Posts Tagged ‘next car game’

Crunch Brunch: Next Car Game Is Now Wreckfest

By Adam Smith on October 6th, 2014.

Bugbear are the modern masters of vehicular carnage, as exemplified by their efforts in the FlatOut series, which fell flat on its carface when development duties were handed to a new studio. Their latest title, currently in Early Access, has been known simply as Next Car Game, but it has a proper title now – Wreckfest. That’s almost exactly how describe the sort of greasy spoon full English breakfast that cures all current ills while creating future ills of its own design. Along with the name change, Bugbear have released an update that adds online multiplayer among other changes.

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Impressions: Next Car Game

By Adam Smith on January 16th, 2014.

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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Bugbear Cans Next Car Game Kickstarter, Releases Demo

By Nathan Grayson on November 23rd, 2013.

If the highway to the danger zone were a literal thing, this would be its last exist.

FlatOut creator Bugbear’s next car game, Next Car Game, crashes and burns like nobody’s business – in a good way. Unfortunately, its Kickstarter crashed and burned because nobody offered it their business – in a bad way – so Bugbear’s elected to pull the plug. Fear not, however, for your fantasies of mangled metal and tires soaring like majestic rubber eagles haven’t gone up in smoke just yet. Bugbear plans to continue the project via its Early Access program, and there’s already a playable physics playground demo out right now.

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CRASHBANGBOOM: Next Car Game’s First Gameplay Video

By Nathan Grayson on November 15th, 2013.

If videogames ever taught me anything, it's that all cars are trying to kill me 100 percent of the time.

First thing: is FlatOut developer Bugbear’s vaunted (and expertly titled) Next Car Game still drop-dead, go-careening-off-a-cliff-and-explode beautiful? Yes? OK, then, moving on. Videogame cars are weird. They’ve managed to be preternaturally pretty for ages – having easily ramped right over the steep walls of uncanny valley years ago – and, stranger still, they’re even more aesthetically pleasing when being torn to gleaming shrapnel. Next Car Game may well already be at the front of the pack in that respect, what with its damn near incredible destruction physics. But what does all of that look like when you’re sitting down to actually, you know, play? Go below to see. Oh, and do buckle your seatbelts. All 27 of them.

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Next Car Game Crashes Kickstarter

By Craig Pearson on November 4th, 2013.


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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Greenlit: Next Car, Eden Star, SUPERHOT, More

By Nathan Grayson on September 19th, 2013.

Sticks and stones (and bullets) may break my bones, but words will appear on the screen when I die.

Valve may not have pushed another 100 titles through Steam Greenlight’s mighty monetary birthing canal, but the latest batch of 25 is nothing to scoff at. Do you want Dear-Esther-influenced Mars exploration? You’ve got it. Car games (that are currently titled, er, Car Game)? There’s plenty of that too. And survival-horror? Well of course there’s survival-horror. There always is. This is Greenlight we’re talking about. But yes, between Lacuna Passage, U55 – End of the Line, Eden Star, SUPERHOT, and plenty more, there’s quite a lot to be pleased about.

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Just Watch: Next Car Game’s Incredible Physics

By Craig Pearson on September 16th, 2013.


Bugbear, the makers of the glorious FlatOut, recently announced a crowd-funded car crashing game, intermediately titled Next Car Game. To help tempt you with those papery things in your wallet, they’ve released a video detailing the destruction engine that the game will have. You should watch it, and make sure your hands are free so you can give it a round of applause. It’s beautiful.
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FlatOut Pancaked: ‘Next Car Game’ Is Stunning

By Craig Pearson on September 2nd, 2013.


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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Carface: FlatOut Developers Announce Next Car Game

By Adam Smith on February 25th, 2013.

Next Car Game may well be a working title, but that hasn’t stopped Bugbear from setting up camp at nextcargame.com. The video, below, is “all in-game footage” and it looks like a rock ‘em sock ‘em destruction derby. Hurrah! The developers FlatOut games aren’t entirely about crashing cars but it’s an activity that is very much encouraged. The vehicles in Bugbear’s racer aren’t the delicate flowers of the Burnout series, which need to reset after all but the gentlest of collisions, the FlatOut rustbuckets fight, scraping, grinding and running each other off the road. Hopefully we’ll know more about the studio’s next car game, Next Car Game, soon.

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