This IS the droid NEWS you’re looking for! UPDATE!
by shane on 07/05/2013
Update 7th May 2013:
Now, there has been some discussion about the "Upload to YouTube" feature being absent in the Android version. So, we'd like to explain the reason for this more clearly. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to implement Action Replay Saving to YouTube, and also maintain our most important goal; to support the widest range of Android devices that we possibly could. The option that was left to us was either to add the option BUT limit the OS to around 10% of Android devices, or NOT add the option and reach as many OS devices as was possible. Stainless is a company committed to being as inclusive as we can possibly be, and so we made the call to go for maximum Android device support. Perhaps in the future as an update we will have the opportunity to readdress this, but for the initial release of the game, this was our common sense decision. This is also part of the reason why we will be offering the Android version at a lower price once the paid version is released due to it having slightly less features compared to iOS.
There has also been some discussion as to how we will be handling making the Android version free for the first 24 hours. This will be dealt with in the following way (resulting in 3 versions of the App being available):
- Carmageddon PROMO – The FULL game for FREE (only available May 10th for 24hrs)
- Carmageddon – Full game
- Carmageddon FREE – Demo version of the game
After the first 24 hours of its release, the PROMO version of the game will be removed from Google Play and will no longer be available. Subsequently, the PROMO version will be unsupported because we have no way to update the title once it's taken down.
This isn't how we would have wanted to do this but it's the only choice. It's not possible to change an app from free to paid on Google Play. So, in the unlikely event that players experience problems with the PROMO version, the solution will be to either download the FREE (demo version) version, or "upgrade" to the FULL paid version. This will only cost you £1.49 and for that, you'll be getting the full benefit of support and updates for the lifetime of the game. So c'mon now everybody, that's GOT to be more than a fair deal!
Great news everyone! We can finally announce that our port of the original Carmageddon will be making its way to Android phones and tablets soon. And by soon, we mean NEXT WEEK!!!
Carmageddon will be popping up on Google Play, Friday 10th May! We can hear Bleak City residents panicking already! :)
As promised, as a token of our appreciation for your continued support and enthusiasm, an exclusive PROMO edition of the game will be available FREE for the first 24 hours on Google Play (this is the FULL game for free!) You can check out the gameplay trailer below and then visit our Apps section for more information about what the game will offer players.
If your memory is like a sieve and you have already forgotten what you are reading you may want to be notified by pigeon mail email when the 24HR PROMO is available - so click here to sign up to Carmageddon.com before the 10th May! By doing so, you also have a chance to win some freebies! (If you are already signed up then you are automatically entered!). We'll pick some names out at random, and the winner will receive the t-shirt of their choice from our cool collection in the Carmageddon store. 3 lucky runners-up will get a free copy of Carmageddon on GOG!