TV & Movie Car Challenge (Round 3) : Futuristic Offroaders
Prologue(Timeline is somewhere in 2050s)
“Isaac… short pause … can you hear me Isaac?”
“Loud and clear, control”
“Have you been briefed?”
“Yes, control. I was told I’ll be dying soon”
“What? Long pause… What are you talking about Isaac?”
“I was told that I’ve been commanded to head towards the desert and the forests to collect ore. Failure to do so would result in taking away my license to breathe oxygen. And going towards those lands has been proven pretty much fatal anyway. So yeah, in short, I’ve been told that I’ll die”
“Why not just straight up say that we’re murdering you because you couldn’t carry out a few silly errands of ours, control? Why the bullshit approach of saying you won’t be able to breathe in the oxygen we serve you anymore?”
“Isaac, I know you’re pissed. I know this doesn’t seem right. But the higher ups are afraid, they really are. We’ve been running low on resources for years now. The only reason we have had enough supply of electricity and resources to mitigate our low production of them is because of our deal with Sterling City…”
“And I’m guessing Sterling City turned their back on us? How many people know of this, control?”
“As of now, no more than 12, including you…”
“So I’ll be travelling towards the massive desert that has remained unfathomed for years since that last… incident, to collect ores only found in the desert biome, and then travel further North towards the dark forests, which are now ridden by those failed bionic humans and animals experiment things, to collect Eternalynium*. I’ve been given, what seems like, sparse arms supply. And most importantly… I’m going lone wolf. Do you guys actually expect me to return alive or do you just want to kill me off… for whatever reason?”
“Isaac, you must understand that we can’t just let anyone know of this! You are an elite officer of the higher ups, who has had years of experience behind the wheels and has scoured through these deserts and forests back in the days”
“Back in the days, control, now things are different. You guys have only made things worse, while promising a better future. Look where we’re at now! Thriving for resources and giving everything our last shot because the only other option is death of a whole city! This is not what we were promised, control. We can’t even let the citizens know of our situation because that might cause mass hysteria and riots and chaos. The people have endured enough, the last thing they need is a little push, to completely lose their minds and start killing each other off to survive”
“I know… Isaac. I know. But our city is in great danger, and we need your help.”
Another period of long silence*
“Just give me my fucking vehicle already control, stop delaying my operation. And how would I even carry enough resources in my vehicle to power an entire city?”
“About that, Isaac, your standard issue vehicle was deemed unsafe for this operation. So the higher-ups have decided to offer you a new vehicle. Something more sturdy, more able and most importantly, something that can keep you safe inside it. As for carrying the resources. Once you collect as much as you can carry, return back and drop them off around a pick up point where our drones can pick them up.”
“Well at least they’re trying to preserve their manpower this time, instead of you know throwing whatever they have away like they have an infinite supply of everything? And what piece of shit drones have you crafted in the last 10 years that they can’t even cross a few hundred kilometers?”
“Are you finished?”
“Not until I see my car!”
*Eternalynium: some fictional earth material found in forest biomes
Well, you’ve read the premise. Some well renowned studio is making a movie featuring a character named Isaac, a veteran elite officer, who has been given the duty of collecting resources from dangerous lands and beyond in order to collect resources to save the city from falling into bits. The movie is being made in 2020 and will be released next year. So the year of this challenge is 2020, however the aesthetics should be matching with something that goes with 2050.
Now they’re looking for a design studio that can design an offroading vehicle that looks on par with the timeline. Your job, as a designer, is to design a car that follows the aesthetics of genres like:
- Cassette Futurism
You could go for either one of them, or you could do a hybrid mix as well. Whichever you find suitable is fine. Going Retro 80s futuristic is fine and so is going bat-shit crazy Cyberpunk 2077 style futurism as well. It’s all about how you interpret the future might be.
I won’t be directly saying what kind of stuff to aim for or what stuff to add to your entry. I will however provide a certiain guideline to follow.
Read the damn brief! People don’t seem to read the brief. As a result they miss the point and submit an entry that makes absolutely no sense. If you’re too lazy or busy to read it, plop the text into an online reader and make it read the brief for you.
As I’ve written, this is no small studio making the movie. It’s a studio of great renown and they have a very high standard of quality. So make sure not to half ass your entries.
Our protagonist, as per the brief, is an elite officer who has seen some shit and is a veteran when it comes to vehicles and excavation. A few visual fixture/design stuff that make them look like utilitarian features or conveniences would be greatly appreciated.
Be as creative as you can, there’s no limit. As long as your design looks good to the naked eye, I don’t care how avant-garde or over the top it is. If it’s good it’s good.
Let’s talk about the internals. It’s basically going to be like the Tumbler you see in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. It’s a sleek futuristic design outside, but an already existing car underneath the shell. So make sure to put internals that keep the car on par with 2020 offroaders. It doesn’t have to be a no-fuss hardcore offroader with everything stripped out and solid axles, but make it decent. Bad figures or engineering choices that make no sense would result in
It’s mostly a design based competition, so I won’t be enforcing any ET/PU laws, there’s just so many routes you can take. Try not to, however, cross 75,000 Automation Pesos. If your car crosses a certain margin or is cheesed in terms of the performance / handling / offroadability figures, meaning that it’s not really that good on papers, it must look quite the part to make up for it.
Again, since it’s mostly upto interpretation, no one’s stopping you from throwing in a bunch of fixtures around the car to make it look like a tool or machine, call it some sort of hi-tech gear and cheesing it.
It’s 2050 in the movies and the world is kinda dying anyway, have fun making no-cat, no-muffler, noisy V8. It’s only going to please Isaac. Noisy engines is his kink.
The premise I’ve set, hints towards a rather dystopian future, so keep in mind while designing the aesthetics of it.
- If you can manage your vehicle to be multi-part like @That-S-cop has, and which can be loaded into the photo scene together, go for it. This doesn’t mean I’m letting you complicate your entries unncecessarily or this would give those with multi-parts cars an edge, but if you can make it work, sure why not.
That’s all I’ve got so far. I’ll wait for the response. Do you think there are some things that I need to improve or state clearly? Is anything missing? Let me know!
I’ll wait 24 hours or so and if everything’s fine by then, I’ll set a deadline of… 10 days? Should be enough to design a futuristic offroader from scratch.
Submissions are open!
Submission deadline is 29th Jan 12 AM, GMT 6
I’m Extending the deadline up to 7th of February 12 AM, GMT+6 (due to CSR/CSC pressure mostly)
Have fun! And one more thing, RESUBS are allowed
Naming convention: Model/Family- TMCC3 , Trim/Variant: It’s free real estate
Added a pic of the Warthog
Changed 60k price preference to 75k
Added submission deadline