This project's funding goal was not reached on June 4, 2014.
About this project
- MMO racing arcade based on an amazing gameplay up to 8 simultaneous players
- Challenging up to 4000 players Tournaments where players from all over the world can compete to win real-life prizes
- Innovative Teams Mode: crazy 4 vs 4 races where sharing special skills, upgrading them and building a common strategy will take you to the finish line safe and sound
- Tactics is an essential to win races on each of the games many circuits, where each has its own type of terrain and difficult obstacles to overcome
- Bringing back the intuitive driving style of the 80's and 90's arcades, adding an extra-smooth accuracy feel
- Great variety of cars, drivers, and an almost unlimited number of options for customization
- Addictive online gameplay, colorful HD graphics, cool special effects and a host of wild circuits full of secrets and shortcuts
- An ever-expanding game generating lots of new content and challenges
- Available for PC / Mac / Linux
+$10 EXTRA PHYSICAL COPY OF THE GAME: PC, Mac, Linux
+$15 PERSONALIZED FORMULA WINCARS DRIVING LICENSE (+$10 if your current tier does not include physical rewards)
+$15 EXTRA T-SHIRT (2 different models available) Designed by Javiclodo, Check out his online shop at: http://www.latostadora.com/javiclodo)
+$20 USB KEY-SHAPED DRIVE: containing all the digital rewards within your current tier (+$20 if your current tier does not include physical rewards)
Formula Wincars aims to be the craziest racing arcade game ever, holding wild races among players all around the world through impossible and fantastic circuits.
Beginners will feel comfortable from the very first play, and more expert players will also find the fast response speed and accuracy required for high-level competition.
All circuits will be full of secrets and elements to charge and level up your driver special skills during the race, making of Formula Wincars a deeper experience than other pick up and race games. As you can imagine, we will focus on the multiplayer experience, with up to eight players competing simultaneously, both individually or teamed up in 4 vs 4 strategic challenges in a very special cooperative synchronized mode.
It goes without saying than we’re all Mario Kart lovers, but there’s much more than that! For example Street Racer, another karting title first appeared on SNES. We’re also devoted fans of Yu Suzuki (Out Run, Hang-on, Virtua Racing…) and spent more time playing Ridge Racer or Crazy Taxi than doing something worthwhile with our lives (according to our moms' words)
We’re also true believers of competitive playing as seen on documentaries like The King of Kong or Chasing Ghosts. The 80’s Arcade culture of leading the rankings is something that we wanted to include in Formula Wincars, and our massive Tournaments will be the living proof of this.
OUR FREE-TO-PLAY MODEL
We are convinced that Formula Wincars is meant to be an F2P game: it allows us to build a huge community of players and it’s also a good system if you want to make an ever-expanding game.
Nowadays, most companies claim to sell you the full title at $50, and then start selling DLC’s planned from the very start, and that’s something that we wanted to avoid.
Besides this, we are players rather than developers and we know how it feels to gather never-played games that you paid for in your Steam account. This will never happen to you with FW where you’ll be able to play for free.
As everybody knows, some companies have used Free-To-Play doing unethical practices, our intention is to be honest and transparent making clear some core aspects of Formula Wincars:
- It will be possible to unlock every feature within the game by just gathering in-game experience. In other words, you will be able to progress in the game by JUST playing in a reasonable amount of time, as it happens in a classic story mode in a full title, not forcing you to make any micropayments to go on.
- There will NOT be any way of taking advantage over other players by doing micro-payments, forget about premium stuff. We are developing a videogame where fair competition is a MUST.
- We guarantee that all players will have same winning chances, otherwise, a title like this would simply make no sense.
- Basically, you will be able to spend driving credits to customize your car’s aesthetics building a much more personal experience.
Multiplayer competition will be the core of Formula Wincars. Players will be able to compete in up to 8 players vs exciting challenges using tricks, interactive elements, items and drivers' skills such as turbo and stomp. It will be easy to find a match with players of a similar skill level or to add some of your friends to a match. Besides, we will take a step further with our special 4 vs 4 teams mode. In this challenge, players will be able to share their driver's Special Skill with their teammates.
After using a Special Skill, it will remain available for your teammates for a while. So, it will be very important to use it at the most convenient time for your team and not only for yourself. As you can imagine, this increases the strategies and possibilities, making a very important factor of team building and strategy during the race.
