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Oct 17, 2012, 11:59 AM
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The classic ultraviolent racing game Carmageddon [App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carmageddon/id498240451?mt=8)] has been resurrected on the iPhone and iPad following a tremendously successful (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stainlessgames/carmageddon-reincarnation) Kickstarter campaign.

Stainless Games, the original developer of Carmageddon, is still in business and recently bought back all the rights to the game -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that raised $625,000, the game is back. The firm plans to bring it to Windows, Mac and Linux in the coming months, as well.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/10/NewImage23.pngCarmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to "play it your way"... Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out - the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they'll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!The game is absurdly violent, but in an animated, slightly ridiculous way. For today only, Carmageddon is offered free as a thank you to the game's Kickstarter backers.

Carmageddon is available (http://appshopper.com/games/carmageddon-2) on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carmageddon/id498240451?mt=8)]

Article Link: Classic Racing Game Carmageddon Comes to iPad and iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/17/classic-racing-game-carmageddon-comes-to-ipad-and-iphone/)



50548
Oct 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
A true classic, already downloaded (for free today)!

phr0ze
Oct 17, 2012, 12:07 PM
Sweet. I'll try this. I missed the original back in the day.

RoelJuun
Oct 17, 2012, 12:14 PM
Hope it'll be in the Mac App Store soon, if ever.

whooleytoo
Oct 17, 2012, 12:36 PM
One of the few games I've played a lot of multiplayer on; we used to play in the office after-hours. Manic fun with several people in the same room!

cyks
Oct 17, 2012, 12:46 PM
I can't tell you how many hours I've wasted on this game back in the day. Reliving the memories now is fun and the virtual controls seem to work pretty well.

Good news... this game is exactly how I remember it.

Bad news... this game is exactly how I remember it. The years haven't been kind and it looks more than a little outdated.

blakey91
Oct 17, 2012, 01:04 PM
This game had the worst handling cars in any game it was silly...
Imagine GTA san andreas on the iphone and ipad, that would be a dream.

besweeet2
Oct 17, 2012, 01:07 PM
This game had the worst handling cars in any game it was silly...
Imagine GTA san andreas on the iphone and ipad, that would be a dream.

Sounds like a wet dream to me. Not literally, of course.

RedTomato
Oct 17, 2012, 01:19 PM
Downloaded and already won my first race - on 'French kissing a Cobra' max difficulty of course!

I remember playing the ***** out of this back in the day so it's great to see this on my phone.

Controls quite hard to get set up right - both analog controls and tilt steering (which I usually like) seem over-awkward. Especially as this game loves to degrade your steering whenever you get hit / hit something (hint - this happens A LOT). Finally found the best controls by having both steer and gas on digital - this isn't how I have any other game set up but the responsiveness and decisiveness of the digital controls seems to work for such a frantic game.

Happy crashing!!

tarasis
Oct 17, 2012, 01:27 PM
Grabbed this about 10 hours ago. Lovely to see it get onto iOS without a hitch and no need for Zombies in Germany :)

I found it plays well b the iPad and a little trickier on the iPhone. Still it's wonderful to have the option to play this and they have done a great job porting it

DavidLeblond
Oct 17, 2012, 01:37 PM
If I remember correctly, Carmageddon 2 was the pinnacle of the series. I played THE HELL out of that one in college. Wonder if that will see the light of day.

R1PPER
Oct 17, 2012, 03:23 PM
aahhh i remember the good old days of playing multiplayer Carmageddon 2 at work. Vastly better than any of the new ripoffs (twisted metal ext.)

shurcooL
Oct 17, 2012, 04:01 PM
Woot! One of my favourite games series of my childhood!

It's a really high-quality port to iOS, very polished. The controls are adapted to touch well. They've even included the replay cam.

If you're on the fence about it, try it. This is one of the top AAA games in the App Store right now.

sammich
Oct 17, 2012, 04:04 PM
It's $2 in Australia. Free in the US.

Got my free copy anyway :)

webworks415
Oct 17, 2012, 04:44 PM
If I remember correctly, Carmageddon 2 was the pinnacle of the series. I played THE HELL out of that one in college. Wonder if that will see the light of day.

I was a fan of the series overall, but I agree, Carmageddon 2 was the best. I spent so many hours on it.

a0me
Oct 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
It's $2 in Australia. Free in the US.

Got my free copy anyway :)
Yeah, not free in Japan either...

Detrius
Oct 17, 2012, 10:51 PM
Not free here in the US anymore, either, and it's still the same day.

sagar4995
Oct 18, 2012, 01:24 AM
got it for free in Dubai. But not too happy with the gameplay... used to play this on my PC for hrs back in the day... :)

DaveMcM76
Oct 18, 2012, 03:23 AM
Got it for free in the UK last night (would happily have paid even if it wasn't free) and I'm loving it - especially the Youtube upload option on the replay theatre for sharing all those Cunning Stunt Bonuses with the world.

