Kickstarter of The Day: Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Welcome back to Kickstarter of The Day, a not-so-daily post where we show you…the Kickstarter of The Day…for today.
Today’s Kickstarter is, like the majority of the past few crowd-funded projects, a reboot of a classic 90’s game franchise, Carmageddon. Carmageddon: Reincarnation is the already in-development sequel from the original franchise-developer, Stainless Games.
Set on reintroducing a whole new generation of gamers to the pedestrian murdering, cow smashing, reckless-driving simulator that is the Camageddon series – Carmageddon: Reincarnation is begging to be developed further, but shockingly, they need this thing called money to make it happen.
If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter works, it’s essentially a crowd-funding website that allows any group or company (in this case a game developer) to set up a free account, start up a project, and offer up the opportunity for anyone to donate money to the project.
Once the project meets its expected goal, the project is funded. A small portion of the donated money goes back to Kickstarter, but is typically between 5-8 percent of the total amount pledged. All other monies falls into the hands of the people you want it to — in this case, the folks promising to make a Carmageddon sequel for you psycho drivers out there.
If you do decide to pledge money, you can do so at different levels – with prizes and bonuses for you to attain at each one. If you pledge $1, you get your name in the credits of the game. If you pledge $15, you get the game on Steam when it’s released along with some “sexy exclusive wallpaper”, as well as your name in the credits.
Every tier includes the prizes below it, so pledging more nets you everything in the package, and everything listed in the tiers preceding it.
If you’re interested in helping this game get to its $400,000 goal, you can do so over on the project page. Seriously, they have a TON of stuff they’re giving out to those who donate, so if you’re into “physical” trinkets as opposed to digital treats, this Kickstarter is for you.
Also, they run over Tim Schafer in the video, mostly because his game Grim Fandango outsold the original Carmageddon — and just by an inch apparently.
So…even if you don’t care about Kickstarter and just want to see a digitized version of Tim Schafer get run over by a car, then you should go check out the page. Then you should go see a psychiatrist, thoughts like yours are unhealthy.