â€‹I just wanted to take a moment to crow about AutoÂ Fire’sÂ new title image, which was commissioned fromÂ legendary car combat illustratorÂ Denis Loubetâ€‹!Â Â
â€‹This is super-exciting and my inner 1984 kid is absolutely nerding the hell out right now. He’s created art for a lot of my favorite things from that decade from Car Wars and Autoduel to Ultima and Champions. He did almost all the art for the original Car Warsâ€‹ pocket box, and created so many iconic works from that world. I feel like he was pretty instrumental in establishing what I thought was key to the Car Wars universe: The people and culture around the cars being as important as the cars themselves. It’s something that I think has been lost a bit and would love to be able to bring back.â€‹
In another coincidence he also just so happened to create the cover art for the very first game I worked onâ€‹ (which I only participated on for a couple weeks), and I even met him when I interviewed at Origin waaaaaaay back in 1993.
Anyway, it was super-exciting to finally have a chance to work with him! He did a fantastic job.