Carmageddon Reincarnation: Kickstarter-Funded Sequel Hits Its Target (VIDEO)

Carmageddon Reincarnation: Kickstarter-Funded Sequel Hits Its Target (VIDEO)

The classic - and hugely violent - video game Carmageddon is set to return after its Isle of Wight-based developer secured £255,000 in KickStarter funding.

The new game - Carmageddon Reincarnation - willow be developed and released around December 2013.

Carmageddon was a free-roaming driving game released in 1996, in which players raced other cars, aided by bonuses collected after driving over pedestrians and destroying other vehicles.

Originally based first on Mad Max and then Death Race 2000, the eventual game won a cult following - despite being censored in some countries where the red blood was turned green, and the pedestrians made into zombies.

The Daily Mail has called the game the "most controversial of all time" - which perhaps explains its success. Indeed Carmageddon has gone on to influence many other games of its type - from massive franchises like Grand Theft Auto to the Xbox 360 game Crackdown.

A sequel - Carpocalypse Now - was eventually released, but fans have been waiting for more than 12 years for a new title.

Now their gruesome wish has come true.

Stainless Games asked fans to donate to the project to resurrect Carmageddon by using the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Following the success of several other recent games, it passed total with nine days to spare, after 11,500 people pledged between $1 and $10,000 to help the game be reborn.

Anyone who pledged to help the game will now receive a credit on the game's website.

But for the higher tiers of backer, more goodies are on the way.

Two people gave the maximum amount of $10,000 and will now be flown to the UK and meet the design team, have a character designed in their likeness and help create the backstory of the game.


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