Carmageddon coder seeks gamers' cash for revamp
Driving licence to kill
Fans of 1990s gore-racer Carmageddon had their engines heated up this week when developer Stainless Games called for public funding to help it reincarnate the franchise.
The team's KickStarter campaign went live today, asking for a minimum of $400,000 (£248,154) which will be used to develop Carmageddon: Reincarnation without the strict oversight of "evil" publishers.
This means there will be no restrictions on running over old ladies or setting fire to cows, apparently.
“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,” pledged Stainless co-founder Neil ‘Nobby’ Barnden.
As usual, backers receive different rewards depending on how much they cough up. This ranges from credits and free copies, to an appearance as a pedestrian in the game itself.
At the time of writing, Stainless Games had already raised roughly a quarter of its goal. Just 28 days to go, lads.
For further information, check out the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter page. If all goes to plan, we should be causing mayhem on the roads again by February 2013. ®
Should ask Addison Lee for some cash...
They are asking for $400k, yet in just one day, they have raised over $100k!
Looks like this is going to get developed and they are going to get the extra money they need to make it a good game. :)
... and about time too. The games publishers have had an iron grip over developer funding for too long. With sites like Kickstarter the developers can bypass the publishers to go direct to the players in great enough numbers to get funding. (So bye bye to companies like EA and about time too).
Now we need the same to happen for Music, Films and sci-fi TV Series where fans all around the world help fund the development and everyone on the creative side can bypass the controlling middle men. So another nail or two in the coffins of companies like Fox, Sky and EA. :)
I'd rather get a remake of Quarantine!
We need more flaming cows!
There just arent enough flaming cows in titles such as COD or whatever other "run around with weopon" games you like.