Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Blips: 4 Amazing GTA V Mods You Just Have To See

Source: How to remove all misogyny and violence from Grand Theft Auto 5
Author: Jon Bois
Site: Polygon

I got a kick out of these analog mods for Grand Theft Auto V that Jon Bois came up with for Polygon. I'm particularly a fan of "You, Steve Forbes and the Endless Void," but they all have their merits. Open world PC games are certainly known for their robust modding scenes, but with GTA V only appearing on consoles (so far), there's not much of a "scene" to speak of due to closed hardware. However, Bois proves that with some posterboard, tape, and markers, you can still mod GTA V to your heart's content. And you don't even have to know anything about code!

In "Grand Theft Auto: Indianapolis," a piece of paper covers the whole TV screen except for a rectangle in the middle for the in-game car. Strip malls and chain restaurants are painted on the sides of the road, giving Indianapolis its distinct character. Although Bois chose Indianapolis (perhaps because it's easy to draw), you could draw just about any place there instead. I'm inclined to make the road recede more sharply into the horizon, and perhaps recreate the Grand Canyon level from Rad Racer instead, but you can take the whole thing off-road if you want. Find out what it's like to drive a car at the bottom of the ocean or on the moon! The world is your oyster.

Alternatively, you could just play vanilla GTA V and complete hour after hour of droll mission objectives, but where's the fun in that?

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