During a Season, the players will earn Championship Points for every race they finish. The amount of points will depend on their results and the skill level of their rivals. Finally, these points will be added to their accounts, determining the players' positions along the season world wide ranking, and allowing them to compare with their friends. This is very important, given that Formula Wincars is a competitive game. Racing against people all over the world and rising up to the top of the rankings will be an amazing experience!
MASSIVE TOURNAMENTS WITH REAL LIFE PRIZES
Besides, we will celebrate Special Massive Tournaments.
These will be special events with more than 4.000 people racing simultaneously during one or two hours through several rounds with the goal to win fantastic physical prizes.
Once the date, prizes and rules for a tournament are announced, players will have some days to sign up for it. When the date approaches the players will be reminded so that they don't forget to join when the competition starts. Finally, the players will fight through several rounds. Those with better results will pass on to the playoffs. When the playoffs end, the winners and their prizes will be announced in our web and their names will be published in our news feed inside the game.
Yeah, it's about driving. But not just driving. There will be a great number of cars and drivers available, all of them with special characteristics and parameters. Players will be able to change their cars settings to suit their driving style, upgrade them with new pieces or customize them with skins and stickers to earn more fans, or even change the license plate text.
But this is only the beginning. As a racing squad manager you will be able to hire new staff for your team, decide research aspects and learn the truth behind Formula Wincars and your drivers' background stories.
The game will be launched with an initial set of 12 cars and 8 drivers, and we hope to reach a number of 20 drivers and 30 cars by the end of 2015, as we will be constantly incorporating new content to make of Formula Wincars an ever expanding game
In Formula Wincars the challenge starts before the race.
As you already know, there will be lots of cars and drivers in Formula Wincars. Each of them will have different parameters concerning Speed, Acceleration, Grip, Turn, Weight and Endurance.
Drivers will have different properties, complementing those of the cars. Before a race, the players will need to choose a proper combination of car and driver to succeed. Besides, a wise use of the driver's Special Skills is fully recommended. The Turbo and Stomp will not recharge immediately, so you will have to think twice which skill to use and when to do it.
This is even more important when playing Teams Mode.
In Teams Mode, the moment when players use their Special Skill will affect their teammates. The players will have to be careful not to spoil their victory chances!
Cars are Formula Wincars cornerstone. Our artists are putting great effort in creating fully original designs in order to have a complete set of awesome cars in different styles, all of them with their own aspect.
Concerning gameplay our cars will be sorted into four different kinds: Gran Turismo, Sport, Off-Road and Formula, all of them offering great possibilities. Gran Turismo cars will be easier to handle. Sport cars will be faster,a good option for those aiming to burn out in secondary roads. Off-Road cars will be the right choice when dealing with different terrains. Finally, Formula cars will be the fastest, with the highest acceleration rates, requiring of a finer driving.
Need more? Ok, there is still much more.
There will be special collections to unlock such as Retro, Tunning, Concept and Fantasy cars, all of them with stunning designs. Besides, every car will have a huge amount of skins available allowing players to adapt any car to their own likes.
Formula cars will be those more suited for Competition Circuits, faster and with high acceleration rates, but more difficult to drive when they happen to get out of the road. Off Road cars will be specially appropriated for driving over different terrains, such as dirt, sand or snow. Sport cars will be more suited for countryside races, combining highways with secondary roads.
Drivers will be almost as important as cars in Formula Wincars, as they will complement the cars performance over certain surfaces. All our drivers share two skills: Turbo, to gain extra speed, and Stomp, to hit other players.
Additionally, every character will have a unique Special Skill, not shared by any other driver, providing advantages against other players, such as extra speed, invulnerability, or the use of certain shortcuts by jumping or changing the car's size.
But Formula Wincars drivers are more than a set of parameters and skills. They will seem alive to you, with their own personality, and background stories that the players will be able to unlock by completing achievements until they unveil all the misteries behind Formula Wincars.
All circuits will be full of items, secrets, alternative paths and shortcuts, and will be divided into four different kinds: Competition, Urban, Rally and Countryside.Each kind of circuit will have different properties, favouring some cars above others.
But that's only the beginning of the story!
