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Next Car Game: A Motorsport With Attitude!

A project in Helsinki, Finland by Bugbear Inc.

Cancelled by Creator

A demolition racing game with spectacular crashes, realistic driving physics and intense car building from the makers of FlatOut!
Backers: 2487
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $81,772 of $350,000
Dates: Nov 1st -> Dec 1st (31 days)
Project By: Bugbear Inc.
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Latest News

Wreckfest reader review

November 4th - via:
With the consoles versions recently delayed into next year, a reader offers his review of the spiritual sequel to FlatOut on PC. Wreckfest is the latest game from Bugbear Entertainment and it seems it very nearly didn (Read More)

Why Your Game Demo Is Hurting Your Kickstarter Campaign

July 8th - via:
How could giving potential backers a taste of your game possibly be detrimental? What are  (Read More)

After stalling on Kickstarter, Next Car Game finds success in Early Access

February 8th - via:
Bugbear Entertainment canned its Kickstarter campaign for motorsport title Next Car Game, but it was hardly an admittance of defeat. (Read More)

Bugbear's Next Car Game Earns $1 Million In One Week

January 30th - via:
After bombing out on Kickstarter, Bugbear's Next Car Game earned more than $1 million in just one week on Steam Early Access. (Read More)

Next Car Game successfully raises nearly $500,000 through crowdfunding

January 6th - via:
Bugbear Games, whose Kickstarter for their amazing-looking Next Car Game unfortunately stalled, have instead experienced overwhelming success on their own site, raising $490,000 through their own crowdfunding drive. (Read More)

Bugbear's Next Car Game now in Early Access

December 23rd - via:
FlatOut creator Bugbear may have failed earlier this year to Kickstart its next crash-happy racer, which imaginatively is still codenamed Next Car Game, but hasn't given up. The game today launched an Early Access version, letting people pre-order to start playing while Bugbear finishes development. To tempt people into pre-ordering, the dev has also released an updated version of its technology test sandbox, which lets players smash cars into pretty little pieces. (Read More)

Home PC Sony Microsoft Nintendo Indie Mobile About Steam Group Contact Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Festival of Magic, Operation Squiddershins, Super World Karts, Interstellaria and Next Car Game

November 27th - via:
This week in gaming crowdfunding: Festival of Magic brings a little JRPG style to Wii U and PC, Operation Squiddershins attempts to save a talented young man from pizza-related obscurity and Super World Karts GP concludes that mode 7 rendering wasn’t an evolutionary dead end. Meanwhile, there’s positive funding news for Interstellaria but more New Car Game fails to secure funding. (Read More)

Next Car Game's Kickstarter in the ditch, early access program offers playable tech sneak peek

November 24th - via:
Bugbear Inc. has canceled its Kickstarter campaign for Next Car Game, but financial obstacles aren't enough to keep the project off the road of game development. The canceled campaign's most recent update notes the studio is "hell-bent to keep on developing the game with our supporters" through the pre-order program hosted on the game's site. (Read More)

Bugbear Entertainment cancels Next Car Game Kickstarter

November 24th - via:
Bugbear Entertainment canceled the Kickstarter campaign for its motorsport title, Next Car Game, after it became "obvious" that the game would not reach its funding goal. (Read More)

Next Car Game's Kickstarter ends in a pile-up, demo released

November 23rd - via:
Bugbear have cancelled the Kickstarter for their crashtastic Next Car Game, citing the (fairly sound) reason that "it’s become obvious that we are not going to meet our goal". Fear not, however: this doesn't mark the end of the pragmatically named racing game, at least not yet - Bugbear are putting their weight behind their pre-order campaign instead. They've also released a demo, which - boo - is only available to those who've already paid for the still-might-not-be-finished game in advance. (Read More)

Thank you all, see you at!

