Machinima

With the rise od the trend of video games including toolsets for customization of themselves, the users started creating more and more each day. First it was levels with (eg: Duke Nukem 3D level builder) with the packaged textures and level editor, now it is whole new game modes, characters and even “complete make-over”s – entirely new games.

As the use of such tools got easier and documentation got bigger and denser, the games became more of a creative outlet for people with ideas. It takes no more than the game’s cost to make a feature machinima movie. Using the game’s engine and editing tookit,one can make, in theory a feature film using the existing art and animation in the game’s package.

Two exampels of such machinima works, adaptations of H.P.Lovecraft’s stories – one has won an award in a Lovecraft convention.

Music of Erich Zann

The Terrible Old Man

 

more of this post is on the way.

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