Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,269 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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About This Game

Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.

Expect epic crashes and tight, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line on run-down racing tracks. Expect proper demolition derbies. Expect brand new ways for metal to bend and the signature once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation.

It’s a motorsport, but not just any motorsport. It’s a motorsport with attitude.

Unique Racing Experience

First and foremost, we’re building a FUN racing game with PERSONALITY. It’s all about the stuff that really matters: varied tracks, cool cars, and the defining once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation. If you’re familiar with our previous games, you already know what we’re aiming at: exhilarating racing action with sophisticated physics and damage modeling, only this time we’re upping the ante on almost every front. This is the game we envisioned way back in the early 2000s, only re-imagined for today’s technology and gaming standards.

Awesome Cars

The cars are old, cheap, banged up, patched together, rusty… just awesome! In short, our cars ooze with STYLE. You won’t find anything like them in other racing games. We’ve got variety, as well: everyone loves the old American heavy-hitters from the muscle car era, but we’re not neglecting the fun little European and Asian cars from the long-gone decades either. The best part is that you’ll be taking them apart and building them back up again in your garage; the career is as much about your garage and your project cars as it is about racing.

Exciting Engine

Our in-house ROMU engine is a hell-bent beast that's precision-engineered for high-speed, breakneck racing. We have also already implemented fully deformable soft body car damage, meaning that the cars will react to damage in a very tangible, convincing way. While we're focused on action, motorsport authenticity is not forgotten, either. To that end our engine is simulating vehicle dynamics in a very sophisticated fashion. Rolling resistances, casters and slip angles are definitely not ancient Greek to us, and you as the player will be the one benefiting from our expertise.

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES

The current Early Access release contains four playable cars and a number of tracks, showcasing both white-knuckle track racing and explosive demolition derby action with 24 cars that will give you taste of things to come. During the coming months we’re going to give the game a lot of polish as well as implement many new exciting features, and all Early Access supporters have a unique opportunity to get involved in the development of the title!


We’ve also giving a playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 to all our Early Access supporters. The sneak peek features a playground that we use internally to test various features various like car damage and environment destruction. Version 2.0 includes new destructive machinery, more dynamic stuff to blow up, spectacular stunts and an awesome physics cannon that we use to play with our physics engine. With the physics cannon you too will now have a chance to cause mayhem to heart’s content by launching missiles, throwing stuff around and destroying the environment as well as the cars!

  • Online multiplayer.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Five cars: American Muscle I & II, European Hatchback, American Sedan and European Coupe, with unique handling traits.
  • A number of different performance and handling upgrades, replicating selected real-world parts.
  • A number of race tracks including Tarmac, Sandpit, Figure 8 and Speedway, featuring both normal and reverse layouts.
  • Three different derby stadiums: a large stadium, small stadium and a mud pit.
  • Various race and derby game modes including Team Deathmatch with up to (!) 24 cars, all with dynamic damage.
  • Soft-body car damage physics system that doesn't need a super computer - even online!
  • Highly configurable support for force-feedback wheels, pedals and H-shifters.
  • Dynamic content that reacts realistically – fences and billboards break down, tires fly around.
  • In-game Photo Mode and Replay with a number of cameras, configurable field-of-view and depth-of-field.
  • BONUS: A playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 - Have fun in the physics playground!

UPCOMING FEATURES

Wreckfest is currently in early Pre-Alpha stage, and the Early Access version is going to serve as a basis on which we will continue building the game based on your feedback on what works and what doesn't. Throughout the Early Access phase we're going to gradually add more content and new features to the game, with some of the most important key features planned being:


  • Improved car damage and handling.
  • More cars, each with different stylings and performance.
  • More race tracks and derby stadiums with varying surfaces.
  • More dynamic content on the tracks to drive through and crash into.
  • Highly configurable multiplayer with a variety of modes.
  • Extensive player garage and car upgrading system.
  • In-game classifieds to buy and sell cars and parts.
  • Streamlined and polished user interface.
  • Improved graphics quality and performance.

Please note that all features mentioned here may be altered or removed during the development of the title if deemed necessary.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
Helpful customer reviews
97 of 129 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
Could be a epic destruction derbyesk game but very slow development that has left this game feeling like a demo.

Costs way too much for the current content and lack of update, it's been over half a year since anything has been added.

Stay away, at least for now.
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68 of 90 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Early Access Review
Weeky Update #1 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #2 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #3 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #4 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #5 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #6 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #7 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #8 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #9 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #10 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #11 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #12 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #13 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #14 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #15 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #16 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.
Weeky Update #17 - Sorry physics problem build has been delayed.

Six months and counting. This game has potential and I have enjoyed the time i've played and hope it will continue to progress, but, the developer either seems to have bitten off more than they can chew or does not know what they are doing.

Either way I would wait and see what happens with this next supposedly "big physics update" before shelling out any hard earned cash for this game.

P.S. Will rereview with future updates, if they ever happen.

