BeamNG.drive

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MORE THAN A BARREL OF CAR PHYSICS FUN

BeamNG.drive is a game that has you the player create delete and modify cars and countless other objects. Spawn a car and drive around for a bit View full description

PROS

  • Maps and missions that are tons of fun
  • Robustly detailed car physics
  • Community-made mods

CONS

  • Becomes slow with more than a few cars

Is this game fun?

BeamNG.drive is a game that has you the player create delete and modify cars and countless other objects. Spawn a car and drive around for a bit

make a new one with a better paint job

shoot a cannon at the car running it through. It's a fantastic sandbox with many maps and even more options. As long as you're not hoping to walk around BeamNG.drive offers so much to do.

It shouldn't bug you

BeamNG.drive simulates every part of the vehicles you drive from each tire to the radiator to engines. This means that collisions do realistic forms of damage to these vehicles and they interact with the 'bodies' of other objects (such as crash test dummies) in interesting ways. Because of all this detail BeamNG is not a completely stable game. Rather than crash constantly the game is sometimes forced to detect an instability and reset all extant objects to their starting positions. But the glitches are amusing and the reset is fast: one could argue it's reason to play the game.

A dynamic soft-body physics vehicle simulator

BeamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game offering near-limitless possibilities. Our soft-body physics engine simulates every component of a vehicle in real time, resulting in realistic, dynamic behavior.
The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism.

Environments and vehicles in BeamNG.drive are hand-crafted with passionate attention to detail. With years of meticulous design, research, and experience, we authentically recreate the feeling and excitement of real world driving.

We are a small team from around the world with no obligations to publishers or outside interests. Our users and modding community are our first priority. Help us make BeamNG.drive the ultimate driving experience and discover what an open and uncompromising soft-body vehicle simulator can be.

Why is BeamNG.drive the game for you?

As an open world vehicle simulator, BeamNG.drive will cover a large array of vehicular disciplines - everything from a delivery mission in a box truck to a high speed rally race or a destruction derby. The vehicle customization and detail will allow you to make your car or truck all your own - fix it up, upgrade it, or strip away body panels to reduce weight. There are a lot of different types of gameplay we want to implement beyond just racing and crashing, such as police chases, stunt challenges, and other specialized minigames. Eventually we would like to have some kind of single player open world career mode, with persistent vehicle ownership and procedurally generated used vehicles to buy and events to run them in.

In some ways, BeamNG.drive is about doing anything you want with a car or truck - the stuff other games don't let you do. You can go off-roading in a family sedan or hurl a delivery truck around a racing circuit, all with beautiful soft-body simulation physics. You can mod those same vehicles to be racing beasts, derby monsters, or off-road behemoths - or just thrash them stock. At the end of the day, BeamNG.drive gives you the gameplay you want, and doesn't force you to do anything that you don't think is fun or interesting.

The future of the game and our physics engine

As we optimize our game and computer technology improves, the amount of vehicles which can be simultaneously simulated at a smooth framerate will increase. Right now you can run 4 to 6 cars at one time on a high end quad-core processor. Each vehicle has around 400 nodes and 4000 beams, all being simulated 2000 times per second. We hope to expand the number of simultaneous vehicles possible to at least 8 with a mid-range processor.

We will also look towards having multiplayer in the future, but it may be some time before we can create the multiplayer experience everyone is expecting. We are well aware of the demand for multiplayer and we want it just as much as you, but for the short term we are focusing on the single player career mode, various driving events, fixing bugs, and creating more content. It is feasible that we could implement local and/or same PC multiplayer in the interim.


Also, the possibilities extend beyond land vehicles. Users in our community have already made planes and helicopters that fly purely with the existing vehicle aerodynamic physics, with no cheating whatsoever. BeamNG can simulate aircraft in a very authentic way due to its soft-body physics. All the flex that happens to a real plane's airframe arises naturally in BeamNG, and the consequences of excessive stress are also modeled. Fly too fast and your wings will start to bend and rip off. The potential for the BeamNG physics engine is huge.

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— User reviews — about BeamNG.drive

  • reaper55

    by reaper55

    "n//a"

    i think this is a good game to play and it funny on you tube. More.

    reviewed on March 5, 2017