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A Gran Turismo fiction project

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Rhys Gardiner, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

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    The game series that first got me into cars and motorsport, and hence sim racing, is the Gran Turismo series. One aspect of the series that has consistently grabbed my attention over the years is the fictional tracks created for the games. I have searched various sites and forums for information concerning fictional circuits such as Grand Valley, Trial Mountain, the High Speed Ring and the Autumn Ring, but due to their fictional nature there is a distinct lack of information concerning the original tracks of Gran Turismo.

    I am a creative person, and have spent much of my non-sim racing free time doing creative writing. I have written my fair share of original stories and fan fiction for various movies, books and games, so one day a couple of years back I decided to create my own "historical account" of the history of the fictional circuits in the Gran Turismo series. The idea died down for a bit and has only recently resurfaced in my mind, so I want to put it out there to gauge interest in it. Of course, writing a Fan Fiction story about a game that essentially has no story itself would be hard, so I will create my own chains of events and fictional historical figures for it.

    Each chapter of the "book" will deal with one fictional track in the series, providing an Alternate
    Universe backstory that ties in with pivotal events in the real world history of motor racing. Included will be features on who built the tracks and why, what the tracks were like originally (for example, I'm thinking of Grand Valley and Trial Mountain being public roads/scenic drives before they were turned into race tracks, much like Spa was), and a pictorial gallery charting changes in the layouts of the tracks.

    What do you guys think? Should I do it? :tongue:
     
  2. Edgar Herrero

    Edgar Herrero

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    Sounds great Rhys! :D Do it! Do it! :tongue:
     
  3. Tom Moloney

    Tom Moloney

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    Go for it mate. Looking forward to it.
     
  4. Paulo Ribeiro

    Paulo Ribeiro
    Animals and Racing Lover

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    Good luck Rhys, sounds lovely.
     
  5. Scott Webber

    Scott Webber

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    I would definatly read it, Sounds very good.
     
  6. Rhys Gardiner

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    The first part of "Roads to Glory", which has the cover page, disclaimer and preface to the book, is now completed. You can download it from my MediaFire page as a Microsoft Word or PDF document at the bottom of this post. It does not deal directly with any particular track just yet, but provides a background to the book and its premise. I would greatly appreciate as much feedback as possible, so please tell your friends about this!

    MS Word Version: http://www.mediafire.com/?04j5ubqczdc23am
    PDF version: http://www.mediafire.com/?04j5ubqczdc23am
     
  7. Tom Moloney

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    Can I suggest you post these in PDF? It's slightly more global.

    Otherwise, reading now.
     
  8. Rhys Gardiner

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    Updated with a link to the PDF version.
     
  9. Brian Duddy

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    Wow, looks great so far. I myself have thought about similar issues once or twice: what exactly is this GTA, and how do they sanction these races? And how do they race at Deep Forest, with cliffs right next to the road? Etc, etc... I'm eagerly anticipating what you can make out of this!
     
  10. Rhys Gardiner

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking of also including a small epilogue at the end of each chapter detailing what may be done to the tracks in the future...
    I'm going to start writing about the Autumn Ring in the next few days - keep an eye out for it!
     
  11. Brian Duddy

    Brian Duddy

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    Any progress? I am really interested in seeing this...
     
  12. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium

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    Excellent Rhys, looking forward to the growing story. A PS3 will be heading my way soon, so I just have to talk the missus into buying me a G27 :p