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.
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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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July 7

Hotfix 3 for the June Update



Dear Wreckers,

As the saying goes, never two without three – the third hotfix for the June Update is now out, seeking to enhance dedicated server resilience to intermittent network errors and further improve server stability. In addition to that the hotfix also contains a number of other improvements detailed below:
  • Improved dedicated server resilience to network interruptions.
  • Server Browser now displays more information about servers running custom content.
  • In multiplayer Results screen, typing in the chat will no longer bring up the Leaderboards screen or Spectate mode.
  • In Lobby, the chat now has a semi-transparent background to make it more legible.
  • Fixed American 3 damaged light.
  • Improved Clear Day weather.
Again, thanks for your feedback and testing help!
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July 5

Hotfix 2 for the June Update



Dear Wreckers,

No rest for the wicked! We’ve just unleashed another hotfix for the June Update, addressing a critical issue found in the dedicated server software that caused the server to crash randomly. Additionally, this hotfix contains a wealth of other improvements to the user interface, vehicles and tracks based on your feedback to further enhance the game experience. Please find the changelog below:

TECHNICAL/USER INTERFACE:
  • Dedicated server no longer crashes randomly.
  • In Lobby, server name and server message are now displayed correctly and updated appropriately in the Options tab.
  • Admin can no longer get stuck in the Options tab when the race countdown reaches 10s.
  • Leaderboards and Spectate buttons now work on game controllers when waiting for others to finish the race.
  • In multiplayer, the rewards popup no longer flashes on the screen when loading the next track.
  • In Lobby, ESC icon now has the correct description "Game Menu".
  • In the Leaderboards screen, the tab highlight now works correctly.
  • In the Quick Race menu, it's now possible to rotate the camera when selecting the car.
  • In the Quick Race menu, AI Class now changes correctly even after changing car and AI Set repeatedly.
  • In the Quick Race menu, when returning to the Track tab the view now correctly centers to the previously selected track.
  • The game no longer crashes at the race start due to a missing AI Set start after playing a quick race with a custom AI Set from a mod, removing the said mod and then proceeding to a quick race again without manually setting the AI Set.
  • In Photo Mode and Replay, Spherical Camera zoom now works again.
  • In Replay, Play/Pause button now looks correct when toggling state.
VEHICLES:
  • American 5 cameras now match those of the other cars.
  • American 1 locked differential and American 5 open differential now have correct power distribution.
  • AI players no longer ram each other right after the green light on short tracks.
TRACKS:
  • Taking the joker shortcut on Mixed 4 no longer results in the position list going haywire – also fixes other similar cases where the alternative route is on the same stretch of the track as the starting grid.
  • Starting grid is now correctly sorted on tracks where the grid is located on an alternative route, Dirt Speedway Figure 8 being the most obvious example.
  • Small Stadium no longer has a mini Borg ship floating above the stadium.
  • Concrete barriers like found on Figure 8 now break up easier when hit.
  • Steel arm-cos on Mixed 4 now have proper collisions.
  • Improved checkpoints on Tarmac 1, Sandpit 1, Sandpit 2, Sandpit 3, Dirt Oval, Mixed 7 to prevent cheating.
  • Fixed obstructed Replay cameras found on Speedway 1 Oval, Sandpit 1, Sandpit 3.
NOTES FOR CONTENT CREATORS:
  • Direct reference to a scne file is again allowed in the event settings bag file (evse).
Special thanks to all who helped us test server stability, we couldn't have done it without your help.

Thanks to everyone for your continuing support and feedback, keep on wrecking!
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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!

  • Steam Workshop support for sharing custom content.
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more.
  • Full mod support in multiplayer as well.
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Nine unique cars: American Muscle 1, 2, 3 & 4, European Hatchback, American Sedan, European Coupe 1 & 2 and Asian Coupe + four banger variants.
  • Each car features unique handling traits.
  • A number of different performance and handling upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
  • 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 and Speedway I & II, guaranteed to offer total destruction with 24 cars.
  • Four different derby stadiums: Speedbowl, Stadium, Small Stadium and 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 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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