P.S.S. Note that the people giving this review a thumbs down are thumbing down facts, i'm not saying the game is bad or doesn't have potential, but FACTS ARE FACTS.
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106 of 157 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Early Access Review
No updates in months... i got ripped of lol
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72 of 104 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Don't buy. Not a single game update over last 6 months. Just some blog posts on their page.

My worst early access purchase.
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
131.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
So your thinking of buying Wreckfest

6months with no update.... Also a lot of people have stopped playing so you only ever see one or two servers up with maybe 5 or 6 people racing on them.

Other than that the games a lot of fun.

Just to note: i dont really care what you do with your own money and i dont think many people will read this review so i dont really care if you buy this game or not lol ;)
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65 of 105 people (62%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Do not buy this game, it's abandoned , we have no updates since jesus .

A helpful video about the reality of the game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGUEtpEY6WQ
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50 of 79 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
The game is great, however, the lack of updates makes me think this project is stalled. It hasn't been one update since the past 6 months, and when theres updates, they are pretty minor IMO...

Do not buy before its out of early access, because I think it will take years if they even finish the game.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Cant recommend this game unless you are seeking for Weekly reports (blog updates) instead of actual game updates.

7 months and no updates. NothinG NADA ZERO

DON´T BUY THIS GAME.

... UNTiL IT´S DONE.

And before this happens STAY AWAY.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
91.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
I originally had a very positive review for this game, but unfortunately to some bad decisions, I now cannot recommend wreckfest.

Is it fun? Yes, the most fun racing/wrecking I've had. But no update since October? Come on guys.... I understand you want the physics engine to be "just right" before you release it, but maybe devoting all of your assets to it and not giving your stakeholders ANYTHING to play with for 6 months? Not a good idea. Maybe have part of the team work on the physics engine while the other part can give us something new? Maybe now isn't the best time to do the hardest part of the game when we only have a few tracks and a few things to do?

Your decisions are ruining this community, there is barely anyone playing multiplayer anymore!
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Last Update was Oktober 2014.Not advise
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
There hasn't been an uipdate to this game in quite awhile. I think they just stopped working on it.
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24 of 42 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
This game is maybe gonna be awesome but you have to wait about 2-3 years for that... I buyed this game 10 months ago and about nothing haven't changed in that time. This is just meh. I review again when this is game ready (Never ^^). I go play Beam NG.Drive because I like game physics more than this game physics.
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
simply put....i put my money in this game based on 1 thing and 1 thing alone....the name bugbear having epic awesome status with me....in the intervening months... month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month month after month .....i got more and more of my soul taken away by them bit by bit by bit by bit...and what did we get for our money...

a game perpetually in Alpha...*coughs* reminds me of a piece of sh!t game called FF
A game that you HAVE to leave the fun just to change cars and

epic loads of of updates that dont tell us when the game is gonna be even close to a new patch never mind a release date...

i just got 1 more thiing to say...i had my fun with this...but when someone mentions the game to me now...this is what i see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGUEtpEY6WQ
STRONK ADVISORY OF TURNING ON YOUR SUBTITLES FOR THIS
have a nice day :)
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23 of 43 people (53%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
155.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
Wreckfest as it stands is a lot of fun in multiplayer and pretty bland in singleplayer. It's going through troubles with the physics update that have lasted some 6 months preventing anything else being upgraded, and could especially do with better options for multiplayer hosting but besides that I'm glad that it's here - even in the current state I feel like I've had more than my moneys worth of entertainment out of it.

And someday... it'll get even better

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Early Access Review
hasnt had an update in over half a year stay away unless your looking for a demo. would be thumbs up if the devolopers were at least activly involved with the customers. Great game, great potential umm for now ♥♥♥♥ you bugbear.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
We got ripped off again. Funny how Early Access turns every developer in to a f***ing j00. Well, it isn't so strange if you understand the banking system but it isn't any less upsetting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Please understand that this review is based on my perspective. As much as I'd love to give this game a thumbs up, I can't. Months ago, I would have gave it a thumbs up. Why? Because there use to be updates. Instead, they just stopped updating the game, took their cash, and said "Screw you, fans!" This game has great potential. The sad thing is that they threw that potential away and made this game a cash-grab.

Pros: It has amazing physics and beautiful crashing damage.
A lot of customization options (Type of suspension, engine, etc)

Cons: Very few vehicles
No updates in months
Keeps you entertained for only a few hours
No reward for winning a match

These are what I could think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more. Stay away from this game for as long as possible. They don't deserve the money they have. You shouldn't give them any more money until they prove that they will be updating this game (at the most) every month. No developer should ever do this to their fans. This is complete selfishness.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
Where are the updates? Bought this almost a year ago now and it's the same content.

As everyone else is saying, it's fun, and has serious potential. But if this is the final product, mark it down to $5 and call it a complete game. This is a never ending demo we've all paid for it seems.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Ssdly there is no more people online and the Developers have not updated the game in Ages, I want to say buy the game so that the game might have a chance at being something and I dont throw $20 to the thrash.... But please do yourself a favor and pass on this game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
will this game ever leave early access ? i bought this game like 2 years ago it's still not done. early access should be looked upon with much more scepticism. not the first game on early access that gets abandoned early after the big cash in
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