MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 10, 2012) – Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine (JJAWAE) by Autumn Games will join forces with Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR). The game, available now on all three major home consoles, will adorn Dave Blaney’s No. 36 Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine Chevrolet for the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Published by Autumn Games and developed by Isopod Labs, JJAWAE is a no-holds-barred, combat-racing extravaganza. It is rooted in Johnson’s belief that you can put an engine on just about anything and race it.
The game allows players to race unconventional vehicles created from everyday objects such as shopping carts and dumpsters outfitted with custom weapons in a humorous action-packed run to the finish line. Two of the eccentric characters, Husky Hank and Megaton, are featured on the hood of the No. 36 Chevrolet. Husky Hank uses his fast tractor to mow down the competition in record times and Megaton, a former military officer, barrels around the track on a high-speed bomb.
The game features progressively challenging tracks complete with pyrotechnics, hazards, traps and jumps. Up to eight-players can compete in online multiplayer action on supported consoles, including ranked and private races, and up to four players can compete in split-screen multiplayer as they battle for first place across the couch, around the globe, or both.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Tommy Baldwin Racing to help grow awareness for Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine,” said Alex Collmer, CEO of Autumn Games. “We thought this relationship created a great platform for us to build into the upcoming launch of the game’s first downloadable content. Husky Hank may be the fiercest mower in the continental 48, but he’s just the first of many great new characters coming down the pipe.”
Blaney will make his 19th start, his third for TBR, at the Fort Worth, Texas track this weekend. The TBR No. 36 team is currently 29th in points and locked into the top-35 for the 500-mile event at Texas Motor Speedway. The Hartford, Ohio native, who tallied his season-best finish of 15th in the Daytona 500, looks for a solid finish at the 1.5-mile track to keep the team locked in the top-35.
“We are thrilled to partner with Autumn Games this weekend,” said owner Tommy Baldwin. “We got a few copies of the game, and my kids love it. I’m pleased that companies like Autumn Games are stepping up each week to help our program grow. We are very focused on having two successful teams locked in the top-35, and each and every partner helps us achieve that goal.”
The No. 36 JJAWAE Chevrolet will hit the track Thursday evening for practice. The Samsung Mobile 500 is set for Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
About Autumn Games:
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on empowering independent, world-class game developers to create cutting-edge video games, and related media. As the pace of change accelerates in the games’ business, digital and mobile gaming explodes, and the best game developers increasingly look for independence, Autumn Games’ mission is to support talented creative teams in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment.
About Tommy Baldwin Racing:
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Crew Chief Tommy Baldwin formed Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) in 2009. Baldwin utilized a declining economy to open a NSCS team with a stringent budget. The team worked to build to full-time competition, and by the 2011 season, the team’s third season, TBR competed in every race and locked the No. 36 Chevrolet in the top-35 in NSCS Owner Points. Dave Blaney drove the No. 36 Chevrolet to TBR’s highest finish of third in the October 2011 event at Talladega Superspeedway. TBR also fielded a second car for select races in the past two seasons with multiple drivers.
Based in Mooresville, N.C., TBR will compete in the NSCS in 2012 with NASCAR veterans David Reutimann and Dave Blaney. The team will also compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Ryan Blaney, Bobby Santos and Ryan Truex