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Featured My Summer Car Released on Steam Early Access!

Discussion in 'My Summer Car' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Amistech have released the highly anticipated My Summer Car game on Steam Early Access, at long last giving players the chance to try their hand at building their ideal driving machine deep in 1990's Finland.


    Billed as the "ultimate car owning, building, fixing, tuning, maintenance AND permadeath life survival simulator" My Summer Car is one unique take on the open world driving and lifestyle simulation genre. Designed with an emphasis on fun and quirky gameplay features, you immediately find yourself in the middle of a 1990's Finnish summer as you attempt to build your own car from scratch and engage in a selection of Finnish summer activities ("doing stupid things under influence of alcohol"), whilst earning money to upgrade your car with random jobs found throughout the game.

    Several vehicles within the game world are available to drive, including of course the car you have to build using the tools and parts available in your garage and through mail order agencies. Not only do you have to maintain your car, you also have to maintain yourself with regular sleep, food and even beer and a sauna!

    My Summer Car: Key Features -
    • Full car assembly with over hundred parts
    • Detailed driving and engine simulation
    • Various other vehicles, cars and boat to use and drive
    • Dozens of kilometres worth of dirt and paved roads with AI traffic
    • Random paying jobs to cover food, beverage and fuel expenses
    • Rally event to participate in
    • Permanent death
    • Sauna bathing
    • 90's Finnish summer!
    • Support for steering wheel and shifter controllers
    • Detailed driving simulation with Pacejka tire model
    • Car operating requires H-type shifter and clutch
    • Super difficult hardcore car building puzzle
    • Walking simulator
    • Car stereos with installable subwoofers
    • Camera to take photographs
    • Dead boring highway
    • Extensive damage system, for parts dropping off and wear and tear
    • Parts shop for spare parts and tuning parts
    • Does have graphics of some sort
    • Listen drunk people talk
    • Drunk NPC's
    • Passing out and waking up in random place
    • AI road traffic
    • Able to go to sauna, drink alcohol beverages and get wasted
    • Radio channel
    • Ability to import own OGG songs to radio
    • Rallycross-style dirt track
    • Drivable cargo van
    • Ability to steal fuel
    • Car inspection process
    • Online leaderboard rally event
    • Complete car build up from spark plug to full body tuning
    • Engine simulation with changing damage and performance scenarios
    • Early 90's Finnish countryside setting
    • Play slot machine in bar
    • Ability to chop wood for money
    • Drivable muscle car with true to life automatic transmission
    • Fully functional dashboard similar to flight simulator
    • Chop wood
    • Brake fluid, oil, coolant, fuel, carburettor management
    • Fast and dangerous dirt roads
    • First person controls, no immersion breakers
    • Permadeath
    • Drivable tractor
    • Physics bugs

    My Summer Car Early Access Trailer:


    My Summer Car is available for PC on Steam Early Access at just £9.99... check out the store page here!

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    Minimum System Requirements:
    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: +3 GHZ dual core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 TI or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    Recommended System Requirements:
    • OS: 64bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

    Check out the My Summer Car sub forum for news and discussion regarding this epic new game from Amistech. Join in the discussion today, and spread the word about one of the most interesting and different driving games in recent years!

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    Have you tried My Summer Car yet? What do you think of the premise behind the title? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. seanvdburg

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    Narrated by Mika Hakkinen.
     
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  3. FeltHat

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    i had to buy it! looks good :cool:
     
  4. RinusDirtRally

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    I had to refund it cause several issues. Too bad cause it looks like it can be a cool game like postal was.
     
  5. Bram

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    Works smooth here :)
     
  6. Alexandre Costa

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    Do I have to drink to play this one?
     
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  7. awatring57

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    No but it'd probably be advised you do
     
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  8. Alex72

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    Awww man i wish i had some cash left. :cry: How is it guys? Having fun? :)
     
  9. kmanitou81

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    Yes, I think for most people it's better to wait. The constant sound of the flies, the slow walking and the tools falling through the world are a big pain.
     
  10. kona309

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    In addition, lack of any kind of instruction (even something as simple as a picture of the completed engine for reference) I think im going to refund and buy battlerite EA with the $. I've already got another 35CAD tucked away for Motorsport manager.
     
  11. Slyfrequency

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    Should be called "Kimi Raikkonen's Retirement Simulator"

    This will be getting my money indeed :D
     
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  12. William Levesque

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    Best game ever.

    *swears in Finn*
     
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  13. ZombieInfected

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    Holy ****. I think it's the most I've laughed just by looking at an early sccess trailer.
     
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  14. Paul Jeffrey

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    Btw guys, the developer has agreed to do an interview with us in the next week or so. I've created a thread here - please feel free to post up any questions you want adding to the Q&A :)

    Thanks
     
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  15. quicksilver384

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    Question for Q&A: Can i get a free copy ?? lol
     
  16. TeSL9

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    PERKELE !!! :D
     
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  17. Tim Meuris

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    Never laughed with a cargame that much :roflmao:
     
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  18. Boby Kim

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    Great game but that mosquito just has to DIE :cautious:Can i kill it?? Please tell me i can.
     
  19. ZombieInfected

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    I saw a youtuber play it (Robbaz) - you can buy mosquito repellant at the store.
     
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  20. Boby Kim

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    Haha...great game:D
     
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