Wreckfest is a 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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February 23

Dev Blog: What are we working on



Howdy Wreckers,

What’s up, everyone? We hope everyone’s doing awesome and still having a ton of fun with the previous update of the game. It’s now been some weeks since the last update, and knowing how enthusiastic everyone is about the game we thought it would be a perfect time to fill you in and let you know exactly what we’re currently working on, so let’s check it out!

NEW CARS
A racing game can never have enough cars, so yes, we’re indeed working on some new ones. We’re still keeping these ones under the wraps while we’re putting finishing touches on them but in our true-and-tried style once again there will be some much sought-after fan-favourites as well as some surprises.

BACKER CAR
Understandably, quite a few of you have been asking how the backer car is doing (featured in the Deluxe Edition of the game) and when it’s coming, and we’re happy to let you know that it’s alive and kicking! It’s currently being finalized so it won’t be long until you’ll get to take it out for a spin.

NEW PAINT JOBS
To add more variety, authenticity as well as customization possibilities we’re adding more banger racing and demolition derby inspired paint jobs for the cars. We’re also currently looking for a way to improve the way the AI uses paint jobs and liveries during the career so that for example in a banger racing themed series the AI would use banger racing themed liveries.

CAREER IMPROVEMENTS
We’re adjusting the career based on your feedback to make it seem less repetitive, and to that end, we’re adding more special one-off events and challenges to spice it up nicely. We’ve also expanded the reward functionality, so performing well in an event will be rewarded with new upgrade and customization parts for the vehicles that you own. These will be based on the series theme, so a racing series will grant racing upgrades, while a demolition derby series will get you heavy bumpers and so forth. Oh, and it’s now possible to check the bonus objectives in the pause menu, and every time you make progress towards the goal or complete it, you will receive an on-screen notification. Hurray!

MORE DYNAMIC CONTENT FOR TRACKS AND POLISH
To make the gameplay more interesting and set the stage for more spectacular crashes, we currently in the process of adding more dynamic content such as tire stacks and billboard to the tracks. In additional to that, we’re also doing a polishing pass to the tracks, meaning adding extra details, fixing remaining bugs and so forth.

SPECTATOR AUDIO
Speaking of tracks, we’re also adding some crowd noises, so that every time you race past a spectator stand you will hear the crowd cheering and so on. In a grand scheme of things it might be a detail, yes, but it does add some nice ambiance and make the tracks seem so much livelier.

USER INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS
We’re currently overhauling many of the current placeholder menu screens, and for example the garage screen will be completely replaced with a new one, offering more interesting visuals and expanded functionality such as an ability to preview the vehicles with stats before making a purchase. The series selection screen has also been reworked, making it now easier to get an overview of the current championship.

DAMAGE IMPROVEMENTS
Since the last update we’ve been working on further improvements for vehicle damage, and some good stuff is coming. In the next update, the body damage will look more dynamic and the panels will deform in a way that we feel is more natural for sheet metal. Also – and hey, this is actually a big one – the engine block will no longer get horribly deformed with visual damage, yielding more realistic looking results. Check this out:



AI IMPROVEMENTS
We’ve evaluated the AI difficulty based on the feedback we’ve received and made some adjustments accordingly, so that the Novice AI is slightly more challenging with less obvious rubberbanding, and the jump between Amateur and Expert difficulty is not as significant as previously. Also, we’re adding AI players using for example a Class C car upgraded to Class B in order to add more variety to the career events.

REALISTIC DAMAGE IN MULTIPLAYER
This is something that many of you have been asking for, and we’re happy to let you know that yes, it’s been planned from the get-go and it’s coming in the next update. We’re also fine-tuning realistic damage so that the gameplay damage and mechanical damage better matches what you see on the screen.

IMPROVED STABILITY
Thanks to the community pointing us the right way, we pinpointed and fixed two critical cases which caused dedicated server instability, and we’re confident that after the next update the server software will be more stable. Also, to make sure that we can attack any current and future issues as vigorously as possible we’re integrating a handy middleware that provides an easy and powerful platform to trace errors and catch crash dumps even with the public release build. In other words, if the game crashes on you we will be the first ones to hear about it.

So with the goodies out of the bag, when’s when? Like always, before releasing the update we want to make sure we’re happy with what we have but all things considered we’re shooting for the next week. Stay tuned for more news soon!

Thanks for all the feedback and support, we love you! Godspeed everyone.
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February 9

Hotfix 2 for January Update

Another hotfix for January Update is out, addressing following issues:
  • MP: Server browser no longer crashes in certain cases.
  • MP: Spectate mode no longer crashes on certain tracks.
  • MP: Ban list size is now 1024 entries.
  • Career: Championships 3–5 no longer require 100% completion of the previous championship to unlock.
  • Boomer Rear Bumper 1 no longer yields extra horsepower.
  • Lap counter now works correctly on modded tracks.
  • Example track no longer crashes the game.
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About This Game

Wreckfest is a 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.

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 many playable cars and 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! A preview of the career mode - battle for championship points and earn experience, increase your rank and unlock new parts and cars!
  • 20 cars: US demolition derby cars, folk-racing cars, banger racing cars + more unique ones, all inspired by real cars. Both RWD and FWD cars.
  • 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, Speedways and Demo Derby stadiums, guaranteed to offer total destruction with 24 cars.
  • A number of performance upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
  • Paint and livery customization.
  • 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!
  • Steam Workshop support for sharing custom content.
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more, also for multiplayer!
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Highly configurable support for force-feedback wheels, pedals and H-shifters + manual clutch support.
  • 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:


  • Visual customization: upgrade your cars with real-life demolition derby parts!
  • Improved car damage and handling.
  • More cars, each with different stylings and performance.
  • More dynamic content on the tracks to drive through and crash into.
  • 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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