Founded in 1995 as Crashing Cars Interactive, Evil Way Interactive is a fake video game division of Smashing Melon Productions formed by Avery & Ellen Jennings from Dog with a Blog.
Crashing Cars Interactive
1st Logo (1995-2001)
Logo: On a black background, we see the car forming the silver letters:
The letters then crash and fades out.
- An 8-bit version extists. It can be seen when you turn on Game Boy games and Game Boy Color games.
- An 16-bit version extists. It can be seen on four games when you played on SNES and Sega Genesis.
FX/SFX: The crashing cars.'
Music/Sounds: The Bing Crosby Productions theme and a crash at the end. On PlayStation 2 and a few Sega Saturn games, the music was lower in pitch and sounded more low-budget.
Availability: Seen on early games. One of them is the Smashing Melon Game for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.
Scare Factor: Minimal, the use of the Bing Crosby Productions theme may catch off-guard.
2nd Logo (2001-2012)
Logo: Same as the previous logo, but the letters in yellow and the letters do not crash before fading out.
FX/SFX: Same as the previous logo.
Music/Sounds: A 11-note horn fanfare with 3 drum beats at the end.
Availability: Seen on most games from the era. One of them is the Award-winning Avery and Ellen for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Scare Factor: Low to minimal, the 11-note horn fanfare may scare you.
Evil Way Interactive
Logo: On a book, we see the letters "EVIL WAY INTERACTIVE" in a thin yellow Times New Roman font zooming in. Then, it's stops. The logo lasts ten seconds.
FX/SFX: The zooming in of the logo.
Music/Sounds: The last fourteen notes of the Banjo-Kazooie game over theme.
Availability: Seen on Evil Way Interactive games of the era. One of them is the game Freaky Fido for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Scare Factor: High, the use of the last fourteen notes of the Banjo-Kazooie game over theme might creep you and the book is less annoying than the children's book.