The Karters is an arcade karting game, inspired by Crash Team Racing’s gameplay, dynamics, and overall design. Compete and challenge your friends in a local or global multiplayer where only one can win. Pick one of the thrilling maps and try to find alternative routes to outsmart your rivals and get the gold!
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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?

“Our goal is to release finished and polished game just for Christmas 2018, but what's the most important for us is the quality of the game, beacuse the last thing we want is to speed things up at the expense of quality.”

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

“The Full Release of the game will include - fully unlocked "Race Game Mode" along with finished AI and beautiful and powerful weapons. We expect the final release to be as polished as possible and hopefully approved by our community in 100% :)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Enjoyable Singleplayer along with Adventure mode (Temporarily without Race Game Mode)
Up to 6 Players Split-screen
Online Multiplayer (unstable now)
Online Split-Screen Multiplayer (unstable now)
Various Game Modes both in Adventure/Arcade/Splitscreen/Multiplayer
6 Unique Characters
6 Exciting Maps”

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

“The price will be the same the whole time :)”

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. That's why we've created a public Trello board where you will all be able to see the development progress, a roadmap and the things we're currently working on.
https://trello.com/b/dIEC0i7v/the-karters-early-acess-development

Additionally, we invite every single karting fan to join us in our Discord Channel :
https://discord.gg/bQB5vr to chat about The Karters.

Last but not least please join us here on Steam discussions and provide us with the feedback and suggestions :)
https://steamcommunity.com/app/488350/discussions/”
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July 24

Early Acess - Dev Blog #1

Welcome everyone to the first Early Access Devblog! :-)

In the upcoming monthly posts, I will do my best to sum up what has been done through the past month and present the roadmap for the following weeks.

Trello - EA Development
First and foremost, I’d like to say BIG thanks to everyone who’s shared their suggestions and helpful advice on Trello. Although it’s been just a month, I can already see some great effects from opening a public Trello so you could join it.


https://trello.com/b/dIEC0i7v/the-karters-early-acess-development
I strongly encourage you to become a part of this creative process and leave your feedback there. I can assure you it’s really helpful! :-)


Animation
What has been done?
Marcin (Animator) is currently creating and modifying all the character animations and the accompanying weapons in The Karters. He’s done some awesome job during this month and you can see the outcomes below. Please, let us know how you like them or which your favourite one is ;-)

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What next?
Our focus is now on creating more animations, as we’re aware that there’s still lots of work in this area. Next month, you’ll surely see another bunch of weapon-related animations :-)


3D
What has been done?

Mariusz (3D graphic designer) started to work on creating the brand new kart types, with the possibility of customization. He’s already managed to create as many as 5 new karts so far.


As you can see, one of them already has replaceable parts and textures with several variations.


What next?
The other 4 karts - I am excited to see them finished, are you?


Programming
What has been done?
When it comes to my work, the past month was unfortunately not so successful. I had to handle some urgent things that came up after big changes taking place in the company.
All in all, I’ve left this bureaucratic stuff behind me and from now on, I can fully devote myself to The Karters! Yeay! :-D

What next?
My most important concern will be to improve AI and rewrite the multiplayer core - actually to fix all the multiplayer issues along with support for cross-platform multiplayer.
The properly working AI and Multiplayer are required to add the polished weapons (one by one). It’s going to be some exciting time! ;-)


Thanks!
I hope that the actions we’re going to take in the nearest future will restore your faith in The Karters and that every update that will come will make you believe in this game once again.

Thank you so much for your support and talk to you soon!

Sebastian
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June 18

Early Acess #1.1 version just released

I have just released new version with some bug fixes:

- Added changelog window
- Unlocked Controller Settings with weapon key rebind (Sound and Graphics will be unlocked soon)
- Fixed not saving joystick/keyboard configuration bug
- Fixed Ronald adventure

If you can follow development progress every day, post features request or vote for the features please join me on public Trello board:
https://trello.com/b/dIEC0i7v/the-karters-early-acess-development

You can follow The Karters Development progress on Steam Community as well:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/488350/discussions/3/3051633726582655525/

Thanks for all your supoport,
Sebastian
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About This Game

The Karters is an arcade karting game, inspired by Crash Team Racing’s gameplay, dynamics, and overall design. Grab one of the killing weapons, compete and challenge your friends in a local or global multiplayer where only one can win. Pick one of the thrilling maps and try to find alternative routes to outsmart your rivals and get the gold! Ready. Set. Go!

We realize that a kart racing game has to have a lot of modes to ensure all types of players can enjoy our game to the fullest, that's why we have prepared some variations of what our players can expect when they start their karting experience. Take a look!

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!


Various Game Modes

There’s a lot to choose from, but keep in mind that all of our game modes are available in both singleplayer and multiplayer, even with split-screen multiplayer! Dodge toxic barrels, collect fuel, find hidden letters and even race with your friends in a relay race! A lot of game modes, so there’s definitely a lot to do in The Karters!

6 Unique Characters

Allow us to present you our determined heroes of The Karters. All characters are playable, each with its very own voice and behavior. Each fueled by its own motivation to be the best kart racer there is, the competition can get pretty intense. It is true of what they say, the Karters roster is filled with characters possessing extraordinary driving skills, but the most important factor which is often overlooked is that each member is one of the most determined and competitive individuals on the entire Astoc Island. That's what the Gerbil Magazine states anyway. Complete a character’s story in the Adventure mode and you will unlock the golden skin in both singleplayer and multiplayer!

6 Exciting Maps

The Astoc Island consists of regions with their very own ecosystems. The entire island features two enormous and dusty Kanyons (not a typo!), two wild Jungles of which one is more industrialized than the other and with two calm and pleasant Beaches to wrap things up (more tracks in the future!)





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:


10Ants Hill is an indie studio from Poland, having a highly successful track record of mobile VR applications (Cmoar Cinema or Cmoar Rollercoaster) and Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR, we are now bringing our second game on the PC.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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

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