Bugbear's Next Car Game appears on Steam as pre-release

By on January 15, 2014, 6:30 PM
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Bugbear has had its share of problems with its newest racing project. The Flatout creator has been working tirelessly to breath life into "Next Car Game," its smash-em-up demolition racer that makes use of realistic collision and physics. So far we've seen a failed Kickstarter campaign, a sneak peek trailer, and a demo. Recently, the development team spruced up their website to hold their own crowd funding crusade, and now Bugbear is turning to Steam with a pre-release of its unnamed title to the masses.

The pre-release will set you back around $25. If you're a true Bugbear fanatic and are expecting something big from the veteran developer you might want to pony up for the $35 digital deluxe edition, which unlocks an exclusive in-game car, wallpapers and a soundtrack. Once pre-purchased, the game will show up in your Steam library, under the name "Next Car Game."

Many individuals may see this sudden move to Steam as a desperate attempt from the team to gain some funding, but according to the Early Access Disclaimer, this is a very community minded tactic. Bugbear notes that the pre-release experience will be full of bugs and nasty glitches, but is hopeful that a public perspective can help them iron out any issues during development. The team is hungry for feedback from gamers, and is confident that this pre-release will bring both funding and creative ideas. Bugbear wants to create an all-out racing game that is rejoiced by the gaming community, and they're asking for your help to do so.

You can pre-purchase the game here, and follow along with any major title updates through the Steam platform.

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Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

I use to love the flatout games. Might give the demo a try. Seriously though, they could use a new title for this game.

jeffz6 said:

I think the failures comes from not enough publicity. Soon as I found out about it I backed them from their site. Even from a unfinished demo, its is alot of fun. When multiplayer finaly arrives, this will prove to be a hoot. I really like the idea from the street rod days.

dikbozo said:

The demo is somewhat limited but it sure looks and runs well. I guess I have to pony up for another 'Flatout'. Same as it ever was.

Xtreme gamer said:

The physics engine in this game is amazing, it's spot on!

I hope they build the rest of the game very fun!

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