The Simpsons: Hit & Run was originally released in 2003 on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows platforms. This action-adventure game, developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games, basically follows the Simpsons and their friend Apu around Springfield. They witness many strange incidents, such as security cameras, mysterious vans, unexplainable crop circles, as well as a “new and improved” flavor of the popular soft drink Buzz Cola that causes insanity. Read more to see how one programmer managed to recreate this video game in a week using Unreal Engine 5.
Reuben “Reubs” Ward from New Zealand didn’t quite manage to recreate the entire game in a week, but there is at least a partial map, complete with Homer, a few non playable characters, collectibles, and the famous Plymouth Junkerolla, or better known as the Pink Sedan. To get everything running in Unreal Engine 5, he first had to export the original Hit & Run map into a compatible file before upscaling the textures using AI. The end product is a modern version with ray tracing and clean textures.
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