Car-building sim Automation opens pre-orders

Cor, aren't cars great? Not driving, that's rubbish, but cars themselves. If you dream of tweaking cam profiles and chassis, car-building business sim Automation might be up your alley. You can pre-order now for $20.

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There's certainly no shortage of racing games on the market, but there's not much out there for autophiles whose love of cars is on a purely mechanical level--not that time-wasting driving nonsense. Australian indie dev Camshaft is gunning for that neglected audience with car-designing business sim Automation, which can now be pre-ordered.

Automation plonks players in charge of a car company in 1946, designing cars from the wheels up and researching new tech to keep pace with competitors. You'll get to play with everything from the chassis type to compression ratios, though you might want to design with a market in mind or nobody will buy your Homer.

Camshaft has opened pre-orders to help hasten development. $20 gets you a copy of the full game once it's finished, plus extra content for the pre-release demo.

Here's the two-man team that makes up Camshaft to explain the game and pre-orders:

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    September 7, 2011 9:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Car-building sim Automation opens pre-orders.

    Cor, aren't cars great? Not driving, that's rubbish, but cars themselves. If you dream of tweaking cam profiles and chassis, car-building business sim Automation might be up your alley. You can pre-order now for $20.

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      September 7, 2011 9:48 AM

      Reminds me of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_(video_game) but slanted more towards the gearheads than the business types.

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        September 7, 2011 3:25 PM

        The Dev said their idea for the game was 'Like Detroit but doesn't suck!'

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      September 7, 2011 10:58 AM

      Wow very cool. Right up my alley, but I'm more than slightly hesistant to preorder.

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      September 7, 2011 11:19 AM

      Holy shit! This looks like it's shaping up to be a game I've been wanting for a while now.

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      September 7, 2011 11:23 AM

      COR BLIMEY

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      September 7, 2011 11:44 AM

      This looks like a ton of fun. Can't wait for the Battletech mod.

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      September 7, 2011 4:00 PM

      i love cars! oh not driving them. i love...DOING STUFF to them

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      September 7, 2011 4:06 PM

      Cool of you to post this, Alice!

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        September 8, 2011 12:07 AM

        I like to post something that's not "Man Shoots Face" every once in a while, for my sake and yours.

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          September 8, 2011 12:13 AM

          Actually, that's me being silly. In all honesty, it's different, it's interesting, it's so very much a PC game, and it could probably use a little more publicity.

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      September 8, 2011 1:43 AM

      that looks really cool, thanks!

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      September 8, 2011 4:13 AM

      That looks like fun. Cool idea.