S4 E132 Star Citizen: 60 Seconds of Horror (Jun 2024)

A compelling and powerful story of one man's quest to remain sane on an isolated planet. This is a very effective story by Lens Nation, given its only 60 seconds long - its probably not just this one creator's worst nightmare in a game, but several of us. Check out our review and don't forget to give us some feedback on your thoughts too. 

1:01 Ricky introduces the film and his critique of it, suggesing Lovecraftian tones to the story 
6:17 Tracy comments on the sound design and why the lack of sound works so well 
14:14 Phil feels the film is analagous to Moon and Sam Rockwell's portrayal of a character - the sense of isolation in games is a real testiment to the immersive that's possible 
21:09 Damien reflects on those isolated NPCs - and reminds us about that classic line: 'its not that you're afraid of being alone int he dark, its that you're afraid of not being alone in th dark'! 
22:38 The compelling role of ambiguity 
25:30 Copyright and why NPCs are likely to have a bigger role in future machinima 
26:15 Brief introduction to our new generative AI of Ricky, more in our next episode 

Credits - 
Speakers: Ricky Grove, Phil Rice, Tracy Harwood, Damien Valentine 
Producer/Editor: Phil Rice 
Music: Animo Domini Beats
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