Beam.ng Releases Alpha For Car Destruction Game
Written by Andrew Moynihan on 07 August 2013 at 08:50

Scripting things is hard if you want a believable game; you have to manually create all of the possible outcomes of all the actions.

Making things work procedurally is always better, and you can tell by looking at Beam.ng's latest trailer, showing off their destructible cars and various maps for you to try it out yourself...

Beam.ng Releases Alpha For Car Destruction Game

The game, Drive, doesn't really have any aspects of a game just yet - you can drive yourself around the levels, but there's noone to race with, and no goals. Luckily, there are plenty of hills and rocks that you can smash one of the few cars available onto!

Destruction Physics is where this game will shine, and if you want to have your playtime, look no further than the free demo. Of course, if you want a bit more, you should support the alpha, which will have more maps, cars and features added to it as the game develops. Take a look below:

Can a game just about destroying cars really be this fun? How long will it take before the devs add building destruction too? Tell us your thoughts below!

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aviviv
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such an epic game!
played it for hours, just smashing int stuff and doing flips!
but it's realy hard to run, you need an I7 (like mine) and a Radeon HD 7950 or better…

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InsomniaMcgee
15:32 Aug-08-2013
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You don't need an I7 or a 7950 or better, I run it just fine(No lag ever) on my computer with everything set to the highest setting.

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Maddan2012
15:37 Aug-08-2013

No, you don't need that at all… I run it fine… Just set Mesh Quality and Lighting Quality to lowest possible and everything else I have it almost maxed.

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aviviv
17:54 Aug-12-2013
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well that's what the site says… it is demanding

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KallumTanton
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It is a demanding game, but I can play it on medium to high with a decent FPS.

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The physics looks great. Can't wait until the day this is implemented into games like Saints Row or GTA. :)

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01:48 Aug-08-2013
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I have the full Alpha and FPS is a real problem thus far in development. Especially with lighting/meshes.

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01:50 Aug-08-2013
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thats bs, I got swooping constant 60 fps all cranked up!

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Maybe it doesn't like your 690. I turn everything up to max, and I stay right around 60 fps. Alpha will be alpha, though, and it sounds like an optimization issue.

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Yeah, it must be my 690.

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probley drivers

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This is just great i play it all max out with v-sync to prevent tearing with 60 FPS
But looks great !

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Maddan2012
21:29 Aug-07-2013

Do you have the full game? Or the tech demo? I'm confused with the level editor on the tech demo ;p

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Maddan2012
21:39 Aug-07-2013

Have you tried the level editor yet?

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Nope just play a few minutes and crush!

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Maddan2012
21:55 Aug-07-2013

Hehe, what about "crush" with two cars? That's what I'm trying to do but there's no physics on the second car and I pretty much can't do anything with it but move it around with my mouse. That's what's holding me back from buying it because I don't know if this is purposely done for the tech demo or not. :/

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i belive its a tech demo limitation, as i can crash into other cars fine in the full alpha

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do you need a good CPU for this because…

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I am 100% sure that you can not run it and niether can anything in that socket
you have got SUCH a botleneck in your system.

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i'm downloading it now…let's just hope

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I have some lag but im playing with some option on high and normal because it crushes when I try to change them… :(

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Maddan2012
21:39 Aug-07-2013

Try and change it to the lowest resolution windowed mode. I had that problem as well, but it runs fine now. If you do that and can change the settings without it crashing, then change "Mesh Quality" and "Lighting Quality" to the lowest and you'll get better FPS. :)

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so much want

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If your FPS is low, turn Mesh Quality and Lighting Quality to the lowest, only if you want to gain a nice FPS boost. It''s not necessary if you have a powerful PC.

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So I got the demo and had a lot of fun with it, is it worth the 15 bucks right now to get more content or should I wait?

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where to download demo?

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slavepetrich
16:17 Aug-07-2013

here : http://beamng.com/techdemo

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I do love playing this alpha. They're planning on releasing multiplayer, AI, cop chases and demolition derbies. It's gonna be amazing!

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