Forza Horizon 2 was released for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One several days ago, allowing gamers to go full throttle with some of the world's most popular cars. But the developers of Forza Horizon 2 didn't just put in a litany of cool cars based on real models or paint jobs made by video game artists. They teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club to hold a design contest, allowing children to make their own Lamborghini Huracan as part of Microsoft's "Forza Design Challenge."
According to Game Spot, the designs of three lucky children were chosen to be featured as Downloadable Content (DLC) in Forza Horizon 2. Several hundred kids from 10 different Boys and Girls Clubs participated in the Forza Horizon 2 contest, drawing up their own custom paint jobs for the game's signature vehicle. This week, the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club announced that three winners were selected. Soon, owners of Forza Horizon 2 will be able to download the three original designs and try them out.
The winners were Jonathan Romero, Melissa Weener, and Janice Recendez. You can see the winning designs in the photos below.
According to Fansided, an official press release from Microsoft celebrated the winning designs.
"To reignite car passion, Xbox hosted the first-ever 'Forza Design Challenge,' inviting several hundred kids from across 10 Boys & Girls Clubs to create their most imaginative custom paint jobs for the Lamborghini Huracán. Three lucky winners were chosen to see their design brought to life in 'Forza Horizon 2,' which were unveiled at Kids into Car Lovers Day. The winning designs will be available to all 'Forza Horizon 2' owners as free downloadable liveries in the future."
As part of the "Forza Design Challenge," children from the Boys and Girls Club were also given the opportunity to try out Forza Horizon 2 for themselves. The winners were introduced to Dan Greenawalt, the director of Forza studio Turn 10, which developed Forza Horizon 2. They were also shown some real life Lamborghinis like the ones featured in Forza Horizon 2. Currently, Forza Horizon 2 features more than 100 cars with many more to come.
Forza Horizon 2 is available now for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The reviews so far for Forza Horizon 2 have been extremely positive. However, shortly after Forza Horizon 2 was released, a strange glitch was discovered in the game that makes for a trippy driving experience.
Will you be picking up a copy of Forza Horizon 2 for yourself?