Game Trailers For Armor

by Tass on Jan.24, 2010, under armor games, Game, Trailer, youtube

On Friday, Dan asked me to whip up some trailers for Armor’s 4 iPhone games.  I agreed, but always with that small pit in the back of my stomach that I get when I’m making trailers.  Before this weekend, I’d only produced 2 trailers…  1 for Gemcraft Ch0 and 1 for a not-very-popular Rudy Sudarto game.  When it comes to walkthroughs, I’m completely comfortable… the editing for them is straightforward, and no creativity is needed.  For trailers, however, it helps to have solid editing skills and creativity is definitely needed.

So Dan wanted me to make the trailers from actual iPhone footage, as opposed to screen-recorded play of iPhone versions of the games.  This created another issue, as I don’t have any sort of set-up for easily doing that.  Using some thin books and a pair of steady hands, I did my best to record a bunch of gameplay footage.  Then it was off to the editing room!  I went with a simple premise for each of the vids…  Intro, 4-5 screens of text followed by appropriate gameplay to match, End screen.  I tried to make them all funny, yet keep in line with the game itself.

Please watch them and give me feedback.  It will be most appreciated.  Especially if you tell me they don’t suck.  Click the “more” link directly below to get to the playlist embed (it has all 4 trailers in 1 embed):

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Astral

    Lulz at the world balls, nice pun.

    Remove loading screen, no one likes them.

    Also try to make it general, like Kill to unlock more areas and etc.

    Ex : Do something to unlock ”Skull Island”.

    Most will be like, WTF is skull island?

    Except that, fun.

  • Bakuda

    Hmm…I think that I see what you mean by “lack of equipment”. One of the biggest problems with the video is the camera motion. if there was a way to keep both the camera and the iphone stationary it would make a big difference in the quality of the video. Also, It’s a little long. shorter takes would go a long way. That being said, the rest was pretty good. It shows how fun the game is with, as you said, a bit of humor. Oh…and it’s called the “App Store”, not “iTunes Store”. So there’s my critique…hope I was a little help. Overall you did a pretty good job. Go Tass!

  • Andeh

    Not bad, the fonts you use is kind of disappointing though. Fonts that fit the game will make it look tons better so spend some time using some good-looking fonts. Also, the text transitions in and out way too fast and I barely have time to read some of them. Otherwise, keep going!

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