Codehunters is a impressive work of computer art which was produced by Stateless Films for MTV Asia. It is a seven minutes long intro to the ongoing MTV Asia project Codehunters.
The prologue introduces several characters of the Codehunters universe to the audience. The animation looks beautiful and I would suggest that you download the high resolution version if which could take some time to download.
The high resolution video uses 550 megabytes of disk space and the low resolution one about 150 megabytes. Ben Hibon, the director and creator of the prologue explains his intentions with it the following way:
I wanted to have a few main characters, to be able to write a variety of threads within the main story. I was also interested in illustrating different aspects of the ‘Codehunters’ world through various personalities, which I could only do with multiple characters. So although they seem to be like a “gang?, they have very different provenances and experiences... separate lives. The main idea behind the creation of the characters was to illustrate different eras within the same society; the past, the present and the future."
Update: The Codehunters video is now available on YouTube. We have embedded it below so that you can watch it right here on Ghacks. If you prefer to watch it in a higher quality go to YouTube instead and change the quality setting on the site to do so.
It is interesting to note that the game Borderlands, and its sequel Borderlands 2, use a very similar art style and atmosphere. The short film was released before the game but I would not necessarily say that the game copied from the movie.
The art style used in the short film and the game is relatively common and there are many similarities besides it.
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