The history of Carmageddon TVDamien Djaouti | 05-04-2015 | 14:01

A few months ago, we told you about the history of Carmageddon, a famous racing game praised for its gameplay and violence. After the first title released in 1997, two sequels were made: Carmageddon II in 1998, and Carmageddon TDR in 2000.

Carmageddon TV gameplay
A screenshot of Carmageddon TV before its cancellation

In 2003, SCi, publisher of the game series, started the development of a fourth episode. Titled Carmageddon TV, this new episode tries to explore a new direction. The universe is "rebooted": the game is now set in a "reality-TV" show, but the game still features a lot of car crushing and pedestrian violence. Unfortunately, the project is cancelled in 2005 by SCi. No images or information about this game have been released since. After several months of research, we are happy to be able to tell you the full story of this "doomed" episode in the Carmageddon series, in a French-written article published in the 27th issue of Pix'n Love bookazine. Available for 9.90€ in every book store, this issue also details the history of some famous video games, such as Final Fantasy VI, Earthworm Jim and M.D.K., with information obtained from the interview of their creators:

Pix'n Love 27


Besides the story of Carmageddon TV, our article also features some unreleased images of the game. There are some concept arts of the project, but also some images of the game itself before it got cancelled. These images are extracted form a very short gameplay video we dig up, and that we are happy to share with you below:



Last but not least, if you are a Carmageddon fan, you should know that a new episode is currently being developed by the creators of the two first titles, already available as an early access game: Carmageddon Reincarnation.



Category : History of videogames, | Keywords : history, video games, carmageddon tv, cancelled project, gameplay,
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