carmageddon reincarnation Controversial Carmageddon game seeks Kickstarter funding

The controversial pedestrian-killing game Carmageddon will make a return thanks to a Kickstarter project to raise $400,000.

The controversial pedestrian-killing game Carmageddon will make a return thanks to a Kickstarter project to raise $400,000.

 
The original game was released in 1997, but even before its debut there was staunch criticism of its extreme violence, with threats of a sales ban forcing the developer, Stainless Games, to replace running over pedestrians with the more acceptable running over zombies (perhaps the zombie community disagrees).
 
An uncensored version of the game was released a year later. Since then we have had numerous similar games, including Grand Theft Auto, which caused similar controversy and even lawsuits for the alleged encouragement of crime amongst youths.
 
EFD Maxhead Controversial Carmageddon game seeks Kickstarter funding
 
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is now being worked on by five of the original eight developers at Stainless Games. They already have a prototype up and running, with plenty of pedestrians running around.
 
Kickstarter has become a major asset to the independent games industry, opening the doors to more controversial or innovative titles. However, restrictions to US companies means that UK-based Stainless Games was forced to create a company in the US to pursue funding in this way.
 
Gamers who donate $1,000 to the project will be featured in the game. Even better, donators can choose who they want to be a pedestrian, so it may be time to get out the old grudge book. The project currently has over 4,500 backers and has raised over $160,000.
 
Source: BBC