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A free to play online persistent browser-based strategy game where players can live the life of an automotive obsessive!

Buy and sell from a selection of over 340 detailed retro cars & other vehicles. Carry out maintenance, fit performance parts and race them in competition with the other players inhabiting MotorNation.

Or if racing isn't your thing - trade cars for profit and attempt to become the richest citizen, acquiring some of the worlds rarest cars along the way! Or - just deliver pizzas...

Latest News
23/12/2021 v0.28.0
Bumper Christmas Release!

As we begin to say goodbye to 2021... I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (fingers crossed) by releasing some significant changes to the game. Now as is often the case, there is a lot more to come but the following begins addressing one of the most significant aspects holding back the game, no not the class system (although there are plans for this in the new year!) - the scalability of the game going forwards as the player base grows.

I will be covering how the game has done in the past year and what is planned for next year in a member's exclusive post either tonight or tomorrow. However, without further ado here is this release details:

Single Race Improvements!
  • Split up Special Events into the different types! Allowing for easier & more granular navigation.
  • Three Wheels On My Wagon! MotorNations premier racing series for vehicles with only 3 wheels!
  • Special events now always appear, increasing capacity by approx. 60% and allowing people to setup vehicles for specific events at any time.
  • Added test track to run what you brung event track rota
  • General re-working due to special event changes
Classified Improvements!
  • Initial car viewing is now an enquiry rather than a visit! Taking far less time and no money.
  • New Job - Airport Taxi! Take people and their clobber on their package holidays!
  • Classifieds now supports multiple job pages! This opens the doors for a wider variety of jobs going forwards
  • Increased number of classified jobs to 18
  • Further tweaks to classified advert photo appearances - Colour Ads now appear slightly washed out to reflect the simulated paper
  • Minor increase in the Classifieds paper noise effect
  • Fixed job page numbers in classified index
Members Choice Pack V!
  • 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 8.2 Seventy-Five American land yachts don't get much bigger than this!
  • 1998 Lotus Elise 1.8 Lotus returning to its roots and doing what it does best - lightweight sports cars!
  • 1996 Nissan Stagea 2.6 260RS Autech Version Perfect for hauling the kids and engaging in Tokyo highway battles at the same time!
  • 1990 Land Rover Defender 2.5 110 LWB 200 Tdi A British institution on wheels.
  • 1996 Toyota Starlet 1.3 Sportif Providing reliable transport for octogenarians for many years!
  • 1996 Toyota Hi-Ace 2.4 D PowerVan S SWB Great for trades people of all types. Paint splatters on the rear optional.
  • Bonus! 1996 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 Harlequin! Celebrating the 350th vehicle in the game! For when you can't decide what colour you want your car to be, simply choose ALL.
Support Portal Improvements!
  • Added Membership FAQ page to Support Portal
  • Support Portal is now categorised

I will be taking some holidays over the Christmas / New Year so development will mostly pause then. I will continue to monitor the game, perform any hotfixes as necessary and perform admin as usual during this period.

The past year has been fantastic, but I have worked incredibly hard so I am looking forward to some well deserved rest!

And as a final reminder, I will be sending out a Member Update shortly! Otherwise, I wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Thank you for playing MotorNation!

Andrew T.

As always, thank you to members and donors for your support! If you are not and you would like to support this project in addition to gaining further insight into the game, please find more details on the Membership page!

For this game to be sustainable, it needs your support. I will be able to deliver bigger and better features as well as more content! Every little make a difference and during Beta it only costs as little as £1.49 a month! Those joining and maintaining their membership during Beta will also benefit from a permanent discount going forwards as a thank you for supporting the game at this early stage.

