Scraps is a physics-based vehicle construction and combat game, now on Kickstarter

All is quiet on the gently rolling news plains. The Americans have yet to rouse from their turkey-fuelled hibernation and, throughout Europe, the PS4 launch stampede has startled the nearby news beasts. Given the lull, it looks like I'll be posting Scraps.

Luckily, Scraps is a physics-based vehicle combat game in which you'll construct your own car from a selection of parts. As the game's excellent pre-alpha trailer shows, your design can have a dramatic effect on that vehicle's ability to drive and fight.

"Success lies just as much in designing a well-crafted vehicle as in your combat skills," explains the game's description. "It's about competitive creativity, and having fun while making horrible design decisions."

The game is currently looking for funding through Kickstarter . Moment Studio are hoping to raise $23,000 NZD, which is a ridiculously reasonable £11,436. Currently, they've received pledges totalling $9,316 NZD, with 18 days left.

If you'd like to play around with the first few scraps of Scraps, a pre-alpha demo is available from the game's website .

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.