I was surprised today to do a search of RPS and not discover any mention of upcoming Indie project Automation. It's kind of amazing is what it is.
What's most amazing is that it's already very much working and they've got a demo version coming up shortly, while they try to rustle up some money for an art team and all that. Despite a pretty shabby basic UI, it looks fascinating and iconic of the crazy depth of the PC. God I sound like a salesman at 1 AM. The point really: check out this video for a look at the current basics of how it all works. Future plans will build it into a game about running a car company, starting post-war and up to the near future and might possibly include exporting your cars to a racing game if they can swing it.Automation is a car company tycoon game in which you design and build cars from scratch.
It is you who designs everything from the very core that is the engine, over the chassis, to the suspension and the car's looks.
Several games have tried this before... but were able to merely scratch the surface.
Go ahead, build your dream-car company, or simply aim to dominate the world markets with your superior design skills!
http://automationgame.com is where you can find out more info, apply to be a beta tester, get news and all that stuff what you can usually do on a decent games website. I'll probably be chipping into their Rockethub preorder thingamajig myself fairly soon.