Posts Tagged ‘scraps’

Lego Car Wars: Build A Rolling, Disastrous Gunwall In Scraps

By Nathan Grayson on November 27th, 2013.

Optimus Prime, as depicted by someone with more Michael-Bay-like sensibilities than Michael Bay.

They told me I was crazy. They told me my head wasn’t screwed on right – that it was all nuts and bolts rattling around inside. They claimed my ideas were “laughably lethal” and “wait no I’m not laughing anymore because a prototype of one of your ideas is currently running me over and shooting me at the same time.” But Scraps – a build-your-own wheeled guncar monstrosity game that’s now on Kickstarter – will let me show them all. Oh yes. My colleagues at the Lego Racers and Kerbal Space Program University of Engineering, an Ivy League institution, won’t even know what hit ‘em. Well, at least once I make my car do the thing where its wheels stay on the ground and not, um, anywhere else. I took some video of my attempts for your amusement and – ahem – educational enrichment. You can view that below.

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Junk Rock: Scraps

By Adam Smith on May 30th, 2013.

You must watch the trailer for Bill Borman’s Scraps immediately, just to hear the music. It wins a million points for being ‘2013’s Trailer Music Most Far Removed From Dubstep’, an award category that I’ll keep an eye on throughout the rest of the year. As for the game, it’ll look familiar to anyone who has played Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. It looks like a vehicular combat game but it’s also something far more important and the final scene in the video sums it up perfectly. Scraps is a stage on which to act out physics-based farce. This looks jolly good and there’s an early version of the vehicle builder available right now.

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