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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billabong007 May 5 2012, 3:47pm says:

if a may ask hou long will the game take?

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Oscuro1987 Apr 1 2012, 1:26pm says:

Tracking this like alot of people on bay12 forums hehe

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Otter. Mar 12 2012, 7:31pm says:

Will you optimize the game for total newbies who know nothing about car mechanics? Because I would barely know if this engine is better then that by vague statistics only.

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Daffyflyer Mar 12 2012, 8:24pm replied:

Yup, the whole thing is meant to teach you how it all works if you don't know - its got tutorial videos, descriptions of what all the parts do, simple overview of what does what, etc etc.

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Galacticruler Mar 12 2012, 5:17pm says:

i cant visit the site, the connection gets reset when i go.

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Daffyflyer Mar 12 2012, 5:57pm replied:

Hmmm, seems to be up for me at the moment

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MaestroGamer Mar 1 2012, 1:13am says:

will there be a demo ?

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Soilworker78 Feb 20 2012, 6:59pm says:

You won't be able to build a smaller kind of a gas turbine engine or fuel cell engines right? Would have been fun if you could expriment a little with other kinds of engines as well...

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Daffyflyer Feb 20 2012, 9:43pm replied:

Hah, that would be cool, but we have our plate full with normal engines, even diesels and wankel rotaries won't be in the first version of the game

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Soilworker78 Feb 21 2012, 5:10pm replied:

I see, I'll just have to wait 'til the game is released and maybe there will be a patch which introduces gas turbine engines, imagine a Hummer H2/3 look-alike with a gas turbine engine ^^

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