Oh, Carmageddon. We spent far too much time with it in the ’90s. At the time it was the best game for vehicle mayhem and destruction. So when Carmageddon: Reincarnation was announced via Kickstarter last spring, we were immediately on board. Even the initial test footage (above) looked promising, demonstrating classic gameplay with updated visuals. Its initial campaign exceeded its $400,000 goal by $225,000. That number was increased to $3.5 million thanks to an investment by Les Edgar, who had been involved with Stainless Games for some years.

“We are delighted to have fully funded Carmageddon: Reincarnation without having to go outside of the collective of our own company, shareholders and fans,” said Patrick Buckland, CEO and co-founder of Stainless Games. “It allows us to maintain a true independence and creative control whilst not having to compromise quality or content by budgetary constraints.”

While Reincarnation has not been officially announced for Xbox LIVE Arcade developer Stainless Games has a long history with XBLA titles. Magic the Gathering, RISK: Factions., and several arcade ports sit under the developer’s belt. With the added pedigree of the Carmageddon series it’s very likely that a publisher could be found should Stainless Games want to bring its revival to XBLA. We’ve reached out for comment and will update this post should we hear anything.