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Carmageddon: Reincarnation addresses Kickstarter concerns

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation (Thanks for the spelling lessons Erwinnnnn) arrives on Steam Early Access early next year, that’ll be out in several flavours for those of you who want to buy it then. Naturally, this has angered up the blood of Kickstarter backers, who reckon they’re getting the short end of the crowd-sourced stick here.

Speaking to Kotaku, Stainless Games developer Jason Garber issued the following statement:

Simply put, everyone who pledged on Kickstarter will get the complete game. Kickstarter Backers will get the Early Access content, plus all subsequent updates that go together to make up the complete game. The “complete game” is what it says — the full-featured game as originally described, with multiple environments, cars, peds and events.

It’s common practice to offer DLC for games — hell, we did the equivalent back in 1998 when we released The Splat Pack for Carmageddon. DLC is the additional content we offer after the game is finished and complete because we want to keep the game fresh and new for our players long after its release. The $US625k raised by our Kickstarter fans has contributed to development of the complete game. These Kickstarter funds are not being used to fund DLC development.

We hope that fans of the game will be excited to expand their game with more stuff from us here at Stainless, as well as the CarMODgeddon content that will be coming from the community as well.

In addition to that, Stainless Games has also decided to give everyone who pledged on Kickstarter and Paypal the full game, with all DLC. “We’ve concluded that the fair thing to do would be to make this announcement,” said publishing director Jason Garber to VG247.

EVERY Kickstarter and Paypal Backer who pledged the $15 and above for a copy of the game will be eligible to get The Full Package. They’ll get the full, final version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation and ALL DLC, for the REST OF TIME.

“We have always listened to the community, and felt that in this instance we’d clearly got it wrong the first time round” Brand director Neil Barnden added. “So it was imperative to make it clear how important the Backers remain to us, and deal with this as swiftly and positively as possible.”

Now that’s how you do PR. It’s one thing to defend yourselves until the last man standing. But owning up, making amends and moving on? That’s not only a great way to do business. It’s the right way to keep and attract said business.

Last Updated: September 27, 2013

13 Comments

  1. Vroom vroom splat

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    • loftie

      September 27, 2013 at 17:15

      *scream sound* WOT A PUNT *repair sound*

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      • Zubayr Bhyat

        September 30, 2013 at 09:10

        NICE SHOT SIR!

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  2. SaintsRowNigri

    September 27, 2013 at 15:51

    Meh. With GTA and Saints Row where you can run over pedestrians to your hearts content, is there still a need for Carmageddon? Just asking… Not judging…

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    • ToshZA

      September 27, 2013 at 16:05

      Simply put: Hell YES!

      Seriously, Carmageddon was way more entertaining to me than any GTA so far (bar 5, I’m not forking out my monthly food bill on a game – and in fact I pay less per month for petrol).

      Yeah, I’d love to roll me some carmageddon again.

      So to clarify my thoughts: GTA and Saints Row, are sandbox games where crime and murder are a daily routine, and the focus is on tons of stuff to do, and letting you do it when and how you want. Carmageddon isn’t like that. It’s not sandbox. You don’t golf in Carmageddon. You race. And while racing, you destroy your opponents, get creative on how you kill pedestrians, and mod your cars to look bad ass. It’s fast paced, frantic, and fun. GTA you can literally go to sleep while playing, wake up, and carry on where you left off.

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      • SaintsRowNigri

        September 27, 2013 at 16:15

        Yeah, I played Carmageddon 1 and it was awesome. My original comment was just a thought that entered my head…

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        • ToshZA

          September 27, 2013 at 16:17

          I know, but I thought i’d answer it. They are very different games, and genres. So yeah, I defo’s wanna play Carmageddon again.

          ~edit: I don’t really wanna play SR4, or GTA5, by comparison.

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          • SaintsRowNigri

            September 27, 2013 at 16:19

            Yeah. Me too. But after C1, the rest kind of left a sour taste in my mouth.

          • ToshZA

            September 27, 2013 at 16:22

            A little bit yeah. Altho despite the stupid zombies in 2000, it was a super fun LAN game. We played it over and over and over. Probably the one redeeming factor of that game.

            Actually, I’d love to see some LAN play in this remake.

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      September 30, 2013 at 09:09

      Yes, absolutely. Carmageddon had drifting before everyone else did. It also outclasses most racing games that come today. I’d rather have a reboot of that.

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  3. Xelus

    September 27, 2013 at 16:28

    This is all good and well, but the best way to keep a game fresh for years to come, isn’t releasing DLC’s every 2 months that players need to buy, but rather adding mod support. Ask pretty much any game that has it, modding can give a game a longer life span than DLC’s that cost pennies to make.

    Other than that, I’m really looking forward to this game. Still remember all those bloodied hours wasted on running people over, oh the old days….

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  4. Skyblue

    September 27, 2013 at 21:35

    CUNNING STUNT BONUS !!! That is all.

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  5. King_Anonymous

    September 28, 2013 at 00:01

    You didn’t make it clear what the fuck was angering them in the first place.

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