November 22nd - via:
First of all, big thanks to all our backers. Although our Kickstarter campaign has attracted tremendous enthusiasm, during the last couple of weeks it’s become obvious that we are not going to meet our goal. Because of this we have decided... (Read More)

Racing on a dirt track with the Oculus Rift ;)

November 16th - via:
Hi all you racers!  Would you like to see Oculus Rift support in Next Car Game ? We think it would be awesome! What about you?  The perfect racing setup?  (Read More)

Bugbear seeks Kickstarter funding

November 15th - via:
The studio behind FlatOut is seeking funding to build a new demolition racing game with spectacular crashes, realistic driving physics, and intense car building. Bugbear from Helsinki Finland has turned to kick started to gain support for the new project which they are calling “Next Car”. (Read More)

First gameplay video!

November 14th - via:
This is the moment you've all been waiting for: we're finally ready to show you some proper racing action on a dirt track! Here we are testing with a powerful rear-wheel drive car how our handling works on gravel, and we're glad to let you know that... (Read More)

FlatOut developer releases 10-year-old racing prototype

November 10th - via:
Bugbear Entertainment, the developer behind the FlatOut franchise and Kickstarter project Next Car Game, released a racing prototype created 10 years ago. According to the developer's post, the prototype was the foundation for its physics engine today. The demo has never been shown publicly, and it's not the "sneak peak technology demo" of the developer's current title. (Read More)

Bugbear goes "retro flat-out"

November 7th - via:
Hey, everyone! Since we’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign for our Next Car Game, we thought it would be a great time to share something very special with you. You can now download a prototype that we created over 10 years ago that has... (Read More)

Got Multiplayer?

November 6th - via:
Everyone loves to serve their friends (or enemies!) some hard-hitting punishment in a multiplayer match, and in this blog update we shed some light on our multiplayer component: In today’s blog update we’re going to talk a bit about multiplayer.... (Read More)

Autumn vibes

November 6th - via:
We're always looking for ways to improve, and a couple of weeks ago our Environmental Art team decided to take advantage of the stunning autumn nature to hone their production methods and capture gorgeous new assets for the game. Here's a quick... (Read More)

Interview with the first preorderer

November 5th - via:
In our ongoing series of blog post repostings, here's an interview with a very special person: Aiden, who was the first to preorder Next Car Game when the preorders went live back at the end of August. In the interview, Aiden turns out to be an old... (Read More)

Upgrading upgraded

November 4th - via:
Hello all, and many thanks for the tremendous support we have received this far! We have already received a lot of really great feedback regarding the game, and we'll be following up on some of the most popular questions and suggestions in future... (Read More)

Next Car Game Crashes Kickstarter

November 4th - via:
BugBear’s Next Car Game is the spiritual successor to their FlatOut series. And by that I mean it’s covered in ectoplasm and knocking on the pipes and oh no it’s grabbed television’s Sarah Greene! But in another sense this is the game they’ve always wanted to make. One which conveys everything they’ve learned and put into their car crashing racing games, but in a new engine and without the FlatOut name. Up until a few days ago, the team had been attempting to fund it through their own pre-order website in a scheme that seemed like the spiritual successor to Kickstarter, but now they’ve moved onto an actual Kickstarter. (Read More)

Bugbear's Next Car Game still doesn't have a real name, but does have a Kickstarter

November 4th - via:
I have a horrifying feeling that they're actually going to call it Next Car Game. Sure, they might not be actively planning to do so, but at some point someone at Bugbear will say, "well, it's what everyone already calls it, so why not?" But no, Bugbear, don't do it. Call it something that more accurately reflects your destruction derby intentions. Something like CAR METAL HYPER FORCE SMASH TIME. Whatever it might eventually be called, it's appeared on Kickstarter, as Bugbear look for a turbo injection to their development fund. (Read More)

Next Car Game Drops the Hammer On Kickstarter

November 2nd - via:
Next Car Game, the next car game from FlatOut studio Bugbear Entertainment, is now on Kickstarter. (Read More)

FlatOut Team Returns With More Destruction

November 1st - via:
Bugbear, creators of the underappreciated FlatOut series, have hit Kickstarter with their latest game, tentatively titled “Next Car Game.” Bugbears newest creation doesn’t stray far from their expertise; creating complete carnage with cars. (Read More)

Bugbear launches Next Car Game Kickstarter

November 1st - via:
Bugbear have "big plans" for their destruction derby racer Next Car Game and the want your cash. (Read More)

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