Carmageddon: Reincarnation revs up on Kickstarter
Anarchic "classic" out to secure development funding via crowd-funding service.
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Following our recently published list of Kickstarter titles to look out for a new game has entered the fray with Stainless Games today announcing that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Carmageddon: Reincarnation; a re-boot of their classic “points for pedestrians” driving game Carmageddon, first released for PC in 1997.
Stainless’ team of indie eccentrics are looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic franchise which was loosely inspired by the film Death Race 2000.
'Raising the funds through Kickstarter will mean that we keep complete control of the project and can make the game we know everyone wants to play – with no "evil" corporate investor or publisher telling us that we can’t run over old ladies or set fire to cows,' said Patrick Buckland, founder and CEO of Stainless Games.
'Carmageddon: Reincarnation encapsulates all that is wrong – and therefore right – with video games. We will stay true to Carmageddon's roots while adding a ton more over-the-top, outrageous content,' added co-founder Neil Barnden.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is set to be a major re-boot of everything that made the original such a controversy of the day, with Stainless reprising classic environments, cars, drivers and power ups from the original games; plus a whole bunch of brand new content. In return for their pledge, Kickstarter backers will receive a wide range of reward items, including the chance to appear in the game and meet a gruesome end. Repeatedly.
To check out the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter campaign for yourself visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stainlessgames/carmageddon-reincarnation
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