This is a fully playable demo of the Cars Incorporated Alpha-version, limited to the game years 1900-1905. It can be unlocked to play from 1895-1950 by...
A business simulation game all about cars. Build your own cars and change their design in the semi-free, integrated 3D Editor. Develop engines and stray from the concept of strict tech levels seen in other games: Your car consumes too much fuel? Why not improve your next engine's fuel efficiency. You car is too slow? Why not develop a more powerful engine? And if your car is the most advanced on the market it may even earn you some awards. Can you turn a profit with your car company? This game is available in a fully playable alpha version (not yet feature complete.)
Preface: I'm again having some trouble with my internet connection so this is actually the update as it was intended to be released a week ago. The update to v0.32 will follow soon.
Version 0.31 offers mainly small improvements and fixes over v0.30, as well as a couple of more components. The tire selection is now complete for the time to 1950 with later tires being visually wider and new in-between tires coming with white walls.
Please remember that there is currently a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo aimed at speeding up the somewhat slow development of Cars Incorporated. Side effects of a successful campaign will include better and more optimized features and can make the planned add-on possible after the main game is finished. The Add-On would allow you to drive your own cars.
You do not need to contribute financially to the campaign if you don't feel comfortable with that but helping spread the word by tweeting about it or sharing the link through facebook and other social media sites can go a long way in helping the game as well. Take a look and share or contribute.
Now for the update:
v0.31 begins the process to build on v0.30's component system with 3 new tires and 1 new wheel added. To be easily recognized the design of the default pneumatic tires has been changed to look like thin white walled tires as a kind of intermediate between full rubber and the adv. pneumatic tires. Cross ply and radial tires are represented by wider and flater versions of the pneumatic and adv. pneumatic tires. Radial tires are the last new component at the moment, becoming available for research in 1946. More components will follow in the next releases.
A new dedicated options menu has been added, bringing the options that were distributed between the office screen and the menu screen together in one place. This can and will be expanded in future updates, but for now the only new option is the volume control for the music.
A credits screen has been added. Besides the regular info on who made the game it also contains the names of the contributors from the first Indiegogo-campaign, unless they chose to stay anonymous in the campaign. You can get your name on that list for future releases as well by contributing to the new campaign for an appropriate perk.
(*) These problems were previously fixed in a hotfix.
As usual this version is already available for download. Please be aware that savegames from versions older than v0.30 cannot be loaded any longer.
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