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 (4,238 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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“Warning: Early access phase is meant to give you a chance to experience the game as it progresses through its development cycle, and the game is still at an early stage. As such, it does contain missing features and nasty bugs. Developing the game together with the players gives us a lot more creative freedom, and you get to communicate with the development team to make sure we’re making the all-out racing game that you want.”
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"Frantic racing, excellent drifting and realistic physics combined with great wheel and pedal support make this a must have for any driving fan."
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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
77 of 104 people (74%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
People need to know, the reason they have not updated is because they have been currently re doing the entire physics engine for the game. They are redoing the entire core of the game itself. Also if you browse their forums, and browse their blog there is many upon many updates. Don't you think they find their own lack of updates disturbing? Thats why they have been teasing new tracks, new cars, and many other things. They havey an entire hallway dedicated to tracks. People just need to give them time because with this new Early access it throws many things in the Game making process off. Instead of making just 1 final build that people will play and update off of that final build. They have to make several final builds, and give those to the early access. They are trying to release a "final game" as their next update. Also if you check their forums, you'd find out why there has been lack of updates. They have cars falling from the sky, they also have things that would make a car halfway through a wall. Guys be Patient, i've seen what is coming (via the forums) and this wait will be worth it.

This physics are already amazing, the cars and the tracks they have can make you playing for hours. Yes, you can only play so much with 5 cars, and i believe 7 tracks.

Just think of it this way, they know the update is taking long. Don't you think they will put more and more things in this next build to make up for it? Also, once they re-do the engine, updates WILL be much more frequent.

Just realize people. The base of the game is what takes the longest in game making.

This is a recommended buy!
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85 of 122 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
At this point, I don't really expect it to be completed. Early access games allow you to "get involved with this game as it develops", but the development is just not progressing. Much like Driveclub was my last pre-order, Wreckfest will be the last Early Access game for me. Too much of a gamble.

What *is* there is a lot of fun to play with, but I can't recommend anyone gamble on this one until more signs of life are showing. I will gladly edit this review if I am proven wrong, but not until then.
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52 of 76 people (68%) 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 105 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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40 of 62 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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50 of 82 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
So the game hasn't been updated in almost 6 months now, I go and check the Dev Blog, and what do I see? I see that the Dev team has been working on revamping the Menu system in the game. Are you kidding me? this is a demo derby game and instead of working on the game itself and polishing it, you're working on the Menu system, and you haven't even gotten that done...in 6 months. Lets give the Dev team a round of applause for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in the hands of everyone that bought this game. Please save your money, dont support a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ company.
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47 of 79 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
Don't buy this game.


... until it's done.


And before this happens STAY AWAY.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
131.6 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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32 of 54 people (59%) 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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33 of 56 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
Don't buy, no updates in well over 6 months, I think this game gave me cancer.

This makes DayZ look good.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Last Update was Oktober 2014.Not advise
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 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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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Game is over a year late. Has not been updated in over six months. I bought in two years ago when this was going to be like another Flatout game, but with the funny-generic title because they'd didn't own the rights to the name. Now, there really isn't much Wreckfest left in Next Car Game. While wallowing in no updates for six months, they're musing about dropping all that destruction and just making a straight racer.

Yeah, there were clearly good reasons that no publisher would touch this project. Bugbear's last game was a dismal flop (Ridge Racer Unbounded). Prior to that they just kept rehashing FO2. I know longer believe that this can be anything but another dismal flop.

Oh, and they've added a Digital Deluxe Version featuring content that doesn't actually exist. Not recommended and reported to Steam for Fraud.
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18 of 32 people (56%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
its good but i couldnt get into it, it is not worth £22.99 so if you are thinking of getting it wait until a discount offer comes up
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
Great graphics and could be the best Destruction Derby out there, but there have been no updates for months. They take your money and leave you behind. Hope steam will kick them off the store and ban them!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
dont waste your time with this game they not updating with any new cars or upgrades and no one is using it anymore
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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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