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Crowd-Funded Latest Chapter of Controversial ‘Carmageddon’ Games Released

Carmageddon: Reincarnation, developed by Stainless Games, was released on Thursday, May 21. Reincarnation is the fourth iteration in a series that has been banned internationally. It can be purchased on Steam for $29.99.

Reincarnation brings back the “‘points for pedestrians’ destruction derby-style car game series.” This fourth release includes 50 events in single-player and six multiplayer events in which eight players can simultaneously bash it out in cars equipped with mashing teeth, sharp screws, and spears of lightning to most efficiently bludgeon and disembowel each other, pedestrians, and cows.

The original Carmageddon was banned in Brazil due to “high impact violence against pedestrians” and was “threatened with being refused certification in its uncut form” in the United Kingdom. Stainless Games “replace[d] humans with zombies” to release the game; after the ban was lifted, the developer released an update converting the zombies back into humans.

But despite this controversy, Reincarnation was backed on Kickstarter by 15,736 people, contributing a grand total of over $625,000. Les Edgar, founder of Bullfrog Productions, also donated $3.5 million to the project.

Follow Rob Shimshock on Twitter @Xylyntial.

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