With over 11,000 bloodthirsty backers, Stainless Games' reboot of the infamous open-world car mayhem game is a go.
Stainless Games has reached its Kickstarter campaign target of $400,000 for Carmageddon: Reincarnation and still has seven days to go. The project, a reboot of the firm's long-running franchise that started with 1997's Carmageddon, has been successfully funded with nearly 12,000 backers pledging money towards the project.
The campaign will continue until June 16 with the team at Stainless Games now hoping to reach $600,000. Carmageddon: Reincarnation joins other successfully funded Kickstarter projects such as Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry remake, Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun Returns, Stotics' The Banner Saga, and Double Fine's adventure-game project.
Stainless Games originally announced the project back in June 2011. The firm later revealed that the developers were funding the game themselves while looking for an investment partner. In the project's Kickstarter campaign video, co-founder Neil Barnden said that the company had already contributed in excess of $300,000 towards the project and that the firm was now seeking crowd-sourced funding due to the demonstrated success of Kickstarter connecting gamers with developers.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is currently being developed only for the PC, but according to the game's Kickstarter page, Mac and Linux versions of the game will be produced if the Kickstarter figure reaches the new goal of $600,000. Now that the project is completely funded, Stainless Games has stated that Carmageddon: Reincarnation is planned for a Q1 2013 release.
Did DoubleFine even complete their game yet? It was suppose to have been completed at the end of last year I thought.
Carmageddon 2 and Age of Empires 2 were the first games I ever played on PC. I just nostalgia'd all over the place, hand me a rag.
Soo... when do I get those miniature Eagles? I need 'em to run over some Lego men, y' know, properly.
I am happy that my name will appear on computers (and hopefully consoles) all over the world, in the game's credits. Yes, I donated $15.
You should keep giving them money if you want to see the Mac and Linux verions though. About the console versions, I think they said that they will look into it after the PC version is done.
I simply loved Carmageddon, the half-hearted, arcade style and total mayhem. Got to love splitting the cars in halves!
Keeping the tried and tested recipe of Carmageddon 1 while having next generation graphics and physics AND keeping, or even increasing the gore should make a hell of a game!
Carmageddon I and II were awesome, 3 ehh, not so much. I still play 2 on my XP disk (tri-booted system) XP, Vista and Win7. I'd be happy if they just updated the graphics and left it like 2 was. My fav was the Jupiter gravity powerup, because you could take out that huge dump truck with it.
I remember hitting explosives with my car in CARMA 2 to the point it could have been a tent on a camp ground :D Great game looking forward to this!
Ahh, good old Carmageddon. It's Deathrace 2000...only in a video game.
I'll never get tired of the sound of screaming pixel people as I ran them over with my car. So many good hours of fun in that game.
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It's like all my old friends are back! And they've grown up. and they're doing things with a couple thousand dollars that gigantic publishers cannot do with tens of millions of dollars.
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