Unfortunately, there are a plethora of ways to succumb to death in My Summer Car, most commonly crashing into something when driving one of the many vehicles or not managing the character's bodily needs. When the player character dies, the screen will turn into splatters of blood for around five seconds as the player character slowly screams their last. Blood will not splatter if the player character dies by drowning in sewage or neglecting player attributes. Afterwards, a newspaper will show on screen informing the residents of Peräjärvi how the player character died.
If permanent death has been turned on and the player character dies, the save game will be deleted, awarding the player with the "And it's gone!" Steam achievement if ALT+F4 is not pressed before the newspaper shows up. Permanent death can be disabled by unchecking the permadeath option while creating a new profile. The setting cannot be changed easily once the game has been started, requiring the use of third-party tools.
Ways of dyingEdit
|Crashing in any vehicle.||Crashing into a vehicle or an obstacle in any vehicle other than the Jonnez ES.|
|Crashing during the rally||Crashing the car during the rally event.|
|Crashing on moped.||Crashing into a vehicle or an obstacle while riding the moped.|
|Getting run over by car.||Ran over by any AI car.|
|Getting run over by train.||Ran over by train when on foot.|
|Drowning in waste.||Falling into a sewage well.|
|Electric shock||Answering the phone during a thunderstorm, or wiring Satsuma's electrical components without disconnecting the battery first.|
|Dehydration.||Dying of thirst.|
|Starvation.||Dying of hunger.|
|Burst bladder.||Dying of high urine levels.|
|Drunk driving accident.||Flipping the middle finger to Pena and making him drive faster so he can kill the player.|
|Murdered by Jokke||Steal the suitcase of money which spawns after taking Jokke home five times.|
|Dying from excess stress.||Having high levels of stress for a long time.|
|Drowning.||Going swimming in the lake when drunk.|
|Exploding and burning to death.||Smoking a cigarette while refuelling.|
|Dying in a house fire.||Being inside a burning house and getting caught in the flames.|
|Getting stung by wasps.||Being near/inside the Ruscko or the Mansion without neutralising the respective wasp nests first.|
Other charactersEditIn addition to the player character, some other characters can die too, such as Jani and Pena. Most other characters cannot be killed, they will simply fall asleep and start snoring. If they're in a vehicle, the vehicle and the character will be splattered in blood.
Dying with permanent death turned on will cause the current save to be deleted, forcing the player to either restore from a backup, or start a new game. Dying with permadeath mode enabled will also display an "autopsy report", which is a collection of various statistics prior to the player's demise.If permanent death is turned off, the player character will respawn at the graveyard in Peräjärvi after clicking continue in the main menu, and all progress that happened prior to the death will be saved.