The Pre-order Alpha version of Crashtastic is now available. If you would like to purchase it click here.
If you have already purchased Crashtastic, you can download it here.
Q: What is Crashtastic?
Well in a nutshell Crashtastic is a physics game where you build vehicles to help your robot test subject complete various objectives.
Q: Is the pre-order alpha available?
Yes! Go buy it here.
Q: How much doesthe pre-order cost?
The cost to pre-order the game, and get access to the alpha is $9.99.
Q: What payment methods do you support?
Paypal and Google Checkout.
Q: What do I get with the pre-order?
By purchasing the pre-order, you get instant access to the current alpha, and all releases up to and including the final release of the game.
Q: Is there a demo I can play first?
Sorry, but there is no demo currently. I will have a demo at some point, so check back if you would rather wait for it.
Q: How complete is the game?
It isn’t. There are bugs. There are missing features. There will be crashes. The game isn’t completed. I think it is fun as it stands, and I will be updating it regularly, but it isn’t perfect.
Q: What platforms are available?
The alpha is currently available on PC and Mac. I will be supporting Linux as well in the near future.
Q: I found a bug/I want this feature
I setup a userecho site for you to provide feedback, bug, and feature requests. You can up and down vote items, which will help me prioritize what I focus on next. You can find it at http://crashtastic.userecho.com
Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet to play
For the moment yes.
Q: Why do I need to be connected to the internet?
Let me be clear, there will be an offline mode. As this is an alpha version of the game, I really need some assistance testing the online features, and tuning the game, which having users be connected helps me to do. I will have an offline mode in the future however.
How will the full version be distributed
Will the it be available on the Mac App Store?
That’s the plan, as soon as I release the final version it should be on the Mac App store. In the meantime, once I secure a Mac for builds and testing, they will be hosted here.
i love you.
Are you going to have some kind of multiplayer? It would be fun to build race cars and race a friend (think “Banjo kaszooie, nuts & bolts)
How can I register here?
Please port a Mac version at least to the Mac App Store, there would be plenty of Mac users waiting to get their hands on this game. So please make a port for Mac. For all those Mac users- Please.We beg you.
What should we do if we forget our passwords?
You can reset your password here:
1) How many levels are there currently?
2) Do you have any plans for user created levels through a in game level editor?
1) There are currently 12 levels in the alpha, with many more currently in development.
2) I am considering a level editor, but there are technical challenges to making it happen.
If i buy this game now, do i need to buy the beta and the complete game again or do i pay for all of thoose now?
If you buy the pre-order you get instant access today and all builds including the full game when it is released.
Hi, I have downloaded the zipped game files, but when I go to unzip the file nothing happens. Has this happened to anyone else, or am I just an idiot? Is there a certain way to install the game that I am missing? Thanks guys.
I haven’t heard of anyone having this issue. What OS are you using?
Will there be some kind of engine or wheel with W/S-key controlled forward/reverse torque?
I am considering some kind of controllable joint, but I haven’t decided yet if this will go into the game. If you would, please post this idea or up vote it on this site: http://crashtastic.userecho.com
In the welcome to the crashtastic editor screen, you spelled with like witth just a heads up
How do i download Crashtastic? I bought the game but when i try to download it, then it just reloades the page!!! Please Reply.
You should be able to click here, and enter your email address and password. The download should start automatically. If you still can’t download the game after this, please email [email protected] with the email address you used to purchase the game.
when are you going to have the demo made I would like to see if i will like the game and not have to pay money 😛
A demo is on my to do list. I just can’t say yet, when it will be available.
Ok well try your best to get it done soon, your doing really good and the game, has a lot of potential. keep up the good work!! 😀
if i buy the alpha for my pc will i be able to get it on my mac when it comes out without having to pay again
Yes. You get access to both PC and Mac versions (once the Mac version is available.)
do you think in some future there can be a multilayer destruction derby and maybe there could be a different update with bolts and screws. PS love the alpha
Thanks! What do you mean by bolts and screws?
Will you only have to pay for it once?
Once you purchase the game, you will get access to all builds including the final version of the game.
How do we update the game? Do you send out updated version over email or what?
You will need to download the game again
In the future I should have an updater/launcher.
Can you pay without a PayPal account and with a Walmart Gift Card?
Support paysafe for us little guys not having paypal or credit cards and stuff 🙂
I’ve never heard of paysafe. I’ll have to look into it and see what it will take to add support for it. Thanks for bring it to my attention!
What is the verdict?
Will the game possibly cost more when the main game is out? I’ve seen it with some and… Thought I’d ask.
The current price is $7.99, and is discounted due to the game being incomplete. The final price of the game has not been determined, but it will be more than $7.99.
