A dynamic soft-body physics vehicle simulator capable of doing just about anything.
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Release Date: May 29, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want your support and feedback! We are a small team with big ambitions, and we want to share our work with you so we can continue development with your support and feedback in mind.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is difficult to give an exact number, but probably at least 12 months before we could call the game "beta" (feature-complete). Even then, development will probably go on for years, as the potential of our engine is extremely vast.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We hope to make the full version into a fully-fledged open-world vehicle simulator, with a career mode involving various vehicular disciplines and event types, and other gameplay modes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It is currently a sandbox vehicle simulator with a wide variety of vehicles and terrains, with lots of modding potential and some very basic gameplay.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may go up as development reaches certain milestones.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We always take suggestions and feedback from the community and try to satisfy our customers as best as we can.”
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July 29

Version 0.6.1 released



Lots of fixes and some new content as well :)

  • Added wood planks prop:

  • Miramar: added 3 skins:

  • Barstow: Added wheelie bar, minor jbeam improvements

  • ETKI: Added "Dreid" skin, added oil cooler, fixed rally struts causing physics crash, raised tow hitch to clear dual exhaust, minor texture/UV fixes


  • SBR4: Fixed front brake mesh stretching when turning, increased suspension damping, added hill climb variant


  • Replay System: Fixed replay spikes in the most common cases (not all of them)
  • Added functionality to set and control (as fix speed or as a limit) the speed of the entire route planned by the AI
  • Added Downhill Rally scenario:

  • UI App editor no longer requires "advanced mode"
  • Fixed a random crash when the game or computer is inactive for some time or when OS open some app/windows
  • Fixed "auto place" of vehicles spawning on places other than the desired position

Full changelog (with lots more media) in our blog: http://blog.beamng.com/version-0-6-1-released/
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July 22

Version 0.6 released



Highlights

Full changelog (with lots more media) in our blog: http://blog.beamng.com/version-0-6-released/
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Reviews

“The Most Impressive Physics Engine You've Never Seen”
IGN

“BeamNG's Amazingly Realistic Car Crashes”
Gameinformer

“Amazing Car Crashes + Hilarious Greenlight Trailer = Magic”
Kotaku

About This Game

BeamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game offering near-limitless possibilities. Our soft-body physics engine simulates every component of a vehicle in real time, resulting in realistic, dynamic behavior.
The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism.

Environments and vehicles in BeamNG.drive are hand-crafted with passionate attention to detail. With years of meticulous design, research, and experience, we authentically recreate the feeling and excitement of real world driving.

We are a small team from around the world with no obligations to publishers or outside interests. Our users and modding community are our first priority. Help us make BeamNG.drive the ultimate driving experience and discover what an open and uncompromising soft-body vehicle simulator can be.

Why is BeamNG.drive the game for you?


As an open world vehicle simulator, BeamNG.drive will cover a large array of vehicular disciplines - everything from a delivery mission in a box truck to a high speed rally race or a destruction derby. The vehicle customization and detail will allow you to make your car or truck all your own - fix it up, upgrade it, or strip away body panels to reduce weight. There are a lot of different types of gameplay we want to implement beyond just racing and crashing, such as police chases, stunt challenges, and other specialized minigames. Eventually we would like to have some kind of single player open world career mode, with persistent vehicle ownership and procedurally generated used vehicles to buy and events to run them in.

In some ways, BeamNG.drive is about doing anything you want with a car or truck - the stuff other games don't let you do. You can go off-roading in a family sedan or hurl a delivery truck around a racing circuit, all with beautiful soft-body simulation physics. You can mod those same vehicles to be racing beasts, derby monsters, or off-road behemoths - or just thrash them stock. At the end of the day, BeamNG.drive gives you the gameplay you want, and doesn't force you to do anything that you don't think is fun or interesting.

The future of the game and our physics engine


As we optimize our game and computer technology improves, the amount of vehicles which can be simultaneously simulated at a smooth framerate will increase. Right now you can run 4 to 6 cars at one time on a high end quad-core processor. Each vehicle has around 400 nodes and 4000 beams, all being simulated 2000 times per second. We hope to expand the number of simultaneous vehicles possible to at least 8 with a mid-range processor.

