The Independent did a small preview of Next Car Game, with a really positive spin. They conclude the piece with this:
"[...]it's clear this is the future of car games and it looks dented, with missing wheels and car parts scattered across the road. Perfect."
You can read the whole thing here:
I'm no keyboard warrior with an ego to prove, I'm past that, and after reading the review I feel that journo is past some stuff also, unfortunately its research for an article,, which is semi important, and quite frankly I'm surprised you felt the need to publicise this limp review.
I shall begin my disection;-
"A working title and currently still in alpha, Bugbear have a long history with developing games in this explosive genre with the Flatout series, steadily released over the past decade. “Another destruction derby game? Why not just release it as the new Flatout?” I hear you cry! Well it's okay, stop crying, because one major feature that has distanced them from every other destruction derby game made. Soft body physics."
FO was never just a DD game, it also included vehicle damage affecting you, NCG isnt teams first "soft body" by your definition game. I shall try to stop crying, whilst I realise that the name "Flatout" is owned by others.
"In the alpha you can already get a good feel of how the final game will play, with three different modes currently implemented: Pit Destruction, the usual and expected circle of chaos associated with the sport; Race, which has thee tracks flaunting how the cars handle across jumps, dips dives and over a longer period of time; and the final is an early-backer only playground mode. Separate to the game it allows you to take a car and drive it across a variety of jumps and other fun objects such as a giant novelty hammer, plinko machine and cannon, channeling your inner Evel Knievel meets Wile E Coyote."
Shame that BB as a team didnt offer a free tech demo, missed a trick there guys.
Could I also suggest you do a forum type thing, and maybe ask people how they would like the game to take shape.
It might be worth trying to build a "community" which may extend the lifetime of youre labours.
Seriously, I am tempted to ask this journo what he thought of your flatout 3, and if he had permission to use other peoples youtube footage
If it brings more sales, I am all for it, I just despise shoddy journalism, lets have a catchy item title, and make up the rest type thing.
I live in the UK, and dont read the independent btw.