For immediate release
6 September 2011
In the upcoming game Automation you will be placed in control of a newly founded car company starting in the post-war era of 1946. You will be responsible for designing your cars from scratch - from the chassis and the engine to its body styling. Your goal is to meet the needs of different markets and various types of buyers. You will need to research new technology to keep ahead of your competitors and expand your company.
While there have been numerous great racing games focused on the thrill of racing, there have been very few about the cars themselves. This is where Automation is different.
Not only will you get the freedom to design cars that look how you want, but you will also be responsible for the technical aspects such as creating your own engines. Benchmark your creations and watch their components in action while you are provided with realistic specifications and performance figures.
Easy to understand descriptions will help you optimise your car, even without prior car knowledge.
Camshaft Software, the team behind Automation, has launched a RocketHub project to allow fans and car enthusiasts to preorder the game at a discounted price. During the last 16 months the underlying technology for the engine design and car design features were developed, and currently 4-cylinder powered hatchbacks can be designed from the engine to a completed car. The tools that are now in place allow content for any real-world car or engine to be added with relative ease. The funds from RocketHub will allow for more rapid addition of content and speed up the development of the game as a whole. Preorders and the RocketHub project can be found here: http :// www . rockethub . com / projects /2752
Camshaft Software will release a demo of the the engine and car designers ahead of the game. This demo content will be restricted to 4-cylinder hatchbacks only, while it will still allow people to design, build, and share cars before the launch of the game. Those who choose to preorder the game will not only get the finished game upon its completion, but also gain access to additional content during development as further milestones are reached.
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About Camshaft Software
Camshaft Software is an indie start-up based in Melbourne built around a core team of two games professionals and car enthusiasts, collaborating with a variety of talent from Melbourne's vibrant games development scene.