Kart racing sim KartKraft dashes into Early Access

This ultra realistic kart racing game renders real tracks from all around the world. 

Indie developers at Melbourne based Black Delta studio have released today their ultra realistic kart racing simulator KartKraft into Steam’s Early Access. Further versions will be released in due time for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox One X and VR headsets. The full release date has been set to Q3 2019, after the Early Access phase is over.

KartKraft is an impressive looking, photorealistic kart racing game with advanced vehicle physics and immersive gameplay that will lure any racing simulator enthusiast out there. “I raced karts for five years and retired after blowing up three red valve Formula 100 motors in the same weekend. At the same time I was racing, I was studying Computer Science and game development so that I could make games about the sport I love. KartKraft is a labor of love for me and my team. It took us longer than we expected, but we are excited to share our first game with our fans,” said Zach Griffin, CEO at Black Delta.

With this background KartKraft promises to be a truly realistic experience, which can certainly be seen in the gameplay trailer released today. The game prides on the fact of having rendered officially licensed circuits from around the world to insert into the game. “Learn what it takes to corner at over 2.5Gs while balancing on only three wheels as your engine screams at 21,000 RPM and your tires squeal, slide and deform, trying to grip the track. No suspension, no downforce, no seatbelts.”, reads today’s Early Access press release.

KartKraft

This first playable version of KartKraft includes the following features:

  • Circuits: Three laser-scanned, fully recreated circuits (The Geelong Kart Club, Go Kart Club of Victoria and Paul Fletcher International).
  • Karts: 8 officially licensed kart models – from manufacturers like Arrow, CRG, Deadly, Formula K, Monaco, OK1, Praga, Sodi.
  • Asynchronous PvP Leaderboard Mode: Race against all players to earn spots on the leaderboard; see where you rank against your friends, your country and across the globe.
  • WIth every lap recorded and uploaded, you can see where you competitor brakes, turns and accelerates to gain a competitive edge.
  • Single Player Mode: Players will race against AI, but results will be judged against all other players (available from second week of EA)
  • Levels of Difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, Legend, Adaptive (available from second week of EA)

Both karts and drivers can be fully customized in the following ways:

  • Kart: hundreds of parts and components that all affect handling. Swap out axles, sprockets, carburetors, rims, hubs, torsion bars, and many more. If you can see it, you can change it. The number of possible configurations will grow substantially during EA progress.
  • Driver: Kit up in the latest gear from Alpinestars, Arai, Freem, Momo, OMP, and Sparco with more being added during Early Access content updates.

KartKraft’s Early Access version can be purchased right now through Steam, Green Man Gaming, Humble Bundle for $19.99USD/17.99 EUR/15.99GBP.

Associate Editor

Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.

Juan Manuel Fontan

Associate Editor Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.