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Carmageddon TV
CarmaGizDemoBox
Prerelease boxart
Developer(s) Stainless Games / Visual Science
Publisher(s) SCi
Platform(s) Gizmondo
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single player, Network Multiplayer
Players 1 - (unknown) players
Media SD card


Carmageddon TV was a game that was meant to be released as a launch title on the Gizmondo handheld console. Its existence discovered through a copyright application, the game was to be published by SCi, and developed by Stainless (although one source says it was in development at Visual Science [confirmation needed]). Unfortunately, when the game was approximately 80-85% complete, it was cancelled due to the unpopular Gizmondo's demise.

In 2012, it was picked up and used in Carmageddon Funsize, seeing as it used a more up-to-date integration with their in-house engine. It required some tweaking though, because as the team found out, it was found to be largely untested.

FeaturesEdit

The game was a port of the PC original, and a close one at that. The pre-release box art boasts that the graphics were in full 3D, and that the damage model and physics would remain intact. 25 racers would feature, and there would be 36 levels over five locations. The multiplayer mode was to have seven modes and three unique tracks. There were three save game slots. Interestingly, the demo was also a Blood version.

TrailerEdit

Only one piece of media was officially released besides the title and demo - Mark Knight was a Sound Designer at Visual Science, and he released a short teaser trailer at the end of 2008. The trailer does not show any gameplay, just the SCi games logo, and it cannot be confirmed if it was created during the game's development.

Leaked demoEdit

CarmaGIZ-shot01

Gameplay screenshot.

A pre-release demo was released to the press, and has subsequently been leaked to the Internet. This ROM can be tweaked to become functional on genuine Gizmondo hardware. By analysing the data within, one can see what was planned to be in the game. The demo can be downloaded here.

OpponentsEdit

These are the names of the opponents, inside the Data\opponentlist.txt file.

PowerupsEdit

The names of the powerups, identified here as pickups, are found inside Data\Pickup.txt.

External linksEdit

Carmageddon games (cat)
Main titles Carmageddon · Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now · Carmageddon: TDR 2000 · Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Expansion Packs Carmageddon Splat Pack · The Nosebleed Pack
Console & Handheld titles Carmageddon (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon (PlayStation) · Carmageddon 64 · Carmageddon (Mobile) · Carmageddon (Funsize)
Cancelled titles Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon TV · Carmageddon 4

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