Carmageddon Reincarnation Meets Kickstarter Goal

By Pete Haas 2012-05-27 11:48:35 discussion comments
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It's been 12 years since the last Carmageddon but that hasn't lessened fans' appetite for vehicle-based mayhem. They've pledged over $400,000 to Stainless Games for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, a brand-new entry in the PC series.

"YOU DID IT! AWESOMES!! This Project is FUNDED!!!" reads the latest update on the Kickstarter page.

In Reincarnation, players take part in deadly races through open-world environments. You have a limited amount of time to complete a race but you gain more time by smashing up competitors' cars or running over pedestrians. You don't necessarily need to cross the finishing line to win; you can also just wipe out all the other races or kill every pedestrian. Should give cable news pundits plenty to talk about.

Stainless Games promises that Reincarnation will improve upon the original Carmageddon games in many ways. The updated visuals will include rag-doll pedestrians and physics-based power-ups. The A.I. opponents will provide more of a challenge this time around, as well.

Reincarnation promises to be more community-driven than other games in the series as well. It will feature online multiplayer so you can test your driving abilities against the world. The updated Action Replay feature will enable you to upload gameplay videos to YouTube. Twitter and Facebook integration are promised as well. Finally, mod tools shipping alongside the game will let players create their own game content and share it with others.

There are still 10 days left in Stainless Games' fund-raising drive through Kickstarter. The incentives for donation include free copies of the game, bonus extras, beta access, and more. You can read more about the different donation levels here. I'm generally wary of Kickstarter projects but this seems like a more reliable investment considering that Stainless is an experienced developer and has produced two Carmageddon games in the past.

Stainless said that if they met their Kickstarter goal, they would be able to release the game by February 2013.



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