Carmageddon free on GOG to Reincarnation backers
Stainless and GOG team up, providing original game free to backers of $25 or more
As the Carmageddon Kickstarter campaign nears its $400k goal, digital download site GOG.com has announced it will provide a free copy of the original game to backers at the $25 level or higher.
The original 1997 drive 'em up will be available onGOG.com "in the near future", and this deal sets an unusual precedent of collaboration between a digital retail outlet and a crowdfunding campaign.
Carmageddon Reincarnation has raised $360k with twelve days remaining, making it very likely the reboot of the iconic and controversial "points for pedestrians" series.
“Since we got the rights to Carmageddon back, we’ve been hearing from the community how much they’d love to be able to play the original games again, on a modern Windows PC," said Neil Barnden, Stainless co-founder and Executive Director on Carmageddon.
"We’ve been hearing this message even louder since launching our Kickstarter campaign to help fund our next title in the series, Carmageddon: Reincarnation. The message from the gaming community is loud and clear: Give us something to play, while we wait for the new Carmageddon! So, that’s exactly what we’ve done.”