Posts Tagged ‘Next Car Game: Wreckfest’

Have you played… Next Car Game: Wreckfest?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

There was a time, before even rudimentary physics, when a football in a football game felt like it was glued to the feet of your players. Next Car Game: Wreckfest makes every other driving game feel as if the cars are stapled to the road. Read the rest of this entry »

THQ Nordic help Wreckfest cross the finish line this year

After three years (and counting) in early access, smashbash racing game Wreckfest should finally launch in full this year. Publishers THQ Nordic today announced their “cooperation” with developers Bugbear Entertainment, joining forces to help give the game a shove across the finish line later this year. Wreckfest, to refresh your memory, is the new smash-o-racer from the creators of Flatout, who Kickstarted it in 2013 under the codename ‘Next Car Game’. How’s it looking now? Check out this new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

FlatOut [Steam page] is one of my favourite games about cars wot go fast. It’s like the twisted metal wreckage of a collision between Carmageddon, Burnout and Destruction Derby, and manages to succeed as a vehicular combat physics playground and a competitive racing game. Ultimate Carnage is the best version of this brilliant crash ’em up.

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Wreckfest Goes Lawnmower Racing

All I know about sit-on lawnmowers comes from David Lynch’s The Straight Story and Hank Hill. They seem sedate, pleasant things. I do not consider them high-speed deathracers. Well, I didn’t, until I saw Wreckfest [official site] developers Bugbear added lawnmowers to their smashtastic racer in the latest big Early Access update, along with ragdoll physics for riders flung from their mowers in the carnage. Now I’m fascinated by this muddy karting.

I believe they remove the mowers’ blades before racing, though. Babies.

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