Double Wonderful’s documentary sequence on the making of Damaged Age remains to be, to my thoughts, one of the best videogame-related documentary. It was revealing in a method few recreation documentaries are, serving to to demystify the event course of, whereas additionally permitting you to revel within the dream of pleasant, artistic folks doing pleasant, artistic work.
Take into account me excited subsequently on the launch of The Amnesia Fortnight Film, a brand new two-hour documentary which focuses on 4 video games being made in ten days for Double Wonderful’s inner recreation jam in 2019. It is free and on YouTube and embedded beneath.
I’ve watched 37 minutes of it earlier than stopping to put in writing this publish, and I am having fun with it up to now. Amnesia Fortnight invitations anybody who works for Double Wonderful to pitch their recreation ideas to Tim Schafer and the remainder of the corporate. The folks whose concepts are preferred greatest then get to guide a small workforce and spend ten days working to make a prototype.
That is actuality tv gold, wherein already-talented folks stretch themselves whereas being surrounded by mates and friends who’re all rooting for them. It is the Nice Videogame Bake Off. It helps that Double Wonderful appears – based mostly completely movies I’ve watched on the web, please take with salt – to have a great office tradition. I, too, am rooting for these folks.
It doubly (finely) helps that the prototypes they’re making are a different bunch. One in all them includes stay motion puppets, for instance, so there’s footage of individuals studying to make use of stitching machines among the many pictures of pc screens and whiteboards.
If you would like to learn extra about Amnesia Fortnight and the way it has fostered video games like Costume Quest and Stacking, Pip (RPS in peace) spoke to Schafer about it again in 2017.