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Stage Zero, State of The Nation & The Future!

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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 320 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
03/12/2021 v0.26.9
Heavyweights, Muscle Cars & Hot Hatch Classics

I'm pleased to announce the following new special events that have been released into the game! They will appear periodically in the special events section, but this is more likely as I have increased the number from 7 to 10.

  • Heavyweight Face-off: A special event for cars that pack a punch in both performance and weight.
  • American Muscle: There is no replacement for displacement, prove your big-block is the most tricked out of them all.
  • 80s Hot-hatch Showdown: Put on your sunglasses and put your favourite cassette in, it's time to see which classic hot hatch is the top dog.

There will be further changes to the special events in the coming weeks and I plan to do a Member Update early next week. For now, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Auto-refuelling Improvements

Various improvements have been made to the way the auto-refuelling is handled in the game:

  • News items are now more description, correct and useful
  • Auto re-fuelling can put in smaller amounts of fuel when player has little money
  • Fixed a bug with auto-refuelling calculations
  • Auto re-fuel now only posts news item on success

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 v0.26.2:
  • Added new image licence types
  • Added 4WD as a drivetrain option
  • Added Christmas banner and car animation
  • Development roadmap progress bars now show a percentage
  • Players can now have a max of 5 received and outstanding challenges
  • Various tweaks to classified advert format
  • Fixed vehicle naming and created bespoke advert title mechanism
  • Downgraded state of the nation update so it looks as it did before
  • Fixed non-members being incorrectly thanked for previous support
  • Further work supporting the formatting of player names
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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 320 vehicles! With new cars 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 2021
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