Revelator was recently asked by our friends at Complex to lend a production hand on the Austin leg of their docu-series, Magnum Opus Games. These videos explore the creative forces behind some of our favorite video games and video game companies, including FIFA and Remedy Entertainment (the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake). For this installment, BioWare Austin explores their newest expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic called Knights of the Fallen Empire.
The Revelator team recently made the short jaunt up to BioWare HQ, where we were kindly welcomed into BioWare Austin’s amazing offices for two days of production services for interviews with producers, designers, and artists. BioWare, an EA subsidiary, opened their Austin location in 2006 with the specific purpose of developing the original Star Wars: The Old Republic. After its release in 2011, BioWare has released 5 expansion packs for the game. Knights of the Fallen Empire, released in October of 2015, was their largest expansion to date and the timing couldn’t have been better. Star Wars fever was at an all time high with the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the promise of more new Star Wars movies to come.
This piece needed to stylistically match the previous videos in the Magnum Opus Games series, so to achieve visual consistency, we created clean black backdrop, subjects seated on stools, and multiple angles for dynamic profile and frontal edits. We love that the relatively straightforward approach allows the subjects, their backstory and most importantly the work, to be the focus. As they talk about their favorite aspects of creating the game, their footage is integrated with footage of actual gameplay, which brings the compelling BioWare backstory to life.
We had a great time collaborating not only with the inspired minds at Complex, but with the creative powerhouses at BioWare Austin. We loved learning more about Knights of the Fallen Empire, as well as a couple of the other games that made BioWare a household name (like a lil game called Mass Effect!). So please enjoy, and go get that Fallen Empire game. You won’t regret it!
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