Not My Car, one of the few vehicular spins on the Battle Royale genre that launched back in early April, is shutting down at the end of September. Team member Turbo Racington posted to the game’s Steam page on Friday to announce the sad news:
We hoped this day would never come, but here we are. After 2 1/2 years of long nights and weekends trying to get notmycar off the ground, we have decided to shut down the servers as of midnight on 9/30. It was a difficult decision, but one that we feel is right for us at this time. We had big plans for the game, including taking it to console and adding new game modes, but unfortunately we weren’t able to secure the investment to do so. FYI, making games is hard, and making money making games is even harder.
We are greatly appreciative of all of the support and love we’ve received from the community since the game launched – especially those of you who were with us from the very beginning. To the Content Crew and Auto Club – thanks for your additional support taking screenshots, capturing video, and in general helping us test and tune the game.
We had loads of fun working with you. To those of you who showed up to our playdates, even when they were scheduled at the last minute and weren’t super friendly to EU timezones – THANK YOU!! It was a pleasure dropping into battle with you.
And extra special thanks to Greenskull and Potts for organizing the community, working with marketing, handling our social accounts, and in generally helping to evangelize the game – your contribution was invaluable – our community would not have existed without you. In addition to our players, we’d like to thank our partners at Skybound, Valve, Alienware, Razer, and Twitch for supporting us these last 2 years. And last but not least, thanks to our awesome art outsourcing partner, ArtBully, for helping us with this project. You guys are the best.
So, with this being the final weekend, we’d like to invite all of you to one last playdate with the developers before we close up shop. We’ll be on from 4-6pm Friday, 9/27, and then intermittently throughout the weekend. Look for us in our black and gold developer buggies, and join us in discord!
As an added bonus, we’re lowering all of the prices in the store to FREE! We will also be offering refunds to anyone who purchased an item since the start of Season 2 – please message me directly and we’ll get you taken care of.
Well, that’s it then. We hope you enjoyed your time playing notmycar – see you on the battlefield!
Anybody looking to give the game a shot can still grab it (and all of its in-game content) for free until Monday, September 30th. I’ll have a page up on the site for Not My Car – Battle Royale soon.
Thanks to friend of the site (and actual friend!) @CazzPhoenix for pointing this one out.