I have a question:
When is the game coming out
The alpha is currently available, but I don’t have a release date for the final version. I hope to have it completed later this year.
Do you have any rough ideas when you think you will be able to make the alpha available for mac users. I love watching youtube videos of people crashing, and i would love to try it out for myself but I only have a MAC.
I hope to have a Mac version available in a few weeks. I just ordered my new Mac Book, so once I have it in hand, I will work on verifying the Mac build!
What are the system requirements?
I am still nailing down the system requirements, but Crashtastic does need a decent CPU.
Why no Linux version?
Crashtastic was created using the Unity engine, which currently doesn’t support Linux. Once Unity supports Linux I will happily ship a Linux build as well!
Hello Mark, i have a suggestion for you!
On youtube there’s this guy called Totalbiscuit, and he does these first impression videos (titled “WTF is…?), usually about indie games. He only takes requests from the actual develepor, so i thought you might wanted to send him an email (at Cynicalbrit.com i think) and find out if he would want to make a video about Crashtastic. He gets a good amount of views, and it would make your game a little more well-known, getting it some deserved attention.
Hope you decide to do it! 🙂
Ps. Sorry if my english is not very good, not native english speaking.
Thanks! I’ll send him an email.
Yes, definitely get a total biscuit review of this! I only found out about this project from nerd^3.
Hi i run on windowsXP and i bought your game when i try and run your game it does nothing, P.s how long do you think it would be until the mac version is released?
Sorry to hear you are are experiencing issues with the game, please send email to [email protected] with the output_log.txt file from the crashtastic_data directory. Once I have that, I can look into why you are running into an issue.
is there a free play mode where u can just build awesome game look forward to finished product
There are currently no limits to what you can use for a given level. A few people have asked for a sandbox level, and it is something I am considering adding.
So will there be a demo?
No demo yet. At some point there will be a demo for people to try the game.
Will ther be a JOINT? like full 360* pivots, and/or be able to limit the rotation? i’m trying to make a helicopter.
This is something I am indeed considering adding.
I’m just wondering, are you planning on releasing this game on Steam once it is officially released? I imagine it being very popular on such a platform!
I am hoping to release Crashtastic on Steam, but ultimately that will be up to Valve not me 🙂
I was wondering if you could possibly tell us what you are going to DEFINITELY add to the game.
(E.G, Porpelors (Suggested above), Joint tools, ect.)
Hey you should add to this site a video that someone called “official nerd cubed” made about this game!
here is the video-
I want to buy the game but im worried of the cost because I’m using £.how much will it cost if I pay in £?
It should be about 5.11 £.
Once i buy the game can i redownload it on two different computers? (Ex. One on Mac one on windows
One you buy the game, you can download the game on any platform I support. I currently only have Windows support available, but Mac and Linux version will be available in the future.
i just purchased it but i have a mac and was wondering if or when u do have it up for mac will it still count towards the download or will i have to buy it again in the app store?
Once you purchase the game, you won’t have to purchase it again.
Hello, if I buy/download the game on my current computer, will I able to download it again on another computer?
Yes. Once you purchase the game, you can download it and install it on any computer you own.
Thank you so much, now I have nothing stopping me from buying CRASHTASTIC! 🙂
Hey man. I’m having some trouble downloading your game. When I first tried to purchase it. It would not let click on any of the links and it would not work. I had to refresh the page a bunch just so the green checks would appear next to what I was typing in. Now I go to download it and it’s doing the same thing. I click on the download link after typing in my information and nothing happens. At all. Would appreciate some assistance.
What browser are you using? Can you try downloading it with a different browser?
I’m using chrome. I could try a different one though.
Alright took your advice and used firefox and it worked. Thanks.
I’m not sure if they is a specific section to report bugs, or if this has been reported before, but once in a while during the editing mode The play button doesn’t work and Save won’t work. So basically you have to restart the car or go to your last save of it so you can play.
Hi – Alpha worked fine for the first 5 levels, then started running at about 1 frame/sec (one). Was running at 19×12 w/ highest settings (HD6950), but tried the lowest settings, and eventually 640×480 with the same un-playable frame rates – any idea what happened?
Send you output_log.txt file from the Crashtastic_data directory, and I can take a look. How many pieces were you using? Was it the same design for the first 5 levels?
I tested this game on my mac, and it worked perfectly.
But, it worked because I used cross over.
Umm.. That was all I wanted to say.
Thanks for the awesome game! 🙂
I pre order the game and wean I go to download and click the link I bring up a page the says (bad boy)
If you can you send me an email at [email protected] with how you paid for the game (paypal or google checkout) and the transaction id, I’ll take a look for you.