We will also look towards having multiplayer in the future, but it may be some time before we can create the multiplayer experience everyone is expecting. We are well aware of the demand for multiplayer and we want it just as much as you, but for the short term we are focusing on the single player career mode, various driving events, fixing bugs, and creating more content. It is feasible that we could implement local and/or same PC multiplayer in the interim.

Also, the possibilities extend beyond land vehicles. Users in our community have already made planes and helicopters that fly purely with the existing vehicle aerodynamic physics, with no cheating whatsoever. BeamNG can simulate aircraft in a very authentic way due to its soft-body physics. All the flex that happens to a real plane's airframe arises naturally in BeamNG, and the consequences of excessive stress are also modeled. Fly too fast and your wings will start to bend and rip off. The potential for the BeamNG physics engine is huge.

Alpha Access Features

  • All future updates to BeamNG.drive included for free (alpha, beta), also including the final game
  • Soft-body physics sandbox
  • 19 detailed, customizable, destructible vehicles, with more to come
  • 10 terrains to explore and drive across, with more to come
  • Frequent updates adding terrains, vehicles, features, gameplay, and bug fixes
  • Full modding and content creation capabilities - make maps and vehicles, and script gameplay
  • Use the built-in terrain editor and any 3D modeling, image editing, and text editing software
  • Online authentication is only necessary to update; the game itself does not need an internet connection to run.

Alpha Testers

Users that already entered the alpha testing via our website can get a free Steam key.

Our goals

Our main focus is on how things move rather than how things look on the screen. We aim to bring our expertise in real time soft-body physics and soft-body physics model design to the forefront of game physics simulation, making available the technology and know-how to as a wide an audience as possible. To achieve this, we are designing the engine and corresponding assets, so as to be independent of the underlying game engine and operating system.

Right now the physics engine is running on a multicore CPU configuration, but we are also in the process of supporting GPUs via OpenCL.

Our mission

To have realistic, accurate, destructible, and malleable physics everywhere. To make anything possible.

More Feedback


More Feedback can be found there: http://www.beamng.com/content/119-Feedback

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us in several ways:

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Desktop Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 550 TI
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: High-end Intel i5/i7 or High-end AMD 6 Core or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad recommended
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Caelstorm
1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
lag
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fgu8776679
1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
ugh
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Dimitri Petrenkovic
43.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
Hey You!
Yes you!
You didn't buyed the Game already?
Then I will help you to make a Choice!
Q:Can I play this Game on a Laptop?
A:Yes!Like me,i am playing on a Laptop and get around 14-35 FPS!
Q:Are the crashes realistic like in Reallife?
A:Yes!They are the same!
Q:This Game is in Alpha.Are there any big Bugs?
A:Big Bugs?No!If yes,the Community and you will May Report it and it will get fixed in around to 1-3 Updates!
Q:Can I get it Free
A:GOD PLEASE YES YOU CAN!(IDIOT) BUT IT MEIGHT BE NOT SO LEGAL....
Q:Is the price worth it?
A:Gawd fokin yez!
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|S9|ApexPimp
77.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
Great Beamng.drive videos here and lots other videos https://www.youtube.com/user/WhyBeAre (not sponsored)
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Driver2900
191.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Its like rigs of rods if it actully looked ok, Has big moding comunnity and is worth the cash for car fans or Fans of MAYHEM.
BUY IT!
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Passepartout
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
If you can run this vehicular sandbox and get a grasp of the controls, you can do almost anything you can imagine in it. Polygon's Car Boys is just the tip of the iceberg. Recommended for people who never quite grew out of their 'smashing toy cars' phase.
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Smoak
48.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
BeamNG is a great game, definatly worth the price but its not a must buy rn so feel free to wait for a sale. Mods from the site make the game so much better so keep a eye on the mod page. Overall really fun and worth the price.

Also the devs are still updating with plenty more planned.

