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What's the history of Carmageddon?
#1 Submitted: Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:36

TL;DR "Why do we have Carmageddon today, and how did it come to be?"

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Submitted: Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:40

http://wiki.carmageddon.com/wiki/Main_Page
See the "Carmageddon History" section

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Submitted: Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:12

Maxaxle wrote:
TL;DR "Why do we have Carmageddon today, and how did it come to be?"

Sorry, what was too long? The shorter topic? I'm completely lost.

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Submitted: Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:22

History of Carmageddon :

1)A bunch of complete nutters (ex-cons one of them escaped Alcatraz) decide to form SCI.
2) They hire a bunch of circus freaks and trained hamsters who know how to code (one of them is Douglas - the now companion of Nobby also a victim of BioTaxidermy)
3) They release the game on SCI.
4) ???
5) Profit.

Now

in all seriousness You should read the wiki suicidal_banana posted. Cheers :)

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Submitted: Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:30

by the way...if you don't want to read, and want to watch something while you eat (and gain knowledge about the history of the series) watch this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2OTIiqFNEc

or one of the interviews floating around

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Submitted: Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:52

Epitaph wrote:
History of Carmageddon :

1)A bunch of complete nutters (ex-cons one of them escaped Alcatraz) decide to form SCI.
2) They hire a bunch of circus freaks and trained hamsters who know how to code (one of them is Douglas - the now companion of Nobby also a victim of BioTaxidermy)
3) They release the game on SCI.
4) ???
5) Profit.

Now

in all seriousness You should read the wiki suicidal_banana posted. Cheers :)

Awesome! Made me chuckle ;) As everyone else has mentioned check out the official Carmageddon Wiki and if you have any further questions throw them in this thread and we'll find some time to answer them. We also have some additional history on Stainless Games on our corporate website: http://www.stainlessgames.com/history

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Submitted: Sun, 22/03/2015 - 19:04

What inspired Carmageddon, though? I know Death Race 2000 may have been a factor, but even DR2K was less gory.

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Submitted: Sun, 22/03/2015 - 20:36

Maxaxle wrote:
What inspired Carmageddon, though? I know Death Race 2000 may have been a factor, but even DR2K was less gory.

Nobby and Batwick drove in banger races and loved destructon derbys, so they wanted to make game based on their passion.

Trivia: Nobby's banger racing name was Psycho Pitbull.

Edited by: Trent on Sun, 22/03/2015 - 20:36

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Submitted: Sun, 22/03/2015 - 21:06

It's also worth noting that Both Nobby & Batwick hated racing games of the time, especially the complete lack of decent collisions, and wanted to produce something where collisions were the objective as opposed than lap times

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Submitted: Mon, 23/03/2015 - 01:06

Batwick loved racing the laps backwards so he could crash the other cars head-on.

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Submitted: Mon, 23/03/2015 - 13:06

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Nobby's banger racing name was Psycho Pitbull.

And wasn't Batwick's Moose or something? That's why there is Moose's Demolition Derby arena on Dusty Trails.

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