Kickstarter supporters of the game that caused outrage back in 1997 are about to get the chance to play the sequel before its release later in the year.
There have been numerous games over the years that have fired up those that see videogames as a harmful pastime for the youth of the nation and whilst most of these games that enraged moralists and politicians across the land look fairly tame in comparison to today’s ultra-realistic games we're sure to see it continue.
So what typically happens when those against a violent game set their sights on getting it banned? The general response by the gaming public at large is to buy the game in its droves.
One game that they wanted to ban (and failed) was Carmegeddon which was originally released way back in 1997. It naturally looks pretty basic by today’s standards so you’re probably wondering what the fuss was all about but back then it was deemed a video game nasty.
However, its legacy was one that left fans wanting more and those that wanted it off the shelves probably believing that the lack of a main sequel was a moral victory.
Well, one side of the polarised debate on videogame censorship is about to be a tad disappointed and it won’t be the gamers.
After a 17 year break on PC an Early Access release of Carmageddon: Reincarnation launches on Steam on the 27th March which will give Kickstarter backers who have supported the games development since 2012 a chance to play the game in its pre-alpha state before a general release.
The ‘point for pedestrians’ game promises to be what the original couldn’t be due to the technology of the time with more pile ups, bodily fluids (we’re presuming that means blood) and cows…lots of cows. The developers have also said that it will make gamers laugh a lot too.
Patrick Buckland, co-founder and CEO of Stainless Games and one half of the creative team behind Carmageddon has summed up the vibe the game will have;
“This time we could finally do the stuff that we wanted to do 17 years ago.More blood was the main thing. Being publisher as well as developer means we get to be stupid, properly professionally stupid. And this game is stupider than Jupiter. I mean really silly – but in a good way. Nobody else makes games that make you cry with laughter – but we do.”
It will be interesting to see what happens upon its release and whether it makes it to the front page of national newspapers, however fans are probably very happy that a new PC sequel is coming out.
You can check out the games crash physics below.
There's some serious damage happening here!
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image: © Stainless Games