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Another history lesson here: In 1997, there was a PC game called Carmageddon, an action racer where you raced against some other drivers. You had to destroy your opponents’ cars whilst trying to run pedestrians over. It was very controversial due to the gratuitous violence featured, but sold over 2 million copies nonetheless. There were also two other games in the series called Carmageddon 2 and Carmageddon TDR 2000.
Since then, Square Enix(the people behind the Final Fantasy series), have held the rights to Carmageddon. However, Stainless Games have bought back all the rights to Carmageddon and have announced that they will be rebooting Carmageddon if they raise $400,000US (approximately £249,000) by June 6th 2012 using Kickstarter.
So what is Kickstarter? Well, Kickstarter is a website where someone can go to “crowdsource” funding for any creative project they want to do.
If someone pledges $1000US(or more), then they will have their face mapped onto the pedestrians in the game.