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“What if both game designers and filmmakers were to create a game or film…”

“Film and game professionals and students, designers, and storytellers are invited to create a short (interactive) animation or game that takes place on the famous free Amsterdam ferry over the river IJ. Het Pontje, as the locals lovingly call it, connects the center of the city to the upcoming north district. DE PONT is part of a research project that explores the storytelling potential of 3D game engines for both filmmaking and game development. The project is rooted in a simple observation: game development tools such as Unity are increasingly used to create films. As a result the visual languages of cinema and video games are converging. What if both game designers and filmmakers were to create a game or film based on the same theme using the same assets? How would they approach it? What stories or what game narratives would they come up with?”

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The project is open to storytellers, game developers, animators, interaction designers, sound designers, filmmakers, professionals and/or students. Info and details: http://depont.submarinechannel.com

WHY?
DE PONT has its roots in a simple observation: game development tools such as Unity are increasingly used by filmmakers, animators and storytellers to create films. As a result the visual languages of cinema and video games are converging. What if both game designers and filmmakers were to create a game or film based on the same theme using the same assets? How would they approach it? What stories would they come up with? DE PONT is part of a research project that explores the storytelling potential of 3D game engines such as Unity for both film making and game development.

3D ASSETS:
The organizers are providing a basic set of Unity compatible 3D assets to help creators get started. These assets can be downloaded at http://depont.submarinechannel.com for free and may be used or modified according to the needs of the project.

Source: De Pont