Carmageddon was one of the most controversial and complained about games in history (the Pope called for it to be banned). After the first couple of games, however, things went downhill and the franchise disappeared.
Fourteen years after the release of the last good title in the series, Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now, original developers Stainless Games have the rights back and they're keen to return to the formula that made the first two games so popular.
The new title, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, is being developed with the help of the in-vogue Kickstarter crowd-funding model. The team are looking for an additional US$400,000 to get the game across the line (on top of the "third of a million" they've already spent) and they're offering a tiered set of rewards in return for your pledge.
From the Kickstarter page:
…Max Damage is back! Carmageddon: Reincarnation is going to reintroduce the gaming world to the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows) equal points and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.