Most folk would know about the Red vs.Blue animation series, developed using the Halo video game, with voice-overs to create a storyline.
This style of animation is known as machinima :
Consequently, the rendering can be done in real-time using PCs (either using the computer of the creator or the viewer).
Source : Wikipedia
Red vs Blue is probably the most famous of these – the production company Rooster Teeth has also produced a number of other series :
- Strangerhood – created using The Sims video game
- P.A.N.I.C.S. – created using F.E.A.R.
- 1-800-Magic – using Shadowrun
- Grifball – parody of a gridiron sports league, using Halo3 multiplayer
The Red Vs. Blue : The Blood Gulch Chronicles have completed FIVE seasons already – which you can buy on DVD from the online store.
Rooster Teeth have just announced a new series – like there was Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek:The Next Generation – there is now Red vs.Blue: Reconstructed.
First episode is a bit slow, but hopefully the humour should start to flow !