Carmageddon: Reincarnation is still in Steam Early Access, but if you want to buy in on the ground floor, you can pick it up for £9.99.
Better yet, you'll get Carmageddon 1 and 2 for free.
It's always tough to recommend Early Access games, seeing as there are no guarantees. However, our ex senior-editor thought this was an absolute riot and by most accounts it's shaping up to be as anarchic, gory and satisfying as its infamous predecessors. Don't invest yet if you're not entirely sold, however. Thanks BigKenneth!
Here's a very early hands-on video - bear in mind that the project has likely come on in leaps and bounds since.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation's pre-alpha Early Access is available for you to try out right now over on Steam for £19.99 of your finest British pounds, but Stainless Games have also been kind enough to send us five download codes to giveaway, along with five hilariously rude sets of magnets.
Ever wanted to spell out "Max Damage is fisting a velociraptor with tiny grannies" on your fridge? Well now you can.
To get stuck in and land yourself with a chance to win some Carmageddon Early Access and a sweet sheet of sweary sentence construction, all you need to do is pop a comment in the box below detailing your idea for The Greatest Carmageddon Power-Up Ever! Remember, there are three ways to win at Carmageddon -- Racing, Wrecking, and Running Over -- so be creative. We already have repulsification, pelvic thrusting, pinball wizardy, dancing pedestrians, turbo boosts, and kangaroo hopping... but what power up would you add to the game to make it even more awesome?
Let us know below, make sure you use a legit email address for your account, and be ready with a UK mailing address should you prove victorious.
We'll be running this one through to the end of next week until 3PM on Friday 4th April and we'll be picking five winners based on invention, humour, downright silliness, and how well we feel they'd fit into Carmageddon. Hell, we might even see which ones Stainless like and do it that way. Get creative, people!
Max is back! Yes, one of the original video game nasties is making a comeback and how we've missed its cathartic delights! Carmageddon: Reincarnation emerges onto Steam later this week, and you can pre-order the Early Access for $29.99, helping to shape the game's development into alpha, beta, and beyond.
It's in pre-alpha right now, and there's not a lot to the game at present, so it's looking like it still has some way to go. There's only one mode at the time of writing and two tracks, but there are six cars from which to choose -- all of them classics.
I have to say, that whilst the game might be pretty unfinished at the moment, the unmistakeable Carmageddon feel is certainly present. It's difficult to get a feel for the handling and the damage modelling in this pre-alpha state, but everything runs the way you'd expect, though the option of remapping some of the keys would be nice. Steering with the arrow keys and having the powerup default set to Enter is not great.
On the track it's business as usual, with three ways to win: come first in the race, smash all of your opponents to bits, or run over every pedestrian in the level. As you'll see in the video, I had an absolute blast. But don't mess with the police, seriously; they will be the death of you if you give them half a chance.Click here to read more...
I miss Carmageddon. I miss its ridiculousness. I miss the thrill of playing it as an adolescent. For every contentious game that would follow it, pretending towards some semblance of seriousness even in their controversial hypocrisy, Carmageddon remained a deceptively sophisticated title (the car physics, the destruction modelling, the sheer invention of some of the powerups) couched in utter anarchy and total catharsis.
Of course, now I have it on my iPhone, I don't miss it as much as I used to. But there's still room for more, I feel. And so did eighty thousand other backers. We have the rights, said Stainless. It's time to make a comeback (don't call it a comeback).
It's exciting times for Stainless, who've been wary of showing too much of Carmageddon Reincarnation thus far. "The minute we put something out there," said publishing director Jason Garber, "all eyes will be upon us. We don't want to put a single foot wrong here. We want to make sure that we do this right."
With the Kickstarter bubble bursting just a little and the realities of crowdfunding and potential pitfalls making themselves known by projects that have fallen by the wayside, Garber is keen that nothing gets lost in translation. He has a point; after all, you only have to look as far as the Xbox One to see how mismanaged communication can cost you in today's industry.
So I took some time at Eurogamer Expo this year to sit down with Jason and have a chat about how Stainless have cracked on after gaining the rights to their most infamous IP, how the new technology has afforded the development team greater opportunities than ever before,how the industry has changed since the original game first launched back in 1997, and what it means to the studio to be working for themselves rather than a publisher.Click here to read more...
It's been a painful journey for Stainless, retrieving the rights to their most notorious IP, but Carmageddon is coming back and, after ploughing a few hundred grand into the project to get it set up, Stainless have turned to crowdfunding to get Carmageddon: Reincarnation made.Click here to read more...
The Carmageddon is coming as previously rumoured! Stainless have confirmed that a new game in the anarchic series is on its way, currently in 'early development', and will arrive sometime in 2012 as a downloadable title, although there's no news on platform availability as yet.Click here for news of the Carpocalypse...