Sunday 14 August 2011

Newsflash! Greedy Bankers vs The World Trailer

I put up a trailer for Greedy Bankers vs The World last night. Have a look, and tell me what you think!

Out of all the videos I've produced around my work, this was definitely the most fun to do. The idea of a newsflash-style video has been rattling around in my head for ages, and I decided that this would be a perfect way to put it into action. The most visually-interesting part of the game is the multiplayer matchups, which lent themselves well to a BBC News-inspired report, where they could have been recorded from a cheap digital camera (which they were!).

The video was put together in Camtasia for Mac. I recorded the audio first in Audacity, reading over the top of some stock music to get the pacing and feel right. The original track was 50 seconds long, so I had to edit it to make it longer, but luckily you can't hear the joins. I made a big effort to ham up the dialogue - I don't have expensive recording equipment, or a mature and authoritative voice, so I made sure to ham it up! Then I added footage on top to match the dialogue.

The trailer contains some of the footage of TIGJam attendees that I used in my playtest video, so many thanks to Phill, Eugene, Alan, Ashley, Paul and Dave for letting me record their matches!

Other scraps of footage were filmed by myself during production, and the dodgy dossier that appears for a split-second is actually my brother's manuscript (for his novel, which has now been published!).

I'll be entering this game into Fantastic Arcade and the Eurogamer Indie Arcade, so hopefully this trailer should attract attention from the judges. If there's any other games festivals or competitions you think I should join, please let me know!