Wreckfest is a 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.
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January 19

Dev Blog: What are we working on



Dear Wreckers,

We hope everyone had a great holiday! We're back in wrecking business, and seeing as the release of the game is only months away now, we're working at full steam to add the rest of the planned content to the game, address the remaining known issues and add as much polish as we can. The feedback on the December Update was very positive and we know we're on the right track, but the game is still not done and there's more of the good stuff to come! Now you're probably wondering what exactly, so let's take a quick look at what we're working on.

Please do bear in mind that not everything mentioned might make it to the next update.

NEW CARS
This is really a no-brainer - who wouldn't want more cars? We know shiny, or in our case not so shiny but awesome nevertheless, new cars are something that everyone always loves so you'll be happy to hear that we have a batch of new ones in the pipeline, including models inspired some very classic American, European and Japanese cars, some fan-favourites too!

CUSTOMIZATION PARTS
Yes, they're coming - we're working on adding customization parts such as bumpers, side protectors and what-not for every car. We're also currently balancing the gameplay effect these parts will have - for instance, a heavy demolition derby style front bumper will make the car withstand more damage to the front but also make it slower due to the added weight, so these parts will add an interesting aspect of give-and-take to the gameplay.

EXPANDED CAREER
Seeing as the December Update only contained a preview of the career, obviously we're also working on expanding it by adding the rest of the championships and tweaking the ones already in the game. Also, series restrictions will be shown in the series selection screen so it will be a breeze to pick up an eligible car. To spice up the career we're also working on special challenge events with some very unique vehicles but more about those later!

NEW ROUTES AND IMPROVED TRACK ART
We're making the final push to make the tracks look nice and dandy. As you've no doubt noticed there are still some proxy assets around, but you'll be relieved to hear that for example those pesky gray prop vehicles littered around the tracks will be soon gone for good. We're also adding a few new routes to the old tracks, including something very special that's going to rival Crash Canyon in the amount of crashes!

MECHANICAL DAMAGE V2
We're working on taking the mechanical damage to the next stage: the effects of the different damage states will be more meaningful, and we'll have new visual and audial effects to add to the immersion. We're also planning to implement a setting to choose between normal and realistic mechanical damage, so those looking for a more hardcore experience can have that.

OPTIMIZATION
Better performance is always high on everyone's wishlist, ours too, and we've been researching ways to improve the rendering performance in particular, so improvements are very likely at some point.

USER INTERFACE
The current user interface is still being heavily worked on, so expect many changes until the final release.

As always, behind the scenes we're also working on a number of important bug fixes and other improvements, many based on the feedback we've received from you. The next update will already contain some welcomed additions, such as a more detailed gamepad vibration effect, track length and surface info in the track selection screen, easier and better-balanced AI on easy difficulty and a new Pause Menu, to name just a few.

And yes, the million-dollar question - when is the new update coming out? We're still working on almost every aspect of the game and while bumps in the road are entirely possible, our plan for now is to have the update out by the end of January. Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted.

If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know by commenting.

Thanks for all the feedback and support!

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December 23, 2017

Happy holidays!



Dear Wreckers,

The holiday season is upon us, and we want to take this opportunity to thank you for this past year. During this year, the game has taken some significant steps towards the final release, and this is largely thanks to you. Your enthusiastic feedback has enabled us to shape the game to what it is currently, and while sometimes opinions might differ, nothing is more rewarding for the developer than to see how much players care about your game.

In the major December Update earlier this month we introduced brand new features high on everyone's wish list, like the preview of the upcoming career mode, paint customization, mechanical damage and rivals, as well as major content updates like eight brand new cars and polished tracks, not to forget performance optimization and numerous tweaks to make the game more enjoyable. Judging by the feedback we've received you have been enjoying the game more than ever, and it's not surprising since the game is finally beginning to feel like a real game ­– even we've been excited by it!

We'll now take a short holiday break to spend some time with our families (and of course race you online!) but surely enough, next year will be even more exciting for all of us with awesome things lined up for the game, like expanded career with special challenge events and even more new cars to name just a few. We can't wait to share all that with you!

Thanks for sticking with us and happy holidays from the entire team here at Bugbear!

P.S. We've also updated the game to the latest version, enabling gamepad vibration again :)
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About This Game

Wreckfest is a 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.

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 many playable cars and 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!

  • NEW! A preview of the career mode - battle for championship points and earn experience, increase your rank and unlock new parts and cars!
  • 20 cars: US demolition derby cars, folk-racing cars, banger racing cars + more unique ones, all inspired by real cars. Both RWD and FWD cars.
  • A number of gravel, mixed surface and tarmac race tracks, many inspired by real-world tracks, featuring both normal and reverse layouts.
  • Many fan-favorite tracks like Dirt Oval, Tarmac & Dirt Figure 8, Speedways and Demo Derby stadiums, guaranteed to offer total destruction with 24 cars.
  • A number of performance upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
  • Paint and livery customization.
  • 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!
  • Steam Workshop support for sharing custom content.
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more, also for multiplayer!
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Highly configurable support for force-feedback wheels, pedals and H-shifters + manual clutch support.
  • 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:


  • Visual customization: upgrade your cars with real-life demolition derby parts!
  • Improved car damage and handling.
  • More cars, each with different stylings and performance.
  • More dynamic content on the tracks to drive through and crash into.
  • 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 Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ X2 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 6450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (32 or 64bit), Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X4
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 570 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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