Posts Tagged ‘Flatout’

Zoomsmash! FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Coming In 2016

When Bugbear Entertainment crowdfunded their smash-o-racer Wreckfest, they drew from an audience built on their previous crash ‘em up series FlatOut. 2011’s FlatOut 3 was the first PC FlatOut they weren’t behind, and was shoddy enough that it seemed it’d be the last. I’m a touch wary of publishers Strategy First revealing FlatOut 4: Total Insanity [official site], then, but I do like a good bit of blue flash road mash.

Publishers Strategy First announced the game in July but didn’t have much to say, anything to show of it, or even a name, so I didn’t tell you. Now they do.

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Impressions: Next Car Game

It’s been a long time since the FlatOut series last left a good impression. When development duties moved away from Bugbear, the franchise played a game of chicken with an eighteen-wheeler and turned into an unhappy metal pancake. Now, the originators of the smashing racing spectacle are back with the thrillingly titled Next Car Game. Having pulled into the pitstop of Steam Early Access yesterday, is the cars wot go smash simulator a bare-bones heap of junk or a rough but ready machine of destruction? Read on.

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Next Car Game Crashes Kickstarter


BugBear’s Next Car Game is the spiritual successor to their FlatOut series. And by that I mean it’s covered in ectoplasm and knocking on the pipes and oh no it’s grabbed television’s Sarah Greene! But in another sense this is the game they’ve always wanted to make. One which conveys everything they’ve learned and put into their car crashing racing games, but in a new engine and without the FlatOut name. Up until a few days ago, the team had been attempting to fund it through their own pre-order website in a scheme that seemed like the spiritual successor to Kickstarter, but now they’ve moved onto an actual Kickstarter. Pitch is below.
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FlatOut Pancaked: ‘Next Car Game’ Is Stunning


Like a tyre rolling from the twisted, sad mess of a vehicle pile up, I shed a single tear at the awful state of the last FlatOut game. FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction wasn’t made by the original developers, BugBear, but its existence appears to have angered them into returning to the car crashing games that they love. It doesn’t have the FlatOut name, but Next Car Game (not really its name) is the sort of game that you’d imagine they’d make if they had all the physics and all the money. The appear to have the former, but the latter is up to the community.
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