Kickstarter has helped once again to revive a once dead game franchise. Earlier today, the campaign to raise funds to develop Carmageddon: Reincarnation exceeded its $400,000 goal with 10 days remaining in its campaign. This revival of the classic (and very mature) car combat and racing game series is being developed by Stainless Games, which include some of the people who made the original Carmageddon games. The team has already spend over $300,000 of their own money to make the game.
The game's Kickstarter campaign page claims:
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a re-boot of everything that made the original games such a blast to play. The new game will be inspired by the classic environments, cars, drivers and power-ups from the original, but dragged screaming and kicking into the current state of the rendered art. And of course, there will be a bunch of brand new STUFF too, including true rag-doll pedestrians and physics-based power-ups that let you mess with their limbs whilst wiping away the tears - of laughter!
Since the Kickstarter campaign still has 10 more days to go, it's likely that the Stainless Games team will announce some "stretch" fund raising goals before it is officially completed.