Next Car Game Early Access sales doubled over Christmas

Friday, 3rd January 2014 14:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bugbear has announced Next Car Game has “reached and topped” the developer’s original campaign funding goal in just a week after the availability of Early Access through pre-orders.

The milestone was met “only a couple of days before Christmas,” and sales of the title doubled during the holiday week. The firm also announced that the game’s demo has been downloaded over 50,000 times.

“It was the first time we were going to show the game to everyone, and we were very anxious to hear the feedback, but the game took the Internet by storm: the first Early Access release doubled the sales of the title during the Christmas week,” said Bugbear in a statement.

“Last autumn, we had a stretch of bad luck with our Kickstarter campaign, and it didn’t reach the goal we were aiming for. Even so, we didn’t lose our faith in the game and wanted to get it in the hands of the players as soon as possible. And thanks to our great supporters, we really couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present.

“All this is of course a testament to how awesome crowd of supporters we are fortunate enough to have. Although our game is still at a pretty early stage, and as such, contains many missing features and numerous bugs, the players have loved what we already got and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve already received a plenty of smart suggestions for future improvements, some of which will of course find their way into the final game.

“During the coming months we’re going to give the game a lot of polish as well as implement new exciting features, and our Early Access supporters have an opportunity to experience the game as it develops and get involved in the development.”

Early Access to Next Car Game is available to all pre-order customers, starting around the $25 mark and all the way up to $1000.

Next Car Game is in development for PC with console versions possible later if enough money is raised.

You can look over the latest set of screenshots through the official website.



  1. KineticCalvaria

    Change the fucking name, it’s doing my head in. Lol. :-)

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Panthro

    Demo is available on there website and its pretty good.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Change the name to something more recognizable, like all the other 4-6 letter-words-racing games.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @3, Yeah like Need for Speed, Driveclub and Gran Turismo… oh wait a min… :-)

    Nice stealth edit.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    It’s still a “working title”. It will be named eventually.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. KineticCalvaria

    @5, I know I wasn’t being serious :-), it’s a bit surprising how long it’s taking them to actually name their game though.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. Panthro

    TBH ‘Next Car Game’ has kinda grown on me, I wouldn’t be mad at all if they kept it.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Well I meant to add a smiley face to my post but it’s one of my resolutions this year to stop doing it. But then again how does one know if I am joking /laughing or what have you if I don’t? It’s a bit of a conundrum.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @8, My mind = blown.

    #9 12 months ago

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