Friday, February 5, 2010

Now with 50% more car-jumping action!

I didn’t suggest this, I swear. I do know these people (well, I know one of them and I met the other for ten minutes last month), but I had no idea they were going to do this until they emailed me the stills …

Waaaay back when Masks was my master’s thesis, my advisor suggested I think about turning it into a video game. Not sure whether she was kidding or not, I said I didn’t play video games. (They tend to make me nauseous—apparently I’m that lucky one person in a million whose eyes just aren’t set up for them.) She said, “Learn. This would make a great game. Maybe one of those online things—people could play as superheroes.”

Well, I probably won’t take up game design anytime soon, but the lovely Erik and Amber (not that Amber, another Amber) must have gotten really bored in City of Heroes, because they created Rae and Trevor avatars. Avatars that can run as fast as the Flash and jump over parked cars. I don’t think I’ve seen anything this cool since … well, ever.

But now you’ve seen it, too.

Remember to bug your friends to join up and nominate you in the fan contest … I wrote a fight between Rae and Captain Catastrophe last night, and it’s going to be a fairly awesome part of the FCBD story, “Motion Capture.” The winner of the contest and all his or her recruits get to read that story as early as March …

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