There’s an individuality crisis among our current crop of driving games. Very little innovation going on, still, with a whole lot more effort into trying to make things not look like they’re from a different game; actual examples come to mind too, but it’s cool little low-budget productions like Next Car Game (NCG) that really put big money titles in stark contrast, at least when it comes to innovation.
Thankfully, though, its developer, Bugbear Entertainment, knows a thing or two about developing a mass-audience game, as their previous FlatOut series of destruction derby-style racing proved.
Now, NCG adds a little bit of Beam NG Drive into the mix, but keeps the nice polished graphics of a commercial title, and promises a game of reckless action, but with substance.
There will be a physics engine that keeps everything as real as possible, and there will also be a deep modding and tuning part too. Then, all that’s left to do is to destroy your tricked out banger by smashing it against other cars or obstacles…
The game is currently very early in development and looking for backers, but it already looks very pretty and detailed for its state, and the motion of the cars looks really nice and fluid – I’d even call it realistic…
Check out the videos after the jump to see what it’s all about.
By Andrei Nedelea