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DanVit0
52.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
everything about this game is what i want in a game......open world,real physics, real crunching action, amazing graphics. could do with some faster updates though...
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[:_Captain_Fatbelly_:]
83.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Really fun for roleplay and crash testing! The creators of this game really put a lot of effort into making this highly detailed game, and the updates it comes out with almost every week.
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whupevy
120.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
Amazing! The deformations are incredible.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
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Posted: September 4
Trying to set your car on fire

>Rolls car down steep rocky incline
>Car turns into a cube
>Not a spark in sight
>Resets
>Accidently clips rock while trying to do the same thing for the 100th time
>Car bursts into flames

9/10 for paper mache fuel tanks
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
567.2 hrs on record
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Posted: September 16
After 500 and a half hours of pure enjoyment, I believe it's safe to say this is one of the most robust soft-body physics simulation out there to date. I highly (almost offensivly) recommend this game to anyone looking for a in-depth vehicle simulation. The Devs push out an update once a month (I should mention some are delayed, but its worth the awesome content) which is quite rare now-a-days. I also should mention there is a great fan base with amazing forums, also can't forget the spectacular community mods that are out there. Cheers.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
171.6 hrs on record
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Posted: September 5
My Beamng Drive Review
First of all, Ive clocked well over 150 hours in this game :P it seems like a long time but when your playing beamng it simply flies by, it may not look like there is much to do but trust me, there is.

Some nice things about Beamng Drive:
  • The graphics are still really nice on lower settings.
  • Alot of cars to play around with and create custom variations.
  • A decent amount of dev made maps already in the game for you.
  • Fun to just cruse around the maps and enjoy the sceneary!
Some bad things about Beamng Drive:
  • The game is very resource intencive, but can still be played without recommended parts.
  • Frequent crashes/Physics pauses due to some car bugs.
  • Some (All most all) mods are going to crash the game at some point.
  • The Utah map is quite laggy due to size and amount of different hills.
So, if you are thinking about getting Beamng Drive then you might as well, there is alot of fun to be had on this game and the amount of vehicles and variations is great, the cars are all very profesionally modeled and are unique to this game. Most of the vehicles are some sort of immitation of a real life vehicle.

Mods
There are an extreme amount of mods on the beamng drive forums and other websites hosting mods, there are alot of different mods including different engine mods, more vehicles, more vehicle variations and alot more!

For me Beamng Drive is 100% 10/10, You have to expect bugs in physics games like these, they are made to simulate real life and usually dont have bugs at lower speeds... But high speed is still fun!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5
I crashed my real car, and it was not as realistic as this.

10/10 would crash again.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5
Honestly, I don't usually write reviews unless I am really happy with a game. I never play car games or racing games so this was a little bit of a risk for me. Best 64.5 hours in a car game ever. I play this with my brother, we challenge each other to go farthest without crashing. Also, we stage epic crashes.

However, this game has it's fair share of bugs. One very annoying one is when the tyres burst and it turns into a glitchy, terrifying instability that moves by itself... It is very disapointing to do a cool crash just to get a massive instability and have the game reset your car to stop the whole game crashing.

But, you know, it's a truely great game and I'm sure these glitches and bugs will be fixed eventually.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 18
All the fun of smashing cars and other vehicles into things without the costly repair bill or loss of life :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.4 hrs on record
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Posted: September 16
awesome game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
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Posted: September 12
This is the best time waster ive ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 11
This is what I've been looking for!
Modding keeps the game interesting with fresh items and it's a no brainer to install many mods to this.
Have control of your senario! You can change everything from what brakes you use to even editing the terrian on maps. Spawn custom items into the map like walls, ramps, signs even a cannon.
Game is actively updating, and they are doing a great job with the updates! Has tons of replay vaule, if you're the type of person who can really put themselves into the game you'll have no problem playing for hours.
The default senarios aren't all the best, but you can always download more, or wait for future updates to add/improve them.
Get this now, before the price goes up!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 12
As an early access game at the moment BeamNG Drive does the job quite well as a simulation and physics based driving game. It has a pretty robust physics engine so a lot of the times everything happening on screen was just pure insanity but in a good way. I think of it as Goat Simulator with a car but with more to offer and hours of fun.

It's the perfect time waster when I wanna sit down and play a game that has no boundries at all and it keeps getting better with frequent updates that add a lot to the game. I do reccommend you check it out even in Early Access as the $25 is perfect for the amount of content you're getting all together. I seriously can't wait for this game to come out of Early Access and you should too
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