THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property “Carmageddon” has been finalized with Stainless Games; based in Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden; and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria; and/or www.handy-games.com GmbH in Giebelstadt, Germany, respectively.
Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for PC in 1997. It was later ported to other platforms and spawned a series of follow-up titles.
In Carmageddon, the player races a vehicle against a number of other computer controlled competitors; in various settings, including city, mine and industrial areas. The player has a certain amount of time to complete each race; but more time may be gained by; collecting bonuses, damaging the competitors’ cars, or by running over pedestrians.
Races are completed by either completing the course as one would a normal racing game; “wasting” (wrecking) all other race cars, or killing all pedestrians on the level. The game includes 36 race tracks played across 11 different maps.
The game featured instrumental versions of songs from Fear Factory‘s album from 1995, Demanufacture; with the song “Zero Signal” being used in the game’s intro. Other songs from the album that appear are Demanufacture and Body Hammer.