Black Delta announced today that Gamescom 2015 attendees will be the first in the world to experience their debut racing title, KartKraft. Originally entitled KartSim, KartKraft is the evolution of a university game prototype created by ex-kart racer and Black Delta CEO, Zach Griffin.
“What an incredible journey it’s been! In 2005, I wrote the first prototype for KartKraft. After 10 years and what started as a university project in Melbourne, Australia, and now to debut the game at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany; it doesn’t get much better than this. Being so fortunate to combine my passions for gaming and racing karts, the vision for KartKraft far exceeded what one man could ever accomplish. Seven months since we launched the studio to rebuild KartKraft from the ground up, we can’t wait to show what the Black Delta team has been working on. ”
The Melbourne based studio will show off the title at the world’s largest computer and video game event in Cologne, Germany between the 5th-9th August, 2015. Fans and media will be able to race on a 6-DOF hexapod motion simulator with the Oculus Rift, similar to those used by Formula One teams. Airfreighted from Australia specifically for the Gamescom event, the simulator lets players feel every bump and vibration as the tyres grip, slide and bounce over the laser-scanned circuit.
Scheduled for a Q4 2015 release on Steam’s Early Access, KartKraft lets players race karts capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds, with triple the cornering forces of a road car. Featuring laser-scanned circuits from around the world, players can customize their avatar, kart and team with products from FREEM, Alpinestars, CRG, IAME, MIR, Sparco, Arai, Arrow, Monaco and many more.
KartKraft will make its Gamescom debut this year, located at Stand A30 in Hall10.1.