The lights are on
Pixilbionic, a studio comprised of ex-Twisted Metal, Battlezone, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and Interstate '76 developers just announced a Kickstarter for a new post-apocalyptic vehicular combat game, MotorGun (formerly AutoDuel).
In a Mad Maxian future, survivors travel the wastelands in supped up muscle cars. Developer Pixilbionic has already dreamed up a gritty world for it's new game, MotorGun, now the studio just need to make the game. The studio envisions a game where players can trick out up to 20 vehicles with a blistering array of heavy artillery and then take to the dirt roads to do battle with three warring factions: Ratters, the Scavengers and the Techies.
MotorGun's team-based sports will play out across a variety of battlefields, including abandoned cities and dried-up riverbeds. After returning from battle victoriously, players will be able to upgrade their ride as they progress along a tech tree full of performance modifications.
The MotorGun team includes luminaries such as David Jaffe (creator of the Twisted Metal and God Of War series), Zack Norman (creator of Interstate '76), and Scot Kramarich (Senior Producer on Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath). The team is looking for $650,000, and Kickstarter ends on August 16. Scope out one of Pixilbionic's vehicle models in the video below:
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Our TakeAs tired as I am of seeing new crowd-funded campaigns crop up, Kickstarter seems to be here to stay. And honestly, there are some cool projects some coming out of Kickstarter. I also can't deny the visceral rush of car combat titles. I'm far from a huge car nut, but I love rushing through the streets firing missiles from a tricked-out hot rod.
Perhaps car combat titles just tap into my love for James Bond, but games like Spy Hunter and Twisted Metal have always provided more than a few thrills. Pixilbionic seems to have assembled a talented group of individuals who know how to make a good game, so MotorGun could turn out alright. I just hope that they also know how to manage a balance sheet; $650,000 doesn't spread very far when you're making a video game. I guess, we'll just have to wait and see how much money they end up with on August 16.
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It's probably a low amount to see how much interest there is and to get things started. Who knows.
Sounds like it could be a fun game.
if it is anything like motor storm, count me in.
Sounds interesting enough, but these Kickstarters still seem you're giving money to people on the idea of a promise, but there is still no gaurantee. Is this going going to be prototype purposes to be multi-platform in the future? Still, I wish somebody would do an updated version of Roadkill. If anyone here has played that in the past knows that game was hilarious and fun. Had all these perverted radio stations you could switch between during game play.
as long as i can blast devo for the car speakers like in interstate 76, i'm all for it.
I'll get behind this.
I just put 20 bucks towards this. I can't get enough of car combat games.
Just slow it down a little and I'd like this genre a lot more. There's no weight to the cars anymore. They just bounce around like plastic toys. If they made one of these made the cars feel even as heavy as the characters in Gears of War, I'd get behind it for sure.
So cool when these turn out great