Q&A with Creator of Cars 2: The Video Game

Cars2-PS3-Packshot-(3D)Coming soon is the very exciting Disney/Pixar’s sequel, Cars 2. And to make things even better, there’s also a brand new video game coming out too!

In this newest game, you get to jump into the Cars universe and play as your favourite characters from the film.

Players will take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest race car in the world and use their spy skills in exciting, action-packed combat racing and battle arenas.

We decided to get hold of one of the producers of the game, Jon Warner, to find out more about Cars 2: The Video Game, as well as get some tips on how we can get a career making video games too!

What’s the hardest part of Cars 2?

Depends what question is:

a)    What’s the hardest part of PLAYING Cars 2 The Video Game?

The most challenging mechanic to master in Cars 2 The Video Game is probably the backwards driving as the controls are reversed

b)    What’s the hardest part of DEVELOPING Cars 2 The Video Game?

Developing an authentic companion to the movie is always challenging but I think we have done a really good job of this in Cars 2: the Video Game

Cars-2-TVG-Raoul-Caroule-1Are there any fun secrets or cheats that have been built into the game?

In every level there is a secret briefcase worth 100 spy points – but don’t tell anyone, it’s a secret!!

What type of gamers will like this game?

All types of gamers will enjoy playing Cars 2: The Video Game. It has something for everyone.

What is your favourite video game of all time? Why?

Legend of Zelda is definitely one of my favourite games of all time as it captured my imagination and was a big influence into why I got involved in videogames.

Cars-2-TVG-Miguel-Camino-1How did you get into designing video games? It seems like a dream job, is it something you’ve always wanted to do?

I always wanted to make videogames but never thought it would be possible until a friend of mine invited me to work at a videogames studio and I have never looked back since. I love making games!!

How much of gaming is technology based and how much is art based?

I would say it is exactly 50/50. The game needs to function but you need to find the magic that makes it fun and enjoyable and that tells a compelling story.

What tips do you have out there for people wanting to get into the world of video games?

Try to do well in school, read, read, read!! It broadens your ideas and creative thinking.

Cars-2-TVG---Francesco-Bernoulli-6Have you ever thought what kind of car you’d be if you were in Cars?

If I could choose any car it would most likely be a F1 race car, exactly like my favourite Cars 2: The Video Game character Francessco!


Cars 2: The Video Game is available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC/Mac and DS from July 22nd.

And to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s the trailer:

And to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s the trailer: