October 24, 2003
Dodge promotes new Durango with downloadable video game
Auburn Hills, Michigan – A PC-based video game, “The Ultimate Dodge Garage”, which
instructs users on how to maximize the 2004 Dodge Durango’s improved loading, towing
and driving capabilities, will be available for downloading from www.Dodge.com in
“‘The Ultimate Dodge Garage’ gives current and potential customers a preview of the
all-new 2004 Dodge Durango’s real-world abilities before they go to the dealership
and check it out for themselves,” stated Jeff Bell, Vice President Jeep and
Interactive Communications for the Chrysler Group. “Along with being fun, the video
game is challenging and allows the user to experience first-hand, real Dodge
adventure. ‘The Ultimate Dodge Garage’ is one in a series of interactive driving
games that we are developing for the Chrysler Group.”
The game starts off in the early morning on Dodge Ranch as the Ranch Boss gives the
player a to-do list of tasks to accomplish before sundown. Games included in “The
Ultimate Dodge Garage” are the “Durango Pack-it Puzzle,” “Copper Creek Road Part One
and Part Two” and “Dodge Ranch Part One and Part Two.”
The object of the “Durango Pack-it Puzzle” game is to find one of the many solutions
for loading the 2004 Dodge Durango with a selection of tools and supplies,
emphasizing the vehicle’s specific cargo features.
The “Copper Creek Road” games encompass various driving trails that range from
smooth and speedy to rugged and treacherous. The driver must utilize the vehicle’s
handling and performance capabilities to navigate a hitched trailer down the course.
In “Dodge Ranch Part One and Part Two,” the game player is given a to-do list from
the Ranch Boss. Tasks on the list include hitching the trailer to the vehicle,
driving to town for supplies, and towing a full load of building materials and tools
down Copper Creek Road.
Game players can get a boost of Hemi-power as they maneuver through the game. Secret
“Hemi Power-ups” placed throughout the entire game environment are used as rewards
for thorough exploration. The player can accumulate Hemi boosts and apply them to
tools and objects to give them super Hemi-power.
“The Ultimate Dodge Garage” can be downloaded from Dodge.com starting in
mid-November. The all-new 2004 Dodge Durango will be available in dealerships across
the country beginning November 15th.