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October – Talk the Machinima Talk

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on October 17, 2007

Phil Rice (Overman) and Peter Rasmussen (Nanoflix) are hosting monthly audio conferences for machinima makers. The intention is to create a casual environment where like minds can kick around ideas and share their experiences.

The audio conferences will be held on the last Saturday of every month.

NEXT CONFERENCE: Saturday 27th October 2007, 3:00p.m. GMT

(that’s 8am West Coast of USA, 11am East Coast of USA, 1am Sunday East Coast of Australia)

Go to the entrance web page at:
http://z-studios.com/conference/

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Stolen Life Review at Just Adventure

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on September 20, 2007

Zork

The premium adventure game web site Just Adventure has posted a review of the stolen Life DVD by Ray Ivey. He talks about the potential development of machinima and about the performances from Claudia Black and Chris Jones. 

“The voice acting is simply superb.”
“The script is funny and smart, and manages to take a couple of very surprising, yet believable, twists.” 
– Ray Ivey

Stolen Life Review – Ray Ivey
http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/StolenLife/StolenLife.shtm

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Stolen Life Nominated for Machinima Festival Europe 07

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on September 18, 2007

MFE07

Stolen Life Nominated for Machinima Festival Europe 07
Stolen Life, has been nominated for
BEST DIRECTION,
BEST STORY and
BEST VISUAL DESIGN.
At Machinima Festival Europe 07
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/machinima/

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Killer Robot Hi-res Download

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on September 7, 2007

KR_Ch_01

Now killer robot is available in high-res stream and download with English subtitles for those who have trouble with the synthetic speech accent. This is a feature length machinima movie. A new chapter will be released each week for the next nine weeks.

This week in Chapter One:
Life is in the balance as Mira leads Sam astray
A geological robot Mira wanders the baron surface of Mars. All she can find is rocks rocks rocks of which she is bored bored bored. She discovers another much more diligent robot Sam and tries to tempt him into abandoning his work to go adventuring. At another site a construction robot discovers something in the Martian soil that at first amazes him but is set to drive him mad with guilt.

Killer Robot Download
http://www.zipworld.com.au/~raz/_Nano/990_Killer_Robot/_Killer_Robot.html

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Zork: The Grandfather of Story Games

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on August 6, 2007

Zork

Where it all began. Zork is thirty years old. One of the first and wittiest of the adventure games. The immersive game play is created through characters and ideas.

There is a delightfully charming story near the end of the article. Also, you can play the first Zork game for free

Article
http://www.malinche.net/zork.html

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Joss Whedon Ripper for BBC

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on July 31, 2007

Giles

Joss Whedon has been planning a movie for the BBC, “Ripper” starring Anthony Stewart Head, “Giles” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Ripper article
http://www.bitsofnews.com/content/view/5910/

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Scapecast Review of Stolen Life

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on July 22, 2007

Scapecast

The Scapecast has just released a special podcast centred around Stolen Life. There is an extensive interview with Claudia Black and a review of Stolen Life by Brent Barrett
“The suspense is real from the start and the mystery deepens as the story develops.”

Season 2, Episode 34:
http://www.scapecast.org/

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Chris Jones on Story in Game

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on July 21, 2007

Chris Jones, Co-originator of the legendary Tex Murphy interactive adventure series talks briefly about the new possibilities of story in game while in the recording studio for his latest machinima movie stolen Life.

Chris Jones on Story in Game
[At YouTube]

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Slice of SciFi Review of Stolen Life

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on July 20, 2007

SOCF

Sam Sloan review’s stolen Life in the latest Slice of SciFi podcast No. 117. He’s a bit tough on machinima but really likes the movie. 

“Jones and Black are perfect playing off one another’s characters. I highly recommend the DVD to everyone who loves sci-fi and future Noir.”

Podcast review -Sam Sloan – Slice of SciFi
http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2007/07/14/slice-of-scifi-117-interview-with-warp-11/

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Interactive Story Telling

Posted by Peter Rasmussen on July 8, 2007

I was fascinated to read a post by “3dfilmmaker” at 3dFilmMaker.com
http://www.3dfilmmaker.com/
He talks about the exciting new possibilities of “Interactive story telling” via the medium of Machinima. As 3DFM says the concept of interactive story itself is not new. You only have to visit
The Just Adventure web site
http://www.justadventure.com/
To see how dedicated the adventure game audience is.

I’m very excited to here interactive story telling is on it’s way back. At the outset I was not as big a fan of shooters as I was of story games. One of the most outstanding examples of “Interactive Movies” is the Tex Murphy series of games starring Chris Jones. He coined the phrase. Chris was also Co-author of the series. The Tex Murphy series was a leader in the field. It combined the ability to investigate the scene in three-dimensional space with the latest at that time in multimedia interaction and great science fiction detective stories. 

Chris Jones stars in the feature length machinima movie Stolen Life just released on DVD
http://www.zipworld.com.au/~raz/nima/SL_Tumb/sl_ss.html

Stolen Life Trailer on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5DXScNJHo

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