Player death screen

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 dies the screen will turn into splatters of blood for around five seconds as the player character slowly screams their way to the inevitable(sound and blood only happens if cause of death is by crash, ran over, or drowned in sewage(blood will not splatter if drowned in sewage) else you will just fall down). Afterwards, a newspaper will show on screen informing the residents of Peräjärvi how the player character died.

If you have your Permanent Death on, and die, your saves will be gone (And it's gone! - Steam achievement) if you don't press ALT+F4 before the newspaper shows up.

You can disable your Permadeath setting by unchecking the permadeath option while creating a new profile, but if you have permadeath on you can disable permadeath by downloading the MSCeditor by clicking here.

Load your save (defaultES2file.txt) located at (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Amistech\My Summer Car). Go to Filter (located below at the left corner) and type "player". Click on "player" and search for "playerpermadeath" at the huge box on the right. Click on "true" to change the value to "false". After that, click on "File" and save your edited save. A backup will be located at the save folder, in case of doing something wrong or you die.

Ways of dyingEdit

Currently it is not possible to die from drowning, falling, being too dirty or standing in fire.

Be careful of the phone ringing during a storm as it can explode in your earhole and kill you (and also deafens you at the same time).

IF you don't want the game to autosave when you have died, you can simply press ALT F4 as soon as the newspaper shows up. (non permadeath)

Issue Cause Image
Crashing in any vehicle. Crashing into a vehicle or an obstacle in any vehicle or getting tailgated.
Death by crash
Crashing during the rally Crashing the car during the rally event.
Rally crash news
Crashing on moped. Crashing into a vehicle or an obstacle while riding the moped.
Death by moped
Getting run over by car. Ran over by any AI car.
Death by run over
Getting run over by train. Ran over by train when on foot.
Death by train
Drowning in waste. Falling into a sewage well.
Death by sewage
Heart attack. Too much fatigue or tiredness.

Answering the phone during a thunderstorm.

Death by fatigue
Dehydration. Dying of thirst.
Death by thirst
Starvation. Dying of hunger.
Death by hunger
Burst bladder. Not going to the toilet, lowering urine levels.
Death by bladder
Drunk driving accident. Flipping the middle finger to Jaakko and making him drive faster so he can kill the player.
Death by Jaakko

Other charactersEdit

In addition to the player character, some other characters can die too, such as police officers, the Yellow Car driver and Jaakko the little green Fiat driver. The Drunk Guy, Firewood guy won't die, instead they will be asleep and snoring. If their in a vehicle, the vehicle and the character will be splattered in blood

Dead police

A police officer after being ran over by the player's Satsuma.

File:Dead yellow car driver.jpg
Ways characters
can die
Ran over The character is run over by the player's vehicle or another AI vehicle.
Punched/sledgehammered /bumped into or having items hurled towards them. The player punches or bumps in or whacks the character with a sledgehammer or other object.
Crashing in any vehicle. The character crashes into a vehicle or an obstacle in the character's vehicle or getting tailgated/t-boned.


When you die, you will respawn at your house, as well your vehicle used when you died will be left where you died

Experimental VersionEdit

As of 17.07.2017 of the Experimental version of the game, there is a new death screen as well a new way to die, as well a patch of blood appearing where you died, splattering the vehicle if near or in the vehicle.

Death by Crash Expremental Branch 3

The new death screen

Issue Cause Image
Murdered by the Drunk Guy Steal the suitcase of money in the landfill after dropping off the drunk guy 5 times
Death by Drunk Guy


  • If you die and exit using Alt+F4, your vehicle will look damaged.
  • If a character in a vehicle dies, they will be splattered with blood while in the car, but will not when they aren't in the car.

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