CHAMPIONS ARE MADE IN KARTKRAFT. No suspension, no downforce, no seatbelts; this is real kart racing. Sharpen your race craft as 20 other drivers hustle to get past and steal the chequered flag.
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Nov 1, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“KartKraft is the racing game that as gamers and racing drivers, we’ve always wanted to play. Hugely ambitious and free from the restrictions of what the genre ‘should’ be, we want you, whether you’re a die-hard racing game fan, a hardcore sim racer or a casual gamer, to join and assist us in making KartKraft the most progressive, intense, and immersive racing experience on the PC. Early Access lets us build and expand upon the core game, with the features and content you want to see.

With the most challenging parts of development complete, we'll be focusing on optimisation, bug fixing, and polishing the existing gameplay, whilst introducing planned, experimental and suggested features through rapid iteration and community feedback via our fortnightly opt-in Steam Beta branch.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate KartKraft will complete Early Access in the middle of 2019 coinciding with its release on consoles.”

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

“Whilst KartKraft's full feature set and development roadmap will be determined by all of the KartKraft community, our initial focus will be on adding the following features:

  • Online Multiplayer with skill based matchmaking
  • 10 officially licensed, laser scanned tracks
  • 20 officially licensed manufacturers
  • Modding Support
  • Kart builder. Build your kart up from a bare chassis
  • League Support
  • Triple Screen Support
  • Performance Optimisations

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The launch version of KartKraft Early Access has the following features:

  • 8 officially licensed kart chassis: Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga and Sodi Kart
  • IAME 125CC X30 kart
  • 3 laser scanned tracks: PFi, England | Geelong, Australia | Melbourne, Australia
  • Asynchronous PvP Leaderboard mode

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

“KartKraft will be priced lower through Early Access, relative to the full version release.”

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

“We want you to be a part of the KartKraft development team. Our dedicated community managers alongside our developers, will be listening, responding and noting down what you have to say in our forums, emails, social channels, Reddit, and the Steam discussion boards.

These feature requests and gameplay ideas will be made public on our roadmap for you to vote on what you next want to see in KartKraft as a community. Whether that's a new class of racing, a new online gamemode, a new burnout challenge, or support for a new hardware peripheral; you as the KartKraft community, get to decide.

Once the features have been voted on each month, you will have access to the fortnightly opt-in Steam Beta branch builds to test and give feedback on the new features and content before the builds are promoted to the public KartKraft release.

This is where you really get to make a difference. Tell us what you like, what could be improved, what bugs you are experiencing or even that idea you have for an awesome new feature. You decide what KartKraft becomes.”
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February 7

KartKraft VR Beta out now!



We’re back with the first update of the year and it’s one we can’t wait for you to try. Bringing beta VR support and the second iteration of the physics model with improved force feeback, we’ve also worked on improving performance across the board by 15%.

NEW FEATURES

VR support (beta)
You can now use VR and WMR headsets via SteamVR or the Oculus runtime for those with Rift headsets. Although there is still much to add and improve, VR is a first-class citizen in KartKraft and will get as much focus as there has been on the rest of the game. As such, we want to hear your feedback on what you like, what you don’t, and what you think is missing. As a starting point, we recommend adjusting the graphics preferences until you achieve a stable view and high framerate before playing. VR view reset is mapped to triangle on most controllers by default, however you can rebind this in the input preferences.

Known issues:
  • No horizon lock/head simulation
  • Replay mode is inaccessible
  • HUD and driver names may not render
  • Menus may clip into world objects
  • Cinematics and menus may not all be VR compliant
  • Karts may be blurry when viewed up close. Workaround: Turn down post processing quality

Physics model i2
This build comes with the first major physics iteration since the release of KartKraft. Several bugs were identified and fixed, resulting in increased stability, less understeer and smoother FFB. Leaderboards have also been reset, given these changes.

Known issues:
  • Some kerbs will cause the kart to rollover much easier than was previously possible

Please restart your Steam client if the update isn't already queued. We look forward to getting your feedback!
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December 19, 2018

AI hits the track


Hello Karting Enthusiasts,

The new build goes live and it brings the highly anticipated features. Up to 8 AI drivers can be added to the race, with some famous names on the list! Without further ado, we invite you to check out all the changes:

New Features:
  • Added Quickrace game mode with up to 8 AI drivers (Anthony Abbasse, Gary Carlton, Bas Lammers, Lorenzo Luches, Remo Luciani, Jorge Pescador, Bart Price, David Sera)
  • Added trackside cameras in replay
  • Added floating player name tags for other drivers
  • Added distance travelled and total laps statistics

Fixes/Improvements:
  • Fixed FFB/DirectInput bug causing effects to be downloaded to the device and restarted each update
  • Improved driver animation
  • Fixed excessive chassis rattle in replay mode
  • Fixed driver animation not rendering correctly in replay mode
  • Fixed temporal aliasing in replay mode
  • Further HUD optimisations
  • Fixed driver bounds bug causing some drivers to pop into the scene during the podium

To add a bit more, we share a brand new trailer of KartKraft with you. Enjoy watching it:
https://youtu.be/kSlCtZb1gAE
As always, we're reading all of your posts, reviews and comments and are addressing your issues as fast as we can. If you would like to support KartKraft even more and help it turn it into the game we all want it to be, we'd love to read your honest Steam reviews which lets us see where to focus our development efforts.

Take care,
KartKraft Team
https://store.steampowered.com/app/406350/KartKraft/
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About This Game

LAUNCH DAY FEATURES
  • 3 Circuits - Paul Fletcher International, Geelong Kart Club, Go Kart Club of Victoria
  • 8 Chassis Manufacturers: Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga, Sodi
  • 1 Engine: IAME X30
  • PvP Leaderboard Mode
  • Photomode

Master the skill of racing karts accelerating to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds with no suspension whilst fighting 20 other drivers. Learn what it takes to corner at over 2.5G while balancing on only three wheels as your engine screams at 21,000 RPM. Hear your tyres squeal as they slide and deform, trying to grip the track. Experience the most advanced vehicle physics ever produced for a racing game with KartKraft.

SHOWCASE YOUR STYLE
Look the part and stand out from the competition. Kit up in the latest gear from Alpinestars, Arai, Freem, Momo, OMP and Sparco with more being added during Early Access content updates. Dress the way you want by choosing the suits, gloves, boots and helmets to show off your unique style.



FULL CUSTOMIZATION
Build your kart from the ground up with over 60 components and 1000+ parts that all affect handling. Swap out axles, sprockets, carburetors, rims, hubs, torsion bars and many more. If you can see it, you can change it.



LASER SCANNED CIRCUITS
Feel your kart bend, twist and bounce on every bump, crack and kerb in the track as you drive on officially licensed circuits from around the world. Scanned with the same technology used in laser guided missile systems, every surface is accurate to the millimeter. The only thing closer is real life.



LEADERBOARDS
Learn from the best as you climb your way to the top of the leaderboards in the ultimate hotlapping competition. See where you rank against your friends, your country and across the globe. With every lap recorded and uploaded to our servers in high-fidelity, see exactly where your competitor brakes, turns and accelerates to gain the edge and send them home.




System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 32 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Game in Early Access, final specs to be defined
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 32 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Game in Early Access, final specs to be defined

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