Following The Big Pitch 2014 event, Oxygen Ventures held further discussions with Zach Griffin from Black Delta (Kartsim), however, decided not to proceed with the investment opportunity. We do however, acknowledge that KartSim was truly an outstanding People Choice Winner, with an amazing presentation and high impact game concept, and we wish Zach all the best with KartSim and his vision.

So, who are KartSim?

Sometimes something that is good fun, can make for a great business idea. KartSim is built on that premise. Seeking investment to take a kart racing concept to the Steam platform for Mac and PC, as well as consoles.

With 13 years as a developer and experience as an artist on a major console racing game, he knows games like the back of his hand. He’s switched on to the enterprise side too, completing his business education at RMIT. Plus, as a Victoria State Series kart driver, he knows his way around a track. It all shows in his alpha-stage footage, showing the real thrill of hitting 160kph just 18mm off the deck.

KartSim is set to be a complete package. It allows racers to take to the track in customisable karts and gear, while also providing a sandbox, on-foot track editing mode. Sitting between the faithful representation of Gran Turismo, and the arcade fun of Need for Speed, KartSim is unique.

Watch KartSim's pitch