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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Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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October 14

Update 2016-10-14

Dear Wreckers, the latest update for Wreckfest is out. New content is something that's always high on anyone's wishlist, and we're happy to let you know that this update contains a rough and ready banger racing inspired variant of American 4 (pictured above), guaranteed to strike fear in anyone racing ahead of you. The update also introduces a completely new mixed-surface racing track Mixed 4 as well as adds a second route to Mixed 3.

Something that you will also instantly notice when trying out some of the older tracks like Mixed 1 is that there are now spectators around tracksides. We think they spice up the environment nicely and give the tracks a way more authentic edge. Mind you, what you're seeing is just the first iteration, and in future we'll be adding more spectators, improving their placement and of course decorating all of our tracks with them.

  • Added a new work-in-progress track, Mixed 4.
  • Added Route 2 and Route 2 Reverse for Mixed 3.
  • Added a banger racing variant of American 4.
  • Added new spectators to a few selected tracks.
  • Tweaked keyboard controller (set Speed Sensitivity to ~85).
  • Improved visual damage.
Thanks for your support!

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August 27

Wreckfest Status Update

Dear Wreckers! It's been a while since our last update, and while we're still working on the next one we thought it would be a perfect time to look at the current status of the game and give you guys some idea on what we have in store for you. As you have no doubt noticed the development speed has picked up considerably this year and we've now reached the point at which we will start addressing features that are still missing or otherwise lacking in quality. In other words, it's time to put in all the stuff that will make Wreckfest a complete game!

We already have a pretty nice amount of tracks in the game, and with a couple of new ones in the pipeline the next major step is to bring what we already have to final level of polish. Mostly this means adding proper starting and pitting areas, crowds, a wider variety of props and other racing related set dressings, in other words all those details that will make the tracks seem like authentic racing environments. We've also been getting some feedback that the tracks are currently somewhat dull and don't offer nearly enough opportunities for crashes. We hear you, and we're going to add more props to enable that kind of gameplay, we just have to be super careful since we don't want the environments look like you'd be racing in a fantasy world. Oh and by the way, we're also looking to improve the visual quality of the environments even further and to that end we've already done some test with using photogrammetry-sourced assets. Boy, do they look great!

See the larger version here.

Yes, new cars! Everyone loves new cars, and we're going to deliver. In addition to completely new cars we're also expanding the vehicle pool by adding race-ready folk-racing versions of the existing cars that will look more rugged, offer better performance and generally just be badass. The new versions are not replacing the old ones; instead the idea is that the player will start with a cheap version of the car and obtain gradually better ones during the single-player career. We're also working to improve the visual details of the cars such as rust decals to make them look realistic. Speaking of cars, handling is also something that we're constantly evaluating but before making any drastic changes we need to be sure they are for the good of the game and something the majority of you folks would like. This is also something that you can help us by giving us feedback!

We just mentioned career, didn't we? A proper career is something that many of you have been looking forward to, and it's not really surprising to us since for many players a proper career that will see you starting from the bottom and working your way up is the meat of the game. This considered we're happy to let you know that we're indeed working on one, and it will mostly follow the traditional format where you play through variety of cups, earning money and experience and gaining access to gradually higher level events and better cars. Our goal is to make the career a meaningful experience without too much micro-management that will hamper the core gameplay, meaning that we will be also reconsidering some of the features that are already implemented such as part repairing and crew management. If something doesn't make sense to us or fit the bill it will be cut or reworked, so now is a perfect time to voice your opinion – what do you like and what not? What would you like to see?

You're probably already used to the temporary user interface that we've had right from the beginning, right? It's something we put together very quickly and it has served its purpose but we're actually now working on replacing it. The new one will be more modern, streamlined, and offer considerably better usability. We're looking forward to share some screenshots of the actual interface with you soon but to give you some idea of the new style here's a HUD concept (not final, mind you):

See the larger version here.

That pretty much covers it for now. We know that many of you would like to ask about a specific feature and yes, nothing is final yet and we will keep on improving all aspects of the game based on the feedback we receive. As you can see there's still work to be done but most of the legwork is now done so it's more or less a question of actually improving what we have and putting in what will eventually make Wreckfest a proper game. We're humbled by the fact that you've been sticking with us for this ride and we're very grateful for your on-going support. We're sure you'll love it when you will be able to finally see the game taking its final shape in front of your eyes. Most of us are on holiday right now, but we'll back in full force within a couple of weeks!

