by nobby on 08/05/2012
'Kick Me Private Area' forums now open!
The 'Kick Me' Private Kickstarter backer forums are now open! Just create a new account using the same email address that is associated with your Kickstarter account. It's important to make sure you use the same email address you use for Kickstarter as this is how we grant you access to the hidden 'Kickstarter backers only' forum.
Once signed up, you should automatically have access to the 'Kick Me Private Area!' in the forums.
If you have already a member, and your email address here is the same as your Kickstarter account, you'll automatically get access to the new forum. If your already logged in or your browser/website settings are configured so it remembers you, a quick logout and log back in should sort this out. If you are using a different email address than your Kickstarter account, simply change your email address in your my account area and logout and back in again. If you encounter any problems, throw us a message either via Kickstarter or private message Shane.
CarMOBgeddon! It's Carma1 on your MOBILE THINGS!!
Thanking YOU for ALL your support!
We want to let you know how much the massive support you've shown so far means to us ALL here at Stainless. So, we've decided to officially announce some NEWS today, and extend an offer to you all as a way of expressing our eternal GRATITUDE.
We've had a couple of talented Stainless guys beavering away in a cupboard for just a few months. They've been assigned the task of converting the original Carmageddon to run on the iOS and Android platforms. And a day or two ago they staggered out, to announce that they've NEARLY FINISHED! And so, we're able to announce today that Carmageddon will be coming to your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and a variety of Android devices THIS SUMMER!
LOTS OF UPDATES!: GOG.com, DRM Free, New Rewards, Mac & Linux Stretch Goals!
Hello Carmafans! We've been very busy here in Carmageddon Corner with all the Kickstarter stuff happening right now, so be sure you don't miss any of our MEGA updates on Kickstarter! We have reached over 9,000 backers and are now only 60,000 away from our target goal! But we still need to SMASH THE TARGET and continue WAY, WAY BEYOND IT!!
If you missed the updates here's a little summary:
- GOG.com – Carmageddon 1 & Splat Pack will be made available at GOG.com, and Kickstarter pledgers at $25 will get a free copy to download.
- New Stretch Goal! – if we reach $600,000 we will port to Mac and Linux.
- DRM free- YES! we are offering a DRM free version of the game.
- New Rewards! – we have added several NEW Rewards, such as (aside from GOG) the AWESOME Miniature Eagle Models! Go to our kickstarter page to check them out!
Thank you for all your contributions so far and a big thanks to those helping to spread the word about Carmageddon on Kickstarter! We can't do it without you guys!
Today we launched a Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter campaign, with the aim of getting the Carmageddon community and the wider gaming public behind the whole new concept of crowd based videogame funding.
It's had fantastic results so far for great game projects from Double Fine, InExile and others, and we really believe that it's the future of funding for Indie studios like Stainless and their projects. The gaming fans get to back the projects they want to see; and we get to make the games that our fans want us to make.
So, head on over to our Kickstarter project page; take a look at the video, check out the wide range of Rewards that we're offering at the various levels of pledgingness, and then spend a few bucks helping us reach our campaign goal! Together, we can continue the great crowd funded videogame revolution!
The official Press Release:
Southern England, UK. 8th May 2012. Stainless Games today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund 'Carmageddon: Reincarnation', the long awaited brand re-boot of their classic "points for pedestrians" driving game.
The campaign went live today, with the team of indie eccentrics looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic and much loved franchise.
"Raising the funds through Kickstarter will mean that we keep complete control of the project and can make the game we know everyone wants to play – with no EVIL corporate investor or publisher telling us that we can't run over old ladies or set fire to cows," said Patrick Buckland, founder and CEO of Stainless Games.
"Carmageddon Reincarnation encapsulates all that is wrong – and therefore right - with video games. We will stay true to Carmageddon's roots while adding a ton more over-the-top, outrageous content," added co-founder Neil 'Nobby' Barnden.
In return for their pledge, Kickstarter Backers will receive a wide range of Reward items, including the chance to appear in the game and meet a gruesome end. Repeatedly. A $15 dollar pledge secures a digital download of the game's first release.
Following in the footsteps of recent successful Kickstarter campaigns from Tim Schafer's Double Fine and Brian Fargo's InExile, Stainless believes that Carmageddon fans both old and new will jump at the chance to help fund the latest game, which has a lineage that is widely recognized as paving the way for free-roaming, play-the-way-you-want-to titles.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is set to be a major re-boot of everything that made the original games such a blast to play. Stainless will be reprising classic environments, cars, drivers and power ups from the original games; plus a whole bunch of brand new STUFF too.
To visit the Carmageddon: Reincarnation page please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stainlessgames/carmageddon-reincarnation
'Carmageddon: Reincarnation' is being developed for digital download, for which Stainless Games have built an enviable worldwide reputation, with numerous cross-platform releases and multiple No.1 titles on XBLA.
For more info and a chance to win some 'Carmageddon: Reincarnation' swag visit: www.carmageddon.com
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About Stainless Games
Stainless Games is one of that increasingly rare species; an independent game development company. The studio can be found perched on a rock near the south coast of England. Best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company is also recognized as one of the world's leading companies in the burgeoning console download market. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at www.stainlessgames.com.