The Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter wrapped up late last week, raking in quite a bit more than its initial $400,000 goal, which developer Stainless Games actually met a full 10 days early on May 27. The 30-day Kickstarter campaign finally came to a close on June 7 with this latest romp into automobile-based carnage earning a whopping $625,143 from a total of 15,736 backers.

So what is all of that extra funding going towards? Rather than seriously bolstering its coffee fund for the project, Stainless Games has instead announced that the 56 percent increase over the original fund raising goal will allow development to take place on two additional platforms, Mac and Linux.

Stainless co-founder and CEO Patrick Buckland said the results went well beyond the studio's wildest expectations, singing the praises of Kickstarter, which has allowed fans of the game series to pitch in their own hard-earned dollars to help the project see the light of day.

“We're so pleased to have been one of the band of pioneering video game studios on Kickstarter,” Buckland said on the Kickstarter page. “It shows what a fantastic opportunity this is for both the indie studios and gamers alike.”

Sporting a twisted blend of open-world racing and vehicular mayhem, Carmageddon challenges players with demolishing their opponents (as well as helpless pedestrians) in order to cross the finish line with the most points. Reincarnation promises online multiplayer, as well as support for YouTube video uploads and Twitter/Facebook integration.

While Kickstarter won't likely fund the next AAA blockbuster coming down the pipeline, it's nice to see it serve as a viable funding option for these smaller studios with big dreams.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation is expected to be ready for release by February 2013. You can learn more over at the Official Kickstarter Page.

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