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 (4,392 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
112 of 141 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 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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69 of 92 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
91.6 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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52 of 71 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
There seems to be so little progress that Bugbear could probably increase productivity if they watched some stationary objects procrastinate and took notes.
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32 of 45 people (71%) 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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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.6 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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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Early Access Review
The devs of this game are the worst i have ever seen they charge alot of money for a demo really ? do you know space engineers it is a great game but what surprises me is thier devs they work so fast they make a new update every week every thrusday with completly new content and they even plan on huge changes so i would advice bugbear to hurry up a bit thier last update was 7 months ago and this games is fun but you get bored because of the lack of content my last note to people reading this dont buy the game until the devs put some work on it they completly left this game...
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53 of 84 people (63%) 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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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Early Access Review
No updates? This was supposed to be a great game.. Don't buy.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Early Access Review
update? where art thou update?
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28 of 40 people (70%) 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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33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
6 months and no updates.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
This game is a great example of how you can get burned by early access.
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
0 updates for a 30euro game :)
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
86.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
Last real update was the addition of multiplayer in October 2014, 2-3 updates afterwards to "fix" that and nothing since. Money in the game means nothing, car upgrades are reset all the time and half of the menu is disabled. Not worth $30, wait for a sale or move on.

Seems to me like they added multiplayer to get a boost in sales and then abandoned the game...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
Meh, another cash grab with minimal content included. Developers have gone quite, expect it to either be rushed out or never finished.

I bought the "Deluxe Edition". I'd be surprised if I ever have access to the extra car.

Save your money and buy a game that's actually complete, as I don't see much happening on this "Development in progress" game.



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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
Its now been almost 8 months without an update
jori (developer) has left
all the signs are there boys and girls
ABANDONED
STAY WELL CLEAR
I SPENT £20 FOR A DEMO BUT WONT BUY EARLY ACCESS AGAIN
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
7 months and the game hasn't changed. This will be my first and last early access game ever. Just wait until the game is done, guys. Always wait until it's done.
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