Based in Nuremberg, Germany
Steam (Early Access)
Can't Drive This is a multiplayer party racing game, in which one player drives, while the other player builds the track. The driver must keep the vehicle above the speed-limit, or the vehicle will explode and the game is over. The builder must build a reasonable road – if the driver falls off, the game is over as well.
Can't Drive This was born during a game jam known as Ludum Dare, in April 2016 – where the initial prototype was created by Andi, Joe and Steve within 72 hours. Shortly after, CDT passed Steam Greenlight within only a few days, following an article about it on Kotaku Steamed. On September 26, 2016 Can't Drive This was launched into Early Access on Steam. Ever since, we've been hard at work improving on the concept, and adding player-suggested content and features. We have even recieved funding from the FFF-Bayern, a bavarian fund for film, television and games, which allowed us to greatly improve on the original concept, and expand the scope of the game. Since the project has grown out of Game Jam code, the game's scope eventually outgrew the reliability of the codebase, leading us to the decision to rebuild the game from the ground up. This unfortunately means that we won't be able to provide regular updates to the Early Access version until the game's full launch. However, we're confident it will enable us to make the game the best it can be.
- Racing Game (What the game is)
- Level-Editor (The game is this, too!)
- Customizable Vehicles
- Customizable Race Tracks
- Cross-Platform Online Multiplayer
- 4-Player Local Multiplayer
Early Access Launch Trailer YouTube
Gameplay [EN] – AchievementHunters YouTube
Gameplay [DE] – PietSmiet YouTube
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Bretter des Jahres" Plankenschnack, 2016
- "Grade-A ingredients for a batch of chaos-and-yelling soup."
- Nathan Grayson, Kotaku
- "Das ist genial, dieses Spiel."
- Simon Krätschmer, RocketBeans
- "Epic game of coordinated chaos"
- Markiplier, YouTube
Detailed article on MakingGames about the development of Can't Drive This makinggames.biz.
AMA on r/Games about the development and Early-Access release of Can't Drive This reddit.com.
Ludum Dare Postmortem
Short postmortem written after the game jam where Can't Drive This was created http:.
About Pixel Maniacs
Pixel Maniacs is an indie game development studio based out of Nuremberg, Germany. The company behind Pixel Maniacs – the Benjamin Lochmann New Media GmbH – was founded in 2003, and has since gone through several stages, eventually ending up in game development. In 2016, with the release of our debut title ChromaGun, we acquired the brand Pixel Maniacs, under which we develop and release all our games.
More information on Pixel Maniacs, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Can't Drive This Credits
Lead Software Engineer
Artist, Technical Artist
Artist, Technical Artist