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Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a brand new points-for-pedestrians driving game from the indie dev team behind the smash hit PC original.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a brand new points-for-pedestrians driving game from the indie dev team behind the smash hit PC original.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is a brand new points-for-pedestrians driving game from the indie dev team behind the smash hit PC original.
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    1. Jouni Lahtinen on August 9

      It seems we're fast approaching the anniversary of Stainless' last communication to backers. Like I mentioned ages ago, when it comes to gaming I'm pretty positive a fellow, but this is getting dire.

      I've attempted to contact Stainless via KS, Twitter and their help desk system, asking if the rewards are still a thing. I wasn't rude, but polite and chipper, yet every time the answer was pure, concentrated silence.

      It's time to write this one off, I guess. This makes me a sad penguin.

    2. Lestat on August 8

      Will there ever be a DRM-free version of the game? I still got no reward ...

    3. Mike Dennis on August 7

      I just noticed that Reincarnation isn't even on Steam anymore... I wonder if unused keys can still be entered...

    4. Gary Minato on August 7

      These Stainless thieves been spending our money on other games before doing anything about this fiasco;

      Carmageddon Crashers: It’s the antidote to dreary drag strip racing games!

      Where is my Mac version of Carmageddon?

    5. Mike Dennis on August 7

      ZikZak, I was thinking that too... More money spent on something that didn't involve the physical rewards or anything else they promised and haven't delivered on... Of the 31 projects I've backed, this is basically the only one that has just taken my money and run.

    6. Jeffrey Woods on August 1

      No Mac version, No linux version, No DRM-free version, No physical rewards delivered with many people paying $150 or more for never delivered items. Thieves, that is who operates Stainless Games... Liars and Thieves.

    7. El Fungus on July 21

      Still want that DRM-free LAN version! Make it happen Santa!
      Seriousy disappointed here :(

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      ZikZak on July 21

      What we can keep in mind from this campaign is that next time we see the name Patrick Buckland
      or Neil Barnden we can simply forget about whatever they say and just run away.
      Their company sucks and proofs about how much it does is listed below.

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      Tyrmorr on July 17

      We'll be using Steamworks for our online services on PC & Mac, so we require Steam for online play. However, we can confirm that there will be a non-steam, DRM-free release available to backers at a later date that supports single player and LAN multiplayer only. Obviously, this version won't have those Steamworks features.

      This. This was the only reason I backed this project. Where is my DRM free version? Where?
      I don't want steam. I never want steam. I am never going to want steam.
      At this point I feel very much like I have been bait and switched.

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      William on July 16

      Still waiting for a DRM-free version. It'll probably never happen though.

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      Nathan on June 25

      While the game itself is finally fun and running pretty decently, I am severely disappointed that I paid 150$ for this game.
      If I could reverse the charge I would, but it's too late for that now.

    12. Sami Mannila on June 16

      @Bob M, Yea this Kickstarter was a blatant rip-off, the worst project I have backed. Instead of delivering on Kickstarter promises, Stainless Games most likely shifted the funds and resources to make the console ports. But that is not what I had intended my money to go towards.

      So basically the Linux version and physical goods haven't been delivered, not because of the developer lacking funds or resources, but because they were dishonest and greedy. If they actually had any intentions of making this right, they would have posted an update or comment

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      Bob M on June 16

      Can't believe I pledged to this almost five years ago now. This might actually turn out to be the first Kickstarter project I have ever backed that flat out ripped me off by not at least attempting to fulfill what I pledged for. I guess it was bound to happen sometime.

    14. winta on June 11

      Here one of the idiots thats 150Bugs for nothing.. NO "KICK in THE BOX"
      No Box, no Eagle Car... or other physical Stuff.

      Thats very sad. And i was a absolut hyped guy.

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      Steven Green on June 8

      Where is the linux version we were promised?

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      José Luis on May 30

      Another 150$ backer here without the physical goodies. That's a shame! Despite being the ones who believed and had faith with the project! Is there anything we can do??

    17. Heiko Wagner on May 20

      Another 150$-backer here... no shirts, no model, zilch, nada, nothing.
      Only the keys for Steam.

