Sat, Sep 24, 2011 | 18:09 BST
Slightly Mad crowdsourcing new games, first up is C.A.R.S.
Slightly Mad Studios has launched a new project called World of Mass Development, which allows those using the firm’s tech to work with developer on building games from scratch.
Once a game is created, finished, and launched, participants will be financially compensated.
The first project on the docket is a free-to-play racing game called C.A.R.S., which stands for Community Assisted Racing Sim. The title will be “an authentic and visceral racing experience that allows players to carve out a career starting in the karting world and progress to a specialization of their choice”.
“Pursue that career either solo or with friends via co-op and full team management and share your experience via a suite of tightly-integrated social features,” reads the description.
In the game, players start out as a karting cadet and become champion in various racing disciplines such as: Formula One, GT/LeMans, Touring Car, Rally and IndyCar. Micro-transactions are priced between 10 cents and $10, and various tracks and manufacturers have already been licensed.
The game will contain weather, daylight and dark cycles, upgrades, customisation and more.
It sounds like a very interesting concept, and allows users to invest in the game’s development all the way up to $100,000. The more you invest, the more the return.