03 Sep 2015
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The Mad Max game is out now!

By Darren Price

Joining Konami's Metal Gear Solid V, Warner Games have officially kicked off this year’s action gaming bonanza with their Mad Max videogame from Avalanche Studios, the creators of Just Cause 2.

To celebrate the Australasian launch of Mad Max, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has transformed ordinary cars into works of art replacing paint with something a little more fitting, DUST!

dusty cars

To bring to life the dusty, post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max, two cars were given an extraordinary makeover. Artists covered each vehicle in a fine layer of dust and inscribed symbols and artwork inspired by the hotly anticipated game. A film-grade dust applicator was used to apply the dust with a range of techniques used to carefully etch intricate illustrations into the dusty canvas.  

Pioneered in the United States, dust art is a growing global phenomenon that has inspired artists from around the world to create roadside Renoir’s, motorised Michalangelo’s and V8 Van Gogh’s. 

dust art

Sydney street artists, Blackbook Ink, are the first local artists to jump on this trend and were commissioned to bring interpret Mad Max’s unique style and vehicular vision into their craft.

Brode Compton from Blackbook Ink comments, “This was definitely one of the most unusual projects we’ve ever been involved with. It was quite a challenge ensuring we achieved the look we were hoping for but we’re stoked with how they’ve turned out.”

car combat

Mad Max delivers open-world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where Max’s car is the key to his survival. Gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and physics-based vehicular combat against savage factions fighting for supremacy in The Wasteland. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket to build the ultimate survival vehicle, something Chumbucket calls the “Magnum Opus.”

Mad Max is in shops now for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Look out for the NetGuide review very soon.

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