Wreckfest coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
Steam Early Access out now! Support us and pre-order now!
Love Wrecking Cars?
Did you love the over-the-top, reckless racing action of the FlatOut series? Or the ferocious wrecking fests of the classic demolition derby games? So did we!
What if you could take those glorious moments and mix them with some serious vehicle upgrading, and spice it up with fierce online races where players duke it out with tricked out bangers? Now THAT would be something.
For years, you’ve been asking us the same thing over and again: when are you going to get back to your roots, and create another high-octane racing game that captures the spirit of over-the-top action and reckless driving of the legends of past?
Well, we heard you. Our next racing game is going to bring those unforgettable moments up to date, and the best part of it all is that we want to make it with YOU!
It’s called Wreckfest.
Why Should You Care?
A Unique Racing Experience.
First and foremost, we’re building a FUN racing game with ATTITUDE. It’s all about the stuff that really matters: varied tracks and terrains, plenty of cool cars, and those breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved with true-to-life physics simulation.
If you’re familiar with the original FlatOut experience, you already know what we’re talking about: exhilarating racing action with sophisticated physics and damage modeling, only this time we’re upping the ante on every front. This is the game we envisioned way back in the early 2000s, re-imagined for today’s technology and gaming standards.
Oh, and we’ve got full-blown, straight-up demolition derbies, too, to go with that full contact racing.
The cars are old, cheap, banged up, patched together, rusty,… In other words, plain awesome! Our cars ooze STYLE, and you won’t find anything like them in other racing games.
We’ve got variety, too! Everyone loves the old American heavy-hitters from the muscle car era, but we’re not neglecting the fun little European and agile Asian cars from the long gone decades either. The best part is that you’ll be taking them apart and building them back up again in your garage. Need more horsepower on a budget? No problem, scour the classifieds for a bargain supercharger – just remember that a cheap solution find might not withstand too much punishment!
Your career as a derby driver is as much about your garage and your project cars as it is about racing.
You could not create this kind of experience with just any engine. Fortunately, our in-house engine, ROMU, is a beast, a hell-bent monster that’s precision engineered for high-speed, breakneck racing. ROMU is all about how those beautiful steel and chrome bullets crash into both each other and the environment.
At Bugbear we’re all about putting you in the driver’s seat. That’s why our engine is simulating everything, to give you great feedback on what your car is doing. You’ll feel the little bumps on the track, the weight of your car when you swerve and curve – and you’ll most certainly feel it when you’re being dealt a solid track shot! Getting HURT has never felt this good!
We can’t wait to show you what we can do with today’s hardware. We have fully dynamic visual car damage (no predefined damage models!), and the environments are more destructible than ever before.
Essentially, we can now put a ton of flying metal and dirt in the air at any given time, which we most certainly will!
It’s a Motorsport with Attitude.
Why Do We Need Your Help?
It’s actually very simple. This is not going to be a small game, for we have a lot of ambition on what Wreckfest could be. We’ve invested over a million dollars into the game already. Normally this would be the time when start looking for a publisher to take us the rest of the way, but this time we want to make the game that we want – the game that you want – and not the game the publisher wants. Making games costs some serious money, but if everything goes well, we’ll have a great, tightly knit community that’s going to support a lot of awesome content over the years!
We at Bugbear have a long track record of making high-octane racing games, and we know that we can pull it off with your support. We’ve been making racing games for over 14 years, and this is our tenth (10!) game. We’re recreating a type of experience we’ve already shipped three times on four different platforms, so we do know what we’re doing.
Why Should I Pre-Order?
You get to make this game with us. The game is currently scheduled to be released early 2017, but we have already released an early version showcasing what the engine can do, and that’s going to be available to our supporters only.
The early access version is just a start, though! We will actively listen to our supporters’ feedback and build the game on that. What works will get enhanced, and what sucks will get fixed.
Shape the game into something you want to play!
Pre-ordering really helps us make the game you deserve. Your support is absolutely vital to this game! We have decided to make this game without a publisher, but to do that we need to fund the game by other means. That’s where you come in. Getting our fans to support us gives us the creative freedom we need.
What you get out of the deal is access to the game as it is developed, and you get to communicate DIRECTLY with the development team to make sure we’re making the all-out racing game that you want. By backing us now, you get to have your say. Want a specific game mode? Don’t think your favorite car model is included? Let’s hear it!
We will not make compromises to appeal to the mainstream – this one is for our dedicated fans!
A Great Deal.
In addition to being a part of the creation of the game, it’s also a great deal! The final product will cost more than what the pre-order does, so by supporting us now you’re also saving a lot of money.
Pre-ordering is also your chance to get many neat options that are not going to be available later – custom cars and paintjobs, a chance to be featured in the game or your name listed in the credits. There are also digital extras like the soundtrack and exclusive wallpapers, and those might not be available later.
We expect to build a great community around Wreckfest. Our early supporters are going to be its stars and we’re going to make sure they’re recognized with special community badges.
If this sounds good, you know what to do next!