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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.


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: Steam Workshop support!
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more.
  • Full mod support in multiplayer.
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Eight cars: American Muscle I, II & III, European Hatchback, American Sedan, European Coupe I & II and Asian Coupe, each with 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 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!


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

    • 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
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • 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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34 of 48 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 27
Ok so lets start out with what I like about this game:
-Impacts feel satisfying and weighty
-The sounds, oh the sounds

Yeah that was a short list wasn't it? let's get onto what I dislike:
-The AI is just, the worst in a race, they use you to corner if you are there, otherwise they corner well and stay out of each others way
-Your car gets spun out very easily, especially compared to the AI cars which appear to be on rails and this is with every stability assist on!
-If you have traction control on (Which is very needed otheriwse your car just doesn't grip up at the speeds of the AI cars) your car is slower in the corners, oh, and the back wheels are weird, sometimes traction control affects them, sometimes it doesn't
-For some reason cars have a total health, even though each part of the car has it's own individual health, neither go down at an equal rate/ratio ( My engine can be dead, so my car is dead, but the total health still has half of the bar left or the fenders can be very dented, your car performing fine and yet it dies because total health reached zero)

There is one final point I am reluctant to make and that is the lack of new content, they seem to be relying on modders to make new content as even after 4 months no new content has been added.

There is one final, very last point I would like to make, there appears to be a deluxe edition available, no idea what it adds, but apparently it adds stuff that I won't be able to get I think, I don't know, they really haven't informed anyone about what it adds, I haven't been able to find anything on the forums about it, they haven't even sent me an automated email. I doubt I do have it however and the fact I bought it when it just exited greenlight on steam or around when it first came to steam and paid full price, never the less since it is still in EARLY ACCESS I refuse to allow them to try pull this BS.

Oh yeah, now they are working on a new game without finishing this one, great, just what I wanted, an unfinished game because the devs found something shiny and decided it needed their attention other than this unfinished game which is comparable to a 3 year old currently on life support in need of life saving surgey, although this 3 year old may not get it, theres another 3 year old across the room that sneezed a couple times.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
I regret wasting my 30$ for unfinished game like 2 years being early access. Really missed the old bugbear when the moments i enjoy playing flatout series (not including no 3), better need a refund.

P/s: i will change my review if the game out of beta with better gameplay
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 11
This is a placeholder recommendation for now, I will eventually post a more detailed and precise review about the game itself.

Needed to make this placeholder review just to inform everyone not to buy this game until Bugbear cleans up their act. It's unfortunate that I have to do this, but I can't just sit here without exposing Bugbear for their shady practices that have been haunting the game's development.

After many years, the game is still an unfinished mess, Digital Deluxe backers still don't have their perks and now... they made a new game and they are already developing consoles versions of Wreckfest without finishing the PC version first. It's clear that they are squeezing as much money as they can right now, so they blatantly screw their customers without giving a rat's butt about their reputation.

The new game they made, is free for people who backed Wreckfest on their site. YET, people like me who bought the game on Steam for the same price, don't get the new game for free. There's no way, anyone in this planet can think this is fair. They don't care about their Steam customers, otherwise we would get the same perks. I've had enough with Bugbear and I certainly won't buy anything else from them unless they clean up their act.

If you're reading this and you still don't own the game, wait until the moment they say the game is complete. I really want to know if they have the guts to call this complete in early 2017 (which is the date that's being rumoured right now) despite having at least one more year of work for this game to be truthfully complete.

