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 (3,730 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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  • Soundtrack
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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
25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
The game hass come a long way since it was released in Early Access. It now feels like a finished game, minus some, ermm... unfinished tracks. The gameplay is excellent, the multiplayer is great fun and if you're into senseless driving and crashes and stupid fun, you should definitely buy it.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Early Access Review
If you can't have fun playing this game then something must be wrong with you. No offence.

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GOTY, calling it.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
This game is UNREAL. So much fun playing it and its only Pre-Alpha. The physics in the game are so realistic, I've been waiting for a racing game to produce that forever! Not to mention the graphic detail they put into the destruction of the cars! Overall this game is a 10/10 in my books. The future looks extremely promising and i'm sure the game will only get better!!

Short Form - Well worth the money, you will not be disappointed.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
The only game which has ever made me truly appreciate a figure 8 for what it really is...
Best Crash Simulator Ever!
And the Mini car is OP! What more could u want?
11/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
This is the most fun I've had in a long, long time. If you like racing but like wrecking even more, this is the game for you. It's very easy to pick up and play, and the multiplayer is amazing. It's quite funny and a great way to relieve some stress. Beware it's very addicting. I used to sleep before I got this game. Buy it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
72.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
There's no way I can finish this ra- HOLEEEEEY SHIEEEEE

10/10
Flatout and Burnout had a baby.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
best car game i have ever played. lots of fun online and offline. the ghraphics in the game are verry good and the phyicis are good. the sneek peak of next car game 2.0 is fun anf the phyics in that are outstanding
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
This game is definitely fun! Being Early Access - there are lots of features not enabled yet, and only 1 derby event currently available - but the Sneak Peak you get to see how the physics and graphics work is a ton of fun! Seeing previous vids/screenshots of the Sneak Peak - I didn't think I would like it - but after playing it, i love it!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
i like this game going around the tracks smashing into eachother come off the tracks do flips 10/10 cant stop playing
its a pre-alpha so they might not be

-no new car's
-no new tracks
-no new custom car parts
-many others too
-just wait until the game is done also somooth gameplay too burmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
-the online rocks <3
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Solid game considering it's in early access. Great graphics, amazing damage, and several tracks and modes serve the game well. I'm excited to see where this game goes.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
It took a coupl minutes to get used too, had to change some of the copntrols but apart from that this game is better than 3monkeys jumping out of a rainbow plane being flown by a blue unicorn with a pink hor on toast!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
Really enjoyable well worht the fee I payed for it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Early Access Review
It's unbelievably good for an early access game and futhermore to improve i hope !, True they are the same same people who have made flatout under carnegie with simliar graphics and cars physics. So if you like flatout series - don't hesitate in buying this game..Two thumb up

ps. I just wish Bugbear updates their 'wreckfest' more often which is a shame really....
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
great game, absoloutly love it, the damage is just incredible and it runs really smooth
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
The driving feels a lot like guiding a boat through pudding. Turns out guiding boats through pudding is fun.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Holy molly, smashing cars has never been soooo fun!!! great game
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
'Next-gen' Flatout.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
its Bugbear just get it 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
Been onto this game for a while now and it just gets better and better.

Everybody must give it a go with a great FF wheel.

I have an old fanatec and it turns a great game into an awesone one.

Having a high spec system to turn it all up to 11 also helps ;-)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Early Access Review
while i say i recommend it there are a few issues that need to be worked out, paticularly when joining servers with high ping, i havent found an australian one yet but i havent played too much.

positives: great car damage, looks really good ! players seem pretty friendly so far..

negatives: high ping really affects races, i was in figure 8 and other racers teleporting lots and i kept ending up under the track, for that reason i wouldn't recommend joining races with high ping. I havent found an Australian server yet but i havent played a great deal yet either, they may be out there. regular derby seemed to work ok though..

As it's early days im sure more content will be added but im not sure if its worth the full price in its current state, i got it on special so im not disappointed. 6/10 ?

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