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The Road filmmaker goes down the road with Red Dead Redemption

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rockstar Games, the maker of the Grand Theft Auto series, have a new game out called Red Dead Redemption that's getting rave reviews. Considered a "sandbox" game where you can explore the environment freely on your own, RDR is set in the old west of the 1900s and follows a former outlaw named John Marston that is sent on a mission by his government to end the final era of lawlessness to the frontier.

Rockstar doesn't really need to promote the game anymore; it's already a best-seller and has been praised by just about every gaming site as one of the best titles of the year. Nevertheless, the company solicited the services of The Road director John Hillcoat to create a 30-minute film using solely the game's graphics. It's called machinima and Hillcoat's short film has just come out. If you want to get a sense of the world you can interact with in Red Dead Redemption, here's your opportunity (that is, if you have a half-hour to kill.)

 

 

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So putting a bunch of the pre-made cinematics together along with a little bit of nicely framed gameplay footage for "travel time" constitutes a short film now?  The Rockstar guys who actually made the cinematics should get more credit than Hillcoat.

That said, the cinematics in the game are very well done, and the voice acting is great.  It's just that Hillcoat can't really lay any claim to it.

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