    18. Jouni Lahtinen on May 9

      @Mike Dennis - Same. Only one I've backed that didn't deliver was Colossal Kaiju Combat, but in that case they had a pretty darn good reason for folding (lead programmer passed away). On the most part the Kickstarted games have been a delightful - faves being Republique and Satellite Reign.

    19. Porcupine on May 6

      @Mike Dennis oh, I can give you a list if you wish, and I assure you none of them looked sketchy in any sense at the time. I get the feeling the "golden days" of Kickstarter are over (if they ever existed at all) as lots of experience surfaces about how the typical KS project is likely to end up - delivering significantly sub-par results, no results at all, or simply being an outright scam, and definitely over budget and way, way over deadline in either case. Successful delivery is not unheard of but about as likely as winning the lottery. I think in a decade or two crowdfunding will either need to transform completely getting much more responsible and accountable, or it will be well and truly dead...

    20. Todd Junker on April 30

      Sounds like e might have a class action suit here folks... we've been ripped off. This is outright fraud.

    21. MrLurid on April 27

      I backed for 150 bucks, and apart from the steam keys, I got none of the rewards.

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      BSL on April 22

      Mike,

      They aren't the only ones who've ripped off their fans, I've had devs abandon their projects, release DRM locked games (when promising otherwise) ask for more money when asking to switch platforms, etc. Lots of slimeballs out there. And I agree I back much less than I used too and mostly to devs who have delivered in the past. Had to buy the console version (used thankfully) to actually be able to play this game, that's ridiculous.... >=/

    23. Mike Dennis on April 18

      This Kickstarter is still the ONLY ONE that I've had where the creators just screwed over the backers and didn't fulfill the rewards of most of the backers. I'm pretty careful about the projects that I back, and even more careful after Stainless did this to us.

    24. Justin
      Superbacker
      on April 16

      Still waiting on Stainless to fulfill their rewards tiers.
      The DRM-free version is still absent. Last I heard not all platforms offered are covered either.
      Considering the amount of time that has passed and the continued refusal of Stainless to communicate with their backers I've now moved on to warning my friends and fellow gamers about them.

      If they ever shape up and actually deliver on their promised rewards options I'll be sure to let folks know that as well, but I'm not holding my breath.

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      Linaxe on March 13

      For what it's worth I've emailed Kickstarter asking why they condone theft and how I can get my money back. Stainless have ignored my requests for a refund and "reporting" them to Kickstarter was also pointless.

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      ZikZak on March 10

      Still waiting for the "Frequently Asked Question" to be fulfilled:

      Will there be a non-Steam version?

      We'll be using Steamworks for our online services on PC & Mac, so we require Steam for online play. However, we can confirm that there will be a non-steam, DRM-free release available to backers at a later date that supports single player and LAN multiplayer only. Obviously, this version won't have those Steamworks features.
      Last updated: Wed, May 30 2012 2:57 PM CEST

    27. Tomas on February 23

      @Jonathan Sweet: Be careful to do it before 24 hours before the deadline, though. "During the last 24 hours of the campaign, you can’t decrease or cancel your pledge without contacting customer support first — if that action would drop the project below its funding goal. "

    28. ThomasN on February 16, 2017

      I write this off as learning money.
      I never again in life get myself in a position where I can get fucked, because I most likely will.

    29. Jonathan Sweet on February 10, 2017

      I hope they do another Kickstarter so I can pledge a large amount, crap on them in comments, then withdraw my pledge at the last minute.

    30. Jeffrey Woods on February 9, 2017

      Just thought I would hope on here for my quarterly reminder that Stainless is among the very worst software companies in the world for how it treats it's customers. You STOLE from us. THEFT is literally the only way to describe what you did to every single supporter who either runs on Mac or Linux, or who spent even more money on your lying promises of physical rewards. You are scam artists, nothing more, nothing less. WE WANT OUR REFUNDS!

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      ZikZak on January 10, 2017

      Another place where you can post your comments: https://youtu.be/xAju5XuY5Sc

    32. Ultros on December 22, 2016

      This is so ridiculous. They doesn't answer my questions here or the emails i send. I'm so fuckin disappointed. I really hope that the whole Stainless Games goes to ****.

    33. ThomasN on December 12, 2016

      And remember Stainless, your future is very, very small mobile apps.

