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Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out

Spintires: MudRunner is now officially available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, offering an updated edition of the off-road driving in the original Spintires. The Windows edition is available on Steam, where they offer a 50% discount for owners of the original Spintires. Here's the launch trailer and here are some details:

Spintires is an incredible off-road vehicle simulator, taking players on hostile roads and harsh environments. Acclaimed for its immersive and accurate driving and physics models, the first edition has captured over a million players on PC.

Watch the Launch Trailer of Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate edition of Spintires. Available today on PC, and for the first time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, this version of Spintires offers new content and unique experiences for a video game - It's a genre of its own, reinventing the rules and offering new challenges for players looking for emergent encounters and true-to-life off-roading situations.

With near-photorealistic graphics and incredible physics simulation, Spintires: MudRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful off-road vehicles, and challenges you to face extreme sandbox environments, with only a map, a compass and your driving talents to survive!

Through numerous missions and challenges, off-road vehicle fans will enjoy crossing mud, rivers with strong currents, and climb perilous peaks aboard their 4x4s, trucks and sturdy logistic vehicles designed to withstand the most extreme conditions. Dedicated players and driving enthusiasts will appreciate the hyper-realistic driving sensations thanks to an advanced physics engine, including fuel simulation, a differential transmission system, soft-tire simulation, as well as realistic interactions between vegetation, mud, water, and your vehicle. Lastly, players looking for adventure and open environments will love the freedom offered by the sandbox maps of the game – choose what path to take, through difficult terrain, rivers, forests, swamps, mountains... nature and its dangers will always put you to the test.

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9. Re: Confused Oct 31, 2017, 23:54 eRe4s3r
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:42:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:31:
A spintires game? So not by the original developers?

Also how is this naming scheme legal?

It is the original developer, he got screwed over for the first Spin Tires. I presume he owned the name but it's weird that the video has the name the other way around from Steam and the press release. I don't know the details of the screw-over, but here's a quote from the ever-reliable Steam reviews section:

Oovee is the original publisher and stopped paying the Developer.

The Dev, Pavel Zagrebelny, luckily owns the rights to the game engine and has done some work on it despite not being paid.
For him to give us these updates, he had to go through a DIFFERENT PUBLISHER to get it out to us.
The original Spintires will NEVER receive an update ever again as Oovee has taken the money from that game and started an entirely new business that has nothing to do with video games.

The new publisher isn't just going to do all the work of setting everything up for this Dev and not make any money. For sure you understand every business needs to make money, right?

Now that Pavel Zagrebelny is working with a new publisher, you will start seeing regular updates to this game.

Thanks, that's one hell of a background to this... so this is basically the actual Spintires game now, and the old one was the scam.

What a shitty thing to do to a developer though.
 
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8. Re: Confused Oct 31, 2017, 22:42 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:31:
A spintires game? So not by the original developers?

Also how is this naming scheme legal?

It is the original developer, he got screwed over for the first Spin Tires. I presume he owned the name but it's weird that the video has the name the other way around from Steam and the press release. I don't know the details of the screw-over, but here's a quote from the ever-reliable Steam reviews section:

Oovee is the original publisher and stopped paying the Developer.

The Dev, Pavel Zagrebelny, luckily owns the rights to the game engine and has done some work on it despite not being paid.
For him to give us these updates, he had to go through a DIFFERENT PUBLISHER to get it out to us.
The original Spintires will NEVER receive an update ever again as Oovee has taken the money from that game and started an entirely new business that has nothing to do with video games.

The new publisher isn't just going to do all the work of setting everything up for this Dev and not make any money. For sure you understand every business needs to make money, right?

Now that Pavel Zagrebelny is working with a new publisher, you will start seeing regular updates to this game.
 
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7. Confused Oct 31, 2017, 22:31 eRe4s3r
 
A spintires game? So not by the original developers?

Also how is this naming scheme legal?
 
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6. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 21:54 Quboid
 
That price looks way too high. I can get it half price because I own the original and that's tempting but I wouldn't touch it for £25. I'm glad the developer is still going, I gather they got screwed by their previous publisher.  
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5. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 17:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
There is something very enticing about bad-assing through muddy terrain and water with various vehicles in these games. I really want to pick this one up and give it a try. So many good driving games already on the backburner though.. but none like this.  
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4. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 16:50 NewMaxx
 
That's a decent rundown, JoeNapalm. I had a lot of fun with this game especially in co-op but it's not for everyone. We got out of some impossible situations and mastering all the different vehicles and mechanics was a lot of fun. I also found the engine pretty interesting as you have detailed environments and yet the game takes up very little space. Also, this game had a lot of mods.  
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3. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 16:33 JoeNapalm
 

I've heard this is basically a re-release of Spintires, so yeah - you do missions, the missions are generally hauling logs.

In Spintires, you'd start with a couple of smaller vehicles and have to explore and recover additional vehicles. The complexity comes from finding passable routes and conserving fuel to make it around the map.

Generally, you get stuck and have to send other vehicles in to rescue those...the map is a massive mud simulation and the more you stomp around the harder it gets to keep moving through the same routes.

I found Spintires to be inexplicably fun and zen-like, and got many hours of enjoyment out of it...but I'd caveat that endorsement with the statement that this is a very niche game. It's about being slow and deliberate and having things go wrong, then trying to fix them...it's not about racing around at high speed.

If the idea of pulling some massive Russian re-purposed artillery carriage out of a giant mudhole that it buried itself in after tumbling down the side of a volcano doesn't sound fun, then this probably isn't for you.

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2. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 15:31 ForgedReality
 
I think these guys are just putting out tech demos hoping they'll get licensed or acquired for something with real substance.  
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1. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 14:47 jdreyer
 
I watched that trailer and still have no idea what the game play is for this game. Just drive through the wilderness? Haul logs from one place to another? Are there missions? How do I acquire new vehicles?  
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