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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter is now fully funded with 10 days to go.

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For those of you missing your fix of gore splattered, pedestrian running down fun, Stainless Games has announced that their Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter has managed to meet its target of $400,000 with ten days left on the clock.

As of right now, the Kickstarter currently stands at $422,298, with additional funds going towards additional game features or a really swanky office party for the devs.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a remake of the original Carmageddon title which came out nearly fifteen years ago on June 30th, 1997.

Obviously elated (and sounding a little bit drunk) at reaching their Kickstarter target, an update on the official Carmageddon Kickstarter page said the following:

“We MADE IT! Thanks to ALL OF YOU for the support and backing so far! As you’ll see, I don’t have the power of speech or typing completely down at the moment (some would say, most of the time…) as I’m STUNNED at the speed it’s happened this weekend!  FANTASTIC job everyone… AMAZING! We got there with 10 days still to go! Have a BEER and a GREAT DAY! I’ll be adding a message from the whole Stainless gang later, as we’re getting together to CELEBRATE what YOU’VE DONE! :D”.

Since then the developer has released two milestone and ‘Thank You’ videos that you can see below:

Carmageddon: Reincarnation is due to arrive on the PC in February 2013 and XBLA/PSN later on that year.

Written by bitsnark

May 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

Summer XBLA standout title Deadlight gets another trailer. Still looks fucking brilliant.

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Perhaps the jewel of Microsoft’s forthcoming ‘Summer of Arcade’ promotion this year, Tequila Studio’s Deadlight is a triumphant mixture of 28 Days Later, Limbo and Shadow Complex.

Simply on the potential merits of such marriage of awesome ideas the game seems fucking brilliant.  See that trailer below?  Yeah, it doesn’t do much to dissuade the notion.

Have a look:

Deadlight is due to arrive on XBLA for the Xbox 360 sometime this Summer.

Written by bitsnark

May 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

SHUT UP AND READ. Ron Gilbert has a new game coming out. It’s called The Cave and it’s being published by Sega for PC, XBLA and PSN release in 2013.

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Double Fine, the devs behind Brutal Legend and cult favourite Psychonauts, have today unveiled a brand new title by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert called The Cave.

Coming from the equal parts twisted and brilliant mind of Rob Gilbert, you would expect The Cave to completely and brilliantly off it’s tits.  And you would be right.

The premise of The Cave, is that you assemble a team of adventurers, explore a subterranean amusement park which has long since been buried and in doing so you just so happen to come across inter-continental ballistic missiles.  Also, as you might imagine, rappeling and spelunking in deep, dark rocky caverns also features fairly prominently.  The game itself appears to be platform and physics based puzzler, but one that naturally bears Double Fine and Rob Gilbert’s unique flair and penache for the unconventional.

According to Gilbert: “The concept of The Cave has been bouncing around in my head for many, many years, and then the little voices that tell me to do things said it was time to make the game.”

Quite.  You mad, mad sod you.  Can’t wait to play your game.

Oh and there is a trailer too.  Cast your peepers below:

The Cave is being published by SEGA and will release on PC, XBLA and PSN sometime in 2013.

Written by bitsnark

May 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

‘Because We May’ indie sale starts today on DirectPC/Steam/iOS/Android – lasts a week.

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One of the reasons why I love the indie gaming scene, besides the general positive swell in innovation, is the pricing.  Generally, indie games find themselves subject to more sales per year than Lindsay Lohan does DUI infractions and the nattily named ‘Because We May’ sale is one more example of independent creativity being sold on the cheap.  Below, are links to the various sale category listings such as iOS, Direct PC, Steam, Android, Mac and everything else.

Direct PC:






Particuarly for mobile gamers, there are a lot of decent discounts there on some cracking little titles.  I mean really, if the likes of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and Waking Mars at their reduced prices don’t cause you to plunge your hand in your pocket; you must be some sort of disgusting pervert or something.

Creativity on the cheap is a GOOD THING.

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May 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

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