Other noteworthy changes since v0.26.12:
  • Can now record build numbers, domestic markets for vehicles and the number of wheels!
  • Added more snow to logo!
  • Fixed winter mobile MotorNation logo being taller than original
  • Updated development roadmap & sustainability metrics
  • Fixed bug when trying to enquire about advert with insufficient time
  • Fixed error accessing adverts with invalid ids
  • Fixed exploit where you could buy a car directly via classifieds without travelling
  • Slight improvements to single race back end to assist with testing and debugging
  • Fixed new special events not switching between tracks like they should have
  • Given Quotex the title of 'Contributor' in the forum for sterling services to vehicle stats and photos! A big thank you!
  • Added titles to diamond and platinum emojis
  • Made it easier to include and update text where individual image attributions for images cannot be feasibly directly given.
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Game Features - Tap for more details!
  • Play your way! Unlike traditional games, MotorNation is designed to be played a little - often.
  • A roster of over 340 vehicles! With new vehicles being added often.
  • Trade cars for profit! Or just get rid of that eye sore on your driveway.
  • Install upgrades! Improve everything from acceleration to handling. A careful balance is needed to create the fastest setup per class/track.
  • Repair and upgrade a classic cars! See how old compares with new!
  • Do jobs! Everything from delivering curries to being a wedding chauffeur!
  • Catch the millennium bug! Set in the United Kingdom in the year 2000 with car availability and prices to suit. This basically means that the game has a greater focus on older, rarer and iconic cars when compared with other car games.
  • Many possibilities! Whether it is trying to create the fastest hatchback, collecting the rarest cars in the game or simply trying to become the richest citizen!
  • Race up to 24 players at a time! Not enough other players? Computer opponents will fill the empty places!
  • Instant races against the computer! Make small amounts of cash and test out your car ahead of bigger races!
  • Challenge other players! Think your cars faster than another players? Send then a challenge and perhaps make a wager if you are brave enough!
  • Set the fastest lap times on each track! Prove your the fastest once and for all!
  • Buy the rarest cars before other players do! Some cars are most exclusive than others!
  • Show you mean business! Compete against each other on the Hall of Fame to see who can rack up the most number of points from races/fast laps and who can amass the biggest fortune!
  • Realistic classifieds! Used car dealer and the classifieds stock changes often and contain a variety of cars at realistic prices for the era. Keep an eye out for bargains, or something a little special...
  • I know what I've got Want to sell your own? Think your's is the best? Advertise it in the classifieds to find out!
  • Buyer beware! As in real life, second hand cars are cheaper but may need extensive repairs or even complete restoration!
  • Avoid the hassle Buy brand new cars from the manufacturers!

The game is intended to be easy to play but is built on a foundation of complex models to provide a rich and detailed game world!

  • Semi-realistic lap times Algoritims calculate car performance and how quickly cars can go round a track!
  • Jalopies and thirsty beasts! Vehicles wear, more so during races, which affects performance and they also burn fuel!
  • Cars are not created equal! Highly strung performance cars wear at faster rates than more ordinary every day cars and cost more to maintain and fuel.
  • One careful owner - NOT! Buying performance upgrades can wear a car out faster and cause it to burn more fuel.
  • Price Guide Perfect* *Not really. But the car valuations in the game are built on a model which takes a wide variety of factors into consideration and is on the whole fairly accurate.
  • What's your best price mate? Simulated second hand cars including mileage/wear/rarity!
  • Try your luck Classifieds last realistic periods and if not bought by another player, they may be bought by simulated citizens based on the car's price. Got patience? Price high and hope for the best!
  • Class of 2000 Car class calculation to show the racing potential of cars and to allow a variety cars to compete!
  • In-game forum! Chat with MotorNations inhabitants to discuss strategies, cars, competitions or just about anything else. But please keep it civil!
  • Join the Discord server! For real time discussions with the other players of MotorNation! From automotive memes to discussing the frailties of different engines, if it can be discussed it probably has been here!
  • Support the game for more! Spread the word or buy membership to help fund the game so that it can reach it's potential!
  • So many ideas such little time... The game as it stands today is the bare shell of what I'd like to create and I hope with a little luck and support I can build it into something amazing.
In memory of Grandad
© Andrew Taylor 2022
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