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      Abadura on December 9, 2016

      Send them emails asking for our physical rewards and everything that they have not answered on:
      corporate _AT_ stainlessgames _DOT_ com
      It looks like they are ignoring all questions on this page.

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      William on December 2, 2016

      I sent the following inquiry to Kickstarter:

      -----
      "Other than reporting a project, which apparently doesn't do anything, what other recourse do backers have when a creator refuses to honor their word? There are multiple projects I have backed and whose creators are flat-out ignoring requests for more information and/or explanation. Several of these projects have already been reported, but alas to no avail. Does Kickstarter lack the manpower to look into reported projects? Or is it just that Kickstarter cannot be made to care about backer concerns once a project has been successfully funded? I know it mustn't be so, but at this point it feels like the latter is unfortunately the ugly reality."
      -----

      Here's what Kickstarter said in response to my inquiries:

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      "Thank you for voicing your concerns with this project. We expect all members of the Kickstarter community to act with honesty and openness. When we find that people are abusing the system or the trust of others, we do not hesitate to suspend their account or restrict certain account privileges, like launching another project.

      On our end, among staff, we track creators' fulfillment histories as comprehensively as possible - from snags to more serious complications - to help ensure creator accountability. We may adjust our policies based on feedback from backers and creators, and/or data aggregated across projects. Additionally, our Integrity Team monitors our system and reviews reports that we receive from our community. While we can’t speak to the nature of specific projects that have been approved or declined, we’re constantly working on improving our vetting process for creators and we are grateful for the feedback that folks like you provide."
      -----

      So yeah...reporting a project to kickstarter does nothing. >__<

    36. ThomasN on November 22, 2016

      Newsflash: The "report this project to kickstarter" button does nothing.

    37. Joshua Sol Harwood on November 18, 2016

      Still no word on a Mac release. Please give me a code to redeem the Xbox game so I can play something. This sucks.

    38. Ultros on November 4, 2016

      Hello Stainless Games,
      I still haven't received my Carmageddon: Reincarnation game for my Steam account. Is it still on the way or do i have to forget the whole thing? I've been waiting it for a loooong time now.

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      Leon Moor on November 4, 2016

      If you're inclined to go legal over not receiving goods that Stainless advertised for sale on Kickstarter (yes all those terms are correct, no you don't know better, no Kickstarter creators can't legally claim they're not a store and you have no consumer rights if they act like a store) you can contact Citizens Advice or a Trading Standards office in the UK. Though if you're outside the UK you're probably screwed.

    40. schnide on October 31, 2016

      ..and I've asked for that refund well over ten times since 2013, FYI. Stainless - such an ironic name!

    41. schnide on October 31, 2016

      This link is the only proof you will ever need (though there's far more) of what lying, untrustworthy, money-grabbing "game developers" these manchildren are:

      http://i.imgur.com/WaZWm60.png

    42. schnide on October 31, 2016

      Stainless are indeed scumbags, as I've been saying on here for years. I'm sorry it took so long and so many other people to realise that. Shame on them, ten times over.

    43. Evgueni Baldin on October 30, 2016

      Where Linux support?

    44. Spacebug on October 30, 2016

      Wait, nobody has got any physical rewards? That sucks.

      I put some extra dollars on my pledge to help get the Mac stretch goal. Even though I'm not a mac user. Pissed off that mac seems to be just not happening.

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      jose1711 on October 29, 2016

      linux version or refund!

    46. Ziv Kitaro on October 28, 2016

      At least stop posting here out of respect to those backers you cheated. I mean not delivering on a promise to do a mac version is one thing posting about more versions of the games is another.

    47. Thomas Acton on October 27, 2016

      I have tried loads of times to contact stainless Games to ask where all my rewards are and have had no response. They are a bunch of crooks. I want a full refund. Does anyone know how we can report them for just taking our money?

    48. Christian Gudmann Johansen on October 19, 2016

      this sucks, i backed with 350$ and seeing it all gone suck, i thought they would do right by us, but instead they just screw us......
      i find it ironic that under the "post comment" button it says "be respectful and considerate" they don't deserve neither

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      William on October 14, 2016

      Unfortunately, it doesn't look like reporting will do anything...

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