Crashday

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Crashday
Crashday logo
Developer(s) Replay Studios, Moonbyte Games
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • GER: 2006-02-23
  • NA: 2006-12-20
  • RU: 2006-03-20
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Crashday is a destruction derby/racing/car stunts game co-developed by Replay Studios, Moonbyte Games and published by Atari. It was released in February 2006.

Gameplay[edit]

The game combines various styles of preceding racing games. Several modes are available, including several race variants, a Destruction Derby-like arena, various capture-the-flag variants, and stunt competition. The cars can be upgraded to have weapons, similar to those in Full Auto, with which to attack competitors in both race and arena modes. The stunt mode involves the player driving around a purpose-built stunt track, performing flips, rolls and other stunts to receive points. The more combo stunts you perform, the more points you receive. The hold the flag mode contains a flag that should be driven through a number of randomly selected checkpoints. The flag can be stolen from another player by toughing his/her car. Race mode includes a mode whereby the last car on each lap is destroyed. There is also a race type called bomb run mode featuring a minimum speed that rises with each checkpoint to avoid a bomb being detonated, in reference to the movie Speed.

In-Game Action

Damage is taken to the car as an overall percentage, which causes the car to be "wrecked" at 100%. The lights, windscreens and body trim can all be smashed from the vehicle and wheel and suspension damage is also modelled (affecting the car's actual driving performance). Furthermore, the cars geometry deforms through collisions, again effecting the cars stability. Though these features are not immediately apparent due to the games 'arcade' feel that allow continual collisions without noticeable damage (there is no realism settings in the options menus), the game can in fact be easily modified to allow a more realistic damage model by editing the simple text in the games configuration file. There are many car types available for purchase as well as a system of upgrades. Many of these are cosmetic in nature, however the cars can be armoured to absorb less damage from impacts and gunfire - as well as being reinforced to better resist collision damage (and cause more to other cars). Cars will then take very little damage in collisions against the front of their vehicles. The car's engine performance can be increased, and other more cosmetic improvements include wheels, trims and paint schemes.

Steam Greenlight[edit]

On June 24, 2016, Crashday was posted on Steam Greenlight,[1] a service through which users of the Steam service vote on whether or not a game should be published on Steam.

As of March 11, 2017, the Steam version has been renamed to "Crashday: Redline Edition", with some screenshots showing the new UI and the improved graphics.[2]

References[edit]

[2] Announcements in the Steam Greenlight submission.

  1. ^ "Announcements in the Steam Greenlight submission.". steamcommunity.com. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Announcements in the Steam Greenlight submission.". steamcommunity.com. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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