POSTCARDS FROM REJECTLAND I: IN SEARCH OF CIVILISATION
Screenshots: 54Timespan: June 2012 - October 2012Versions: 1.2 - 1.3
Having introduced the concept behind Rejectland, in this first series of Postcards I will have more explaining to do about the various references and in-jokes scattered within.
My home base is called Fortress Of Fortitude, named after both the legendarily inept and underfunded Forti team of 1995-96, who'd been successful in F3000 beforehand and dramatically underestimated what they'd need to do to compete in F1, and also after the equally legendarily brilliant level of the same name from the Heretic WAD, Hordes Of Chaos X.
The farm outside the Fortress is Scheckter Farm, named (again) not after a reject driver, but after a World Champion - Jody Scheckter, champion for Ferrari in 1979 but saddled with such a hideous anachronism of a car in 1980 that he failed to qualify for the Canadian Grand Prix despite being the reigning champion, a truly rejectful moment if ever there was one, and he retired at the end of the season and ended up as an organic farmer.
Finally, the two villages I found sited almost together on the plains northwest of Fortress Of Fortitude, those are called McGregor and Fort Law, after the Australian founders of Formula One Rejects, Jamie McGregor and Enoch Law. Though I think one of the sectors of Liberty City in the original Grand Theft Auto was also called Fort Law, this is unrelated. And if Rejectland had continued into 2015, it is entirely possible I'd have gone in search of a further close pair of villages and named them after the founders of Grand Prix Rejects, Alasdair Lindsay and Niko Nurminen.