So, Steve Jackson Games made this announcement yesterday in regards to Car Wars. As one of their stretch goal on the Ogre Designer’s Edition Kickstarter, they were going to go into playtest and start on another version of Car Wars.
Does the hint of “…while we work on the big stuff!” mean that it’s really going to happen?
This is what the stretch goal said if they made it to $7000:
$700,000 – GOAL ACHIEVED! – Drive Offensively! We will launch a Kickstarter project for Car Wars! We *think* this will turn out to be a refinement of Car Wars Compendium 2.5, but you’ll tell us. Our supporters at the [new] $23 level and higher will be invited to join an exclusive Car Wars forum, where we’ll build the new edition from the ground up – issues like “which classic cover do we use?,” “10 phase, 5 phase, or 3 phase movement?,” and “do we include boats?” Once the project launches, surveys will be open to the public, but only supporters of the current project will get in on the preliminary planning. And we’ll take everything we have learned from our Ogre Kickstarter project to make the Car Wars project even better. If we make this goal, the private Car Warsforum and surveys will launch before the end of 2012. The game will be published in late 2013.
I for one was a fan of Car Wars, and I’d love to see what the next incarnation is!
How about you? What do you think about the up-coming Car Wars? What did you think about the original?