Halcyon Games, a division of The Halcyon Company along with Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the first full length Machinima series titled Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series. Produced in association with McG, director of Terminator Salvation and Machinima Inc., this six part series utilizes real time computer animation generated from the Terminator Salvation video game and is set against an original story written by Andy Shapiro and directed by Tor Helmstein. Fans follow "Blair Williams" (voiced by Moon Bloodgood) on an action-packed journey that reveals the genesis of Blair William's involvement with John Connor's resistance unit two and a half years before the movie begins.
Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series is now available on iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live and the Sony PlayStation Network. The cost per episode is $2.99 for HD and $1.99 for SD (where available). Fans can also sign up for a season pass and automatically receive future episodes every week for $14.99 in HD or $9.99 in SD (where available).
"From a film maker's point of view, Machinima provides an incredibly dynamic way to explore live worlds and tell compelling new stories," said McG. "The process allows the writer and director to think cinematically, while at the same time executing certain things that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive or even impossible on a set."
Machinima, a word derived from the combination of machine and cinema, describes computer-generated animation created in real-time by leveraging video game engines and environments. Revolutionizing the digital content creation process, Machinima.com is pioneering a cost effective way to produce high quality video content for multi-platform distribution. "Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series" was entirely produced by leveraging Machinima techniques utilizing assets from Terminator Salvation: the Videogame.
"Working with The Halcyon Company's motion picture development team and having produced a high-octane, story driven action shooter videogame using Grin AB's cutting edge 'Diesel' engine, we had an incredible basis to further explore stories set in the Terminator universe," said Cos Lazouras, president of Halcyon Games, creator of the "Terminator Salvation" videogame. "Re-purposing our game to produce the very first dramatic series in this medium is a fantastic innovation and will become the norm for game makers in the future."