Watch This Car Fall Apart After 100 Speed Bumps with the BeamNG Drive Simulator
If you have some spare time today then you need to dedicate it to Destruction Nation. The YouTube channel makes crash reels from vehicle simulation video games and the results are just truly satisfying. Our favorite is watching these cars drive across 100 consecutive speedbumps until the cars literally fall apart. The game in question is BeamNG, a realistic driving simulator, that attracts gamers who enjoy smashing things up in creative ways. The game is so good because the designers have made soft body physics a priority. The crashes are violent, yes, but they are also realistic which makes this game and these crash reels just so good.
BeamNG is an open source development that is continually developing thanks to its relentless design team and dedicated community. The website describes the game's dedication to realism: “Our main focus is on how things move rather than how things look on the screen. We aim to bring our expertise in real time soft-body physics and softbody physics model design to the forefront of game physics simulation, making available the technology and know-how to as a wide an audience as possible. To achieve this, we are designing the engine and corresponding assets, so as to be independent of the underlying game engine and operating system.”
Within the game, you can choose a huge range of vehicles from sports cars to utility vehicles and do just about anything with them. But if you don’t have time to dedicate to learning the gameplay, then stick with the Destruction Nation channel to get your fix of trucks falling off cliffs and cars taking on guard rails.
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