First real track revealed

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<p>As you know, Wreckfest is all about recreating a visceral racing experience in total, and realistic environments play a very important role in that. Since we have come to learn that you cannot really create an authentic race track from the top of your head we involve ourselves in regular field trips to local motorsports avenues. One of these little ‘research excursions’ took place a couple of weeks ago when we visited a motorsports center in southern Finland that’s a venue to many exciting motorsports activities, folk-racing in particular. Although we take cues from banger racing and demolition derby, Scandinavian folk-racing has always been our main source of inspiration for the game so a track like this one is a perfect reference for us.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-7452" alt="track" src="http://nextcargame.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/track-1030x459.jpg" width="1030" height="459" /></p>
<p>It wasn’t a race day so the track was empty (save for a couple of karting guys doing practice runs) but we didn’t mind it at all since our plan this time was to capture the environment with our digital cameras, the idea being that we could later on use the photographic references captured by us to recreate the track details and various environmental props in-game. However, while shooting all the lovely details on location we came up with a wild idea: what if, instead of just recreating some of the details, we would recreate the complete track in-game? We thought that would be pretty neat so that’s exactly what we did! Here’s a couple of screenshots from the first version:</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7471" alt="track01b" src="http://nextcargame.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/track01b.png" width="620" height="388" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7472" alt="track02b" src="http://nextcargame.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/track02b.png" width="620" height="388" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7473" alt="track03b" src="http://nextcargame.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/track03b.png" width="620" height="388" /></p>
<p>Real folk-racing tracks are not often seen in games, but we figured something like this specific track would make a perfect match for our kind of rough, bumper-to-bumper folk-racing. As you can see the track is obviously still in early stages of development, but you can already make out the general layout as well as get some idea of the environment. It will take weeks of additional development to get this track to its final polished stage, but as a result you will have a real race track to race around, faithfully recreated in the game.</p>
<p>Our next update will contain a playable prototype of the track so that you can take a sneak peek at it and let us hear your opinion on it. Speaking about the update, it will also contain a feature that many of you have been anxiously waiting for: career gameplay! For the first time ever you will actually have to start from scratch and earn money to buy better cars and parts. The career will still lack many of the planned features but you will already have an opportunity to get a glimpse of what we have in store for you. Many other improvements are also in the pipeline, but more news later!</p>
 

sam223

Active Member
Weeked Smasher
Looks good Jannes, would be interesting to see some footage of racing there. The ideal reference starting point to create something masterful. Photo 3 (top right) looks like chalk surface?
Squeeze a couple of short variations and a oval/fig 8 out of the long track and everybody is happy.

P.s Could someone answer Errol's pm please :)
 

Mohasz

Member
Weeked Smasher
Full time wrecker
Hm, seems like they're alive...thank you for the update, mysterious Guest. Keep us interested from now on, pretty please.
 
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T3MPraw

Guest
BB posting as guest in there own house, maybe feeling they have been away for a little time, anyway thanks for info :D
 

Daystar

Gone in 60 seconds!
Great to know that the game is still progressing, even if it is discreet without our help.
thanks for letting us know whats up Guest (Janne?) ;D
 

Firebird

Member
Full time wrecker
Pretty cool to see the start of another track. Looks interesting with the different surfaces but it's hard to see the size of it with no cars. The euro in game makes the track look quite wide.
 

Purple44

Well-Known Member
Team Bugbear Member
Does that mean Wreckfest going get some true mud effects in the game that will effect the racing on this track?

Also for me, track to flat! Need a dip or something. :p
 

findRED

Member
Full time wrecker
Sweet! This'll be great! A real life track to race on in Wreckfest! And I need to get pumped for something, cuz I've been waiting for something to crop up with Wreckfest development...
 

LUNITIC_WILL

Member
Full time wrecker
even after this, my hope for another great title from bugbear is almost non-existent. right now, the game is mediocre at best.
 

Purple44

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Team Bugbear Member
Iwasawa said:
Too wide track... Again a boring one.
You did see the pic of start line and video of real track?

Will Bugbear go with 6 cars wide and 4 rows deep or 8 cars wide and 3 rows deep for the start of the race? I can see why the first two turns are a little wide, then they narrow down. Going to make for some interesting starts. Not a track for clean racing!! :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LpXXaO_jsxg
 
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