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Steve Farrelly
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Touting the "most advanced vehicle physics ever produced for a racing game", KartKraft definitely looks the part and was created by veteran real-life Kart Racer, Zach Griffin who founded development studio Black Delta to realise his Kart Sim racing vision.

The game is now available in Early Access form from Steam, Green Man Gaming, Humble Bundle and others, and is also releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and VR Headsets sometimes down the track:
Master the skill of racing karts on laser-scanned, fully recreated circuits. Accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with no suspension, while racing against 20 other drivers. Feel your kart bend, twist and bounce on every bump, crack, and curb in the track as you drive on officially licensed circuits from around the world. Learn what it takes to corner at over 2.5Gs while balancing on only three wheels as your engine screams at 21,000 RPM and your tires squeal, slide and deform, trying to grip the track. No suspension, no downforce, no seatbelts.

“I raced karts for five years and retired after blowing up three red valve Formula 100 motors in the same weekend. At the same time I was racing, I was studying Computer Science and game development so that I could make games about the sport I love. KartKraft is a labor of love for me and my team. It took us longer than we expected, but we are excited to share our first game with our fans,” said Zach Griffin, CEO, Black Delta.
Here's what you get with Early Access:
  • Circuits: Three laser-scanned, fully recreated circuits (The Geelong Kart Club, Go Kart Club of Victoria and Paul Fletcher International).

  • Karts: 8 officially licensed kart models - from manufacturers like Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga, Sodi.

  • Asynchronous PvP Leaderboard Mode: Race against all players to earn spots on the leaderboard; see where you rank against your friends, your country and across the globe.
    • WIth every lap recorded and uploaded, you can see where you competitor brakes, turns and accelerates to gain a competitive edge.


  • Single Player Mode: Players will race against AI, but results will be judged against all other players (available from second week of EA)

    Levels of Difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, Legend, Adaptive (available from second week of EA)

    Customization:
    • Kart: hundreds of parts and components that all affect handling. Swap out axles, sprockets, carburetors, rims, hubs, torsion bars, and many more. If you can see it, you can change it. The number of possible configurations will grow substantially during EA progress.

    • Driver: Kit up in the latest gear from Alpinestars, Arai, Freem, Momo, OMP, and Sparco with more being added during Early Access content updates.
  • Minimum Requirements: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8, Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8120, 4 GB RAM, Geforce GTX 760, DirectX Version 11, 32GB available storage, Integrated card

  • Recommended Requirements: 64-Bit Windows 10, Intel Core i5-86000K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 16 GB RAM, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, DirectX Version 11, 32GB available storage, Integrated sound card.
Watch the impressive Early Access video embedded below.





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