The Karters is an arcade karting game, inspired by Crash Team Racing’s gameplay, dynamics, and overall design. Pick one of the thrilling maps and try to find alternative routes to outsmart your rivals and get the gold!
All Reviews:
Mostly Negative (70) - 27% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 7, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Even though the game is pretty advanced in the current state with all the game modes and gameplay mechanics, there are still some things have to be done. Currently, our main focus is on solving all the crucial bugs, making sure that there are no issues with multiplayer and incorporating both AI and weapons into the game. Thanks to opting-in Early Acess, we're also confident that the community will help us to make sure that The Karters will become the best contemporary karting game out there.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will remain in Early Access for at least a year.”

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

“We expect the final release to be as polished as possible and hopefully approved by our community in 100% :) The full version of the game should include more characters, more tracks and more game modes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game was originally published in 2018 but due to the rushed release, the game couldn't meet the players' expectations. As developers we worked more than 4 years on a completely new version called The Karters 2: Turbo Charged that has its own Steam store page and it has planned release date for 2023. All the players that purchased the old (2018) version of the game before January 4th, 2023 will get a free copy of The Karters 2: Turbo Charged.”

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

“The price will be increased after the Early Access period.”

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

“Racing game community is well-known for its meticulous approach and we want to include them into the development process as much as possible.

We invite every single karting fan to join us in our Discord Channel : to chat about The Karters.

Last but not least please join us here on Steam discussions and provide us with the feedback and suggestions :)”
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About This Game

🗨 Is there a new version of the game being created?

Yes! Since the rushed and unlucky initial launch on Steam in 2018, we’ve been constantly putting a lot of effort into building the game that had been promised to our community. The Karters have been basically reworked from the ground up for 4 years and we decided to release the new version as The Karters 2: Turbo Charged you can wishlist on Steam. Importantly, the concepts and vision standing behind the new version have not been lost but rather improved upon so you can expect a well-polished, ultimately functional, visually pleasing and super fun kart racing game we’ve always been aiming to create!

🗨 What if I already have an old (2018) version of the game?

All the players who purchased the old version of the game before January 4th, 2023 will receive a free copy of The Karters 2: Turbo Charged . Wishlist the new version to stay up to date and get a notification because at the beginning of 2023 we will start Beta Tests that you can sign up to!


Enjoyable Singleplayer

The singleplayer experience is really important to us as we would love to bring back the times when the player had to go through each track, unlock its secrets or simply play a track and show your friends who has got the best time. Play through the Adventure and challenge your friends in the Arcade. Remember, if you are tired of getting hit by that pesky rocket you can race your friends in our Speed mode - only pure skill matters!

Online Multiplayer

Join the competitive online multiplayer. If you have what it takes, do not hesitate to show your skills to the entire world, but beware, you will be putting your drifting ability to the most difficult test! Can't get your friends to play locally? Invite them over and play to your heart's content. You got those buddies at your home? Play split-screen multiplayer online together!

Split-screen/ Split-Screen Multiplayer

Play with up to 6 of your friends in split-screen. The more the merrier; let the old-school couch party make a dramatic comeback as you race against your friends for that everlasting glory. We're bringing back those neighborhood rivalries so you can relive the nostalgia once again! Bring your friends and battle it out for old times sake!

Message from the Developers:

As great fans of Crash Team Racing, we used to wonder what this game would look like in modern times. While browsing through various forums about CTR, it became clear to us that the community shares our desire for a more up-to-date karting game, especially the one that would support online multiplayer. In The Karters, we are trying to bridge the gap that CTR has left. We realize that Crash Team Racing is a legend that set the bar high. However, by putting a strong emphasis on the mechanics and marking the game with its unique style, we do hope The Karters will bring players lots of joy and pure fun.

About the Developers:

Pixel Edge Games is an indie studio from Poland, having a highly successful track record of mobile VR games like Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR. We are now bringing our second game on the PC!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB GeForce 8800/Radeon HD 2900 XT or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 896 MB GeForce GTX 260 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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