Next Car Game earns over $1million in steam early acess.

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#1 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

I never cared about Steam Really. But apparently it helped Next Car Game get more money so I may think about downloading it at some point. I did before but was uninterested. Still am but I am keeping an eye on it more.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/30/next-car-game-earns-1-million-from-steam-early-access/

Next Car Game has earned over $1 million on Steam since its pre-alpha version arrived on Early Access this month for $29.99. The sales mark came from one week of activity on Steam and the game's pre-order site.

The racing game comes from FlatOut series and Ridge Racer: Unbounded developer Bugbear Entertainment, which canceled its Kickstarter funding campaign for the game in November 2013. The developer was initially looking to raise $350,000 on the crowdfunding platform, of which it reached $81,772.

It got more than double what they were looking for in the kickstarter

#2 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

Long-Version:

Next Car Game made over $1 million dollars in one week!

We're very proud to announce that the official Early Access launch of our titular demolition racing game, aptly titled Next Car Game, has been a huge success. The game was officially launched on Steam mid-January, and it instantly took the Steam Top Sellers chart by storm. In total, the game made over $1,000,000 during one week in sales through our own pre-order site and Steam.

This is an amazing success for a racing game, especially considering our tough road to the success. Along the way we pitched the game to numerous publishers in the hopes that the game would eventually get released. Unfortunately we receive the same response all over again – there were no market for a game like ours. Come on, who would want to race and crash with such old beaters? Well, we would! Because of that we didn't give up, but instead chose to seek crowd-funding on Kickstarter. However, we experienced another setback when our Kickstarter campaign didn't reach the goal we were aiming for.

However, we still believed in the game, and we decided to release a playable technology sneak peek. We were literally awe-struck by the great response the sneak peek received. The pre-order sales skyrocketed, and we reached and actually topped our original Kickstarter funding goal in just week! And most importantly: the success showed us that the players believed in the game.

The players will also be the ones to benefit the most from the success of the game. Thanks to our awesome fans, we finally have a chance to make the game we always intended and shape it into a definite demolition racing experience the players have been yearning for years. We already have some really great new stuff in the works, and if you have any ideas on what you'd like to see in the game, don't hesitate to visit our community forum and let us know!

Next Car Game is currently available on Steam and at nextcargame.com.

Visit nextcargame.com to download a free technology sneak peek!

ABOUT THE GAME

Next Car Game is a new, AAA quality demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races.It's all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes. We don't shy away from contact, and our in-house engine is all about what happens when cars collide with each other and the world around them at reckless speeds.It's a motorsport, but not just any motorsport. It's a motorsport with attitude.

Expect epic crashes and tight, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line on run-down racing tracks. Expect proper demolition derbies. Expect brand new ways for metal to bend and the signature once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation.

About Bugbear Entertainment Ltd.:

Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an independent, award-winning game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. The company's worldwide blockbuster hits include the highly innovative, multi-million selling FlatOut series (FlatOut, FlatOut2, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage), Ridge Racer Unbounded (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and upcoming free-to-play game, Ridge Racer Driftopia (PC and Playstation 3).

#3 Edited by freedomfreak (36420 posts) -

Great damage model and physics engine.

#4 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23172 posts) -

this reminds me how much i miss destruction derby arenas.

#5 Posted by lostrib (26254 posts) -

....and cue complaining about paying for alpha/betas

#6 Edited by seanmcloughlin (37515 posts) -

Really happy for them, I bought the early access before christmas and it's just a blast. Wish things got updated a bit more frequently though cos it only has 2 cars and 3 types of things to do.

But I look forward to playing the full game and wish them all the luck in the world

#7 Posted by napo_sp (166 posts) -

+1 pc exclusive

#8 Posted by ronvalencia (15067 posts) -

I never cared about Steam Really. But apparently it helped Next Car Game get more money so I may think about downloading it at some point. I did before but was uninterested. Still am but I am keeping an eye on it more.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/30/next-car-game-earns-1-million-from-steam-early-access/

Next Car Game has earned over $1 million on Steam since its pre-alpha version arrived on Early Access this month for $29.99. The sales mark came from one week of activity on Steam and the game's pre-order site.

The racing game comes from FlatOut series and Ridge Racer: Unbounded developer Bugbear Entertainment, which canceled its Kickstarter funding campaign for the game in November 2013. The developer was initially looking to raise $350,000 on the crowdfunding platform, of which it reached $81,772.

It got more than double what they were looking for in the kickstarter

Nice. I have enjoyed FlatOut as a LAN party game.

#9 Edited by EndlessInfinity (219 posts) -

They need to come up with a better title

#10 Edited by pelvist (4225 posts) -

@endlessinfinity said:

They need to come up with a better title

Next Car Game is a working title, as far as I know they have not decided on an official name for the game yet.

#11 Posted by seanmcloughlin (37515 posts) -

They need to come up with a better title

You hardly think that's gonna be the real title

#12 Posted by MeganFocks (161 posts) -

Oh wow, 1 million, I guess that's a lot for a PC game lol. In the meantime GTA V made 1 BILLION in the same time and just on consoles, lol.

Banbet: Next Car Game will sell much better on PS4, I'd say easily 5 Million.

#13 Posted by Motokid6 (4599 posts) -

@meganfocks: 24 cars.. max settings.. all hitting the first corner at once. The PS4 would implode. If the devs dumb it down to holy s*** then maybe..