A lesson about the ubiquity of Media and the possibilities it leads to?
I want to talk a little bit about the video game Beowulf in the context of the opportunities it shows.
This game is just a part of a very big effort to bring the story of Beowulf to people. There is a website, a game, a movie, a podcast and much more. Can you see how this variety of things can create opportunities for you?
Remember that video game making may be your passion but video games are just a portion of the overall media world and video games have to fit into the larger picture!.
Also about video games and ideas
There is another important lesson in the Beowulf video game. It is a thousand year old story and it is up for grabs! You can read the book and write your own video game from it! There is plenty of other great books and stories that are in the public domain that you could use for your video game. Remember this! Particularly if you are searching for story ideas.
The Movie Podcast
A good example of the possibilities that you have is the official podcast of the movie. This is an ongoing series of interviews with the people who starred in and made the movie. Each week they bring you something special and there are upcoming casts with Angelina Jolie and The director Robert Zemeckis.
the podcast is totally free and you can get the player and sign up here: The Official Beowulf Podcast
Resources, Links and videos
Watch the Game Trailer, Check out the podcast and know that you can be part of this amazing creative process. Keep working at making games and keep learning. You won't be disappointed. Maybe someday they will make your game into a movie!
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