Sketch artwork of the junkpile:
Car enthusiasts are natural advocates for their brand of choice, rarely missing an opportunity to have some fun at the expense of competing brands. A common remark about a competitor brand is that it is a “piece of junk” or belongs in a “pile of junk”. We wanted to capture this sentiment and make it a major feature of the game.
While researching concepts that could bring the raw power of the HEMI to life on screen we discovered Odd Rods. These were trading card/stickers created in 1969 popular with schoolchildren of the time featuring monsters in fire-breathing hot rodded versions of celebrated vehicles. Having both nostalgic appeal to Baby Boomers and an evergreen appeal to young people the characterizations found in the Odd Rods were a major inspiration in the creation of Hemi Hurling.
Sketch artwork of the junker truck and its parts for the crash animation. In support of the “pile of junk” sentiment of enthusiasts towards competitive brands, we wanted to have a satisfying ending when the Dodge Ram “hurls” the junker into the pile and have it literally blow up into pieces.