Carmageddon Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Planky, May 10, 2012.

  1. Planky macrumors regular

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    I just found out that the original developers of Carmageddon I and II have managed to get the rights to the game back and have put up a kickstarter to raise funds to write a proper sequel!

    Carmageddon is my favourite racing game, I have spent hours and hours with my friends playing it on a LAN. :D

    I was gutted when I could no longer run it on my Mac due to system upgrades :( But they are going to make a Mac version as well as PC :D

    I have pledged some money, anyone who loves carmageddon should get down to the kickstarter web site and pledge some cash!
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't think I'll back the kickstarter. Carmageddon was megacool back in the day but I don't think they could make a new, relevant game. They've got a lot of pedigree arcade racers to go against.

    As for the comedy violence part of it... games can't rely on it like they used to. It's all about gameplay or hype now.

    But it's good to think they're working on a new game in the series. If it does turn out to be wonderful and glowing I'll pick up a copy :).

    Heeeey wait a cotton picking minute... Isle of Wight? 3 people live on the Isle of Wight; Stainless Games, Jeremy Clarkson and you. :p
     
  3. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

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    I loved it back in the day but like the post above I don't think it will carry the same weight now, it may be fun for a few hours but this is one I would rather wait and see. I have seen a lot of original devs try to recreate there original successful games and come out with a product that is severely lacking.
     
  4. labars macrumors member

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    Carmageddon 2 was definitely one of my favorite games back in the days. I would love too see a good Carmageddon game once again.
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Carmageddon 2 on LAN playing against my colleagues was the greatest fun I had on a computer game, ever! :)

    The comic violence... the idiotic weapons.... always one nutcase who didn't race, but just wanted to annoy... "Amazing, you won!" :D

    The single player mode was nothing special. But, multiplayer racing and annoying was über-brilliant! :cool:
     
  6. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Jeremy Clarkson lives on the Isle of Man, so only 2 people.

    Actually there are quite a few more. I used to live there when working for Vis Entertainment (old Stainless office) and worked with a few Stainless guys (Vis ended, people moved on). Great guys, I hope the new Carmageddon does well.
     
  7. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Clarkson lives on the UK mainland in Chipping Norton, it would make it hard for filming if he had to fly everyday to the BBC studios. He does own a house in the Isle of Man though.

    Edwin
     
  8. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Oh wow, I don't check the Carmageddon site in a month and something cool like this shows up!
    Ugh, I really need Apple to release new Pros soon, I NEED THIS! The only time my original Carmegddon disc leaves my PM G4 is when I do some funky updates or something.
     
  9. Ohnhai, May 24, 2012
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    Ohnhai macrumors newbie

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    Confirmed Mac version for Carmma reincarnation.

    Stainless have just released an update confirming that if the total hits 600k they will commit to both OSX and Linux versions :D

    Woo and indeed Hooo!!!

    This will be awesome on a 27" thunderbolt monitor :)

    All mac fans really need to get behind this. OSX struggles for gaming love.
     
  10. Stike macrumors 65816

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  11. Planky thread starter macrumors regular

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    And they have announced a version of the original Carmageddon for iOS! :D

    Will be free for the first 24hrs in the App Store. :eek:
     
  12. Fank macrumors member

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    Had great fun playing the original Carmageddon on lan - but an IOS version? I'll be watching . . .
     
  13. snipper macrumors regular

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    Jit

    Great news this! I found out just in time to 'co-found' it and get in for the beta-release. :) As it is going now, they won't hit the 600 K, but I think they'll make an OS X version anyway, after the STEAM, iOS, Android and Windows versions.

    Don't underestimate these guys. The original Carmageddon was, in 1997, spectacular from a technical point of view, but maybe even more interesting because of the creativity: The dark humor and the bizarre power-ups, cars and landscapes. All the weird things that could happen to the pedestrians alone!

    This time, there will be a public editor! I once had the idea to rebuild the whole 40 x 4 km island I live (Goeree-Overflakkee, Netherlands) in a Carmageddon map :D This could give me the opportunity.
     
  14. Ohnhai macrumors newbie

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    OSX version confirmed!!! only 12 hours to go!

    n0bby of Stainless has confirmed that an OSX version is going to happen!!!

    now is your chance to pledge and get the game at a discounted price and a chance to pick up a lot of cool Exclusive stuff ..

    The project is currently at $580K of its 600K strech goal to facilitate the OSX sooner..

    if you have been holding off.. NOW is the time to pledge!!!
     
  15. snipper macrumors regular

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    OS X version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation

    Great to hear that the 600 K goal has been met on the last day!

    So there will be a OS X version for sure! :D
     
  16. AppLCII macrumors member

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    Should change the name of the site to ClarksonRumors.com
     
  17. Fank macrumors member

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    Hope my intel imac can run it at a decent framerate, also like hearing about the public editor.
     
  18. snipper macrumors regular

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    I hope this also means there wil be an editor for Mac, else it's no use for me.
     
  19. Fank macrumors member

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    Yep, give us the whole game, not most of it.
     

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