Brain in a Jar Taking Indianapolis 500 Evolution to Greenlight

Oulton Park, UK, 6th September 2012. Brain in a Jar, the independent UK developer specialising in racing simulations, has announced that the PC version of its historic racing title, Indianapolis 500 Evolution, has entered Steam’s new Greenlight program. Community members and racing game enthusiasts are invited to support Indianapolis 500 Evolution’s EU and US release on PC via Steam, where success will see the game launch as the only historic racing simulation of the Indianapolis 500 on the Steam Store.

Tracing an era of rapid technological development, Indianapolis 500 Evolution takes players from the end of the front-engine ‘roadster’ era of Indy cars to the British manufacturer invasion and the rise of mid-engine monsters, culminating with the dawn of the down-force revolution. Featuring more than 190 race cars and six historic tracks, the game also includes multiple variants of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, covering its development from brick-paved oval to modern speedway as it evolved throughout the 1960s. Other courses include Hanford, Langhorne, Milwaukee, Riverside and Trenton and car manufacturers such as Lotus, Lola, Hawk and McLaren. Rounding off the content features is the roster of legendary drivers for players to race against, which includes superstars such as A.J. Foyt, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Mario Andretti, Al Unser and Jack Brabham.

Carl Dalton, founder, Brain in a Jar comments: “Entering the Greenlight system is a big step for us, as we test the mettle of crowd-sourced approval and see if Indianapolis 500 Evolution can get to the audience it deserves.” He continues, “We are, however, proud to be submitting our detailed and authentic simulation of one of the world’s most iconic races for release on PC. We know there is a demand for quality historic titles in the sim racing scene, so we invite racing fans across the EU and USA to support us in getting Indianapolis 500 Evolution onto the market, so that more titles in this vein can follow.”

Community members and racing game enthusiasts can support Indianapolis 500 Evolution by logging into Steam and voting for it here:

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About Brain in a Jar:

Brain in a Jar is an independent developer of video games based in Oulton Park, Cheshire, UK and was founded by Carl Dalton and Matthew Gabriel in 1998. Priding itself on cutting-edge proprietary motorsports simulation technology, Brain in a Jar creates driving simulations and games primarily as sole developer and secondarily in an outsourcing capacity for other companies. Brain in a Jar’s development ethos is to create solid and flexible technology for physics, rigid body dynamics and rendering capable of supporting a varied array of vehicle based games and simulations. Brain in a Jar is a licensed developer for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PC.

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