While Competition and Urban circuits will be a little more serious, resembling professional circuits and cities that may be found in real world, Rally and Countryside circuits will be much more crazy, full of dangers and surprises, with interactive and destroyable objects to make an amazing adventure of every race.
In Formula Wincars you may have both virtual and real fans. The addition of both of them will determine your level of fame. The most famous racers in every race will get their face displayed in the circuit screen as a sign of recognition, and the audience will cheer up louder when they come near. The most famous racers may even be sponsored with special stickers in their cars.
As Formula Wincars also means adventure and not only racing, players will receive virtual fans for permorming special actions such as breaking a wall or opening up a shortcut for the first time. When it comes to achieving real fans....well, that's a matter of yours! People will be able to become a fan of yours after a race by clicking the "Follow" button or visiting your profile
Just for backing our project above the $15 dollars reward tier you will receive a reward bundle which contains the following:
- Full access to backers VIP forum - you’ll take part in the final design of the game, we will open a forum to discuss your feedback and we will listen to you!
- An exclusive car available only for backers. There won’t be any other way to get this car, so it will always difference a backer from all other players. We are going to give you, beloved backers, the chance to decide which one will be the backers’ car between three different models. Vote for your favourite! Besides, you’ll get for free a license plate with your name on it.
- Access to the first inaugural tournament ONLY FOR BACKERS just after releasing the open Beta and before the game’s release.
ALL YOUR PLEDGE VALUE TURNED INTO DRIVING POINTS!
There’s still a big surprise left, all money value you pledge will be transferred into your Driving Points account. You could use it to unlock cars, circuits, drivers and many others game features.
Therefore, you can see it as helping us making our project become a reality, but you can also think that you have both, the game and the rewards for free!
You will collaborate with the studio in the creation of a new driver,which will automatically appear unlocked in your garage.
The only way for other players to unlock this driver will be finishing a race (where both of you compete) in a better position than yours. This will make you the most wanted player.
You will be able to unveil your identity to the community or watch how others try to find out basing on races results and obtaining (or not) the desired driver.
We will also be giving you original signed paintings from our concept artist.
THE ARCADE DRIVING MACHINE
Pick up your jaw up off the floor and enjoy this time paradox. The Formula Wincars arcade driving machine will allow you to get the classic Out Run or Daytona USA touch, adding the nowadays online multiplayer gaming experience. This is Intended to be used by players having the maximum highest level of exigency. Can you face the challenge?
Here is the list of rewards. Each tier up to the $200 level, includes the rewards from all the previous levels.
DragonJam Studios is a startup indie videogames studio based in Madrid, formed by professionals from every corner of Spain. We all share the passion for videogames and the dream of making such an ambitious project like this a reality.
Formula Wincars is DragonJam’s first project, though all team members have thorough experience in videogame development. Formerly, they worked at: Electronic Arts QA Cert (Battlefield 4, Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed: Rivals, FIFA 13…), Gameloft, Rovio, and developed titles like Skara: the Blade Remains (Pc 2014), Hybris (Android 2012), Santa vs Oogie (Mac iOS), Roving Rogue (Wii U 2014) or Ufolocaust (iOS 2012).
Jose Manuel Fuentes - Creative Director
Jairo Calleja - Project Lead
Jesús Luengo - Game Designer
Javier Pajares - Concept Artist
Rubén Gonzalez - 3D Vehicles & Characters Artist
Angel Arenas - 3D Environment Artist
Elena Fernandez - 3D Environment Artist
Eduardo Lozano - Programmer
Darío Muga - Programmer
Antonio Rodríguez - Backend Programmer
Javier Bargueño - Social Media PR
Brita Martinez – US Social and Marketing
Risks and challenges
We are confident that we will stick to our schedule. However, as experienced game industry professionals, we are aware of the risks and challenges this kind of projects bring. Whenever problems have arisen, we have always been able to solve unexpected situations in order to meet the deadlines. Having said that, we will update you on a regular basis to keep you informed on our status and any unexpected challenges that we might encounter.
We want you to know, backers, that we will not release the game until being sure that it reaches the highest quality level we have set for such an ambitious project like this. The Closed Beta and Open Beta version of the game will help us reach these quality goals, with your support, backers, who will take part in the final design of the game.
Our compromise is to ship your rewards fulfilling our given estimated dates. We have been doing a thorough research on production and shipping costs and we have done all the arrangements to get all set.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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