DeLorean DLC Rumbles Into Car Mechanic Simulator

Is this a ‘meme’? Another car game has added a DeLorean DMC-12. Are you ‘memeing’ on me? It is mighty strange that two games are so interested in an obscure failed car. Am I being ‘trolled’? Even more strange is that this one comes heavily modded with sci-fi pipes and lights, just as Rocket League’s DeLorean is. Are you ‘trolls’? The newest Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 [official site] DLC lets us discover what really makes a DeLorean tick, and I don’t know what’s happening. Are you all ‘Beadling’ me?

Car Mechanic Simulator, if you’ve not encountered it before, is a delightful… puzzle game, I suppose? You get to fix cars, taking them apart piece-by-piece and bolt-by-bolt and putting them back together. There’s something oddly pleasing about a puzzle game not being abstract or magical, delving into the guts of things we see every day.

Maybe someone will one day make a game about household repairs and chores. You’d get to change a plug fuse, snake a blocked drain, bleed a radiator – both fun and educational!

Anyway! If you’re interested in the only car ever released by the DeLorean Motor Company, the car which ruined them, you can now buy it for Car Mechanic Sim. I suppose it’s an interesting curiosity? Maybe developers Red Dot Games are going for some deep cuts? I’ve no idea why the DLC includes a variant covered in sci-fi greebles as well as the stock model. Given the garish one’s similarities to the Rocket League DeLorean, I suspect it’s some sort of ‘meme’ like that grinning face everyone kept ‘memeing’ me with.

Yeah, you think ol’ Alice is clueless but I’m onto you.

The DLC is on Steam, with a 20% launch week discount bringing it down to £2.33/3,19€/$3.19. The base game is on sale too, down to £5.09/6,79€/$6.79.

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    Ninja Dodo says:

    I take it you’ve never seen Back to the Future.

    • HothMonster says:

      I was trying to figure out if that was part of the joke or if those movies just are not as big in the UK.

      • Jediben says:

        Back to the what now? That doesn’t make any sense. You can only go forward in time. How would a Delorean be involved? I don’t even.

      • nootrac4571 says:

        We only got “Return to Times Yet To Come”, which was about a monacle-wearing physics professor and his young ward jaunting around in a time machine shaped like a Triumph Herald. Who can forget the thrilling conclusion where they race against time to refuel their car otherwise they’ll miss the Queen’s coronation?

      • grimdanfango says:

        In other news, Alice definitely doesn’t know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

    • mseyne says:

      I thought exactly the same things. Someone need to discover Back to the future. You are one of the today lucky 10,000! link to xkcd.com

    • DrollRemark says:

      Don’t ever change, Alice. <3

    • Phasma Felis says:

      I believe the word is “whooosh.”

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      Ninja Dodo says:

      @Phasma: That or she has genuinely never seen it. Neither would surprise me.

      • gwop_the_derailer says:

        I take it you are not familiar with Alice’s writing. If you can’t find a joke in the first para, you are just missing it.

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          Ninja Dodo says:

          I am familiar with it. I guess my appreciation for the “pretending to not know things” school of comedy is lacking today.

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            Harlander says:

            This is what ‘trolling’ used to mean, before its slow mutation into ‘just being a terrible person’.

  2. gwop_the_derailer says:

    The DeLorean DMC-12 is like an unknowable place that feels like home.

  3. JakeOfRavenclaw says:

    This thread is a pretty good argument for permanently deleting the RockPaperShotgun comments section.

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      Ninja Dodo says:

      I’d say “you’re welcome” but I mostly like the RPS comments.

      • Jediben says:

        Nah wait, he’s doing that thing where you say one thing but mean another thing, possibly even the opposite thing entirely. He’s very good: ‘e should have a show on the telly n that.

  4. Llewyn says:

    World of Guns – another puzzle-type game about dismantling and assembling mechanisms – also features the DeLorean. Given what a surprise hit WoG was for me perhaps I should check our Car Mechanic Simulator sometime.

  5. LionsPhil says:

    But do you fix it primarily by headbutting the steering wheel?

  6. Neurotic says:

    Given how utterly shonky those batards are, the DLC must be heaving with things to do.