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: Mostly Positive (5,552 reviews) - 75% of the 5,552 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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December 23, 2015

Holiday greetings!



It's almost time to lay down the racing gloves and enjoy the festive spirit, and to show our appreciation for all of you who have been of such an awesome support throughout the year we have a little Christmas present: Throw-A-Santa, a throwback to our early days!

Yes, we've got a ramp to pick up speed, a ragdoll Santa in a stylish convertible loaded with presents and a mammoth Christmas tree with a star on top. Can you guess what it means? If you can, you already know the drill: high jump with a car! Can you help Santa reach the top and touch the star? For extra laughs you can also nudge Mr. Claus when he's up in the air. To see how high you can make it simply locate 'Next Car Game Sneak Peek 2.0' in your Steam library, launch it and pick 'Throw-A-Santa' when the launcher pops up like a crisp turkey in the Christmas day.

And that's not all: we've also taken the opportunity to update Wreckfest to the latest game version. After the recent onslaught of continuous updates we feel the game is in better shape than ever, so remember, if it's been a while since you last checked it out be sure to update via Steam and join one of the many multiplayer servers or attack the track offline. Oh, and in addition to improving all-important bits here and there as well as addressing a couple of issues the update contains a fun little Christmas surprise our artists couldn't resist putting in. Go check it out too!

Happy holidays from our entire team!

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December 23, 2015

Update 2015-12-23

Changelog:
  • Improved Mixed 2 level art.
  • It's no longer possible to drive underneath the track on Mixed 2.
  • Added a temporary workaround for glitched powertrain inertias.
  • AI should now follow racing line better and thus stay on track.
  • It's now possible to build a Class A European 1.
  • It's now possible to build a Class A American 2.
  • Added European 1 Class A AI opponents.
  • Added American 2 Class A AI opponents.
  • Retuned keyboard controller.
  • Added a festive surprise :)

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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 with 24 players.
    • Dedicated server support.
    • LAN multiplayer.
    • Seven cars: American Muscle I, II & III, European Hatchback, American Sedan and European Coupe I & II, each with unique handling traits.
    • A number of different performance and handling upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
    • A number of race tracks including Tarmac, Sandpit, Figure 8 and Speedway I & II, featuring both normal and reverse layouts.
    • 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 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
    Helpful customer reviews
    46 of 63 people (73%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    7.8 hrs on record
    Posted: January 12
    Early Access Review
    Can the devs please use their money to hire better developers instead of trying to placate the community with a minigame? I would love to see this game be finished considering the promise it has. Don't buy it yet, just wait until they do something with it. Or not.
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    30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    0.4 hrs on record
    Posted: January 17
    Early Access Review
    Game has been virtually abandoned for years now with no further development. They have the nerve to charge full price for a game that has been stuck at the level of basically a demo with no hint at making any progress towards completion. I (foolishly) bought this game two years ago based on the promise of the sneak preview, and it remains to this day the only decent thing to have come out of this purchase.

    Feels more like fraud than early-access to me.
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    36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    3.1 hrs on record
    Posted: January 9
    Early Access Review
    This game is on pre-alpha if the developers could update the game more constantly it could of been a good game.
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    21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
    10 people found this review funny
    1.6 hrs on record
    Posted: February 2
    Early Access Review
    The DayZ of racing games
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    29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    1.0 hrs on record
    Posted: January 14
    Early Access Review
    Still waiting for this game... well to be a game.

    No achievements yet...
    No steam trading cards...


    Game released in 2014

    Wellllll its 2016 now and still not much here.
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