Video Games as Cinema

The people behind Quanitc Dream argue that the time has come for CG to take a step beyond where it’s been and enter the artistic world of art and cinema. Anyone who has seen the overuse of golden light for egotistic, rather than artistic, effect, might doubt their claim. But Quanitc Dream, who have a video game coming out soon starring Ellen Paige and Willem Dafoe, stand behind that claim. After all, these are the same folks who made Kara, a 7 minute long animation that was beautiful, creepy and showed everyone how much harder they have to try.

The Dark Sorcerer is their latest, released today as a part of E3 2013. It’s not a trailer for a video game, though it is a promo for PlayStation 4.

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