So, my first time as a discussion starter, please forgive me if I did something horribly wrong. I searched the forum and only topic I might've used has apparently been abandoned (Steam Greenlight, last post was 2014).
MY SUMMER CAR is a car building simulator from a Finnish indie dev. First, I'd like to show you the Greenlight trailer for this game:
Here is a quote from the Steam Page:
MY SUMMER CAR is the ultimate car owning, building, fixing, tuning, maintenance AND permadeath life survival simulator. You start the game with hundreds of loose parts and assemble both car and engine. Not only you need to maintain your car, but yourself as well. Sausages, beer and sleeping will do just fine.
If everything goes well, you have a working car which you can use for various 1990's Finnish countryside summer activities. Basically doing various stupid things under influence of alcohol. After you have gathered extra money from various random jobs, you can start to tune and upgrade the car with parts orderer via snail mail. You can turn the car into a obnoxious bass-boom disco machine.... or into a rally car to participate rally competitions... or just fix it into perfect factory condition. Of course car also needs to pass the inspection or you might get into trouble with police.
Warning, this game is not for fainted heart. Severe car fever is required to play this properly due to it's autistic approach on car building.
Full car assembly with over hundred parts
Detailed driving and engine simulation
Various other vehicles, cars and boat to use and drive
Dozens of kilometers worth of dirt and paved roads with AI traffic
Random paying jobs to cover food, beverage and fuel expenses
Rally events to participate in
90's Finnish summer!
Support for steering wheel and shifter controllers
Much, much more!
This game gathered quite a cult following last year, when this video was posted:
I think that at least Kotaku wrote a piece about the game.
Game has come a long way since then, and the maker originally intended to sell the game from his website (glorious, glorious thing that site...) but some locust came and stole a test build from his servers (or something) and now he is trying to get the game to Steam Greenlight.
He wants to do a game about Finnish car building in the 90's. We have this thing called ammattikoulu (or amis), where you can go after junior high school to learn a vocation. Like a plumber, welder, cook, nurse etc (ooh, it is apparently called a vocational school in English). Stereotypical amis is a guy who wears dirty sneakers, snapback cap, is slighly ignorant about, well everything and loves cars and mopeds and stuff like that. Of course there is a lot of people who engage in amis activities like cars and all that, there is just these funky stereotypes... Nowadays it is almost like that hipster thing, it is cool to look funny and smell bad.
This game is a story about them. Fixing cars, drinking beer, going to sauna (with beer).
Some important links:
Steam Greenlight: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=651939391
Steam Community: steamcommunity.com/groups/mysummercar?l=finnish
Official website (really, this is it): amistech.com/msc/
Again, please lock this thread and don't punish me too severely if there's something I did wrong. I thought that this would gather some kind of interest in here, realistic car building simulators are after all quite rare.
Game is more finished than unfinished, that is the reason for Steam Greenlight and maybe even Early Access. The guy would love to make things differently, apparently he doesn't like Early Access thing so much...
Oh, and one more thing. Of you see a downloadable version of this game (1.72 I think), please do not download that. That was never supposed to be public and the file may contain viruses and stuff from those bad men who stole it...
If you have any questions, please ask and I try to answer.