Ford F-150 Featured in ‘Video Game High School’ Series Finale
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of fans who tuned into the series finale of Rocket Jump Studio’s hit web series Video Game High School (VGHS), not only were you treated to a satisfyingly triumphant conclusion to the third and final season–you got to see a silver metallic 2003 Ford F-150 XL Sport in action!
What Is This Video Game High School?
For you nOObs out there who haven’t tuned into the Producer’s Guild Award-nominated (and Streamy Award-winning) action-comedy web series, here’s what you need to know. The show evolved from a low-budget, lighthearted Kickstarter endeavor into a substantial show by its third (and last) season, drastically increasing in production cost.
VGHS takes place in the near future when video games have replaced traditional sports and exist as a worldwide phenomenon where the best achieve super-stardom.
The main characters are students who attend a high school solely dedicated to teaching video games. Thus, the show plays out like a high school comedy but with action sequences thrown in–plus nods to popular games and excessive gamer lingo. Think Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World but with more Boy Meets World.
Whenever a game is being played by the characters–from racing games to online RPGs–cut scenes are used to portray in-game action as if it were real. A popular in-show game, OverDrift, yields frequent high-octane races with vehicles like a Ford Mustang GT, Ford Focus, Dodge Challenger, Mazda 6, and Scion FR-S.
Because of opportunities like these, the appearance of automobiles isn’t uncommon. Rocket Jump Studios even had a branding agreement with the Dodge Dart in the second season of VGHS. We’ve also seen The Law (Brian Firenzi) drive a BMW and the parent of a student (Freddie Wong) drive a Volkswagen Passat Wagon.
2003 Ford F-150 Lays Down the Law in Video Game High School‘s Series Finale
Back to the Video Game High School series finale and what we’re really interested in: the Ford F-150 XL Sport’s majestic reappearance.
Yes, we say “reappearance” because you’ll recognize it from season two’s finale, which took place within the in-show Field of Fire first-person shooter game (similar to Battlefield or Call of Duty).
As the climactic virtual battle of the VGHS finale also takes place in Field of Fire, naturally the Ford F-150 was going to make a reappearance. This time, it’s driven front and center for much of the action, surviving a hurricane of war zone hazards without suffering a scratch.
The underdog team of protagonists use the Ford F-150 within the game in a plethora of exciting ways, including taking out competitors from arch-rival team Napalm (showing off the F-150’s braking and balance).
At other times, the Ford F-150 is used as a shield to hide from gunfire and a platform to spray bullets from…even at the same time!
Most importantly, the F-150 gives Ted (Jimmy Wong) the opportunity to embrace his drifting skills and reveal insight into memories of his father. Clearly the Ford F-150 was the perfect choice to maneuver around explosions. The Ford F-150, like the students of VGHS, can take on any challenge!
We won’t spoil how the series ends, or what takes place throughout the series. If you haven’t watch any of Video Game High School, we recommend starting with the debut episode, which you can watch on RocketJump’s YouTube page.
As we watch the viewership numbers for the series finale continue climbing and well surpass a million, we’ll leave you with the trailer for the show’s third season. And remember:
“It’s all about the game.”
- Aaron WidmarSenior Editor
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