couldn't steer as my keyboard was locked up from all the Key presses


But Alas not to derail, A true sequal to the carmageddons is defenatley needed, loved the 1st two. The replay feature was infinite in it's replayablity :)
11:20am 09/05/12 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3503 posts
I'm glad that Stainless Games are back making this one so I reckon I'll donate. TDR 2000 was a complete piece of shit but not made by Stainless Games.
11:43am 09/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4861 posts
agree Tspec, i bought Carmageddon 1 and 2 which i still have but decided to download TDR cause i only played it for 1 hour
11:46am 09/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4865 posts
they are up to 90 000 :)
07:37pm 09/05/12 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
4583 posts
Carmageddon along with Diablo were like addictions in my early pc years. Fuck yeah that they are getting this going again.
07:52pm 09/05/12 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3505 posts
If they raise enough money, they should get Fear Factory back to do some new songs for the soundtrack :)
10:26pm 09/05/12 Permalink
booyah
Brisbane, Queensland
5 posts
Aweosme i'll always remember in carmageddon 2 the first time vs that mining truck and getting smashed half way across the map
(aces high playing in the background)

and carmageddon1 was like 150 races or so to finish the game
12:10am 10/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4866 posts
they are up to $135k pretty dam happy hope they go the whole way!
11:20am 10/05/12 Permalink
tvcars
40 posts
I loved the splat pak with the updated open gl driver support. Really made the whole game so much better. Need's a huge revamp to make it fun today or 1 bottle of whiskey.
12:14pm 10/05/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1930 posts
best use dx11
02:52pm 10/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4885 posts
235k hope it gets there!
02:07pm 15/05/12 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3513 posts
I've been keeping an eye on it every day, awesome that they made the half way mark in such a short amount of time but it seems to be losing a little momentum. Here's hoping they still make their goal, at least they still have a lot of time left so that's good.
02:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
Julez
23 posts
amazing to see one person donated 10k and another 7.5k, They must be really huge fans or stinking rich and or both.
04:33pm 16/05/12 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4705 posts
If it was your kickstarter, why wouldnt you just pledge $10k or so yourself, you'll get it straight back and it makes it look like people are interested.
This goes doubly so if you are $10k short of your goal and almost out of time.
10:19pm 16/05/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
4917 posts
372k :)

i am giving them $50 it includes a steam version of the game some DLC and the original game on gog.com
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/carmageddon_max_pack
03:16pm 26/05/12 Permalink
step
Brisbane, Queensland
2477 posts
$372,210.

I did $30 for 2 copies.
03:25pm 26/05/12 Permalink
Habib
Brisbane, Queensland
361 posts
Awesome, done. Also worth a mention is the Space Quest guys.
08:53pm 26/05/12 Permalink
Jerry
Queensland
4163 posts
funded
10:57pm 27/05/12 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2261 posts
haha "cunning stunts"
01:31am 28/05/12 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1033 posts
It hit it's mark late last night, they've set a 'bonus' target of 600k at which point they'll guarantee Ports to Mac and Linux (which I'd think would happen eventually but they'll get to it sooner).

I've upped my contributions twice now (and I started @ $25). TBH I can't wait, I still LOVE the whole franchise (despite some of the hate that TDR 2000 seems to attract) and can't wait for more of 'The racing game for the chemically imbalanced'!

So for those who don't mind 'cheap thrills' head on over and check it out, they're aiming for a Feb 2013 release (unsure if beta, I'd assume not) get in now to grab it cheap, but have a look at some of their better contribution levels. If it's even remotely as good as the first, it's well worth even $25 to get in early.
06:00am 28/05/12 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1271 posts
07:29am 28/09/12 Permalink
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