Demo downloaded 50,000 times since availability.
Though the initial Kickstarter fell short, Bugbear Entertainment has managed to reach its funding goal for Next Car Game thanks to the availability of Early Access via pre-orders, with the goal having been reached “only a couple of days before Christmas.” The demo has been downloaded 50,000 times since its availability with sales doubling during the Christmas week.
Bugbear stated that, “It was the first time we were going to show the game to everyone, and we were very anxious to hear the feedback, but the game took the Internet by storm: the first Early Access release doubled the sales of the title during the Christmas week.
“Last autumn, we had a stretch of bad luck with our Kickstarter campaign, and it didn’t reach the goal we were aiming for. Even so, we didn’t lose our faith in the game and wanted to get it in the hands of the players as soon as possible. And thanks to our great supporters, we really couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present.
“All this is of course a testament to how awesome crowd of supporters we are fortunate enough to have. Although our game is still at a pretty early stage, and as such, contains many missing features and numerous bugs, the players have loved what we already got and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve already received a plenty of smart suggestions for future improvements, some of which will of course find their way into the final game.
“During the coming months we’re going to give the game a lot of polish as well as implement new exciting features, and our Early Access supporters have an opportunity to experience the game as it develops and get involved in the development.”
Next Car Game will be available later this year for PC though it could arrive for home consoles if enough money comes in. Are you partaking in the Early Access build? Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments below.