Stainless Games have released details of their new iOS version of the classic game Carmageddon:

"Stainless Games Ltd. announces the launch of Carmageddon for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The game is a re-release of the original 1997 Classic PC and Mac driving game, featuring anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence.

The original Carmageddon and its sequels caused a huge media storm, prompting questions in the Houses of Parliament, TV debates and reams of newspaper coverage - the game's tongue-in-cheek violence being ideal material for a little press hysteria and political 'outrage'. Patrick Buckland, Stainless co-founder and CEO commented, "Carmageddon was originally banned in several countries, but it's now available in the Apple App Store worldwide rated 12+ - how times have changed!"

Neil 'nobby' Barnden, co-founder and Executive Director added, "We're really delighted with the results of our hard work on updating the original game for the new generation of touchscreen devices. The gameplay has been improved over the original. And as well as recapturing the 'feel' of the original game's PC and Mac controls, we've been able to add intuitive gesture commands and choice of editable control methods. It's fantastic fun for your thumbs!"

As a thanks to the Backers who pledged on Kickstarter, the game is available free on the App Store for the first 24 hours after launch. After this period, it will go on sale at $1.99/£1.49 as a special low price offer for a limited time."