Stainless Games today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’, the long awaited brand re-boot of their classic “points for pedestrians” driving game.
The campaign went live today, with the team of indie eccentrics looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic and much loved franchise.
“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 ‘Nobby’ Barnden.
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. A $15 dollar pledge secures a digital download of the game’s first release.
Following in the footsteps of recent successful Kickstarter campaigns from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine and Brian Fargo’s InExile, Stainless believes that Carmageddon fans both old and new will jump at the chance to help fund the latest game, which has a lineage that is widely recognized as paving the way for free-roaming, play-the-way-you-want-to titles.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is set to be a major re-boot of everything that made the original games such a blast to play. Stainless will be reprising classic environments, cars, drivers and power ups from the original games; plus a whole bunch of brand new STUFF too.
To visit the Carmageddon: Reincarnation page please visit:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stainlessgames/carmageddon-reincarnation
‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ is being developed for digital download, for which Stainless Games have built an enviable worldwide reputation, with numerous cross-platform releases and multiple No.1 titles on XBLA.