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.
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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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October 24

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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August 18

UPDATE 18.08.2018

WARNING 1: Valve adjustments have changed, be careful not to rev the car until you or Fleetari has fixed it!
WARNING 2: Satsuma 3d model has changed, so delete your meshsave.txt file to avoid graphical glitches
-Fixed issue (again) with in-game clock not working correctly when sleeping
-Fixed issue with front wheel alignment resetting into incorrect angle upon every game load
-Fixed issue with Teimo sometimes heading back to home right after opening the store
-Fixed several bugs with tires when they were replaced by Fleetari while installed to the car
-Car should now slide less when on top of a Floor Jack
-Fixed issue with battery terminals self-tightening the bolts in some cases
-Fixed FPS slowdown issue when having random objects under Satsuma wheels
-Fixed free fuelling exploit
-Increased useful battery life when running engine without working Alternator
-Highway traffic is now more randomized
-Decreased possibility of AI car veering off to oncoming lane towards Player
-Added Fuel Oil pump to Teimo store, note that it is in most cases illegal to use Fuel Oil as Diesel alternative
-Fuel prices are now subject to change
-Player does not die from fatigue anymore, instead getting sleepy or getting black outs (shake mouse to wake up from blackout)
-Added new grilling system, grilling with open fire makes food burn, so grill on embers instead
-Added Brick Grill (uses Firewood) to Cottage and moveable Ball Grill (uses Charcoals)
-Dead moose can be now chopped into meat chunks with Axe
-Moose meat can be eaten after it has been grilled, similarly to fish
-Moose travel paths are now much more randomized
-Added garbage barrel to burn trash
-Added alternative mounting point for the Tachometer on top of the Dashboard
-Added Satsuma charge warning light to indicate if Alternator is not charging properly
-Adjusted Satsuma valve settings, you might need to re-adjust valves or make Fleetari do it
-Made Satsuma valve adjust more precise with smaller tolerances and decreased loose play at both ends
-Adjusted Satsuma engine heat output, overheats easier now
-Satsuma Grille and Hood options now affects engine air flow cooling efficiency
-Getting suspension damage from crashing might now also cause tire puncture
-Improved both Truck and Tractor Parking Brake systems
-Added Beacon light to Truck
-Added Saturday night "dance" and related fist fight mechanics
-Grandma can now call about food deliveries
-Fixed bug with not being able to light a cigarette while sitting on a chair
-Added Coffee Pan for making coffee on open fire or grill
-Made kitchen stove hot plates functional
-Fixed issue with Cigarette causing a fire even after dumping the Cigarette but outhaling smoke
-Added visible smoke before Player's house bursts into flames
-Added smoke detector
-Map changes
-GUI changes
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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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