Pair celebrate Barbican burger joint in hi-tech game
CAP'N Jaspers has appeared in a computer game.
The 'world-famous' burger joint on the Barbican has been given a makeover in the expansion add-on package for Burnout Paradise on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game was designed by a former graduate from the University of Plymouth and a former schoolboy in the city who both fell in love with Cap'n Jaspers when they were younger.
They said they wanted to pay homage to the waterside restaurant by renaming it Cap'n Jaspers Big Surf Restaurant and featuring it in the downloadable add-on to the hit computer game.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Alex Ward, former university student in Plymouth and creative director for the game's designers, Criterion Games, said he and colleague Matt Webster wanted to include their fave burger joint in the game.
Alex said: "When we made the downloadable add-on Big Surf Island for the hit game Burnout Paradise for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 we filled the island with numerous fun references and homages.
"These were put in the game to try and raise a smile or two for eagle-eyed players.
"Given that Criterion Games is a great British company most of these references have a distinctly English feel to them referring to great British telly, films and game shows.
"And given that I spent four great years at university in Plymouth – and Criterion producer Matt Webster went to school in Plymouth – we decided to immortalise the world-famous and legendary Jaspers in our game.
"It's certainly our first choice for great food and a great brew whenever we return to Plymouth – one of the best cities in the world."
Alex Ward said that he and Matt Webster had some plans to put other Plymouth references – including The Herald – in future games.
He said: "We've always filled our games with fun references and always get a kick out of it when players find them.
"Hearing that some readers of The Herald had spotted this one, we toasted them with a celebration brew in our Cap'n Jaspers mug here at the Criterion office.
"We're currently working hard on our next game, the next instalment of the hit Need For Speed series. Maybe we'll put The Herald in there somewhere!"