Posts Tagged ‘WMDPortal’

Project CARS Parks Itself On Steam

By Jim Rossignol on July 8th, 2013.


The crowd-supported car game, Project CARS, has appeared on the Steams, but for members only. Sadly the purchasing of “tool packs“, which granted access to the ongoing builds, has now closed, so this news is really only of import to existing players. There is, however, a fancy new trailer about (below) which shows the rest of what we’ll be missing out on until the game is released in 2014.

Phwoar, eh petrolheads?
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Happy Birthday: Project C.A.R.S. Is One Year Old

By Jim Rossignol on October 12th, 2012.


I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a car, but they’re pretty clever things. Most people use them for staying out of the rain and storing obsolete cassette tapes and CDs in. Apparently, though, they can even be made race each other, which has been the topic of simulation for Project C.A.R.S., which is a crowd-sourced(ish) game developed by Slightly Mad Studios. That project is now one year old. It’s started to take its first steps, and can even say a few words. Bless. The team have talked proudly about its accomplishments, saying: “The title’s content has been expanded broadly as well as over 26 cars and 36 tracks are already available in Project CARS. Several high-profile car manufacturers have joined the game as Project CARS will feature vehicles from manufacturers such as BMW, Ford, Briggs Automotive Company, Classic Team Lotus, Gumpert & Ginetta among others.”

A rather fetching celebratory video can be found below. If you like shiny cars going quite fast, then it’s worth a look.
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Wax On: Project CARS Raises Over €1M Funding

By Jim Rossignol on May 16th, 2012.


Project CARS creative bossman Andy Tudor has dropped us a line to say that the company has raised €1,000,000 for their crowd-sourced racing game. As we explained previously, the game is relying on community commitment to making the racing game work for its funding, and for some of its creative content. Tudor says: “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the passion, enthusiasm, and dedication of the gaming community so this is also a big thank you to all those that have contributed so far, and an encouragement to others with big ideas for games and want to see them get created.”

It’s interesting to note that there are plenty of community-driven projects, where large sums of money are being raised, which have no link to Kickstarter. The internet’s direct-funding revolution has many forms…

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Image Break Down: Project CARS

By Adam Smith on December 5th, 2011.

It's definitely a car. But is it a CAR?

Hugely ambitious crowd-sourced racer Project CARS aims not only to look utterly gorgeous but to allow a full career, beginning with karting and ending up in the motorsport of your choice. If it all comes off it could be the definition of definitive. There’s more on the development process here and the official site contains plenty of details. For now, here are some screenshots that have been cleverly disguised as photographs of vehicles. Racing game images often convince me that petrol-burning simulators will soon reach the point at which they look more like footage of cars driving fast than actual footage of cars driving fast.

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Racy: Ex-Stig And The Crowd-Sourcing Portal

By Jim Rossignol on October 11th, 2011.

Racing! Made by you. Possibly.
The chaps from Slightly Mad Studios (Need For Speed Shift, Shift 2) got in touch to let us know about their latest project, which is ambitious and then ambitious again. They’re making a new racing game called “Community Assisted Racing Simulation” or C.A.R.S. for short, and they’re doing it with a full-on crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding portal, World Of Mass Development. Their plan is to prove that the concept of getting the wider gaming community to help out actually developing games is workable by doing it with their next racing game, and they’ll be opening it up to other projects at the same time. Yours, maybe. They’ve even got the man who was Stig on Top Gear, Ben Collins, to help out for some reason.

I spoke to Slight Mad’s Ian Bell about the project in more detail below, and he explains where they idea came from and where he hopes it is going to. You can also check out the site here.
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