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Carmageddon Racing Series Being Revived By Original Developers

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Who here remembers Carmageddon? The car combat series started out on DOS/Windows and continued for another two games before finally being retired in the year 2000. This week, the original developer, Stainless Games, announced that they’re developing a reboot of the series, titled Carmageddon: Reincarnation, and it’s being funded via Kickstarter. Here’s their pitch:

 

 

Here’s the gist of it: Stainless say they’ve bought back all the rights to Carmageddon, meaning they now own the I.P. They intend to reboot the brand, and will do so with Carmageddon: Reincarnation. Once the game is completed and released, Stainless will release their development tools so that fans can create their own mods for the game as well.

 

The first release of Carmageddon: Reincarnation is currently planned for February 2013 on Steam. Stainless say the game will be iterative and they’ll add more and more features to it over time. Anyone that contributes $15 or more to the Kickstarter drive will get the initial release for free.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.