My Summer Car is the ultimate car owning, building, fixing, tuning, maintenance AND permadeath life survival simulator. You start the game with hundreds of loose parts and assemble both car and engine.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (214) - 86% of the 214 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (12,989) - 90% of the 12,989 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 24, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“While major gameplay components are already in place and functioning, players help is needed to add some of the smaller features and content. Of course polishing the overall experience is important at the same time. Game has been extensively tested in closed group, but it is always important to hear fresh suggestions from larger crowd that come from various gaming backgrounds. Plan is to make the game as good as possible but without compromising the core idea.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It could take anything from few months to year. But the goal should be always going for the finishing of the game and not veer off too much from that path. That should all happen in a year.”

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

“Full version will be the same game as it currently stands, but with added smaller supportive features and challenges. Also proper beginning and end, so called "story", will be added while in Early Access. Game is like bread dough, where some salt needs to be added.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All the major features are in place, but might need polishing and graphics updates. There is playable content easily for hours. Great care has been given to general optimizations since the beginning of development so game should run well with recommended systems.”

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

“No price increase after Early Access. Together with one week launch sale there might be maximum of one (1) sale campaign during Early Access, but not in 2016.”

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

“Community can suggest ideas, features and fixes and we try to include them in the game when ever it is possible. Our focus will be in ideas that support the core game idea and are practical from development point of view.”
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December 23, 2018

UPDATE 23.12.2018 and Happy Holidays!!

-Changed Truck engine sounds
-Added driving animations to bus driver and drunk driver
-Added speedometer to drunk driver's car
-Added rain hitting windshields and functional windscreen wipers to all driveable vehicles
-Closing car doors and windows now properly dampens outside ambient sounds
-Adjusted Truck and Tractor engine characteristics
-Fixed bug with Rally giving incorrect 60sec penalty after Saturday stage
-Fixed bug with Fleetari Windshield installation
-Fixed wood chopping exploit
-Added interior light to Van
-Added many missing sound effects, work still in progress
-Coffee cooks quicker now
-Fixed Van interior colliders
-Front spoilers can now detach upon impact
-Made card game betting easier
-Fixed issue with clocks going out of sync in some circumstances
-Septic well owners are now available only when their wells are full
-Drunk guy now pays money of his lift based on how quickly player gets him home
-Fixed bug with Drunk guy where he calls about lift but then is not present at the bus stop
-Fixed some bugs with the Police
-Police should not give you a fine anymore for AI cars running over officers, unless you are close proximity to the victim
-Fixed Van speedometer, car used to travel faster what the speedometer was showing :D
-Added towing hooks to small green car
-Small green drunk driver now also attempts to tow you home if you attach your car to rear towing hook
-You can now buy Booze from the driver of Svoboda (only on Saturdays at the dance hall)
-Added Teletext to TV, use remote control to operate (Use button and number keys)
-Teletext forecasts also local weather, on page 188

Happy Christmas and a New Year of 2019 everyone! We've been on Early Access now for little more than two years. It has been longer than what we expected, but that is because the game has seen tons additional content which weren't originally planned even :steamhappy:

Now it seems that during the next year we will come out of EA, and work for adding the missing content and features has started. Together with that it is time to start polish up the game and fix any glaring errors or other annoyances as much as possible. So, still no timelines but should be during the 2019.

We are glad you have enjoyed the game SO much, there is still work to do and with your help we can hopefully finalize the game as well as possible.

Sincerely, Amistech Games

Drive safely!
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October 24, 2018

UPDATE 24.10.2018

Very happy two-year release anniversary! It has been great time and the game has expanded a lot more than it was ever planned to. Hopefully one day we see the actual finished game :D We are so glad that you have supported us and the game for all these years, truly heart warming :)

WARNING: Your Fan Belt might be gone, go buy a new one from Teimo
-Fixed bug with rear shock absorbers not going in after first removing them
-Added telephone bills
-You can now grill food on top of a hot Satsuma engine
-Added purchasable computer
-Spawn point after death is now at the gate of the graveyard
-Alternator Belts (prev. Fan Belt) can be now stocked
-Weather is now being saved
-Driving lights can be now toggled off by keeping Beam Mode button pressed down
-Changed how driving light modes are used in Satsuma
-Added Marker Lights to Parts Magazine
-Added seatbelts to Ferndale
-Fixed bug with Rally where it was not possible to register for a new event if player abandoned previous rally after Saturday stage
-Spark plugs have now also visual indication about their condition
-Added Wristwatch (you need to fight for it!)
-Added roll down windows to every vehicle, but not for passenger sides for performance economic reasons (:D)
-Added Wood Stove and Wood Chopping to Ventti-cabin, which activate after you win the cabin
-Staying at the Cottage island reduces stress now
-Gifu truck requires now rev matching when changing gears, applies only to players using H-Shifter controller
-Made highway little more bumpy

Stay safe!
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About This Game

MY SUMMER CAR is the ultimate car owning, building, fixing, tuning, maintenance AND permadeath life survival simulator. You start the game with hundreds of loose parts and assemble both car and engine. Not only you need to maintain your car, but yourself as well. Sausages, beer and sleeping will do just fine.

If everything goes well, you have a working car which you can use for various 1990's Finnish countryside summer activities. Basically doing stupid things under influence of alcohol. After you have gathered extra money from various random jobs, you can start to tune and upgrade the car with parts ordered via snail mail. You can turn the car into a obnoxious bass-boom disco machine.... or into a rally car to participate rally competitions... or just fix it into perfect factory condition. Of course car also needs to pass the inspection or you might get into trouble with police.

Not only you have access to one car, but also several other cars and vehicles which you can use. (Mostly useful to get groceries and for towing the project car from some ditch, again).

Warning, this game is not for fainted heart. Severe car fever is required to play this properly due to it's meticulous approach on car building.

  • Full car assembly with over hundred parts
  • Detailed driving and engine simulation
  • Various other vehicles, cars and boat to use and drive
  • Dozens of kilometers worth of dirt and paved roads with AI traffic
  • Random paying jobs to cover food, beverage and fuel expenses
  • Rally event to participate in
  • Permanent death
  • Sauna bathing
  • 90's Finnish summer!
  • Support for steering wheel and shifter controllers
  • Much more!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: +3 GHZ dual core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 TI or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

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