Do NOT defend Bugbear's evil practices, this is what's ruining gaming nowadays.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 6
This game has been in early access pre-alpha for ages now and it's still far from finished. Don't buy it!!
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 1
Release Date: 15 Jan, 2014 - Two and a half years to accomplish not a lot, which is a shame as the racing could be quite good fun at times; so much potential - but am afraid whatever happened here we all missed it. Instead i would recommend looking at titles such as the "Flat Out" series to emulate those Destruction Derby urges. (If Wreckfest ever appears on sale for £5 or that sort of price range then go for it, just do not pay £20 for a game that will perpetually be unfinished.)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 6
The overall game is fun and the developers (recently?) made some progress but this is still a bad example for early access. Why? Because you should get a real professional development for your money but NCG: Wreckfest is one of those early access titles you start up once every few months to see if there is any real progress. This game still isn't finished and probably never will be.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
283.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7
Potentially a great game that we had played a lot that has been let down by poor development and progress. Add to that Bugbear starting up another project this is definitely a game I wouldn't recommend to other people at this stage.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7
Unfortunately, Wreckfest has become yet another Early Access cautionary tale; a great idea and a very promising start, that never quite went anywhere and remains half-baked as the developer moves on to another Early Access project.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 8
This game used to be a blast until about 2 updates ago (early access). Now the crash damage has been tamed down so much I feel like I'm playing just another bland racing game. I purchased this in early access because it was different and so much fun crashing into other cars that I didn't even care if I won the race. Right now it's unplayable for me...The car controllability, which was great and fun as heck, is now crap....all I seem to do is spin around 180 degrees with no chance of correcting and catching up to the AI cars (even with all the best upgrades purchased/installed). If you're going to abandon this game, at least go back to when it was fun, remove all the unnecessary details of upgrading the cars, just make the basic cars fun to drive and wreck (Like they were) and give your early supporters at least something playable. Do at least this and I will change my review to positive. I DO NOT RECOMMEND AT THIS TIME.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 5
This has been in early access pre alpha for what feels like for ever. Sadly this doesn't mean there's been any real progress made. If anything the game seems to be going backwards and somehow is less of a game now than when I got it last year.

If ever you want to use a game as an example against early access this may be for you.
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0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
This game is slow at updating, and when it does the updates are small.

Do not buy, cause it probably won't be finished for another 3 years at least.
Oh, and they're also releasing another early-access game, so maybe avoid that too.
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Rick Harrison | Anzac
18.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
fun fact of the day

Bugbear is alreday makeing anther game that is pritty much the same as this and its called Stuntfest the ♥♥♥♥ this game was just a huge money grab rip never buying another game made by Bugbear shame
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9.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 25
Half a game is the best way to descibe Wreckfest.
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133.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 24
I am not a particularly skilled driver. Some times I get lucky, and actually finish a race before I've destroyed my car.
Here's the thing, though:
This game is so damn pretty and satisfying, that I don't even care. The cars deform dynamically, So it's unlikely I will ever finish a race with a set of dings I've ever seen before. If you like seeing cars tumble, This game will satisfy.

There are a lot of highly enjoyable mods for this game, including alternate tracks, whole alternate maps, cars, tweaks, skins, and even alternate game mechanics.

The other players I've met in this game, generally, have tended to be funny, friendly, and playfull. Some are highly skilled, and sober-minded drivers, while others have a more ... whimsical driving style. It's generally a good mix, and whether you are in it to win it, or in it to spin it, There are good times to be had.
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7.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
Do not buy, they announced a new Game with same Technology Sneak Peak Preview as in this game! They never finish boths. Wreckfest, Stunfest, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.... just finish the damn game and don't try to sell the unfinished ♥♥♥♥ twice!
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1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
The game had some nice ideas, a great engine, but it got barely any updates in two years, there's still not a lot of game to play two years down the line.

And when bugbear could have just try to add content, they decide to release a new game, in early access too. No, sorry, I don't want your quirky, "lol-random launch a ragdoll in a giant toilet bowl" game.
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Frazzled Flamingo
31.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 20
Bought it when I saw Markiplier playing it years ago, very little progress since then in terms of overall game polish but that was fine the game was fun as it was. However, this morning after not playing it for a while I booted it up to see if anything had changed, something had changed all right and that was that all ai was broken so other cars didnt move and non matter how hard I hit things there was no damage indicated.

Fix that and I may reverse this review
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4.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 20
Early Access forever
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Johnny Football
14.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 20
Wreckfest is.....Well, to put it blunty, Wreckfest reminds me of the older days of Destruction Derby 1, and 2.

I purchased this game in the beginning, back around the end of 2014, but my computer simply couldn't handle it. Fast forward to around last month, I've finally been able to experience this game for what it's worth.

To put it simply, even with it's Early Access state, I get that old Demolition Derby 1/2 nostalgia again. Granted, it doesn't have the characters, or the insane tracks. But that mangled car you've driven over and through others looks rather nice. (Especially with the current damage engine they got. I don' care if it's unrealistic, I don't like realism in games.)

If you like destruction derby, go for it. If you prefer to wait till it's finish, more power to you, I'm sure in the end, bugbear's gonna release the game they've been wanting to do for a long time.
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