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 (3,929 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, 2014

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, 2014

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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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
36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
The latest update directly from their blog on their official site states they are currently working on a re-polished physics engine and once released they will begin to focus on pushing for more frequent updates. that was posted 2/10/2015 so it IS possible its not abandoned! took only a couple seconds to find this information. Dont only rely on steam comments and news feeds to get you by! As for the game its a really neat game, really shows a lot of promise and I cant wait for future updates to be able to really wreck some havoc. Physics are nice currently, but are lacking. car models are pretty, destruction physics are pretty good too but DAMN, you can really ruin a car. Somewhat odd that it still rolls in that condition. Good game, from a tech demo standpoint. Get it if you are curious to see what the future MIGHT hold for the game, otherwise, wait for a couple more updates. If you have the cash, do it!
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120 of 192 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
great game that feels now like its been abandoned no updates in many months.

EDIT: Just to be clear the lack of updates is the only reason i do not recomend it its been almost 6 months now with no progress.

maybe the devs will come up with somthing one day maybe not :(

too risky to recomend it to anyone at this point.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
I had much hope for this game, it was as fun as I hoped but it is lacking development.
There's a menu, a few cars and a few maps. You also need to portforward to create a game which is pretty standard if the game was made 20 years ago.

It is great fun, I had a good laugh most of the time playing it.
I recommend people to buy it with hopes they finish it really soon.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
174.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
Onto my first game review here on Steam.

For an early access game still in Alpha stage, this game has provided me with countless hours of F U N already! The insane wrecks and carnage I have had with others in multiplayer have provided me and others with some great laughs. I can only imagine that Wreckfest will continue to get better and better with more content and options placed into the game.

If competitive racing or smash-em-up derbies sound fun to you and you do not mind an early state game (and content), buy Wreckfest.

I'm certainly glad I bought it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
In it's current state, it is incomplete, yes. However, the dev team IS working on it. How do I know? Nextcargame.com. They have forums there that document their updates, written by the devs themselves. Currently, the big issue of the "lost update" is the physics, and it is taking quite some time for them to polish it, according to the forums.

On the actual game itself, I enjoy it a lot. The derbies take some practice and skill to get good at in order to survive, the current physics look amazing, and the driving itself feels pretty good.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
This game was fun until the devs stopped updating it. I will give it a plus when they lower the price or start updating it!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Yeah honestly, it feels like they abandoned this game, which sucks because it was really good.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
Great game, the game is still not packed of stuff to do but what's currently in the game is alot of fun and unique to many other car games, defiantly check this game out if its on sale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
91.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
I have many games and never write a review. I've played many many games for many years and hours spent. Wreckfest tho...nearly everyone that I have played with raves in game and says how much fun it is including me. I can't rate this highly enough! Amazing Early Release game.

If you like racing and mayhem and great physics (that are still being updated), or if you just like to take aggression out and smash things, or if you just got your student drivers license, or if you like games that let you be independent yet also involve teamwork (FPS, MOBA or MORPG style), or if you love NASCAR but hate that there isn't enough carnage, or if you're just normal and love games...this game is for you! (I think that's about 95% of the gaming world).

Some servers like to just race with minimal carnage...that's cool too!

Love this game and in my unscientific poll of users that I've played with (in the Early Access game remember which I bought on a whim) they all LAUGH HYSTERICALLY in this game. I mean this in all sincerity that people literally say over and over in chat "This is awesome" or "This is so much fun" or "I can't stop laughing!"

I wouldn't post this if it weren't true 100% my experience.

10 out of 10!!! (or 5 out of 5 if you can only count that high)

The community is still waiting for the next patch but I appreciate that BugBear wants to release the next patch completed and be proud of it with enough testing that they don't get embarassed by some minor oversight that gets blown out of proportion by the internets community. I'm a patient person but I hope we don't wait too long because...well I want to play!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
Basically Destruction Derby(64) with better phyics and graphics.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
I feel too much time has been spent making the game shiny and attractive and not enough time has been spent on the basics like interaction and driving physics. I'll agree with many others that updates are non-existent at this point. While watching particles fly off of cars is neat I feel that Eve of destruction offered more solid game play. Get on it Bugbear!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
this is an awsome game!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
paid $30 for 2 hours of mediocre fun.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
I have 100 games on steam and a bunch on Origin. I like all types of games, multiplayer, you name it. This has been my go to game lately. A blast to play in multiplayer. It's just plain fun. Reminds me a little of the old nascar game with a crap load of flying parts. If you are on the fence on this one it wont let you down. I'm sure there is a lot more to come from bugbear.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Early Access Review
i would really like them to update it. it is a good game however they have not updated it in quite some time. hopefully it won't stay in early access forever turn into all the other early access games like dayz, cube world ect. at this point i am not recommending.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
The physics engine is amazing, softbody cars are wonderful, and the ai is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥... what every good car game has.

Unfortunetly the devs abandonded this game a while ago so it isnt worth the money.

You have been warned.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
I do not recomend this game to anyone it has a base of a great game but no updates in a while makes it not worth it and i was dumb engouh to buy the deluxe version
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
Game is very fun but my review will stand at 'not recommended' until it receives regular updates. I bought this game a while ago and nothing new(cars, tracks, modes, etc.) has been added since then.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
THE FUTURE OF RACING...hopefully
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
This is a great game, maybe a bit hard on small computers, but excelent.

I'd recommend this even though I haven't played it that much, because I don't personally like this game type. I don't think this game is the best, yet! Developers just need to take a look at the game, and continue updating it with new features, It has bin standing still for 5 months now.

But all by all, great game, and recommened (If just they'll update it a bit (much))
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