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 (2,766 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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October 24

Multiplayer Mayhem!

During the past few weeks ago we have released a handful of hotfixes, addressing issues and squashing bugs like nobody’s business. As a result, the 18-car multiplayer races, packed with tight and dirty situations and crashing cars, run smoother than ever! You can host your own events with much better stability, and use the reworked lobby chat to lay down the rules to your opponents.

If you love the madness and mayhem our game is all about, we wouldn’t mind at all should you recommend Wreckfest to your friends, for as we all know, nothing beats ramming your buddies off the road and throwing your head back in villainous laughter.

See you on the road, and watch your six!

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October 14

Hot Fix Update 2014-10-14

The build has been updated with the following changes:

  • Fixed several rare crashes.
  • The popup for wrong password is now correctly displayed.
  • Quick look-back camera now works with separate wheel/pedals setup.
  • Speedway loading screen image is now displayed correctly in multiplayer.
As always, all feedback is very welcome!

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  • Backer Race Car
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  • Soundtrack
    A rocking soundtrack of the game.
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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!

  • NEW: Online multiplayer!
  • LAN multiplayer support.
  • 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.

We currently estimate that the title should reach a feature-complete state in 2014, with all key features implemented. 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
65 of 76 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
The best demolition derby game ever produced. Unique physics engine, 80/20 simulation/arcade, very very fun game. The gameplay is solid, handling is solid and adjustable. A great game that will only get better with time. 8/10
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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
Next Car Game is shaping up to be a great driving game with excellent wheel and pedal support, the racing is frantic and the drifting is awesome.
Watch my review here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIFA1yHEE4U
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
107.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Early Access Review
Brutal rush towards finish, inertion, crashes, damage, flying debris.

I usualy have trouble paying attention during playing casual games, but this seems like an exception, providing constant dopamine influx into my brain.

10/10 , best racing game of 2014?
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Early Access Review
If you like roaring old V8 or misfiring junk engine, with an addition of amazing crash physique and endless end game? Look no further...
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
Well what can I say. It is basically FlatOut 1 but with better graphics a better engine and a few good tracks. It realy has that ps2 era feeling and It's realy good. But I usually get 45 - 60 fps while playing it but it is alpha so it's most likely going to be better after the release. 8,5/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
This game is excellent. Here are some pros and cons.
PROS
- Fantastic car damage
- The cars drive super well
- Graphics are amazing
- AI has gotten much better
- Allows me to roll a car 18 times and drive away unhurt.
CONS
- AI can be a bit annoying in the races
- Cars collide and become attached ( not often )
- Traction control and stability setting are not very affective
- The cars drive well even after taking massive amounts of damage

Overall this is a fantastic game. It is by far my favorite driving game of all time. I definately recommend it.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
I love this game. I bought it a couple of months ago after watching some youtube videos and I do not regret that decision. People were complaining about how the cars handling changed in the recent updates but I honestly think that the game improves with every update. The multiplayer is lots of fun even though it's only new and is still a bit unpolished. Even though there is only 5 cars at the time of this review it is a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend this game to everyone.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
75.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
Multiplayer is out, time for rereview.
I absolutely love everything about this game except for name, name is even worse than worst name people suggested which leaves me no choice but regard to my new favourite "racing" game as "this game". This game despite being alpha is the best derby game since FlatOut, morevoer it surpasses FlatOut, even if it did not save soft body damage physics (there is nothing soft about it right now to be honest) it would still be my favourite racing game.
It's way more comlpex than FlatOut, it's even more complex than GRID with all those car customization options which are real car parameters and not some 4/5 top speed.
Multiplayer is crude but surprisingly lagless even if ping is around 300 ms, this is of course if server is not hosted on some craptop which renders game unplayble. Damn you, craptop owners! Stop hosting!
This is pretty much what I expected from FlatOut 2 in 2006 and did not get.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Eventhough the game is still Pre-Alpha , its already full of fun :) .
I realy recommend it to everyone who loved to play with toycars as a child =_=
Let the cars crash ..... and the best thing , no one gets hurt :D

realy ...... I love this game .

btw , its on sale right now , hurry up and grab it
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
Back in the days I already liked Flatout a lot. I am amazed that I was able to run this smoothly on medium to high settings at a 3840x2160 resolution (i7, GTX760) It looks stunning an plays really well. Of course there are many things that still can be improved but then again, this is Early Access and I'm glad it is :) I'm sure this will be a big hit, once the retail version will be released for pc and consoles.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
I think this deserves the honorable title Destruction Derby 3 !! :D :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
♥♥♥♥ing awesum fun,go get it so we can smash each other,best demolition derby ever
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
This game is awesome!

I liked FlatOut, FlatOut 2 and the last FlatOut i owned was Ultimate Carnage. I stopped playing FlatOut with the time.

But this game brings me back in good old memories.

What you should think about, before YOU buy it:

-Its an early Alpha, so there can be bugs, performance issues and so on
-Is it worth for YOU to spend money in a game which have the TOTAL destruction?

For me it is. This game is worth every penny i payed.

The Multiplayer is a lot of fun, it can be a challenge or it just can be a fun part with friends. Derby in online is just massive.

There are bugs, sure, but; its worth to support this game.

I wish myself for this game snow maps and weather. Like falling rain and falling snow. Which make races harder. If it is rainy, it will set dirt tracks to mud places. Snow will cause a lot of traction loss. This would be so awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
NCG's latest update bringing multiplayer fills one of the major needs for this game; bringing a crazy and fun driving experience. :^D8.1/10**grade will improve as the game improves
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Race: LAP 1 GO *Hits bot* *Bot hits another bot and car starts to flip madly* You: HAHAHAHHAHHAHA *you get hit by a car and cause a huge crash* *Cars fly everywhere* You: AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA ah, can't get enough of this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
The multi-player is a lot (and I mean a lot) of fun. I don't think I've ever laughed so much playing a game. Brilliant!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
howling engines, twisting metal.
the true successor of destruction derby (psx), with multiplayer.
serious alpha fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
If you're a fan of any type of racing game, you should find a decent amount of fun from this. It is early access at the moment, but there is still enough content to keep you happy for several hours, especially the multiplayer. The updates are fairly frequent, and quite substantial.
The racing is very much in the vein of previous Flatout games, with cars having a very satisfying heavy, solid handling. There is also quite a unique (and sometimes hilarious) damage system, with high levels of deformation meaning by the end of a tough race, you may just be driving a twisted lump of metal with two wheels.
Even if you aren't a racing game fan, and just like to smash stuff up, Next Car Game is sure to put at least one big smile on your face.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
Only have 2 hours under my belt and I can tell this game is going to be a winner in the long run.
The physics are FANTASTIC, Pre-Alpha or not, besides the fact that there are not a ton of cars/tracks yet, the game could be complete with how fantastic the crashing is alone. Multiplayer is SO fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
At the moment, "Next Car Game" or "Wreckfest" is an insanley fun racer, although a bit lacking in content. As a package right now, it would be hard to recommend the price; however, the game will still undergo lots of updates before fully released so by the time it's finished I have no doubts it will be great.

So far you get
-a tech demo physics playground
-5 cars with customizable parts
-5 (i think) tracks (with a couple variants)
-races vs. AI
-multiplayer
the races against the AI can get boring fairly quick, as there is no campaign or ultimate objective for doing them, but the multiplayer races are a ton of fun. I recommend this game.
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