Carmageddon: Reincarnation Reaps $3.5 Million, Goes Next-Gen
Written Wednesday, March 20, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Stainless Games has completed its Kickstarter campaign for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, managing to generate a most respectable $625,000, having set a target of $400,000. This will help fund the development and launch of the Carmageddon return, which will now be heading to 'next-generation platforms.'
Yet, thanks to backer, Bullfrog Productions founder and Stainless Games shareholder, Les Edgar, Carmageddon: Reincarnation has received a further $3.5 million in funding. “I have always had a great belief in Stainless, and I really admire their continued success as one of the leading indie dev studios. The Carmageddon name is one we all want to see rise again, and I know that in the hands of its original creators, we’re bound to get the best out of the brand.” said Edgar. “I’m delighted to be on board and helping make the project happen.”
“We are delighted to have fully funded Carmageddon: Reincarnation without having to go outside of the collective of our own company, shareholders and fans. It allows us to maintain a true independence and creative control whilst not having to compromise quality or content by budgetary constraints. ” said Patrick Buckland, CEO and Co-Founder of Stainless Games. “For an independent, privately owned company to achieve this, is a testament to our strength and to the loyalty of our fans.”
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is currently in development at Stainless Games, and could presumably be heading to the next-generation Xbox, most likely as a downloadable title. A release date has not yet been confirmed.