Race your car WHILE your friend builds the track. And yes, that's messed up.
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Mostly Positive (83) - 73% of the 83 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 26, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core of Can't Drive This is finished and it's completely playable. For all the rest, we want to enable the community to deliver their thoughts and ideas to us directly, during development. We'll be uploading a constant stream of updates, to make sure player feedback goes directly into the game, as quickly as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About three months.”

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

“We will continuously update the Early Access version, up to a point, where it becomes the release version. Features that will differ from the initial Early Access version will include stable online multiplayer, several game modes, an XP-system with more unlockable extras for your cars and tracks – along with player-requested features, of course.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core game is finished. We're currently working on refining the stability and performance and are adding more fun stuff.”

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

“Can't Drive This will be available at an exclusive discounted price during Early Access.”

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

“We're going to involve the community in the development directly with regular updates, building on their feedback as soon as it comes in.”
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September 15

Sorry For the Silence

Hey there,

let me begin with apologizing for this post. This is long overdue. In the name of the entire team, I also apologize for the lack of updates in the recent time.

We didn't forget you, we just had a lot of stuff to do. We're getting off our asses now. Promise.

Is Can't Drive This Cancelled?
No, not at all. Quite the opposite. Really, really, the opposite.
Though we haven't been actively developing CDT during the past few weeks (more on that below), it's still very much alive. In fact, we've recently received funding for it from the awesome folks at FFF Bayern! We're definitely going to finish it, and we have some exciting new features planned – including awesome new game modes, achievements, trading cards, more customization, and more.

What's Going On, Then?
In short, we had other commitments, we thought we could handle better. In the past weeks, things went a little awry here, as we went through some operational changes. The console port of our debut title ChromaGun took longer and required more resources than we expected, and we were trying to get funding for CDT. These, among other things, had us crunching overtime lately, and we didn't get around to really working on updates, other than the last one.

We're a particularly small company, with eight employees. Two of these work on marketing and other things outside the actual game development. And only four of the remaining developers work here full-time – and they've been trying their hardest to get stuff done on three games.

I hope that gives you an idea of why it can be difficult to get certain things done in a reasonable amount of time sometimes – and why you haven't heard from us in so long.

Good News, Everyone!
I can confirm, that as of now, we're back in the saddle.

We currently have three active projects: ChromaGun for PSVR, Can't Drive This, and Escape the Loop. ChromaGun is nearly done, and Escape the Loop is still some time in the future. That finally brings us to a point where we can focus most of our work on the development of CDT – with some time being spent on bug fixes and improvements for ChromaGun, and the design work of Escape the Loop.

We're now working on getting Controller Support for the entire game, developing new game modes, and improving our network code – among other things.

We truly appreciate your support and your patience. With that – and the funding – we're confident we can make Can't Drive This the best game it can be.

Keep your feedback coming. We're listening. Always.

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September 6

Raise Your Hats Build #301

We've introduced hats as customization items, in addition to noses and tails.
You'll find the "Rocket" there now, together with the "Beer Can Hat" and others.

A new car has been added, too. The community voted for a beetle. Have fun with it!

The in game HUD received UX improvements:

Thumbnails for the next tiles are placed in the center of the screen and are bigger.

The "Ghost Tile" (the one which is going to be placed next) now displays in colors which guarantee strong contrast to your custom tile colors. Its borders and markers have distinct colors from the asphalt.

Together this helps a lot in recognizing the upcoming tile, compared with the small thumbnails and monochrome (green) look of the previous version.

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“Those are some grade-A ingredients for a batch of chaos-and-yelling soup.”

“It is a simple idea, it is a crazy idea, and yet it is also a hilarious and awesome idea.”
One Angry Gamer

About This Game

Drive your car WHILE your friend builds the road in front of you! Oh, and don't go below 20mph OR YOU'LL EXPLODE! Like in that Sandra Bullock movie, in which she kinda does the same thing, but on a bus. Also, she doesn't explode (Spoiler alert). Also, Keanu Reeves was in the movie.

Co-Op Multiplayer Goodness

  • Play local face-to-face couch co-op, with your best frenemy! Don't have two controllers? No worries, one keyboard and one mouse serves two players! Don't have keyboard and mouse? Well, that's weird. (Warning: Can't Drive This may cause you to erratically scream at your friend.)
  • Or, if you don't have actual real-life friends, find some random internet-person to play! That's right, we've got cross-platform online multiplayer! Experience the joy of playing Can't Drive This without that annoying smelly friend next to you. You know who I'm talking about.


Where's the fun in online multiplayer if there's no customization, you ask? You're very correct, which is why Can't Drive This features a gazillion* unlockable parts and a vehicle editor so you can show off your awesomeness to everybody on the interweb! But as we all know, only one player gets to drive a car at a time. The other player builds the track. That's why we also included a track editor! Create your custom track and have your friends race on a gold-plated yellow brick road, if you so wish!

Feature List

  • Racing Game (What the game is)
  • Level-Editor (The game is this, too!)
  • Customizable Vehicles
  • Customizable Race Tracks
  • Cross-Platform Online Multiplayer
  • Local Multiplayer

*Not actually a gazillion parts. Not actually sure if gazillion is even a real number.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 w/ 1024 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.11
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti, or AMD Radeon HD 7870 w/ 1024 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 w/ 1024 MB (OpenGL 3.2)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti, or AMD Radeon HD 7870 w/ 1024 MB (OpenGL 3.2)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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