Mobile platforms have been very welcoming towards older video games. Atari, Sega, and other publishers have already begun to release their classic hits on smartphones and tablets for a while, and today, yet another game developer has joined the party.
Stainless Games today released Carmageddon, a classic, violent racing game that won the hearts of over two million fans when the title was first released back in 1997. Its popularity spawned a number of sequels and spinoffs, and also spurred the developer to start a Kickstarter fundraiser for the production of the port. Fans of old and new raised over $625,000 for Stainless Games to create the port, which was released today on iOS and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The developer is also planning an Android version for release soon, as well as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux variants.
Here’s Stainless Games’ description of the game:
Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!
To celebrate the re-release of Carmageddon, the developer is letting the iOS app go for free today. Simply head over to the download link below to download it to your iDevices.