Automation allows the player to become an armchair CEO - to build their own car company from the ground up. Create and run anything from a boutique supercar manufacturer to a mass-market multinational mogul.

With powerful tools like the Engine Designer, the player can create cars and their engines in mind-boggling detail.

The grand campaign starts in the year 1946 and runs until 2020, with the main goal being to build a successful, renowned car company from scratch. All types of car manufacturers can be led to success if managed properly; building the right image over the years is key.

The player’s tasks are to design engines and cars, to manage factories, production, R&D, as well as advertising campaigns. In game, time advances at the pace the player chooses and pauses automatically for events and occurrences.

Automation is comprised of three major game components - the Engine Designer, the Car Designer and the Company Manager.

These components are naturally strung together by the game’s goals, made to be user-friendly and intuitive to use.

A multitude of tutorial missions, videos, and descriptive texts help car novices become experts.

Almost infinite options give the player all the creative freedom to create unique cars with vastly different engines.

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2 comments by Daffyflyer on Mar 10th, 2014

We've been hard at work on the Car Designer, and thanks to the excellent and never ending physics work of vehicle dynamics expert Martin "Der Bayer" Herrmann, we've got some very in depth stat calcualtion for cars as well as a cool test track simulator, as a bit of a bonus feature. 

Below is a big pile of dev update videos by Killrob, outlining all the stuff we've been working on

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nukeu Sep 27 2011, 8:27pm says:

Any chance of a beta release to the public ;) (wink)

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MaestroGamer Sep 11 2011, 6:42am says:

Will there be a LOGO designer ?

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Daffyflyer Sep 12 2011, 6:50pm replied:

Nope, just a range of logos to choose from

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MaestroGamer Oct 9 2011, 10:07am replied:

that would be easier :D

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crill Oct 9 2011, 5:37pm replied:

Mabye if all goes well once its released a program could be made to convert files that people have made in photoshop or such into files for logos, of course the logos would have to be limited to size. Just an idea.. lol

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Daffyflyer Oct 19 2011, 5:42pm replied:

As part of the mod tools, you should be able to add whatever you like :)

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crazyjake56 Sep 5 2011, 2:06am says:

We don't get to drive the cars huh.

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Daffyflyer Sep 11 2011, 1:23am replied:

Nope - if we did that we'd want it to be a very high quality and realistic simulation, and we don't have the time or money to do that.

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nickyoso Sep 3 2011, 4:49pm says:

damn it... I want to preorder but I don't have a creditcard...:(

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Daffyflyer Sep 2 2011, 11:58pm replied:

We'll have options for all common metric and imperial measures of everything :)

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