Graphically it is looking a bit dated but the game play is still as fast and gruesome and twisted and wonderful as I remember it. Glad to see they managed to keep the blood and weren't forced down the zombie pedestrian route that some of the PC releases got stuck with.

The timing of this couldn't be better as I recently found my (now 15 years old!) original PC version and was less than happy to find it doesn't seem to play well with the newer OS offerings from Microsoft.

Excellent job Stainless, and a worthy use of Kickstarter... now can we have Carmageddon 2 to go with it? Please???

DavidLeblond
Oct 18, 2012, 08:59 AM
I was a fan of the series overall, but I agree, Carmageddon 2 was the best. I spent so many hours on it.

Degory'un FTW!

CylonGlitch
Oct 18, 2012, 11:53 AM
Played it a bit last night and after about an hour, damn the controls are just horrid. Why not using the tilt sensor for steering? To me it's a game killer, it isn't any fun suffering with trying to turn or just stay on the road, and that's without the other cars trying to run you off the road. :(

kgian
Oct 18, 2012, 12:09 PM
I first tried tilt steering and it didn't go well. Then I switched to digital steering and the handling is perfect! Have wasted so many hours allready playing it on a new ipad!

MadDog31
Oct 18, 2012, 12:44 PM
I really wish someone would kickstart a port of Slipstream 5000 to the iOS world. It wasn't a massively popular PC app I don't believe, but it's a fun one to think back about when recalling my personal early-PC gaming days. It'd be great on an iPhone or iPad.

May give this game a shot.

SockRolid
Oct 18, 2012, 12:54 PM
Got it. Loved this game back in the day (when I had a pee-cee for games.)

Now, if only someone would port Rocket Jockey to iOS...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Jockey

RedTomato
Oct 18, 2012, 01:22 PM
Savegame bug causes loss of savegame

Well, it's a great game but I've been bitten by the savegame bug that some others are experiencing too.

Every time I start a new game, my old savegame is gone :( I have checked I am signed into game centre, started a new game, completed a race, gone back to title screen, checked savegame is there, then I close the app, shut the app down via the dock, then restart the app, and the savegame is gone. This is even though the carmageddon app welcomes me back with my game centre name.

I've sent a support request to the devs and I hope they're working on it. It is only the first day of release after all.

Ps game still rocks for a quick race. Digital steering is the way to go on this one.

DaveMcM76
Oct 18, 2012, 02:57 PM
Savegame bug causes loss of savegame

Well, it's a great game but I've been bitten by the savegame bug that some others are experiencing too.

The game looks like it uses iCloud for save games and there is a known issue on the carmageddon web site where it doesn't always load the saved game data properly and so shows no saved games.... kill the app through task switcher and try again and it should show up...

I've had this a couple of times and restarting the app has always fixed it without losing any of my save data.

I'm guessing as it is listed as a known issue there will be an update coming soon to fix it.

RedTomato
Oct 18, 2012, 03:05 PM
The game looks like it uses iCloud for save games and there is a known issue on the carmageddon web site where it doesn't always load the saved game data properly and so shows no saved games.... kill the app through task switcher and try again and it should show up...

I've had this a couple of times and restarting the app has always fixed it without losing any of my save data

Didn't work for me.

However they've updated their help page:


Carmageddon iOS supports Game Center. If a Game Center profile is successfully signed in, your save game will be associated with it. If your save game slot has disappeared, please make sure you are signed into Game Center and re-load the game - you should now see your save game slot.

**EDIT**

We have found in a few cases the following steps have made the save slot reappear. We are continuing to look into this issue to resolve it.

If you find your save data is missing, DO NOT MAKE A NEW SAVE.
Close the app including from the task bar.
Make sure you have a good 3G or wifi connection
Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode
Launch Carmageddon again
Close the app again
Turn Airplane mode back off again
Wait for either wifi or 3G single to connect again
Launch Carmageddon, saves should be present
The second set of steps fixed it for me. Yay! But oh dear, rather involved for non-techies.

Seems to be something to do with forcing the app to reset its save path mechanism when opening it in airport mode. (Save files don't show up there though - only when the app is relaunched in connected mode)

s15119
Oct 18, 2012, 07:35 PM
Not free here in the US anymore, either, and it's still the same day.

Hmmm, I just got it free in Seattle.

dadada2000
Oct 22, 2012, 10:47 AM
Can you play local multiplayer over bluetooth?

shurcooL
Oct 22, 2012, 10:53 AM
Don't think it has multiplayer.

besweeet2
Oct 22, 2012, 11:04 AM
Can you play local multiplayer over bluetooth?

No multiplayer at all.