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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Recommended
By Just Good PC Games June 29, 2018

“After a huge span on early access Wreckfest (formerly Next Car Game) is finally out. And I have to say that it's a fun racing game with a great physics engine behind it which is well worth your time.”

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February 12

Wreckfest Nominated at 2019 D.I.C.E. Awards!



As you might have heard, Wreckfest has been nominated for 2019 D.I.C.E. Award in the Racing Game of the Year category. This is a huge honor for us and of course a testament to the amazing community we have and have always had - without you, there's no doubt that this game would be nothing like it's today. We love you! To celebrate the occasion we've also released a press release that you can read in full below or on the THQ Nordic website here.

Wien/AUSTRIA, Helsinki/FINLAND, February 12th, 2019: The destructive racing game Wreckfest developed by the Finnish game developers Bugbear Entertainment has been recognized with a nomination for the 2019 D.I.C.E. Award in the Racing Game of the Year category. The annual D.I.C.E. Awards are the most important honors of the video game industry, equal to Academy Awards of the film industry.

The Finnish game being recognized as one of the 2018’s finest racing games is an accomplishment that aptly demonstrates the innovation and proficiency currently prevalent in the Finnish game industry. The small Finnish studio’s achievement is even more impressive when considering that only three games made it to the final list of the nominees. The D.I.C.E. Awards are organized on a yearly basis to correspondence with the D.I.C.E. Summit conference held on 13th of February. The trophies are presented by industry veterans and other established game developers, and they reflect the current trends of the industry.

”Being nominated for an award is already a huge privilege for us, and it shows that even a small team can achieve big things when you are skilled and motivated. The nomination is also a testament to the vitality of the Finnish game development community as well as of course our devoted supporters who have believed in us during all these years” says Janne Alanenpää, the CEO of Bugbear.

Even before the D.I.C.E. Award nomination, Wreckfest has been already acknowledged internationally. In a voting organized by GameStar, a major German gaming news outlet, in early February, Wreckfest came in as a 1st runner-up in the category of Best Racing and Sports Games released in 2018.

Wreckfest was released on PC in summer 2018, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions slated for release later this year. In the near-term future, Bugbear plans to expand the studio and create new racing games that will rival the success of Wreckfest. “Our goal is to grow Bugbear in a racing game powerhouse, and to achieve that goal we’re looking for talented developers to join our strength” says Mr. Alanenpää.
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January 23

Small Update, Snow Mod in the Workshop



Howdy friends,

Seeing as the holiday season is now behind us, we just pushed out a small update to the game in order to remove the special holiday content. The good news is that the snowy shenanigans are still available on the Steam Workshop here, so if you feel the urge to keep up the holiday vibe there's nothing to prevent you from doing so.

With that sorted out, we guess that everyone is interested to hear about the next major update to the game as well the progress on the console versions. We've been working long hours ever since getting back to the office after the holiday break, and we're very happy about the progress we've made. New vehicles that we have mentioned before are now more or less finalized, and we're currently in the process of dialing in finishing touches to the new tracks. Also, there are further performance improvements thanks to, for example, the instancing support that we've added recently. All in all things are looking great, but seeing as there's still quite a lot of console specific features that we're working on we need to ask for more patience before we can start thinking about the PC update. Now if you're wondering what do the console versions have to do with the PC update, it's because they largely share the same code base to make sure that all the improvements that we do also carry over to the PC game and also to prevent us from doing the same things twice.

So yes, while we're not quite ready to unleash the update or even give a tentative release date, things are progressing at a good pace and with everything that we have in store we're confident that the update will be worth the wait.

In other news, most you have probably noticed that our own community forum is still offline. No need to worry, though, we're working on it and it will be back soon and when it is, it will be better than ever! In the meantime, don't forget that we have a Wreckfest Discord channel that you can join to chat about the game, exchange ideas and of course report bugs.

That's all for now, folks. Thanks for your support!
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Reviews

“It's rare when a racing game manages to modernize and reinvigorate an old formula with spectacular confidence, but Wreckfest does just that.”
9/10 – GameSpot

“Wreckfest maintains all its promises we expected in all these years of development: destruction, a very accurate physical model and a lot of fun.”
8.6/10 – IGN Italia

“If you liked FlatOut, you'll love Wreckfest. Drily presented, but wonderfully brutal full-contact racing with impressive physics.”
80 % – GameStar

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About This Game

Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest!

Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend – These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2!

Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground!

Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there.

Drive hard. Die last.

Unique Racing Experience

Exhilarating no-rules racing action with defining, once-in-a-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with a true-to-life physics simulation. Witness insane neck-to-neck fighting on high-speed circuits, face total destruction madness on crazy courses with intersections and oncoming traffic, or go for demolition dominance in derby arenas.

Awesome Cars

Our cars are old, banged up, patched together... They ooze style and character! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won’t find anything like this in other games.

Meaningful Customization

Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor – Reinforce them with heavy iron that protects you from damage, but also adds weight, which impacts the cars handling. Modify your car to make a robust tank or a fragile but lightning-fast rocket, or anything in between!

Multiplayer

Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance!

Challenge modes

Have hilarious fun with lawn mowers and upon release also with crop harvesters, school buses, three-wheelers and more!

Career mode

Battle for championships, earn experience, unlock new upgrades and cars, and become the all-time Wreckfest champion!

Mod support

Want to go completely nuts? Have a look at the Steam Workshop where you'll find a huge selection of mods that add monster trucks, tracks with moon-high jumps or even classic maps from famous destruction-themed games!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.7 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (32 or 64bit), Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 970 or AMD Radeon™ R9 380X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

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