Machinima Film: » Anachronox: The Movie«
by Jake S. Hughes, USA 2001, 137 min (produced with Quake II)
»Machinima«, a word creation from »machine«, »animation« and »cinema«, are films created out of narrative and produced with 3D-engines - the basis of such well-known ego-shooter-games as »Quake« or »Half-Life«. It is a cheap and quick way of producing fluently narrated adventure stories. »Anachronox: The Movie« is based on the SciFi-computer game by the same name. Various scenes of the game were spliced together, also incorporating several of the game functions, in order to support the narrative structure of the film. What emerges is a Science Fiction adventure story as we know it from cinema. »Anachronox: The Movie« received the awards for »Best Film« and »Best Use of Technology« at the Machinima Film Festival in 2002.