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Carmageddon: Another Kickstarter-Funded Remake Attempt

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Stainless Games is the latest of many developers hoping to find success on Kickstarter by backing a big name.

Kickstarter's all the rage for game developers sporting big names. After the Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, and Shadowrun Returns projects all met success, projects such as Grim Dawn and Pinkerton Road Studios have cropped up on Kickstarter, hoping to be bathed in the same success. So far, it looks like the strategy's working.

Stainless Games is doing the same song and dance, hoping to revive the Carmageddon series of old. Stainless is bringing the fighting words to their Kickstarter, calling out the "EVIL publishers" and showing a general resentment towards game industry corporate-types. It's because of the EVIL publishers that Stainless has taken Carmageddon: Reincarnation to Kickstarter, after buying back all the rights to the series.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be a reboot of the Carmageddon series and will hopefully capture the spirit of the originals. The project is also bringing a host of goodies to those who decide to drop a few bills, such as the usual flock of posters, t-shirts, and bumper stickers.

So if you hate the EVIL corporate folks, or maybe you just enjoy vehicular mayhem, show Stainless your support through their Kickstarter.

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    apache_lives , May 10, 2012 9:25 AM
    ZOMG MADE OF WANT
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    anamech , May 10, 2012 9:54 AM
    CARMAGEDDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That waan epic game!!!!! Hoping that the remake would be too!!!!
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    anamech , May 10, 2012 9:57 AM
    hmm....That sounds maybe a little it TOO Jap..."waan" epic game... I should definately re-read whatever I try to post!
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    alhanelem , May 10, 2012 10:02 AM
    i still remember the screaming noises the racer made in the first game
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    demonhorde665 , May 10, 2012 10:07 AM
    oh cool i love the first 2 carmageddon games , I wonder if the new one will feature any music from known meta bands , like the first 2 did ( C1 had fear factory music in it , C2 had Iron maiden music in it ). I'd love to see this revival get finished and done right. i spent many hours running peds over in both originals on pc of course ... wussy nintendo 64 bit version had green blood in palce of red blood and zombies instead of human peds. (which was carmagedon 2 renamed to carmagedon 64)


    can't wait to hear more about this.
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    demonhorde665 , May 10, 2012 10:08 AM
    oh carmagedon 3 was also cool , but it some how lacked the atmosphere of the first two.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 10, 2012 10:29 AM
    Huh, apparently, this Kickstarter thing is working. Can we have remakes of Populous: The Beginning and Redline?
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    EDVINASM , May 10, 2012 10:40 AM
    Just make sure you do something that would be similar to Carmageddon 2 not 3000 or whatever nonsence for kids was made there..
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    the_krasno , May 10, 2012 11:53 AM
    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!
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    wavetrex , May 10, 2012 12:05 PM
    One can only hope... but in today's megacorporate/fascist world, I fear it will be banned in several countries, receive R+ rating, officially only allow gameplay after submitting identity information, being between 24 and 40 years old and having no issues with the law ever before.

    And it will include draconic DRM, with required permanent internet connection and turned on webcam and face detection so they can spy on you while playing. If you even make one little grin while smashing civilians, they will cut you off and automatically call the police with attempted murder charges.

    /end rambling.
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    CrArC , May 10, 2012 12:10 PM
    amk-aka-phantomHuh, apparently, this Kickstarter thing is working. Can we have remakes of Populous: The Beginning and Redline?


    Holy shit, Redline was brilliant. Essentially Carmegeddon, with rockets and guns and the ability to hop in and out of vehicles on the map.

    Anyone else remember the fact that on foot you technically had just one weapon which transformed into different ones as desired?! Awesome.

    I'd want a remake of that just as much as a faithful reboot of Carmegeddon.
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    zaznet , May 10, 2012 12:25 PM
    amk-aka-phantomHuh, apparently, this Kickstarter thing is working. Can we have remakes of Populous: The Beginning and Redline?


    I hope to see more Kickstarter funded games over the next couple of years but so far we have yet to see how these games look finished after being funded. I have funded multiple games and will continue to fund them via Kickstarter. Only time will tell if this phenomenon really works and rewards us gamers with the games we really want made.
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    nforce4max , May 10, 2012 12:28 PM
    Wow blast from the past :o 
    I hope that it doesn't suck or watered down like most modern games that only focused on graphics rather than quality of gameplay.

    Still got my 3dfx rigs going ;) 
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    CrArC , May 10, 2012 1:05 PM
    nforce4maxWow blast from the past I hope that it doesn't suck or watered down like most modern games that only focused on graphics rather than quality of gameplay. Still got my 3dfx rigs going


    It's been bought back by the original studio and they will not be giving it to a publisher again (hence kickstarter). They will retain full creative control. It has every chance of being awesome.

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    Chainzsaw , May 10, 2012 2:29 PM
    Remake Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now.

    That was one of the best games i've ever played. Large open levels, lots of vehicular destruction. Heck the damage to vehicles as almost spot on for such an "old" game back in the day. I still play it every once in a while on my new comp....I still have my original CD :D 
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    kanoobie , May 10, 2012 4:11 PM
    This seems like a good way to get funding for good games that would have otherwise never be released. Imagine a cop seeing a carmageddon bump sticker on your car when he pulls you over and he doesn't know what to make of it... "Step out of the vehicle" :D 
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    NightLight , May 10, 2012 4:54 PM
    i just hope they don't go "duke nukem" on it!
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    Travis Beane , May 10, 2012 5:12 PM
    Now this is something I can support.
    In a useful too, not just by saying it meaninglessly on a news forum.
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    Anonymous , May 10, 2012 5:31 PM
    donated!
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 10, 2012 6:25 PM
    Quote:
    Holy ***, Redline was brilliant. Essentially Carmegeddon, with rockets and guns and the ability to hop in and out of vehicles on the map.

    Anyone else remember the fact that on foot you technically had just one weapon which transformed into different ones as desired?! Awesome.

    I'd want a remake of that just as much as a faithful reboot of Carmegeddon.


    I remember. I still play it from time to time :D  I even have a patch for LAN and it was fun, even though it was just me and a friend. I liked both combat and the storyline, it's brilliant and full of crude black humor.
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