Carmageddon: Reincarnation (PC) £9.30 @ kickstarter
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Carmageddon: Reincarnation (PC) £9.30 @ kickstarter

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Found 9th May 2012
The classic game is back! The original game creators are seeking crowd funding to produce a much hyped sequel and for pledging $15 (£9.30) you can get a copy of the finished game and appear in the credits!

"…Max Damage is back! Carmageddon: Reincarnation is going to reintroduce the gaming world to the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows) equal points and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps."

Loads more details and a video on the Kickstarter page - kickstarter.com/pro…ion

Website - carmageddon.com/

BBC News article - bbc.co.uk/new…412
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What happens if it doesn't reach the $400,000.00 target?
Manimal

What happens if it doesn't reach the $400,000.00 target?


Green-blooded zombies instead of red-blooded humans.
Manimal

What happens if it doesn't reach the $400,000.00 target?



Nothing. If funding is unsuccessful, all pledges are canceled and that's that.

kickstarter.com/hel…ect
BTW, the first $7,500 backer was 'Notch' - the guy who created Minecraft, I'm pretty certain this will reach the target as it's created a lot of hype! (Only went live yesterday). twitter.com/!/notch/status/199882698284740609
MasterMandrill

Green-blooded zombies instead of red-blooded humans.



...good memory sir...
I thought kickstarter was limited to Americans?
WOW, I'm all over it, I want a new carmageddon!

I've done kickstarters, they're not limited to Americans
Worth noting that there's very little accountability with kickstarter. If you fund it, it reaches the target and the project later fails, you lose your money.

Also, make sure your pledges include enough money to pay for the shipping otherwise you'll get nothing.
I'm backing them, Carmageddon was awesome. I know my £9odd will be well spent, shame I can't afford to pledge enough to be on a billboard in the game! lol
abigsmurf

Worth noting that there's very little accountability with kickstarter. If … Worth noting that there's very little accountability with kickstarter. If you fund it, it reaches the target and the project later fails, you lose your money.Also, make sure your pledges include enough money to pay for the shipping otherwise you'll get nothing.



Well the example pledge I gave here is for a digital copy of the game so there's no shipping fees to consider.

Stainless is a reputable company and will (digitally) deliver the goods!
Guys I'm well aware of the stigma that may surround Kickstarter, I've backed a project on here and so far they've come good on everything they said they'd do, but it's down to what you think of the credentials put forward.

I've personally put down $50 for Carmageddon, I want the spare copy to give to a friend when it comes out. Here's my take on Kickstarter and this particular project.

1. You're crowd funding the project. The kickstarter rewards give you some sort of product at the end of it based on your contribution, and yes the project could go off the rails, but this isn't buying from a store, this is investment in something you want to happen, risk is part of the territory, but...

2. This is not a new I.P. This is the same people that made Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2 (the very reason I got a PC in 1998), so they already know the process of making a game, and it's a well loved game that people are going to want.

3. With digital distribution and commercially available 3d engines like Unreal Engine, Crytek, Source etc. the cost of development and distribution has gone down. They can viably distribute this on Steam without having to get wholesale warehouses to stock their boxed game, and a deal with a chain like GAME.

4. They WILL reach $400,000, in fact in 28 days I wouldn't be surprised if they hit 1 - 1.5 million, a lot of people have wanted a new Carmageddon for a long time. But if you're worried about them not reaching $400,000 just wait a few days and see, even once it's fully funded you can still contribute and get the rewards. If for some reason they don't reach the target, you don't pay anything.

5. Payment is by Amazon Payments, they authorise and reserve the money on your card, but don't take it till the funding time ends. I funded a project called The Dead Linger and so far they've done everything they said they would, and they don't have a track record like Stainless.

Hope this helps some of you not as familiar with it or not sure about this project.
MasterMandrill

[Green-blooded zombies instead of red-blooded humans.



Gave me a chuckle!

Have never pedged anything on kickstarter yet. Managed to completely miss the whole thing with the Lucas Arts point and click guy wanting cash for a new adventure game but might take a punt on this one.
Just a shame it cost them so much to buy back the rights to the name of the game they created is all. Doesn't seem right when companies buy up the rights to games just to stop rival games getting made, and if this Kickstarter thing takes off, maybe game creators can slowly free themselves of the shackles of all the legal nonsense that gets in the way of creativity.

Imagine how much better this game could be if that $300,000 had gone into the game instead of into a copyright deal?
It will reach 400 k easy!
Yep, just pledged! Hot... can't wait!
Nice!
Manimal

What happens if it doesn't reach the $400,000.00 target?



Then you're not charged.
104k so far, awesome! im in!
Pledged!
Abolutely awesome. I spent way too many hours playing the original, and am more than happy to give back!

Also, for £9, it's way cheaper than what I paid for the game in the 90's. Can't say that about most things, thanks internet!
Edited by: "dazbradbury" 9th May 2012
darthvader666uk

104k so far, awesome! im in!



It's going up fast, about 1pm when I pledged it was at $99,000, when I had finished it was at $99,430 or something, incredible rate it's going at.
Hope kickstarter saves this sad game industry which only spits out broken game such as BF3 and sad fat kid game called COD (COD 4 and MW2 excluded ).
Edited by: "DownHill911" 9th May 2012
Wow! Will be in later!
I've missed this game so much.
HOT! I already backed this but SO LITTLE MONEY FOR SO MUCH AWESOME!
Someone needs to start a Shenmue 3 one with a target of 20 million.
Adored the game as a kid, it's time to repay the favour.
Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted glasses - it was pretty bad to be honest. As far as the deal goes however for fans of the game it seems win win to me so good luck getting the remake!
boon10

Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted … Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted glasses - it was pretty bad to be honest. As far as the deal goes however for fans of the game it seems win win to me so good luck getting the remake!



Bad?! How dare ye...
I'm in
although im low on money right now, im 100% backing them, i loved this game back in the days!
boon10

Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted … Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted glasses - it was pretty bad to be honest. As far as the deal goes however for fans of the game it seems win win to me so good luck getting the remake!



I think you're making the common mistake of comparing it to the games today, in it day this was a very fulfilling game. I certainly enjoyed splatting people and smashing up the other cars.
Still play Carma 1 and 2 on my old PC I built just for playing old games
boon10

Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted … Seems to be a lot of people looking back on this game with rose tinted glasses - it was pretty bad to be honest. As far as the deal goes however for fans of the game it seems win win to me so good luck getting the remake!



I don't look back on it with rose tinted glasses at all, last year I installed and completed Carmageddon 2 again. It was revolutionary in its time. The crash mechanics were brilliant, the fact that you could hit an object, and that was the shape that your car deformed in was very advanced. And the variety of ways you could win. Race and complete checkpoints, destroy all the competitors, heck I think if you were able to kill all the pedestrians that also won the game.

Unless of course you're talking about the awful playstation port where they used a stripped down version of the Carmageddon 1 engine, but put the carmageddon 2 models and locations in, it was terrible.
As long as they stop the damn police cars only ever targeting YOU and not the other racers, i'm in. Used to drive me insane.

Actually, keep it in in. I like a challenge!
Loved the first game, all that free space to ride around in!
Hell yeah!
git

As long as they stop the damn police cars only ever targeting YOU and not … As long as they stop the damn police cars only ever targeting YOU and not the other racers, i'm in. Used to drive me insane.Actually, keep it in in. I like a challenge!



Road Rash what?
i pledged 25 yesterday, loved the original mowing down people in the football stadium, and from the video they seem like pretty good guys
OH MY LAWD. I WANT.
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