Thursday, September 8, 2016
Web Animation Watch: Gaming Edition
This time it's a Video Game themed special. There's much cross over between animation fans and gamers.. but you don't have to be a joypad junkie to enjoy these shorts!
If you've made something that you think would be a good fit for a future instalment, drop us a line and let us know.
Everyone has been talking about Pokemon Go this summer.. so it's no big surprise that has included animators. Mashed's hilarious Game in 60 Seconds (featuring Nicolas Cage) has inevitably turned its attention on everyone's favourite pocket monsters.
Now that Overwatch, has been out for some time, we assumed that Blizzard was finished with putting out animated shorts. We were delighted when they surprised us with a fifth brand new animated short- Overwatch: The Last Bastion. The previous shorts have shown an incredibly diverse range of settings and tones.. and the new one is no exception. With an unexpected Studio Ghibli influence, this latest short is another damn fine piece of work.
This next one is not new, but it may have flown under your radar if you're not a big online gamer. This tie-in with the big hit League Of Legends is an impressive CGI effort with appealing and distinctive character designs and some well exectued action. Fantastic stuff!
And finally... more Pokemon Go related fun, this time from the always reliable Mr Weebl. We will say no more than that the title 'Bad Pokmon Go Locations' is very fitting.. as is the warning that it contains mature themes. Very funny.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.